Tag Archives: Murderous Schemes

In Transit

I used to get a lot of knitting and reading done on the bus and train but lately I find myself scrolling through news on my phone and I still can’t quite understand what the hell has gone wrong with … Continue reading

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The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

You know what’s good reading on a fall evening? A nice old-timey murder mystery. An isolated country house, suspicious characters, family secrets. Pass my magnifying glass, please. Also, time travel is pretty cool. So The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn … Continue reading

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The Clockwork Scarab

I’ve probably mentioned a time or ten that I have a longstanding affection for Sherlock Holmes and related adaptations/spinoffs, which these days seems to mean a more or less endless list of things to read. (And watch – I’m perhaps … Continue reading

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The Taxidermist’s Daughter

Neither of my parents is a taxidermist (at least as far as I know) but I picked up Kate Mosse’s The Taxidermist’s Daughter based mostly on the title. (Also, I was looking for a  paperback for the train since I … Continue reading

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Miss Marple, With Socks

Of late I’ve been on a bit of an Agatha Christie jag. Y’all, my new goal is to be Miss Marple when I grow up. Step 1: Keep knitting. So far, so good: To keep the jag thing going I’ve … Continue reading

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Elements of Murder and Mittens

My mom read a review of The Elements of Murder by John Emsley a while ago and mentioned it to me a couple of times and then gave me a copy for Christmas. It’s probably a sign of how many … Continue reading

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I just got back from a trip to Venice. Venice has been on my list of places to go as long as I can remember. I love city and I love ocean and Venice has both, along with art, gelato … Continue reading

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