The Missing Diamond Mystery by Diane Janes

When Frederick Edgerton went over a cliff in his wheelchair the death was ruled an accident. Then it is discovered that his favorite diamond is missing. Was his death an accident, suicide, or murder? And how is it tied to the diamond? The Edgertons invite Fran Black to discreetly investigate. Fran is entangled in a …

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Portrait of a Murderer

"Adrian Gray was born in May 1862 and met his death through violence, at the hands of one of his own children, at Christmas, 1931. The crime was instantaneous and unpremeditated, and the murderer was left staring from the weapon on the table to the dead man in the shadow of the tapestry curtains, not …

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My Weekly Book Stack II

OK, so things started out well. I read The Man That Got Away by Lynne Truss and thought it was great. A darkly comedic crime caper is the only way I can really describe it. Damn...I should have put that in the review! If you haven't read the first book in the series A Shot …

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The Sad Variety by Nicholas Blake

Professor Alfred Wragby, a scientist whose research has yielded a new discovery, is spending the Christmas holidays at the Guest House in rural England. Nigel Strangeways has been assigned to keep an eye on Wragby and his family. And when the professor’s young daughter is kidnapped, Nigel finds himself not only trying to find her, …

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The Bathysphere Boys by Ted Enik, Illustrated by G.F. Newland

Learning about bathyspheres can be fun? It is when presented in the way that The Bathysphere Boys does. This rhyme about intrepid adventurers Messrs. Beebe and Barton, as well as the all important Gloria Hollister (an intrepid adventurer in her own right) was fun and educational. As soon as I finished I was searching for …

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