Tag Archives: historical

The Broken Girls, by Simone St. James

Idlewild Hall was once a boarding school for wayward girls. Haunted by the ghost of Mary Hand, the school is plagued with troubles and eventually closes for good. Now, however, someone has bought the property with the intent to restore … Continue reading

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The Sun Down Motel, by Simone St. James

In the late 70s and early 80s, there were a string of murdered/missing girls from a small town in New York called Fell. In late 1982, Viv is working the night shift at the Sun Down Motel, putting together details … Continue reading

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The Hand on the Wall, by Maureen Johnson (audio)

Note: This is the third and final book of the Truly Devious series, following Truly Devious and The Vanishing Stair. This review will contain spoilers for books 1 and 2 but not for The Hand on the Wall. From Goodreads: … Continue reading

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The Family Upstairs, by Lisa Jewell

When Libby Jones discovers that her birth parents have left her a house on her 25th birthday, she doesn’t know what to think. Then the house turns out to be dark, oppressive, and creepy. And that’s before she reads the … Continue reading

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The Art of Theft, by Sherry Thomas (audio)

An old friend of Mrs. Watson is in town, and she desperately needs Sherlock Holmes’ – aka Charlotte Holmes’ – help. I listened to this book while a bunch of chaos was happening at my house. While it was really … Continue reading

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The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher, by Kate Summerscale (audio)

Subtitled: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective This book follows the story of the Road Hill House murder and the investigations that follow, back when Britain’s first detective agency was in its infancy. Confession: Somehow, … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Stair, by Maureen Johnson (audio)

This is the much-anticipated (by me) sequel to Truly Devious, and so I won’t say anything about the plot and give things away for the first book. This is a double mystery, after all! When I read Truly Devious last … Continue reading

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The Hollow of Fear, by Sherry Thomas (audio)

This is the next installment in the Lady Sherlock series. I can’t really describe the plot without giving away the last two books, and the mysteries in these books are really good, so I definitely don’t want to do that! … Continue reading

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A Conspiracy in Belgravia, by Sherry Thomas (audio)

Part 2 of this series, and this time Charlotte Holmes is looking into a mystery that involves her illegitimate half brother… More fun. Other than a few language quirks – there was a bit too much Dickensian repetition of pithy … Continue reading

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A Study in Scarlet Women, by Sherry Thomas (audio)

From GoodReads: With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper class society. But even she never thought that she would become a social pariah, an outcast fending for … Continue reading

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