Joanne’s Mystery Picks

MONEY IN THE MORGUE by Ngaio Marsh and Stella Duffy Ngaio Marsh was one of the four golden age crime queens along with Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers and Margery Allingham. All four were very different in their approach to their novels. Marsh was exceptional in her depiction of setting and with her interest in … Continue reading Joanne’s Mystery Picks

Joanne’s Mystery Picks

COVER UP by Patricia Hall It’s been years since I’ve read a mystery by this author so I was pleased to see this new publication. I was a faithful reader of Hall’s Laura Ackroyd/DCI Michael Thackery series so it was interesting to read Cover Up, the sixth mystery in her Kate O’Donnell series. It’s 1964 … Continue reading Joanne’s Mystery Picks

Joanne’s Mystery Picks

Bryant & May: London’s Glory by Christopher Fowler If you’ve never read a Bryant and May Peculiar Crimes story then this is the perfect place to begin.  In this volume of 11 short stories, Fowler presents some of the most puzzling and delicious crimes that this unit has yet to solve. His introduction includes a … Continue reading Joanne’s Mystery Picks

Joanne’s Mystery Picks

Bryant & May: Strange Tide by Christopher Fowler The mighty River Thames; Houdini; New Age healing; hallucinations; and Alzheimer’s: they are all topics in this latest installment of the cases of Bryant & May and the Peculiar Crimes Unit.  Again Fowler takes what seem to be disparate themes, and weaves together a brilliant tale. The … Continue reading Joanne’s Mystery Picks

Joanne’s Mystery Picks

Bryant & May and the Burning Man by Christopher Fowler There’s no doubt in my mind that Christopher Fowler is a brilliant wordsmith!  His latest chronicle of the Peculiar Crimes Unit is proof of this. A more clever, witty, smart and “edge of your seat suspenseful” tome I haven’t read in a very long time. … Continue reading Joanne’s Mystery Picks