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A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.


I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd by Alan Bradley

Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd by Alan Bradley
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Hardcover, 400 pages
Published September 20th 2016 by Doubleday Canada
Source: received print review copy from Penguin Random House Canada

Flavia de Luce (#8)


I'll state upfront that while I love this series this book was not one of the better ones for me. It's all totally quaint and I love Flavia's attitude. She had some great lines of dialogue! But the mystery wasn't very exciting. Halfway through I thought it was the most boring in the series I had ever read; there's only one murder. In the middle, though, things started to get interesting as a tangled web started to unravel. The culprit was totally a surprise for me and I'd never have guessed who it turned out to be. Probably my least favourite in the series but good enough that I read it quickly and enjoyed the familiar characters.



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