Northamptonshire, 1810: As a new canal network snakes across the landscape, a vicious mob stakes its claim to the county. Every local constable is out on the hunt for the ruthless Panther Gang. When an elderly man is robbed and murdered in sleepy Middleton, the beleaguered magistrates send for help from London's Bow Street Police Office.
I'm not good are reviewing books, but this series of mysteries are very good and are worth the credit! Enjoy them!
Northumberland, 1809: A beautiful young heiress disappears from her locked bedchamber at Linn Hagh. The local constables are baffled and the townsfolk cry "witchcraft". The heiress' uncle summons help from Detective Lavender and his assistant, Constable Woods, who face one of their most challenging cases.
I loved this series! The friendship between the two detectives is quiet nice. The cases they solve are quiet interesting. I feel these books are worth the credit! Enjoy!
While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, a baffling cipher found near the body. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, sort through the bizarre riddle, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci, clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.
This is an interesting mystery of one clue leading to another with a ridiculous ending.
Secrets told in the church ladies' room are supposed to stay in the ladies' room. But that doesn't mean that what Trudy overhears there during her great-aunt Gertrude's funeral won't change the rest of her life. Trudy has a daughter in the middle of a major rebellion; a two-timing husband who has been cheating for their entire married life; and a mother with Alzheimer's residing in the local nursing home.
This is one of the best books I have read in quiet sometime! It is one of those books that is hard to follow up! I wish that I would open up cupboards, cabinets, books etc. and find treasures. What fun that would be.
Evan Evans is a young police constable who has traded in the violence of city life for idyllic Llanfair, a Welsh village tucked far away from trouble. Nestled among the Snowdonia mountain range, Llanfair looks to Constable Evans like a town forgotten by time, but he quickly learns that even the bucolic countryside has its share of eccentric - and deadly - characters.
Evans is the new man to the little village, a single man to boot. The single ladies, young and old have noticed. Evans doesn't have time to notice them however when someone goes missing as well as some prize winning tomatoes. It is a mystery only Evans is up to solving.
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When Constable Evan Evans is persuaded to join the local male choir for the upcoming eisteddfod (cultural festival), he doesn't think the addition of his mediocre voice will do them much good. In spite of all the effort that choirmaster Mostyn Phillips puts in to the choir, it is not exactly first class. Hope arrives in the form of world-renowned tenor Ifor Llewelyn, come home to Llanfair to rest, on doctor's orders.
This book is about a singing contest that the local choir could have, should have won if only they could have some faith in themselves. But a murder can have an affect on anyone's performance! This is a good story, enjoy!
Evan Evans is settling into his role as Constable of Llanfair, a small town nestled in the mountains of North Wales. Here, he has been a mediator of the minor disputes of the locals, between competing ministers, country merchants, and seemingly every Welch eccentric throughout the region. But an unusual series of events brings unseen hostilities to light, and Evan realizes just how deep the townsfolk's passions and hostilities lie.
I love Rhys Bowen and this series fits me perfectly!! I highly recommend it! I found myself quietly cheering for Brownwen, just when they seem to be making some head way something happens and it is back to square one! I like these books!
People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semifinals, and they actually have a shot at winning.
I usually love, adore Mr. Backman's books, but this one just failed to hit the mark for me. He made his point in the first few chapters that Beartown was a unique place all of it's own. High school athletes are above all rules and are allowed to get away with the unthinkable. The author spends way to much time winding up the ending, I skipped 3 or four chapters and joyfully made it to the end. I won't be re-reading this one. It wasn't worth the credit.
"A Lesson in Murder": When Jack and Sarah are called in to investigate mysterious pranks at Cherringham Girls School, it seems at first that it might be the work of a few mean pupils with a grudge. But things quickly turn serious when a popular teacher meets a sudden, violent death. "The Secret of Combe Castle": When the penniless FitzHenrys find themselves victims of a threatening campaign to oust them from their ancestral home, Jack and Sarah are called in to track down the culprit.
These are my new favorite books! They are very well written, although the "who did it" is usually quite clear early on. I love Jack's easy way of doing things. These are just a good easy read! I highly recommend them!
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This short story, set in 1879 San Francisco, features two elderly dressmakers, Miss Minnie and Miss Millie Moffet, who face a moral dilemma of no small dimensions. They turn for advice to Annie Fuller, a widowed boardinghouse owner who supplements her income as a clairvoyant, Madam Sibyl.
These too old maids are just my favorite characters ever!! The one never speaks a word and the other wants to handle things just right. So they handle it things to that way ward husbands are shamed into doing the right thing. It just makes me giggle!! I hope you enjoy it as well!