The Eighth Detective by Alex Pavesi

If you read the blurb above for The Eighth Detective, you can see why I was drawn to the book. I adore murder mysteries and the set up here, an editor wanting to re-publish a reclusive authors detective story collection, but discovering that there’s a larger mystery to solve, sounds …

Murder at Archly Manor by Sara Rosett

Aristocratic, but down on her luck, Olive Belgrave is searching for employment in 1920’s London, which is a fun time period if you’re reading about society. Not as fun for servants or other lower classes, I’m sure, but they were not the main characters here. This is about people with …

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

I really wish blurbs would stop comparing book to Agatha Christie’s. Lucy Foley is not Agatha Christie and her book really has little similarities to Christie’s except a dead body. We don’t have a detective, amateur or otherwise. This isn’t even a traditional mystery, more of a psychological thriller. I …

Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson

Eight Perfect Murders is clever. Mal posted a list of eight “perfect” murders on a blog years ago and now someone is using the list to conduct their own murder spree. Maybe. I love all the references to other mysteries, but if they’re on your to-read list, be aware that …