Books for June

Somehow, June is already nearly half over. Summer is well and truly underway. Time to find the shade of a tree or a lazy hammock and do some reading. And in the spirit of relaxation, here is some lighter fare to enjoy on a quiet summer day.   JAMES THE CONNOISSEUR CAT by Harriet Hahn…

ACCENT: THE FORGERS by Bradford Morrow

    One of my favorite authors is back with a new mystery novel — and it centers around books. The (unreliable?) narrator, Will, is a master forger. He specialized in faking inscriptions and small pieces of ephemera by classic authors. Then he got caught. Having paid his debt to society, Will has promised to…

REVIEW: THE BAT by Mary Roberts Rinehart

I am so excited to tell people about this book.  It’s witty and campy at the same time.  It belongs firmly in the “B” or pulp category — but deliciously so.  Reminiscent of the smart, slapstick movie Clue, it is just plain fun. Older (but not elderly) Miss Cornelia is of New York blue-blood stock.  She…

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