Carolyn’s MY Kind Of Mystery 2017

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Happy “RIEDEL Challenges” day!  February 1st is when my four groups renew.  Here is to a fun year with MY KIND OF MYSTERY 2017!  Do you read them?  Millions do, so I hope you click the banner to join me and tell others!  This is my post to share how I do.  I start with a little planning, then smooth my list out into finished books with their reviews.  This is still the genre I read the most and likely always will but I really do branch out, especially in the years sampling many sorts of Canadian literature and non-fiction.  I enjoy several fantasy series too, which I did not grow up reading.

I’d like to delineate my two favourite kinds, adult ghost fiction / paranormal (which also belong in Ethereal).  Rarest of all:  true mysteries, for adults, based on something mysterious, instead of a plot directly generated by crime.  If you know of these books, please tell me!  One is Lyn Hamilton’s “The Celtic Riddle“.  Below, see my review of Karen White’s “The Girl On Legare Street” to know what I mean.  I search for something like these every time I consider a book.  You might call it “Eclectic Nancy Drew-type plots, for forty year-olds, with ghosts”.  Yes, rare indeed!  It is a joy to find it!  In the quest for My Kind Of Mystery;  this series is perfection!  What are the kinds you love best?

 

Nancy’s Mysterious Letter”  Mildred A. Wirt  1932
Escape From Big Muddy”  Eric Wilson  1997
A Question Of Murder”  Eric Wright  1988
A City Called July”  Howard Engel  1986
Ghost Behind Me”  Eve Bunting  1984
The Girl On Legare Street”  Karen White  2009
Bliss House”  Laura Benedict  2014
The Red Carnelian”  Phyllis A. Whitney  1943
The Jackal’s Head”  Elizabeth Peters  1968
The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency”  Alexander McCall Smith  1998
Resurrection Row”  Anne Perry  1981
The Sweetness At The Bottom Of The Pie”   Alan Bradley  2009
Real Murders”  Charlaine Harris  1990
Body Of Evidence”  Patricia Cornwall  1991
“Still More Two-Minute Mysteries” Donald J. Sobol 1975
https://www.amazon.ca/review/RKHURI9UUBJC2/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
“The Man In The Queue” Josephine Tey 1929
https://www.amazon.ca/review/R241HZ92W1A3QI/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
“The Man With A Load Of Mischief” Martha Grimes 1981
https://www.amazon.ca/review/RFCCCPVNPECYC/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
“The Novice’s Tale” Margaret Frazer 1992
https://www.amazon.ca/review/R35VIZQN8DOWI5/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
“The Mystery Of The Gulls” Phyllis A. Whitney 1949
https://www.amazon.ca/review/R12EZV6OUUU8CP/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
(20) “The Crying Child”   Barbara Michaels   1971
https://www.amazon.ca/review/R3852BRA5GZTEB/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

“House Of Rising Water” Melissa Napier 1972
https://www.amazon.com/review/R3PK3L3GFGA8XO/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
“The Wine Of Angels” Phil Rickman 1998
https://www.amazon.ca/review/R2AFTZVSGXSU3B/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
“The Dollmaker” Amanda Stevens 2007
https://www.amazon.ca/review/R1J8QMU325LFHI/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
“The Stranger In The Mirror” Jane Land 1974
https://www.amazon.com/review/R1OK2YQUSJ2XIK/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
“The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax” Dorothy Gilman 1971
https://www.amazon.ca/review/R18H3CAU5D9PS4/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
“A Gift Of Ghosts” Sarah Wynde 2011
https://www.amazon.ca/review/R2D9EF51BU9MHN/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
“Blessed Be The Busybody” Emilie Richards 2005
https://www.amazon.ca/review/R14X4PUEX9MEFS/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
“A Deadly Cliché” Ellery Adams 2011
https://www.amazon.ca/review/RDBKZT1QHNWTI/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
“The Sign Of The Twisted Candles” Walter Karig 1933
https://www.amazon.ca/review/RMQU4G07037HT/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
“The Cruellest Month” Louise Penny 2007
https://www.amazon.ca/review/R3QBKCYOPPR2C2/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
“A Man Lay Dead” Ngaio Marsh 1934
https://www.amazon.ca/review/RKLC3J5BZY0BL/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

