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Mystery Monday: Agatha Christie

Today I have visions of tea, scones and arsenic dancing in my head. While scouring the stacks at the Cedar Rapids Public Library, I discovered that we have an incredible selection of Agatha Christie novels. For a mystery lover, this is a treasure indeed. Dame Agatha Christie, the doyenne of the proper English murder mystery,… View more

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Despite being a relative newcomer to the magical world of fantasy, Ransom Riggs makes a darn good introduction.  The first in the “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” series begins with Jacob Portman, a rather uninterested and uncommitted average teenager in Florida who is, well, bored.  He’s bored of his life as it is and… View more

Promise Me by Harlan Coben

Harlan Coben’s standalone thrillers are compulsively readable. Great characters. Unpredictable plots. I’ve read every one of his standalones, but I’ve never picked up one of the Myron Bolitar mysteries until a few weeks ago. I made the rookie mistake of thinking that since the character of Myron Bolitar was once a professional basketball player, the… View more

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