Book Review: “States of Grace” by Mandy Miller (2021)

            “States of Grace” by Mandy Miller is the author’s debut novel.  In full disclosure, the author is one of my dearest friends, but I’ve attempted to eliminate all bias from this review.  Luckily this was not difficult because the novel is a delicious romp through the strangeness of the Fort Lauderdale, Florida’s criminal and judicial landscape.  “States of […]
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Book Review: Snow by John Banville (2020)

“Snow” by John Banville  Published October 6, 2020 “Snow” by John Banville is an historical novel that uses the classic cozy mystery format to reveal more than just whodunit. Detective Inspector St. John Strafford (that’s Strafford with an “r,” as he diligently points out in nearly every introduction) is a Dublin detective sent south to the County […]
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Film Review: Clue (1985)

Clue is a comedy/mystery film directed by Jonathan Lynn based on the board game Clue. Six people are invited to a dinner party in a mysterious mansion and are each given an alias that coincides with the game’s playable characters. There are eight main characters, so a familiarity with the game comes in handy when […]
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Book Review: The Likeness by Tana French (2008)

Warning: Contains Spoilers At its best The Likeness by Tana French is a richly described mystery that offers both suspense and a memorable group of troubled personalities. The five graduate students, who along with Detective Cassie Maddox, are at the center of the story, form a cult-like group while living in Whitethorn, an Edwardian mansion […]
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Film Review: Double Indemnity (1973)

Billy Wilder’s production of Double Indemnity in 1944 is an acknowledged classic—indeed it sets the standard—of the genre of film noir. Alas, compared to its equally dark and dramatic contemporaries like The Maltese Falcon and Citizen Kane, the first incarnation of Double Indemnity stands in stark contrast to its 1973 spawn by the same name. […]
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Book Review – Down The River Unto the Sea; Walter Mosley, 2018

“Down The River Unto The Sea” by Walter Mosely, 2018 First, let me say that I loved this book. Down the River unto the Sea by Walter Mosely is a gripping noir with language that is, if not truly hard-boiled, at least overcooked – and I mean that in a good way. Our hero, Joe […]
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Film Review: Knives Out (2019)

A modern twist on the classic whodunnit? Knives Out is a 2019 mystery film, written and directed by Rian Johnson. Film Review by Sarah Jimenez Synopsis: On the morning after his 85th birthday party, wealthy mystery novelist, Harlan Thrombey, is found dead in his study. His throat is slit and the weapon is in his […]
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Movie Review: Child 44

Tom Hardy! Gary Oldman! Noomi Rapace! Have you heard of this movie? I hadn’t either. It’s a detective story and more. Way more. In fact, it’s excessive. By Nazreen Booth In service of my foray into movie criticism, I chose a film I loved. Then, when I sat down, excited for my upteenth viewing of […]
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To Say Nothing of The Dog

By Connie Willis Published in 1997 A science and mystery fiction mash-up with plenty of historical flair There isn’t an assassination attempt in To Say Nothing of The Dog, if we don’t count a cat being saved from first degree drowning by a mindful time traveler enthralled by the creature, extinct in her own time. […]
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10 Mystery Novels To Prepare For THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW Movie

REPOSTED FROM: https://bookriot.com/2020/03/20/books-like-the-woman-in-the-window/ By Silvana Reyes Lopez Mar 20, 2020 Up next? The Woman in the Window, this May. It’s the newest mystery-thriller adaptation we are seeing on the big screen. Recently my favorite picture is definitely Knives Out, directed and written by Rian Johnson. That movie was a delicious treat of well-written material and […]
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