Venice in February: The Titian Committee by Iain Pears

Mysteries I love tend to have one thing in common- great characters. Flavia di Stefano of Rome’s Art Theft Squad and Jonathon Argyll, art dealer/historian fit the bill. I have a fondness for couples in mysteries, and even though these two are not actually together yet, you know they will …

Venice in February: Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon

Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon is an engaging mystery, where setting and plot fit hand in hand.¬†This is not the first I’ve read in this series, although it is the one that began it all, so I fully expected to enjoy it, as I did. Internationally renowned German …

Review: Singing in the Shrouds by Ngaio Marsh

In Singing in the Shrouds, Ngaoi¬†Marsh gives us another mystery with a group of individuals, the killer and potential victims, trapped together., in this case on a boat. When the police found a corpse on a wharf in the Pool of London, her body covered with flower petals and pearls, …

Review: A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny

In A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is once again called to the small village of Three Pines to investigate a murder. The deceased is Lillian Dyson, killed in Clara Morrow’s garden during a party. The celebration is in honor of Clara’s solo show …

Review: “The Flying Stars” by G. K. Chesterton

“The Flying Stars” is one of Chesterton’s mysteries featuring Father Brown. It’s actually the first of these short stories I’ve read and I picked it up more because it’s a Christmas mystery than to meet Father Brown, even though he is a character I’d like to read more of. The …