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Black Cake

So, I started Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson when it first came out and got distracted by other things. The past two weeks or so, I’ve been waylaid in bed after some complicated oral surgery, so now that I’m on the mend, I thought I would finish it up. This means, however, that I am …

The Paris Apartment

The Paris Apartment is the latest release from mystery-thriller author Lucy Foley. I’d previously read her book The Guest List which was imperfect, but promising enough that I’d been looking forward to her next release. Unfortunately — there’s no point in sugarcoating this — this book is pretty underwhelming and not particularly fun to read. …

The Christie Affair

The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont was high on my list of books to read as soon as I heard about it. As a die-hard Agatha Christie fan, I have always found the story about her 11-day disappearance to be a curious one, and the idea of a book based on it sounded very …

The Man Who Died Twice

The Man Who Died Twice (Thursday Murder Club #2), released in September 2021, is the second novel in Richard Osman’s The Thursday Murder Club cozy mystery series. The series follows a group of retirees as they come across murder and mayhem. The first novel was a pretty big hit in the UK, and I really …

Anatomy, A Love Story

Anatomy: A Love Story by Dana Schwartz was recently released and chosen as Reese’s Book Club Pick for January 2022. The book was marketed as a Gothic novel, but I think that description is incorrect (as discussed further below). Instead, I’d say that it’s a historical fiction novel with some romance mixed in. Set in …