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 …