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Review: the Art of English Murder by Lucy Worsley

By now you know that I'm a big detectives fan, I mean, I even have a tag for them on my blog. So how great is a book based on murder and how detectives are what they are today? The synopsis according to Goodreads: Murder -- a dark, shameful deed, the last resort of the… Continue reading Review: the Art of English Murder by Lucy Worsley

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Review: the ABC Murders by Agatha Christie

We get it, I love detectives. So here we go again, with a review about another Agatha Christie story! I dare to call myself an expert on detectives, both novels and series, and I think what I'm talking about. I like Agatha Christie because usually I can't guess who's the killer. But damn, I found… Continue reading Review: the ABC Murders by Agatha Christie

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Review: a Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

I love the series Sherlock. I love the movie adaption of Sherlock Holmes. I love detectives. I love the Victorian Era. So why did I never READ the Sherlock Holmes series? So here we are, and I finished the first one in the series! Oh lordie. I loved it. I absolutely loved it. I mean,… Continue reading Review: a Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

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Review: Unnatural Death by Dorothy L. Sayers

Oh, how I love Lord Peter Wimsey. Honestly, looking at that name you can understand why, everyone has got ridiculous names. The entire series is ridiculous. And that's what makes it so great. This is the third novel in the Lord Peter series, but the great thing about detectives is that you can start with… Continue reading Review: Unnatural Death by Dorothy L. Sayers

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Review: Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

Ok, has anyone sen the Doctor Who episode with Agatha Christie? Yes? Because the lady on the cover looks EXACTLY like Agatha Christie in that episode. Coincidence? I THINK NOT. I'm slowly getting to all the Poirot books. And so far, this one has become my favourite. Imagine this: you are a world famous detective,… Continue reading Review: Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

children's books, review

Children’s Book Sunday: the Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene

As I'm European, I never ever heard of Nancy Drew. What I knew about it was that it was a children's detective series. I mean, how perfect is that?! Now the series is celebrating it's 80th (!) birthday, there are new editions out, that I thought were so cute, I bought the first one in… Continue reading Children’s Book Sunday: the Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene

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Review: the Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

Now, truth to be told, I was dreading reading this one. I've read the reviews on Goodreads , it told me that the Hound of the Baskervilles is the scariest of Sherlock Holmes' stories. And I don't like scary, at all. The reviews told me this one was the most suspenseful  too, do I dare reading… Continue reading Review: the Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

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Review: The Silent Pool by Patricia Wentworth

I love detective series on TV. I've been watching since I was a wee lass with my mother, and now I am brave enough to watch them on my own (though Whitechapel is still freaking me out...). Yet, I never even read detective novels? Now that I moved to the UK for a couple of… Continue reading Review: The Silent Pool by Patricia Wentworth

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Review: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

I've always had a fascination with Murder on the Orient Express. I only ever heard of it, never read it, never saw anything in series about it, but I knew of it. So when I bought the book  I seriously had no idea what was going to happen. And gee, what a rollercoaster it was!… Continue reading Review: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie