Currently Reading

Death from a Top Hat
Clayton Rawson, Gregory Gorton
Death from a Top Hat
Clayton Rawson
Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea
Teffi, Irina Steinberg, Anne Marie Jackson, Robert Chandler, Elizabeth Chandler, Edythe C. Haber
The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions
Thomas McNamee, Bob Reed
The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions
Thomas McNamee
Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection
Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry
The Woman In White
Wilkie Collins
Merlin Trilogy
Mary Stewart
Progress: 612/928 pages

Recently Added

Rule Britannia - Ella Westland, Daphne Du Maurier
Paper Son (Lydia Chin & Bill Smith #12) - S.J. Rozan
China Trade - S.J. Rozan
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The Books:

International Woman of Mystery:

Locked Room Mystery: Clayton Rawson: Death from a Top Hat

Murder Most Foul: Michael Gilbert: Smallbone Deceased - finished September 13, 2019.

Psych: Sofi Oksanen: Fegefeuer (The Purge) - finished September 17, 2019.

Read by Flashlight or Candle Light: The Lady Detectives: Four BBC Radio 4 Crime Dramatisations - finished September 20, 2019.



Fear the Drowning Deep:

Relics and Curiosities: Patricia Wentworth: Eternity Ring - finished September 10, 2019.

Dark Academia: James Hilton: Was It Murder? - finished September 1, 2019.

Modern Noir: Joy Ellis: The Guilty Ones - finished September 21, 2019.


Ghost Stories: Nina Blazon: Siebengeschichten - finished September 1, 2019.

Gothic: Peter Ackroyd: Hawksmoor - finished September 9, 2019.

Free (Raven) Space: Agatha Christie: The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories - finished September 7, 2019.

Truly Terrifying: Bob Berman: Earth-Shattering - finished September 12, 2019.

Amateur Sleuth: Priscilla Royal: Wine of Violence - finished September 5, 2019.


Cryptozoologist: Terry Pratchett: Guards! Guards! - finished September 18, 2019.

Diverse Voices: Toni Morrison: Beloved - finished September 22, 2019.

Black Cat: Jim Butcher: The Aeronaut's Windlass - finished September 16, 2019.

Creepy Crawlies: Silvia Moreno-Garcia: Gods of Jade and Shadow - finished September 7, 2019.

Country House Mystery: Anthony Rolls: Scarweather - finished September 14, 2019.


Spellbound: Zen Cho: Sorcerer to the Crown - finished September 6, 2019.

A Grimm Tale: Ellen Datlow & Terry Windling (eds.): The Wolf at the Door and Other Retold Fairy Tales - finished September 4, 2019.

Creepy Carnivals: Fredric Brown: The Dead Ringer - finished September 12, 2019.

Paint It Black: Trudi Canavan: The Magicians' Guild - finished September 20, 2019.

Cozy Mysteries: Margery Allingham: The White Cottage Mystery - finished September 19, 2019.



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