Tag Archives: historical

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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