Tag Archives: humorous fiction

“A dark so deadly” by Stuart MacBride

“Tartan noir” liberally laced with wit makes for an outstanding police procedural! A new standalone thriller from Stuart MacBride, the author of the Logan McRae mystery series. Meet Mother’s Misfit Mob – a detective unit of Police Scotland, the ‘mob’ … Continue reading

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“Britt-Marie was here” by Fredrik Backman

Britt-Marie is 63 years old and she has always felt invisible.  The only people who ever appreciated her enough to ‘see‘ her were her sister Ingrid (long since dead) and her husband Kent (for a short while after they were … Continue reading

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“My Grandmother asked me to tell you she’s sorry” by Fredrik Backman

One of my favorite novels from last year was “A man called Ove” by Fredrik Backman.  So you can imagine my delight when I heard he has written another novel! “My grandmother asked me to tell you she’s sorry” didn’t … Continue reading

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“The storied life of A.J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin

What a gem!  A little book with a big heart.  It grabbed me right away.  I didn’t want to put it down because that would mean it was over…. I even read the acknowledgments to prolong the inevitable when I … Continue reading

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“Three graves full” by Jamie Mason

Every once in a while a novel comes along that is so different and so cleverly written that you just know that it will remain in your memory for years to come.  “Three graves full” by debut novelist Jamie Mason … Continue reading

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