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

The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson

I DEVOURED this book in one day. This non-fiction book is so over the top that it almost seems improbable. The combination of mystery, ornithology, biology, and obsession is just wonderful. To protect them from Hitler’s bombers, the curators secreted Wallace’s and Darwin’s bird skins in unmarked lorries to manors and mansions throughout the English… Continue reading The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson

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

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Analysis of consequences.  This Swedish crime novel hits all the right psychological thriller spots and fits into my ‘book that has been translated’ category. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first novel in the series and was published posthumously (which I find to be a really cool fact) in 2005. I think it’s… Continue reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson