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Redshirts

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27 July 2021

In the opening pages of Redshirts, Ensign Davis is on an away mission for the Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union.  He’s accompanying the ship’s officers: Captain Lucius Abernathy, Science Officer Q’eeng, and Chief Engineer Paul West; and they’ve all been trapped in a cave infested by carnivorous Borgovian Land Worms. “Davis!”  Captain Abernathy called.  “Stay where you… Read More ›

Top 10 Mystery eBooks of 2020

Though it took me a bit longer than I’d like, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the most checked out ebook mystery titles in 2020. After digging through various reports, I came up with a massive list of titles tagged as mystery or suspense, but not all of them would… Read More ›

Top 10 Mysteries of 2020?

Welcome 2021! So glad you’re here. But… Let’s take one last look at the most unusual of years, 2020. What were the most popular mysteries read? Based on circulation figures at my local library, these were the most checked out mysteries in 2020. *** 10. Vendetta in Death by J.D. Robb — Eve Dallas in… Read More ›

15 Years of Mysteries: Part Seven

Welcome to Part Seven of 15 Years of Mysteries! 2010 was the dawn of a new decade and the lucky 7th year of the Mystery Book Club. A few ideas to breathe new life into the discussion group were beginning to percolate with the idea of theming mysteries. January 2010 selection Murder on K Street… Read More ›

Top 10 Mysteries of 2019?

A new decade has dawned! But before we get much further into 2020, it’s time to take one last look at the last decade (and last year), and see what the most popular mysteries were in 2019. Based on circulation figures at my local library, these were the most checked out mysteries in 2019. ***… Read More ›

15 Years of Mystery: Part Six

Welcome to Part Six of 15 Years of Mysteries! The list of titles for 2009 proved to be a bit more challenging to my powers of recall. Knowing what was read is far different from remembering what my thoughts and opinions were. Over the years, some books made an impression while others are but a… Read More ›

15 Years of Mysteries: Part Five

Welcome to Part Five of 15 Years of Mysteries! In 2008, my local library moved to a new location and the Mystery Book Club moved along with it. Since the move closed the library for two weeks in January, the club did not meet that month. Fittingly, when we resumed in February, the club read… Read More ›

15 Years of Mysteries: Part Four

Welcome to Part Four of 15 Years of Mysteries! The Mystery Book Club (at my local library) continued its tour of mystery fiction with several women authors. Perhaps the biggest mystery of the year, however, was why there wasn’t a selection for May 2007. I’ve not been able to find a single document, file, listing,… Read More ›

15 Years of Mysteries: Part Three

Welcome to Part Three of 15 Years of Mysteries! The Mystery Book Club (at my local library) kicked off its third year of reading with a tie in to a local community initiative. In the late 1990s / early 2000s, several communities across the United States created “If all of {city name} read the same… Read More ›

15 Years of Mysteries: Part Two

Welcome to Part Two of 15 Years of Mysteries! The first full year of hosting a Mystery Book Club at my local library included a variety of titles in the mystery genre, including cozies and private investigators. In 2004, I began a book discussion group focused on the mystery genre. In the 15 years since… Read More ›

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