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Sunday 14 July 2024

Wobble to Death (Sergeant Cribb #1)Wobble to Death by Peter Lovesey
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

1879. The Agricultural Hall is holding a six day race. Then the death of a competitor brings in Sergeant Cribb to investigate.
An enjoyable mystery

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The Making of Margaret DashwoodThe Making of Margaret Dashwood by Carol Pratt Bradley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

1797 A Sense and Sensibility sequel, as her two older sisters are married what is in store for the remaining Dashwood daughter, 16 year old Margaret.
A delightful and well-written story.

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Saturday 13 July 2024

Sanctuary (Star Trek: The Original Series #61)Sanctuary by John Vornholt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Enterprise is chasing criminal Auk Rex, and find themselves near the mystical planet Sanctuary. The fabled world which is supposed to be a refuge for the persecuted. Kirk, Spock and McCoy follow Rex in a shuttle down onto the planet only to find there is no way back.
An entertaining re-read.

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Burnt Out Secrets (Detective Rutherford Barnes Mysteries #3)Burnt Out Secrets by Adam Lyndon
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Detective Barnes is still hunting for the killer of his wife. Meanwhile a female has escaped from her captors, can she lead the police to the human trafficking gang's hideout.
A modern mystery

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Friday 12 July 2024

The Canary Murder Case (Philo Vance Book 2)The Canary Murder Case by S.S. Van Dine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Margaret Oell known as The Canary is found strangled in her locked apartment by her maid. District Attorney John Markham invited Philo Vance to the crime scene. As they and the police investigate.
An entertaining historical mystery
Originally published 1927

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Buried in the Past (Pollard & Toye Investigations Book 7)Buried in the Past by Elizabeth Lemarchand
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

1971-1972. Corbury is about to celebrate its Millenary, but Bernard Lister may have information to dispute this. Meanwhile Sir Miles LeWarne last heir has died and he wants to draw up a new will. But soon there is a disappearance. Detectives Pollard and Toye investigate.
an entertaining mystery.
Originally published 1974.

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Thursday 11 July 2024

A Proud Woman (Tabitha & Wolf Historical Mystery 1)A Proud Woman by Sarah F. Noel
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

1897. The Earl of Pembroke is dead and his heir has finally been traced as 'Wolf' Wolfson Chesterton who worked as a thief taker. Soon the widow, Tabitha, (not really that likeable) and Wolf are involved in an investigation. The Duke of Somerset has been discovered dead and a diamond necklace stolen.
A decent start to a new series.

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