Michael R. Y. (MysteryMike) - Reviews

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The Battling Prophet (Inspector Bonaparte)
The Battling Prophet (Inspector Bonaparte)
Author: Arthur W. Upfield
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 8
Review Date: 7/10/2006


Excellent Napoleon Bonaparte Roving Star Police Inspector Australian Outback


Black Girl, White Girl (Inspector Henry Tibbett, Bk 18)
Black Girl, White Girl (Inspector Henry Tibbett, Bk 18)
Author: Patricia Moyes
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 14
Review Date: 7/15/2006


Henry & Emmy Tibbett Chief Superintendent Scotland Yard Various Locations


Brass Eagle
Brass Eagle
Author: Margaret Duffy
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 7/29/2006


rare Margaret Duffy


The Case of the Gilded Fly (Gervase Fen, Bk 1)
The Case of the Gilded Fly (Gervase Fen, Bk 1)
Author: Edmund Crispin
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 11
Review Date: 7/10/2006


This book is on almost every mystery critics top 50 list


Castle Skull (Henri Bencolin, Bk 2)
Castle Skull (Henri Bencolin, Bk 2)
Author: John Dickson Carr
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 5
Review Date: 8/7/2006


Outstanding Henri Bencolin Chief Of Police Paris
Staged in a castle area near Koblinz on The Rhine just after WWI in a thundering storm, secret passages inside secret passages, mud, elegance, plot twists as devious as the secret chambers, Just one of the best Carr had to offer.


Chapel Noir (Irene Adler, Bk 5)
Chapel Noir (Irene Adler, Bk 5)
Author: Carole Nelson Douglas
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/8/2010
Helpful Score: 1


The book is a richly researched, colorful historical physical and moral description of late 1890's Paris revolving around an exact model of London's Jack The Ripper mystery case even down to the the well known legal outcome with enough Personalities Of The Times peppered throughout to draw in even more paragraphs on well researched history.

Interwoven in the often analyzed and researched real mystery is the Author's theme of the lack equality between the sexes in all things.

Three women of various diverse social backgrounds team to solve (or not) the mystery case of a Paris (maybe London too) Jack The Ripper; or,indeed is it a case of an Undefined International Cabal using Jack conceptual clones as urban terrorists? Since the author uses the: tell me what you are going to tell me, tell me, and tell me again writing style appropriate for presentations or research papers, three people combine to tell the same tale nine times.

The book adheres to the Jack The Ripper model to the degree there is no real or imagined outcome even for the fictional characters. Other Authors of this style have some kind of either happy, not so happy, or something the reader can relate to as "An Event or Events" at the end of the book allowing the reader some degree of temporary at least satisfaction at having read the book.

An extensive study guide is included at the end of the book so it must be a repetitious research paper because it surely is not a mystery.


Close Her Eyes (Inspector Luke Thanet, Bk 4)
Close Her Eyes (Inspector Luke Thanet, Bk 4)
Author: Dorothy Simpson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 11
Review Date: 7/15/2006


Luke Thanet Police Detective Thames Valley


Coroner's Pidgin
Coroner's Pidgin
Author: Margery Allingham
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 7/14/2006


classic english mystery Albert Campion Private Investigator England 1920-46


Dead Men Don't Ski (Inspector Henry Tibbett, Bk 1)
Dead Men Don't Ski (Inspector Henry Tibbett, Bk 1)
Author: Patricia Moyes
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 15
Review Date: 7/15/2006


Henry & Emmy Tibbett Chief Superintendent Scotland Yard & Wife Various Locations


Death Has Deep Roots (Perennial Mystery Library)
Death Has Deep Roots (Perennial Mystery Library)
Author: Michael Francis Gilbert
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 7/27/2006


One of Michael Gilberts best offerings


Death of a Cad (Hamish MacBeth, Bk 2)
Death of a Cad (Hamish MacBeth, Bk 2)
Author: M. C. Beaton
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/10/2006


Excellent Hamish Macbeth Local Constable Northern Highlands Scotland -TV Series


Death Walks in Eastrepps
Death Walks in Eastrepps
Author: Francis Beeding
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 4/16/2007


This book is a classic and on most "Must Read" lists for mystery aficionados. It evn lives up to its billing.


The Demon Archer (A Mystery Featuring Medieval Sleuth Hugh Corbett)
The Demon Archer (A Mystery Featuring Medieval Sleuth Hugh Corbett)
Author: Paul Doherty
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
 8
Review Date: 7/24/2006


Sir Hugh Corbett Clerk & Spy 13Th Century England


Disordered Minds
Disordered Minds
Author: Minette Walters
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/23/2006


Minette Walters is one of the best all time mystery writers


Dying to Meet You
Dying to Meet You
Author: B. M. Gill
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 7/26/2006


Gold Dagger award winner


Eater of Souls (Lord Meren, Bk 4)
Eater of Souls (Lord Meren, Bk 4)
Author: Lynda S. Robinson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/10/2006


Excellent Lord Meren Spy Master & Detective Ancient Egypt


Fer-de-Lance  (Nero Wolfe, Bk 1)
Fer-de-Lance (Nero Wolfe, Bk 1)
Author: Rex Stout
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 15
Review Date: 7/10/2006


Nero Wolfe & Archie Goodwin Detectives New York City 1920-30's


The Fifth Rapunzel (Inspector Maybridge, Bk 3)
The Fifth Rapunzel (Inspector Maybridge, Bk 3)
Author: B. M. Gill
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 9
Review Date: 7/29/2006


This book is on practically every "Must Reads" for mysteries and lives up to its billings


From Doon with Death (Inspector Wexford, Bk 1)
From Doon with Death (Inspector Wexford, Bk 1)
Author: Ruth Rendell
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/15/2006


Inspector Wexford Chief Inspector England


Green for Danger
Green for Danger
Author: Christianna Brand
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
 5
Review Date: 7/30/2006


winner of several awards, England during wwII, excellent


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