The Christmas Egg by Mary Kelly

Three days before Christmas, Inspector Nightingale is called to the scene of a suspicious death. An elderly woman has been found dead in her bed. It may have been natural cause, but she has been robbed. Nightingale discovers she was a Russian princess who had fled to Britain during the …

Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers

Did you listen to the bell video above? Do, because it’s the background to the book. We start with church bells and end with church bells, but it’s not a tune like the carillon at our church plays. It’s change ringing, more mathematical than melodic. The story actually talks about …

Behold a Fair Woman by Francis Duncan

Behold a Fair Woman is the last in the Mordecai Tremaine series and I’m a bit sad to be finished with it. I like Mordecai. He’s unassuming, observant, solves crimes and reads romance stories. The books are typical for the era, in a good way. Mordecai is on vacation, staying …