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Review of “The King’s Evil” by Andrew Taylor

Note: There are necessarily spoilers for previous books in this series. The third book in this historical crime fiction series is again set in 1660s London. The first book began in September 1666, during London’s Great Fire. The second book … Continue reading

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Review of “Making Friends with Alice Dyson” by Poppy Nwosu

I’ve always been so impressed with the young adult books that come from Australian authors. Maybe Americans only see the best of them, but this adorable and touching story certainly meets the high standards set by others I have read. … Continue reading

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Review of “The Lewis Man” by Peter May

Note: This review is by my husband Jim. The Lewis Man is the second installment of a trilogy featuring Fin MacLeod, a one-time Edinburg detective. This book opens with an omniscient narrator telling the reader that the body of a … Continue reading

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Review of “Who Speaks for the Damned” by C. S. Harris

Note: There are necessarily spoilers for previous books in this series. Background: The Sebastian St. Cyr historical crime fiction series began with the first book set in 1811, the year that George, Prince of Wales (known by the public as … Continue reading

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Review of “When the Ground is Hard” by Malla Nunn

This 2019 winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for young-adult literature is set in 1960s Swaziland [officially renamed in 2018 to the Kingdom of eSwatini]. Adele Joubert, 16, attends the Keziah Christian Academy, a school for mixed-race students … Continue reading

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