Category Archives: Mystery

Gaudy Night

Category: Mysteries Age: Teen and up. No sex, minimal violence. I’ve already written about Dorothy L Sayers’ Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries, but Gaudy Night, the penultimate book in the series, deserves a post of its own. Gaudy Night does not … Continue reading

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Dorothy L Sayers

Category: Mysteries Age: Teens and up Dorothy L Sayers is the writer most responsible for my ongoing love affair with British mystery novels. Her primary protagonist, Lord Peter Wimsey, may not be my favourite fictional detective—Brother Cadfael wins that honour—but … Continue reading

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Rivers of London

Category: Urban fantasy / Mystery Age: adult. Gore, lots of it, and adult situations. In the first chapter of Rivers of London, by Ben Aaronovitch, probationary constable Peter Grant of the Metropolitan Police Service tries to take a witness statement … Continue reading

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The Moonspinners

Category: Mystery/suspense Rating: PG. Some violence, mostly off-screen. Understated romance; no sex. Nicola Ferris, a young Englishwoman on holiday from her job at the British embassy in Athens, goes for a walk in the White Mountains of Crete, and stumbles … Continue reading

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Lord Darcy

Categories: fantasy / mystery / alternate history Rating: PG The time: the 1960’s. The place: the bustling port of Cherbourg. A nobleman in the Anglo-French Empire, engaged in a sensitive international inquiry, is missing. Lord Darcy, detective, and Master Sean … Continue reading

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