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9 04, 2017

More Plot Strands Than a . . .

By | 2017-04-09T15:15:38+00:00 April 9th, 2017|good fiction|0 Comments

Sorry, I can’t summarize the plot of Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries for you. It’s got more plot strands than that braid. It’s an enjoyable read but . . . Whew! I can tell you about the place: New Zealand in the 1860s. They’re having a gold rush. And a lot of rain. And mud. While living in tents. In fact, the most dignified houses [...]

24 07, 2016

Can You Outwit Your Favorite Mystery Author?

By | 2016-12-29T23:56:14+00:00 July 24th, 2016|cookies, good fiction, main dishes, salads|0 Comments

I’m not sure how Katherine Hayton’s The Three Deaths of Magdalene Lynton ended up on my Kindle. But I gave it a whirl. It’s a workable murder mystery in which we have two detectives, Ngaire and Deb, possibly meant to be the Cagney & Lacey of Christchurch, New Zealand. A man walks in off the street and confesses to a forty-years-past murder. He’s got nothing to [...]