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Showing posts 1 to 5 labeled Mystery (5 total)

Mystery Tropes I Wish Would Die #2 (December 19, 2016)

When I see one of these tropes pop up in an otherwise lovely book, it puts me in a stormy mood for the rest of the day. More »

Whodunit, Not Howdunit or Whodunwhat (September 5, 2016)

I love whodunits, but the books I borrow often end up being "howdunits" or "whodunwhats" instead. More »

Sleight of Hand (April 30, 2015)

Books are written left to right in one linear line, but a good book doesn't feel linear. When I read a good book, I feel like I'm free to explore an imaginary world. When I read a bad one, I feel like the author is leading me by the nose. More »

What Readers Want in Cozy Mysteries (April 13, 2015)

I hold Angela Lansbury personally responsible for breaking my resolve to stay away from books. More »

Mystery Tropes I Wish Would Die (April 4, 2013)

I've always loved reading mysteries. Not only to they offer fun puzzles and a bit of mental exercise, but they're very reassuring. The detective/crime/mystery genre offers a dependable catharsis—no matter what injustices the universe throws at us, the truth will always come out. More »