Chemistry by ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Weike Wang ⁠⁠- Book Review

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Genre Fiction The Plot The unnamed narrator of the story is a PhD student in chemistry at a university in Boston. She hasn't completed her dissertation yet, and she is struggling, much to the frustration of her Chinese parents: if she doesn't get her PhD, she's no longer their daughter. Also, Her longtime boyfriend Eric… Continue reading Chemistry by ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Weike Wang ⁠⁠- Book Review

The Bookseller of Dachau by Shari J. Ryan⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠- Book Review

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Genre Historical Fiction The Plot This dual timeline book is set in Germany, during WW2, and in the recent past. In 2018, Grace Laurent learns that she has inherited a bookstore in the small town of Dachau and wonders how it is possible, given that her mother arrived from Germany in the 1940s as an… Continue reading The Bookseller of Dachau by Shari J. Ryan⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠- Book Review

The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie⁠ – Book Review

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Genre Mystery The Plot ⁠Anne Beddingfeld longs for adventure. After her father's death, she moves to London and witnesses a man falling onto the live track and dying. A doctor pronounces him dead and leaves in a hurry, dropping a note: "17.1 22 Kilmorden Castle". Anne immediately dives into this mystery, hoping it will bring… Continue reading The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie⁠ – Book Review

The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont⁠ – Book Review

Genre Mystery The Plot ⁠The book is focused on the 11 days during which Agatha Christie went missing in 1926. It had been a difficult period for her, with her mother's death and her husband Archie leaving her for another woman. The narrator is a fictionalised version of Archie's mistress: Nan O'Dea. Despite their differences,… Continue reading The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont⁠ – Book Review

The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie⁠ – Book Review

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Genre Mystery The Plot ⁠Jimmy McGrath asks his friend Anthony Cade to deliver a manuscript to London, along with some letters to be returned to a blackmail victim. At the same time, in England, politician George Lomax persuades Lord Caterham to host a house party at Chimneys in a political scheme to restore the monarchy… Continue reading The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie⁠ – Book Review

Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠- Book Review

Genre Fiction The Plot In a small back alley in Tokyo, a café had served coffee for more than one hundred years. Its longevity is not the only reason for its popularity. In fact, this coffee shop offers its customers the chance to travel back in time. They must sit in a particular seat, cannot… Continue reading Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠- Book Review

Apple Cider Slaying by Julie Anne Lindsey⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠- Book Review

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Genre Cosy Mystery The Plot Winnie's passion is to create delicious homemade apple ciders at her Granny's Orchard in West Virginia. To help her Granny and the farm, Winnie decides to open a shop in the Orchard, but she needs a bank loan. During the inspection with the banker, though, the body of Nadine Cooper,… Continue reading Apple Cider Slaying by Julie Anne Lindsey⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠- Book Review

Date with Poison by Julia Chapman⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠- Book Review

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Genre Cosy Mystery The Plot The fourth novel in Julia Chapman's Dales Detective Agency series begins with Samson O’Brien being questioned by the police about a murder. Then the nephew of Delilah, his business partner, accused of being under Samson’s influence, runs away from home. And a worrying spate of canine poisonings happens throughout the… Continue reading Date with Poison by Julia Chapman⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠- Book Review

Flora’s Travelling Christmas Shop by Rebecca Raisin⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠- Book Review

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Genre Literary Fiction The Plot ⁠Flora loves Christmas more than anything else in the world. When her boss fires her from Deck the Halls Christmas emporium, she decides to follow her dreams: she books a spot at the Christmas Market in a small town in Lapland, where she'll sell all things Christmassy, from her van.… Continue reading Flora’s Travelling Christmas Shop by Rebecca Raisin⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠- Book Review

Nemesis by Agatha Christie⁠ – Book Review

Genre Mystery The Plot ⁠It's a morning like any other in St Mary Mead, and Miss Marple is reading the paper when she discovers that Jason Rafiel, a millionaire whom she had met on holiday in the Caribbean, has just died. Imagine her surprise when Mr Rafiel's lawyers reach out to inform her that the… Continue reading Nemesis by Agatha Christie⁠ – Book Review