Tag: Mystery

The Crown Jewel Mystery

The Crown Jewel Mystery

This is a 100 page Sherlock Holmes story that focuses on Lucy James. It appears there are a number of books with these two. In this one, they do not know each other. But, we know they will eventually meet. This may even be a prequel. The mystery was decent, but the adventure was very slow. This one did not really stand out from all the other Sherlock stories where he all of a sudden has a young apprentice. However, the attention to detail makes me think that there is potential for this series.

As always, this is a short review for a short book. For more, check out Amazon.

I rate my books as either YES (I will read again) or NO (I will not read again). This gets a rating of NO.

 

Muse of Fire

Muse of Fire

I was unfamiliar with John Scalzi, but he seems to have quite a few books out there – including several short read books. I was not overly impressed with this one. He has a decent story telling process, but I did not think this plot really ever got going – 28 pages was just not enough. I do think it was promising enough to try another of his books.

As always, this is a short review for a short book. For more, check out Amazon.

I rate my books as either YES (I will read again) or NO (I will not read again). This gets a rating of NO.

The Book Case

The Book Case

This is a 59 page mystery by Nelson DeMille. The story revolves more around the police Detective investigating the crime than the victim or criminals. Everyone is secondary to the Detective. It is a decent whodunit. It is not obvious how the crime was committed. There is a funny little kicker at the end.

As always, this is a short review for a short book. For more, check out Amazon.

I rate my books as either YES (I will read again) or NO (I will not read again). This gets a rating of NO. However, I do recommend reading the story at least once. I ran through the story rather quickly because it was an entertaining read.