(30) “The Roman Hat Mystery” Ellery Queen 1929
https://www.amazon.ca/review/R2QHUJ74EZDXZK/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

“Mini Finfouin Et La Mère Crochu” Serge Wilson 1982
https://www.amazon.ca/review/RXNE4JEUFW6XH/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
“Les Loups-Garous” Michel Beaulac 1981
https://www.amazon.ca/review/RRLB0QXZ9TCQY/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
“The Thai Amulet” Lyn Hamilton 2003
https://www.amazon.ca/review/R1J4UL6EPFS7J4/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
“The Splendour Falls” Susanna Kearsley 1995
https://www.amazon.ca/review/R2PQYDTSDUWE2/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
“The Emily Carr Mystery” Eric Wilson 2001
https://www.amazon.ca/review/R1IB4G2MT4XVKO/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
“A Sensitive Case” Eric Wright 1990
https://www.amazon.ca/review/R3B1DVK0F7NPKO/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
“Skeleton Cave” Cora Cheney 1954
https://www.amazon.ca/review/R2GEV2GQRCZUQC/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
“Raggedy Ann And The Cookie Snatcher” Barbara Shook Hazen 1972
https://www.amazon.ca/review/R18KO3SRHA2BHR/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
“The Bordeaux Betrayal” Ellen Crosby 2008
https://www.amazon.ca/review/R1SYZTH8P0K2P6/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
(40) “Aunt Dimity Takes A Holiday” Nancy Atherton 2003
https://www.amazon.ca/review/RB1KXZBHQE1WY/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

“All That Remains” Patricia Cornwell 1992
https://www.amazon.ca/review/RWBJNOTGJWZXG/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
“Cruel & Unusual” Patricia Cornwell 1993
https://www.amazon.ca/review/RRU6M5NKY31MZ/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
“The Devil’s Footprints” Amanda Stevens 2001
https://www.amazon.ca/review/R20LSOD72T5380/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
“Christina’s Ghost” Betty Ren Wright 1985
https://www.amazon.ca/review/R5B361HZ1Z42P/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
“What Eric Knew” James Howe 1985
https://www.amazon.ca/review/R1YK0EG7XQJ22J/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
“Bones On Black Spruce Mountain” David Budbill 1978
https://www.amazon.ca/review/R2UUJXS12YMJCP/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

“The Old Willis Place” Mary Downing Hahn 2004
https://www.amazon.ca/review/R16KDWH84KOEOR/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
“Rutland Place” Anne Perry 1983
https://www.amazon.ca/review/R2EOMEGJRR8JYZ/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
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“The Ghost Of Channing House” Genevieve St. John 1967
https://www.amazon.ca/review/R382JW1IQHL0CW/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
(50) “The Scent Of Lilacs” Carolyn Wilson 1966
https://www.amazon.ca/review/R33ROOEEPVXN8U/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

“A Haunted Love Story” Mark Spencer 2012
https://www.amazon.ca/review/REU33VWYUQJ51/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
“A Victim Must Be Found” Howard Engel 1988
https://www.amazon.ca/review/R2SOBAILHY0RFN/ref=cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv
A Colder Kind Of Death”  Gail Bowen  1994
Homeport”  Nora Roberts  1998
House Of The Lost”  Sarah Rayne  2010
Mysterious Rescue”  Philippa Dunn, Larry Hall  1973

 

As reviews fill-up, please enjoy following along here:  My Kind Of Mystery reviews 2017.

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I cherish animals, plants, reading, music and free spirituality. I welcome you for articles, literary activities, and interaction! Surrounding ourselves with good people is a delight. I occasionally review at The Book Depository.
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