Tag: mystery

John Grisham-The Rooster Bar

Paying off school loans. One shady deal at a time.

Darcey Bell-A Simple Favor

You never know what occurs behind closed doors.

Patrick Rothfuss-The Lightning Tree

Themes Explored: voyeurism, fantasy, high fantasy, fae folk, fae lore, favors, revenge, father-son relations, familial conflict, mentor-protégé relationship, death, lifem imagination, bargains, legends Synopsis: A short story featuring Bast from the Kingkiller world. It takes place prior to the opening of The Name of…

Movie Review: Mr Holmes

Director: Bill Condon Rating: PG Starring: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Hiroyuki Sanada Screenplay: Jeffrey Hatcher Based on Novel By: Mitch Cullen Based on Characters By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Music By: Carter Burwell Cinematography: Tobias A Schliessler Running Time: 104 Minutes Premiered: July 17,…

Michael Crichton-Prey

Themes Explored: technological advances, artificial intelligence, nano technology, artificial life, artificial evolution, the desire to succeed, family, marriage, interpersonal relationship, scientific discovery, scientific research, mimicry, depression, corruption, marital infidelity, life vs death struggles, molecular self-assembly, genetic algorithms, distributed intelligence Synopsis: In the Nevada desert,…

Ron Rash-Serena

Themes Explored: violence, betrayal, honor, loyalty, death, obsession, gender roles in society, business ethics, fatherhood, infertility, assassination, morality, survival, self-preservation, corruption, manipulation, infatuation, control, religion, motherhood, familial relations, marriage, murder, greed, fatalism Synopsis: The year is 1929, and newlyweds George and Serena Pemberton travel…

Wilkie Collins-The Woman in White

Today I decided to review a random book from my bookshelf. So I closed my eyes and grabbed. Hence, I am reviewing the great murder mystery classic,The Woman in White. A couple summers ago, I went through a classic literature phase. After reading the collected works…

Wendy Webb-The Vanishing

The Vanishing (2014) is author Wendy Webb’s third modern Gothic novel with a supernatural tinge. Like The Tale of Halcyon Crane (2010) and The Fate of Mercy Alban (2013), The Vanishing is about a young woman exploring a mysterious event from the past. Warning:…

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