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Fiction Book Reviews

“Whose Body” by Dorothy L. Sayers

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"Dorothy L. Sayers (1893–1957) was a British playwright, scholar, and acclaimed author of mysteries, best known for her books starring the gentleman sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey. While working as an advertising copywriter, Sayers began writing Whose Body? (1923), the first Wimsey mystery, followed by ten sequels and several short stories. Sayers set the Wimsey novels

Bodies in the Bathtub: Two Mysteries You’ll Enjoy

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I don’t usually review two books at once, but since reading these two books back to back was rather serendipitous, I decided to do one review. Both books are cozy mysteries. In case you were wondering: “Cozy mysteries, also referred to simply as "cozies", are a subgenre of crime fiction in which sex and violence

Pride and Prejudice is 200 Years Old Today

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Jane Austen published Pride and Prejudice, one of the most widely read books in the English language, 200 years ago. It was published in 1813, four years before her death, and is the most popular of Austen's books. Colin Firth's popularity surged after this film. The following "Lake Scene" propelled him into the lime light.

When Fiction Gets Under Your Skin

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When I read the novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the characters and the plot grabbed me and wouldn’t let go. I devoured The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked a Hornet's Nest in less than a week. Several nights of reading into the wee hours of the morning did