All tagged mystery

Book Review: A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain

My sister sent me a link to this book because it was the title for the Big Library Read from June 23 - July 7, 2016.

I downloaded this mystery and got completely caught up in the story. Loved it! As part of the Big Library Read, the title was immediately available for me to download, and I had the title for the full three-week check out period even though I didn't download it until the end of June. Loving this Overdrive partnership with public libraries as well!

Interested in the next Big Library Read? Me too. The check-out period for the next book will be October 20 - November 3, 2016. They haven't revealed the title, but I'm certainly looking forward to seeing what they choose.

Book Review: A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

I was all excited to read about the meeting of two of literature’s greatest characters. And the first half of this story delighted me.

Their initial interactions surrounding questions of science, the list of potential pet peeves that Holmes ticks off, and Watson’s resolve to study Holmes’ talent for figuring facts out make for an engrossing first chapter.

Book Review: The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene

My one word summary for this first book in the Nancy Drew series? 


Nancy is a swell amateur sleuth. Carson Drew, Nancy’s practically perfect lawyer father is swell. Her live-in housekeeper who she almost always refers to with both her first and last name, Hannah Gruen, is especially swell at producing carb-loaded breakfast comfort foods. River Heights is a swell town. Even the plot to uncover Josiah Crowley’s most recent will is swell.