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Ericalambbrown
E Is for Evidence | Sue Grafton
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I am really enjoying these Sue Grafton books. The hardest part is waiting for them to come through on my Libby. Great company during my outdoor chores!

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tokorowilliamwallace
Vanishing Ladies | Ed McBain
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Panpan

The manner in which the set-up and the sketchy character gaslighting for such plot purposes just didn't come to me in a good mental state, so was just too triggering at the time. The middle section of the book improved this and was the best, with its dialogue and characterization. The ending was quick, anticlimactic, and didn't really answer my questions of context and character contradiction satisfactorily. I almost DNF'd this early on. 66ish%

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TamTracy
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Took me a while to really get into this book but once I did I was hooked and couldn‘t wait to find out whodunit. Good old fashion minder mystery. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Freespirit
The Island: A Thriller | Ragnar Jonasson
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This is a solid crime thriller. Four friends visiting a remote island and only 3 return. For me it was the setting that resonated….Iceland. A perfect place for a murder..isolated and beautiful. My last overseas holiday before Covid hit was to Iceland in 2019. Such a wonderful destination!! Oh how I miss travel😍
#iceland #crime #thriller

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LibrarianRyan
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4 ⭐
Shirley and Jamila are two girls with the same problem. They are destined for summer camps they don‘t want to go to. Jamila is the youngest of three children: a 20 year old brother, a 16 year old brother, and her. She loves to play basketball, but she can only play it on hoop in her driveway. Shirley is unusual. Sam called her weird and Shirley does not like that. What Shirley is, is observant. She notices things that others don‘t.

LibrarianRyan This is a gender bent Sherlock Holmes and Watson. Jamila is fun-loving and she wants to get to know people, and have friends. Shirley loves to read, finding things out, and solving mysteries. Shirley, being super smart hatches a plan to keep them out of summer camp. Instead she has found a way for Jamila to spend the summer on the basketball court and Shirley helping the neighbors solve mysteries and find lost things. This book was an absolute 1d
LibrarianRyan joy to read. The illustrations are appropriate, they‘re funny, and I think people will see themselves. I think kids will find this a lot of fun and while Shirley may not be a bumbling detective she‘s bumbling through life trying to make friends and not be seen as the weird child 1d
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kat_forster
Gaudy Night | Dorothy L. Sayers
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A brilliant woman writing about brilliant women at Oxford in the pre-WWII period. I‘m rereading this (via audiobook, anyway) and loving it. I‘d forgotten that the first half (at least) is entirely from Harriet‘s point of view. It‘s a refreshing change - we get a little deeper into her head than we do Wimsey‘s.

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kat_forster
Whose Body? | Dorothy Sayers
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Pickpick

For some reason I thought this was one of the Harriet Vane books. It is in fact the first Wimsey novel, and (despite the lack of Harriet), it‘s a brilliant mystery. We also get Bunter at his most devious, which I enjoyed immensely. Sayers‘s characters are always superb - and it‘s interesting to note the development from the duchess‘s significant role here to the whole sections written from Miss Climpson‘s or Harriet‘s point of view in later works.

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Jhullie
Wolf to the Slaughter | Ruth Rendell
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The third in the Chief Inspector Wexford series. It had quite a few slow moments but enough surprises to keep me interested to the end.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
The Hound of the Baskervilles | Arthur Conan Doyle
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Mehso-so

A very not Sherlock approved setting for finishing up this read, but this cocktail pop is yummy!

I haven't read much Doyle, interesting how this book (#5) mostly follows Watson. There is a bit of misogyny like you would expect for the time but the layered mystery was interesting, I am still more of a Christie reader (her anti-Semitism and racism put me off there though)
This was just fine. Glad it is off the shelf.