Blah blah Cozy Mystery blah blah comfort reading blah blah here we are again.
I did it, you guys. Triple Cannonball! Lady Sophie Talbot is the youngest daughter of a coal miner who it’s rumoured won his Earldom in a card game with the Prince Regent. Sophie was quite happy growing up in a little village in Cumbria, dreaming of marrying the baker’s boy and one day running her own bookshop. Moving to London and becoming part of the ton was never her dream, and unlike her sisters, who seem to clamber to outdo each other with regards to being seen and being scandalous, she’d rather stay in the background and read. While she […]
Cannonball! And, oof. I should have been done with this months ago, but I’m such a lazy reviewer. I put things off, because I want each review to be brilliant, but then all that happens is that I get behind, and everything I write is crap. And Agatha Christie deserves better than that. I thought I had reviewed this 11th book in the Marple series before I started the Marple-a-thon, but apparently I was wrong. So this is a good way to end the 2015 CBR7. Perhaps for CBR8, I’ll have a Poirot-a-thon. Anyway, Miss Marple’s lovely nephew has paid […]
3.5 stars Agatha Clay (although I’m going to assume that this is an assumed name, since she has another one in the TITLE of the book) is one of those diligent students, who no matter how much she wants to suceed just can’t seem to. She’s almost constantly late, she can’t really seem to make her inventions work and she’s a laughing stock at the Transylvania Polygnostic University. To make matters work, during a weird electrical incident in town, she’s robbed and her precious locket, with the only pictures she has of her parents is stolen. A locket pretty much […]
Elizabeth Woodville, the daughter of Jaquetta of Luxemborg, was married to Sir John Grey, until he was killed in battle. King Edward IV sees her, they meet, and fall in love. They get married in secret, leading the rest of the world (England) to wonder if there was some sorcery at work. People are pretty resentful of this beautiful nobody being raised to be queen, and mother of the heirs to the throne. Lots of intrigue and counter-intrigue, of course. Things go horribly when Edward dies, and there is all the fighting to see who will end up on the […]
So there’s Margaret – she’s a Plantagenet, she’s Henry VII’s cousin, and he’s got her packed away in the country so that people don’t get any ideas about her royal lineage. She’s married to Sir Reginald Pole, just kind of chilling in the countryside. Until she becomes guardian of Henry’s son Arthur and his new wife Katherine of Aragon. She becomes attached to the young couple, and her heart is broken when (spoiler alert), Henry dies. She remains as close as she can to Katherine, but things don’t go well for her and her family. Margaret is forced to place […]
The only thing I really knew about Mrs. Bradley was that Diana Rigg played her on the television series. So I was surprised when she was described in the book as an ugly old hag! But I just kept picturing Diana Rigg when I was reading the story. A young girl has died at the convent of the Sisters of St. Peter. But was it an accident, suicide, or murder? Mrs. Bradley doesn’t get as much help as she would like from the nuns, but the girls at the convent school are full of information. Most people there don’t think […]
I’m embarrassed to admit that I have never watched one minute of the Luther television series. I know a lot of people who love it, think it’s one of the better BBC shows to hit American tv sets. And then there’s the whole Idris Elba thing. But, Amazon had a deal (as they often do – and I’m sorry for not supporting local booksellers, but my Kindle is just so much easier, and I am very lazy). This is a stand alone prequel, and may not be suitable for all eyes – there is a lot of violence, and even […]