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In the Library: The Filigree Ball

Although her work has fallen into obscurity, mystery novelist Anna Katherine Green was one of the best-selling writers of the early 20th Century.  The Filigree Ball (Being a full and true account of the solution of the mystery concerning the … Continue reading

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In the Library: The Name of the Rose

“Seven deaths in seven days and nights of apocalyptic terror…There’s a murderer loose in the abbey.” If all you know about Umberto Eco’s medieval mystery is related to the 1986 film starring Sean Connery, forget it, and get a copy … Continue reading

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In the Library: The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond

Old-school detective stories written by one of masters of the genre, not to mention one of the greatest minds of the 20th Century.  Chesterton’s protagonist Mr. Pond is a civil servant with a penchant for making seemingly contradictory statements and … Continue reading

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In the Library: Murder on the First Day of Christmas

Murder on the First Day of Christmas, Billie Thomas, 2012, Annie Acorn Publishing. “It’s beginning to look a lot like murder. “Finding a severed hand at a client’s house might throw lesser decorators off their games.  But Chloe Carstairs and … Continue reading

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Once upon a midnight dreary

With a storm raging outside and a good conversationalist in the opposite wingback, I had no desire to leave my comfortable chair in the library on a recent evening. Laura Griffin had sought refuge in the club shortly after the … Continue reading

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