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Fascinating Archeological Mystery

 ~A Ruth Galloway Mystery~

The Crossing Places is set on the Norfolk Coast in England, near a salt marsh - a marshy area between solid land and the ocean. This particular salt marsh has many secrets. Forensic Archaeology Professor Ruth Galloway loves the marsh and it's isolation. She participated in a dig on the marsh ten years ago that uncovered an ancient henge. She has chosen to make her home on the lonesome wetland. When DCI Harry Nelson is called in to investigate what looks to be child's bones discovered in the marsh, he asks

If Traditional Mysteries Are Your Cup of Tea...

You will want to check out the Malice Domestic Web site, where the winners and nominees of the 2008 Agatha Awards were just announced.  The awards are named in honour of Agatha Christie, and are given to books that contain no explicit sex, excessive gore or gratuitous violence, feature an amateur detective, and take place in a confined setting with characters who know each other. 

One of the most engaging characters I've met in a book....

Oh I loved, loved, loved this book!

The First Adamsberg mystery!

I always enjoy discovering the first in a new series. The Chalk Circle Man is the first Adamsberg novel.

Cartier Diamond Dagger 2009

Congratulations to UK author Andrew Taylor, winner of this year's coveted Cartier Diamond Dagger.  The Dagger is awarded annually to an author who has demonstrated sustained excellence in crime writing.  Previous winners include Sue Grafton, John Harvey, Elmore Leonard, Ian Rankin, and Ruth Rendell, P.D.

Another Great Read from Michael Connelly

Mickey Haller first appeared in Michael Connelly's 2005 novel The Lincoln Lawyer. I had followed the Harry Bosch detective series ( 13 up to now ) since 1993 and wasn't too sure about a 'new' character, but was happily proven wrong. Haller is back in The Brass Verdict. The best part? Harry Bosch is featured as well! Defense lawyer Mickey Haller inherits a dead colleague's law practice and with it what could be his

Inspector Banks is Back!

Ohh, it was with great happiness and anticipation that I settled in on the couch with the newly released 'All the Colours of Darkness'! This is the 18th book in the Inspector Banks series from Peter Robinson. Every last one has been a great read and this one was no exception.

The Thirteenth Tale

Book coverA modern gothic tale in the fashion of Rebecca, The Thirteenth Tale is a literary mystery,

Agatha Award News

Canadian author Louise Penny's A Fatal Grace (known in Canada as Dead Cold) has won the 2008 Agatha Award for Best Novel.  It's the second novel in her wonderful mystery series featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surete du Quebec.  The series is set in the small fictional village of Three Pines, Quebec, and features a cast of eccentric char

Cool Canadian Crime for a hot summer read!

If you're looking for some good summer reading, why not try a mystery by a Canadian author?  The Crime Writers of Canada recently announced the winners of the Arthur Ellis awards for best crime writing: