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Sibling Mystery Author: Rosamund Lupton Told in the first person in the form of a letter, Sister is a story of murder.  It's also a story of self-actualization, healing past wounds and a deep appreciation for the magic of unconditional love. Beatrice is writing to her sister Tess, a sister that has gone missing in their native London.  Beatrice, in her adulthood, has become ensconced in a safe, controlled job and relationship in New York City.  Her free spirited artist sister, very pregnant with her first child, has vanished while Beatrice is on vacation, unwillingly cut off from her usual [...]

2016-12-31T17:57:28-07:00April 16th, 2012|Tags: , , , , |

Before I Go to Sleep

Forgetting to Remember Author: S.J. Watson When I wake up in the morning I usually have the same first thought, "Do I really have to get up now?"  What if your first thought, every single morning, was, "Where am I and who is this man in my bed?"  In such a case you would most likely have a problem with either substance abuse or promiscuity.  Or maybe you have amnesia.  Guess which one applies in Before I Go to Sleep? If you guessed promiscuity, I like the way you think, but you're wrong.  Christine Lucas has amnesia.  She forms memories [...]

2016-12-31T17:57:30-07:00April 6th, 2012|Tags: , , , , |

Murder Most Silly: 8 Cozy Mysteries with Ridiculous Titles

Not being an avid mystery reader myself, I just recently learned about the “cozy mystery” sub-genre. But now that I’ve done a little research, I’m thinking about a career as a mystery writer, because they pretty much seem to write themselves: a single lady with a cutesy job discovers the body of a person that everyone disliked, suspicion falls upon her for some reason, and she decides to solve the case herself with help from the town’s array of kooky characters. By the time you’ve finished your tea and scones, the mystery is neatly solved and order is restored. If [...]