Not actually a cozy mystery! I think this one is technically a thriller.
I might have to lay off cozies for a little bit. I didn’t highlight enough of this one for pull quotes, even.
Lake Eden’s too small to have more than one murderer. (Kindle edition, location 3056) More cozy, more cats, more murder, all inside!
I know I’m late to the party on this book, and that it was a Very Big Deal some time ago, but kind of like the Martian it took me a while to catch up. Frankly? Unlike the Martian, with this book I don’t think I actually missed much.
I still haven’t quite figured out what it is with me and cozy mysteries, but I can tell you I picked this one up on a freebie deal from amazon because it’s set in a small town in Wyoming. My people are from Wyoming, so I was hoping McLinn would do all right with the characterization.
Esperanza Cordero lives on Mango street in a house that is not her house. The real house is out there waiting for her and it has beautiful windows and white polished bannisters. But for now Esperanza lives in this house, on Mango Street. I’m not sure what to say about this book. It does not lend itself to direct proclamations. Oh this is a tale of coming of age! Oh this is how [insert riveting plotpoint where the main character battles dragons]! Rather the main character is translucent, presented only in her own narration of her neighborhood. “I make a […]
“The world divides between those who can watch television knowing there’s an isolated jigsaw fragment lying on the floor and those who can’t.” There is a pile of stuff at the bottom of the stairs (which I mean, how can you NOT pick up a book with such an awesome name!? Turns out picking it up was easy. Reading it was the hard part. But I digress). This pile at the bottom of the stairs is not a happy pile, it is a pile left by a husband and two kids and a wife, Mary, who is quite frankly sick […]
This brief but riveting history was just released last month. Erica Armstrong Dunbar is a Professor of Black Studies and History at the University of Delaware and has previously published an historical work entitled A Fragile Freedom: African American Women and Emancipation in the Antebellum City. In the course of doing research some two decades ago, Dunbar came across an advertisement in an issue of the Philadelphia Gazette in 1796 for the capture of President Washington’s runaway slave Ona Judge. Her curiosity piqued, Dunbar resolved to return to this story and uncover who Ona Judge was and what happened to […]