Mystery / Thriller

Agatha Christie Mystery Challenge

She’s called the Queen of Crime. And with over 70 mysteries to her name, it’s little wonder why. Agatha Christie has long been a favourite author over here at The 52 Book Club. (She was our author of the year on our very first challenge!) Her mysteries include favourites like And Then There Were None, …

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Before She Disappeared

Book Review Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner Before She Disappeared is Lisa Gardner’s first standalone novel in twenty years. (!!!) Readers new to her work will find this an easy book to jump into, while still holding the feel of a classic Gardner read for those long-term fans too. About the book: (From the …

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The Mystery of Mrs. Christie

Book Review The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict It’s December 1926 and Agatha Christie has disappeared. For eleven days, England unleashes an unprecedented manhunt. And then, just as mysteriously as she disappeared, she reappears — claiming amnesia. Was it an elaborate stunt to promote her newest book? A hoax? A “fugue” state? Or …

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The Open House

Book Review The Open House by Sam Carrington Everyone’s welcome. But not everyone leaves… In the midst of a divorce, Amber and her ex-husband Nick are selling the family home. But for such a desirable location, it’s curious that there’s been no interest. When her real estate agent suggests an open house, Amber is less than …

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The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus

Book Review The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus by Jaime Jo Wright (From the Publisher: ) 1928 — The Bonaventure Circus is a refuge for many, but Pippa Ripley was rejected from its inner circle as a baby. When she receives mysterious messages from someone called the “Watchman,” she is determined to find him and the …

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Five Little Words

Book Review Five Little Words by Jackie Walsh Laura Caldwell arrives home from the hospital with her newborn baby, Shay in tow. But amidst the congratulatory cards, there’s a note that makes her blood run cold. Those five little words — your husband is a murderer — change everything. Could her husband, Conor, really be …

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Set the Stars Alight

Book Review Set the Stars Alight by Amanda Dykes As a young child, Lucy Claremont is fascinated by the tales her father weaves by the firelight. Each night, in an aged brick cottage in London, the family of this humble watchmaker, uncover a world of light and wonder. But it’s one story in particular that …

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