Tag Archives: Mystery

THE PASSENGER by Lisa Lutz

As should be evident from a handful of previous posts, I am a HUGE fan of Lisa Lutz. From her Spellman series (like Harriet the Spy for adults, but funnier) to the hilarious Heads You Lose (written with her ex-boyfriend, … Continue reading

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HOW TO START A FIRE by Lisa Lutz

Regular readers of this blog know I am a HUGE fan of Lisa Lutz, the author of the Spellman File series and Heads You Lose (with David Hayward). So it should come as no surprise that she has once again … Continue reading

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SWAMPED by Sandy Gingras

I’ve been 29 for long enough to remember when movie tickets cost $1 and I was paid $3.25 an hour to chop onions. These days, movie tickets are $13, and I am paid considerably more not to chop anything. So … Continue reading

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THE PARTICULAR SADNESS OF LEMON CAKE by Aimee Bender

“High-concept” is the term screenwriters use to describe movies that take the “What if…?” approach.  As in, What if you could taste the feelings of the person who cooked your dinner?  That is the idea behind this 2010 novel (now … Continue reading

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THE LAST WORD* by Lisa Lutz

Given the title* of the latest Spellman novel by Lisa Lutz (I blogged about the others here), I opened it with some trepidation: Would this be the last book in this marvelous series? I can’t promise anything, but one sentence … Continue reading

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THE GENEVA TRAP by Stella Rimington

Stella Rimington is not your run-of-the-mill espionage author.  In 1968, she joined MI5, the British Security Service, and after working her way up the ladder through positions involving counter-espionage, counter-subversion, and counter-terrorism, she was appointed Director General (the first woman … Continue reading

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TRAIL OF THE SPELLMANS by Lisa Lutz

Breezy.  Hilarious.  Satisfying.  These three adjectives perfectly describe Lisa Lutz’s latest installment (#5) in the Spellman series, a collection of light, witty PI novels.  If you haven’t met the Spellmans yet, think HARRIET THE SPY for adults.  Here are the … Continue reading

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DEAL BREAKER (Myron Bolitar Series #1) by Harlan Coben

For friends wondering why I haven’t been blogging much lately, I have this response: DEAL BREAKER DROPSHOT FADE AWAY BACK SPIN ONE FALSE MOVE THE FINAL DETAIL DARKEST FEAR PROMISE ME LONG LOST LIVE WIRE For the past few weeks, … Continue reading

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HEADS YOU LOSE by Lisa Lutz and David Hayward

Even though we’re watching the last few days of summer slip by, it’s not too late to gulp down a funny mystery.  If you haven’t indulged in THE SPELLMAN FILES by Lisa Lutz, for example, you should start there.  Picture … Continue reading

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