Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

This is my first book of the year and the first book that fits under 1 of the 12 categories I chose as a goal for this year. My introduction will be the category I chose and a short overview of the book. Mystery. A sleepy English town is not so sleepy anymore (murder). An… Continue reading Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

"Would you like the detailed answer, or the simple answer?" asks Ibrahim."The simple answer, please, Ibrahim," says Elizabeth without any hesitation. Ibrahim pauses. Perhaps he had phrased his question poorly? "But I had prepared a detailed answer Elizabeth." If you want a hilarious murder mystery this will be for you! I found myself laughing out… Continue reading The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award-Arsenic and Adobo

Award Who: Eleanor Taylor Bland, an African-American pioneer of crime fictionWhat: for an emerging woman of color crime writer When: annually since 2014Prize: a $2000 grant- "This grant is intended to support the recipient in crime fiction writing and career development activities."- from the sister's in crime websiteOther winners: https://www.sistersincrime.org/page/eleanor-bland-past-winners Novel Arsenic and Adobo (Tita… Continue reading Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award-Arsenic and Adobo

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Important note: you might also see The 7 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle as a title. The best way to encapsulate my feelings on this book would be...WOWZA. I know it's not an official word but it does exist in urban dictionary, so that's something right?! It can mean: a surprisingly amazing, oh my gosh, out… Continue reading The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton