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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

More Mysteries

Are you on the hunt for a mystery to read? Here are a few titles from my list of books to check out:

Among the Mad by Jacqueline Winspear, from Winspear's popular Maisie Dobbs series. I have mixed feelings about this series. Some of the books I've enjoyed. Others, not so much. Nevertheless, I always check into each new book from Winspear.

Promises in Death by J.D. Robb. As of today, I'm on page 25 of Robb's book Salvation in Death

The Bellini Card by Jason Goodwin. Last year I enjoyed reading Goodwin's The Janissary Tree: A Novel which is set in Istanbul in the mid-1800s and introduced Yashim, the eunuch detective. That story is full of entertaining and interesting information about Turkey and the Ottoman Empire, in addition to being a good mystery. In this new book, Yashin investigates a missing Bellini masterpiece.

The Empty Mirror by J. Sydney Jones, a murder mystery set in 1898 Vienna. This book received a nice review from the Washington Post.