Reviews and Blog Posts: murder

The winter people

by Jennifer McMahon

DPL Rating:
5

I just finished this book and enjoyed it so much that I've been trying to convince everyone around me to read it too so we can revel in the creepy fun of it together.

It's the story of a family whose search for their suddenly disappeared mother leads them to discover...

Joyland

by Stephen King

DPL Rating:
5

This engaging ghost story marked a return to top form for Stephen King in 2013. The gruesome killing at the heart of this story is not emphasized throughout most of the book. Instead, King focuses on telling a heartfelt, nostalgic story about coming-of-age in the 1970’s. 21-year-old Devin comes to...

And then there were none

by Agatha Christie

DPL Rating:
4

The plot has been borrowed countless times, but Christie’s story is still one of the best. Ten strangers are gathered at a spooky mansion on a small island under various sets of false pretenses. Cut off from the mainland by a storm, they quickly realize they are being stalked, and...

True grit : a novel.

by Charles Portis

DPL Rating:
3

I generally don't read Westerns, but I had heard that True Grit is well-written and funny.  It was exciting, and the characters were likeable and entertaining.  The book begins when Mattie Ross sets off to square her father's account in Fort Smith, Arkansas, after he is killed by his hired hand.  Through...

Speaking from among the bones : a Flavia de Luce novel

by C. Alan Bradley

DPL Rating:
4

Speaking from Among the Bones is the fifth novel in the Flavia de Luce series by Alan Bradley. Flavia, a young preteen girl intensely interested in chemistry (specifically poisons), aims at finding the truth behind the local church organist's murder.

Crusher

by Niall Leonard

DPL Rating:
4

 Being an avid book lover, I was hesitant to try to read this book in ebook format. I can't say that I particularly enjoyed reading it in a ebook format, but the ebook format is very user friendly which I can appreciate. 

Seraphina

by Rachel Hartman

DPL Rating:
3

Like many other governments, the kingdom of Goredd entered into a peace agreement with another very powerful dynasty in hopes of putting a stop to the senseless death and destruction brought on by war. It's provided four decades of peace between the two, but it's frail.  There are still fears and doubts....

Grimpow [the invisible road]

by Rafael Ábalos

DPL Rating:
4

Running away from his abusive uncle's tavern with a known thief and con artist named Durlib, Grimpow now leads the life of a vagabond. They travel from place to place, but have taken shelter for the winter in a cabin in the mountains of France. The year is 1313.  Coming back...

Gone girl [a novel]

by Gillian Flynn

DPL Rating:
3

Nick and Amy Dunn are a young married couple.  Passionately in love when everything in their lives was peaches and cream, but when Nick loses his job, Amy's parents spend beyond their means and have to borrow her trust fund, Nick's mother becomes terminal with cancer and they move to Missouri,...

The monster of Florence a true story

by Douglas J Preston

DPL Rating:
3

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