Favourite Series

A Favourite Series – Kincaid and James Mysteries

A Favourite Series – Kincaid and James Mysteries

I’ve read sixteen of the books, so far, in the Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James series. I’ve read them one after the other, straight through, enjoying every moment. It was like reading one long un-put-downable-novel. It’s difficult to define why I enjoyed the stories so much, possibly because I liked the characters that populated the stories, their backstories, and the geographical backdrop. Ms Crombie’s style of writing suited my reading muscle, the plot has just the right pace; a medium pace, I’d say, for me, the stories are perfect-mysteries.…

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Case Histories by Kate Atkinson

Case Histories by Kate Atkinson

Amazingly good. I didn’t want to put it down and I didn’t, until I finished the book, 48 hours after beginning, Phew! I’m not a fast reader but I found this a real page turner. It isn’t a thriller, but it’s a fantastic mystery. I read it and listened to it. The narrator of the audiobook was excellent. It won’t be long before I read the next one in the series. I just have to catch my breath first.…

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Garrison Gage Mysteries by Scott William Carter

Garrison Gage Mysteries by Scott William Carter

Arriving at a book is a journey, the author’s journey, and then, the readers’ journey. Some steps are short and instantaneous, others are so very convoluted one wonders about the thinking process and its miracle. I discover many authors via book bloggers or through books read. (I find music this way too.) Rarely do I discover a book via word-of-mouth because my taste in books differ greatly from my friends and family. I discovered the Garrison Gage Mystery series through a book blogger whose name, unfortunately, escapes me. I keep reminding myself to take note of the source of my discoveries, but there are so many, I’m discouraged by the time leakage. I must become more disciplined because book bloggers are so generous with their information that the least I can do is give them credit for leading the way.…

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Maisie Dobbs by Jaqueline Winspear

Maisie Dobbs by Jaqueline Winspear

A Bookish Observation: The story is set in the UK just before, during and after the First World War and follows the journey of a young woman plucked from her lowly beginnings by her wealthy employer and mentored by an elderly philosopher detective type character named Maurice Blanche. Maisie has proved to have a high degree of intelligence and diligence. Very early in the story we are introduced to Maisie and soon we can see she is going to be an interesting character and we can also see the author’s writing style is clear, enjoyable and leads us forward in such a way that we want to know more.…

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