Tag Archives: Murder Mystery

“The Winter Queen” by Boris Akunin

Boris Akunin is the pen-name of Grigory Shalvovich Chkhartishvili, who was born in Tbilisi but has spent most of his life in Moscow. This is the first Erast Pietrovich Fandorin mystery. The action is set in 1876. Erast is very … Continue reading

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“Dumb Witness” by Agatha Christie

After reading many new authors (to me), picking up an Agatha Christie is like returning to familiar territory and this doesn’t disappoint. When I lived in France I read a few Agatha Christie books in French translation, despairing of finding … Continue reading

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“The Sleep of Death” by Philip Gooden

A Shakespearean murder mystery. The story is set at the time of Shakespeare in London. Sir Thomas Eliot was asleep in his hammock in his private walled orchard, a sleep from which he wouldn’t wake as his killer poured a poison … Continue reading

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