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Missed a review?  Here’s a handy list of all the books and films, both fiction and nonfiction, that have been reviewed by The Poisoned Martini.  Fiction titles are listed alphabetically by author.  Nonfiction books and films are by title.



Abu-Jaber, Diana.


Atherton, Nancy.

Aunt Dimity’s Death

Babson, Marian.

To Catch a Cat

Beaton, M.C.

Death of a Witch

Benn, James R.

Billy Boyle

Black, Cara.

Murder at the Lanterne Rouge

Murder in Passy

Block, Lawrence.

Grifter’s Game

Booth, Stephen.

Black Dog

Bowen, Rhys.

Evan and Elle

Box, Edgar.

Death Before Bedtime

Bradley, Alan.

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

Braun, Lilian Jackson.

The Cat Who Saw Red

Brown, Duffy.

Dead Man Walker

Demise in Denim

Pearls and Poison

Cain, James M.

Double Indemnity

The Postman Always Rings Twice

Caspary, Vera.


Childs, Laura.

Scones & Bones

Christie, Agatha.

Dead Man’s Folly

Double Sin

Clement, Blaize.

Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter

Cleverly, Barbara.

A Darker God

Davidson, Diane Mott.

Sweet Revenge

Deaver, Jeffrey.

The Bone Collector

Dobyns, Stephen.

Is Fat Bob Dead Yet?

Douglas, Carole Nelson.

Cat in an Ultramarine Scheme

Elkins, Aaron.

Skull Duggery

Evans, Mary Anna.


Fleming, Ian.

For Your Eyes Only

Fossum, Karin.

The Water’s Edge

French, Tana.

In the Woods

Gilman, Dorothy.

The Clairvoyant Countess

Greenwood, Kerry

Murder on a Midsummer Night

Hamilton, Lyn.

The Celtic Riddle

Hart, Carolyn G.

The Christie Caper

Highsmith, Patricia.

Strangers on a Train

Indriðason, Arnaldur.


Langan, Mike.

Dark Horse

Leon, Donna.

Death at La Fenice – Part I, Part II

Leroux, Gaston.

The Mystery of the Yellow Room

Levin, Ira.

A Kiss Before Dying

Longworth, M. L.

Death at the Chateau Bremont

Malliet, G. M.

Death at the Alma Mater

Magnan, Pierre.

The Messengers of Death

Marsh, Ngaio.

Enter a Murderer

McDermid, Val.

The Mermaid’s Singing

McManus, Patrick F.

The Blight Way

Murphy, Shirley Rousseau.

Cat Breaking Free

Orczy, Baroness Emmuska.

The Old Man in the Corner

Palmer, Stuart.

Murder on the Blackboard

Peacock, Justin.

A Cure for Night

Poe, Edgar Allan.

The Murders in the Rue Morgue

The Mystery of Marie Roget

The Purloined Letter

Ritter, Todd.

Death Notice

Sayers, Dorothy L.

Whose Body?

Simenon, Georges.

Maigret and the Reluctant Witnesses

Stabenow, Dana.

A Cold Day for Murder

Swann, Leonie.

Three Bags Full

Tey, Josephine.

The Daughter of Time

To Love and Be Wise

Upson, Nicola.

An Expert in Murder

Van Dine, S. S.

The Gracie Allen Murder Case – Part I, Part II

Wenger, Christine

Do or Diner

A Second Helping of Murder

Diners, Drive-ins, and Death

Macaroni and Freeze



Blackmoore, Stephen.

Dead Things

Briggs, Patricia.

Dragon Blood

Dragon Bones

Butcher, Jim.

Storm Front

Carl, JoAnna.

The Chocolate Cat Caper

Cook, Elizabeth.


Del Franco, Mark.

Unshapely Things

Fforde, Jasper.

The Big Over Easy

Hearne, Kevin.


Jackson, Steve.

Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! – a four book series

Levitt, John.

Dog Days

Louis, Edward S.

Odysseus on the Rhine

Mullany, Janet.

Jane Austen: Blood Persuasion

Rice, Anne.

The Witching Hour

Riordan, Rick.

The Lost Hero

Thurman, Rob.


Vaughn, Carrie.

Discord’s Apple



Barry, Rebecca.

later, at the bar

Belfer, Lauren.

City of Light

Hinton, S. E.

Hawkes Harbor

Howatch, Susan.

The Wheel of Fortune

Kaysen, Susanna.

Asa, As I Knew Him

Neville, Katherine.

The Eight

Steakley, John.


Tuck, James R.

That Thing at the Zoo



The Agatha Christie Companion: the Complete Guide to Agatha Christie’s Life and Work by Dennis Sanders & Leo Lovallo

D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths by Ingri & Edgar Parin d’Aulaire

D’Aulaire’s Book of Norse Myths by Ingri & Edgar Parin d’Aulaire

Favorite Greek Myths by Mary Pope Osborne

Favorite Norse Myths by Mary Pope Osborne

Hillary Waugh’s Guide to Mysteries and Mystery Writing by Hillary Waugh

The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York  by Deborah Blum

A Treasury of the World’s Greatest Fairy Tales

The Troll Book by Michael Berenstain

Wicked Syracuse: A History of Sin in the Salt City by Neil K. MacMillan




Clue (1985)

The Company of Wolves

Death on the Nile (1978)

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame


Immortals (2011)

Lady in the Lake

Murder by Death

Murder on the Blackboard

Murder on the Orient Express (2010)

The North Avenue Irregulars

Now, Voyager

OSS 117 Cairo, Nest of Spies

Sunset Boulevard


The Tenth Kingdom

The Thin Man (1934)

Topper Returns

Towards Zero (2007)

The Women (1939)

List updated as of 2/12/2016.

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