Historical fiction · Mystery

The Hangman’s Daughter…a little long-winded but historically interesting

Title: The Hangman’s Daughter Author: Oliver Potzsch Published: AmazonCrossing, 2010 Genre: Mystery Length: 448 pages Rating: 5/10 The Kindle version of The Hangman’s Daughter was randomly on sale one day and I thought it looked good–how could a book about a hangman and murder not be good? I read it while traveling for work in CA last week and it kept me… Continue reading The Hangman’s Daughter…a little long-winded but historically interesting

Historical fiction · Mystery

The Little Stranger…wonderfully spooky!

Title: The Little Stranger Author: Sarah Waters Published: Riverhead Trade, 2010 Genre: Mystery/Historical Fiction Length: 463 pages Rating: 7/10 The Little Stranger appeared on my Amazon.com recommended reading list over and over. It received some recognition too–New York Times “Notable Book of 2009” and it was shortlisted for “The Man Booker Prize.” And Stephen King had commented, “The best book… Continue reading The Little Stranger…wonderfully spooky!

Historical fiction · Mystery

The Thirteenth Tale…a romantic ghost story?

Title: The Thirteenth Tale Author: Diane Setterfield Published: Washington Square Press, 2007 Genre: Historical Fiction/Mystery Length: 432 pages Rating: 7/10 I found The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield in Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach last summer. I’d heard good things about it, but the description on the book jacket was cumbersome & I honestly wasn’t sure how much I was… Continue reading The Thirteenth Tale…a romantic ghost story?