Category Archives: Book Reviews

Mystery Monday | Hungry Ghosts by Peggy Blair

Originally posted on Words of Mystery:
Mystery Mondays is a sometimes weekly, sometimes biweekly and sometimes monthly review feature here on Words of Mystery that showcases books in the mystery (and on occasion thriller) genre that we are currently reading…

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#HungryGhosts Book Review – “One of the best mysteries to come out of Ottawa”

Peter Robb of the Ottawa Citizen has released the first print review of Hungry Ghosts and I am definitely having a Sally Field moment (“You like me, you really like me!”). He describes Hungry Ghosts as “one of the best mysteries to … Continue reading

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A Literary Analysis of The Beggar’s Opera …

A Belgian graduate student, Alexandra Sanchez, wrote a very interesting article recently in which she  compared the world view expressed in The Beggar’s Opera  to that of Leon Padura in his mystery novel Pasado Perfecto. It’s a very compelling analysis. Distilled to its … Continue reading

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Dealing with criticism.

As authors, we put our work “out there.” Not everyone likes it, anymore than not everyone we meet will like us either, or we them. But I think it’s important that we pay attention to readers’ criticisms. We can learn … Continue reading

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Book Reviews – The Poisoned Pawn!

The Poisoned Pawn is about to hit the US market, and the galleys are out and about (those are the advance review copies). Nice to see this  review from fellow author, J.R. Lindermuth, posted in Goodreads: ___________________ This is one … Continue reading

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Poisoned Pawn gets a starred review in Booklist!

Bill Ott gave The Beggar’s Opera a great review in Booklist last year; so pleased  to see that he’s enjoyed The Poisoned Pawn (the sequel) as much. What’s great about these starred reviews is that the publishers love them: they use … Continue reading

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Books for Dudes (Library Journal)

Now here’s something: Library Journal has a column called Books for Dudes (who knew?).  The Poisoned Pawn has a mention in it today, which is unexpected and flattering: I would have thought Books for Dudes would review books written by dudes; I’m … Continue reading

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“One of the names to watch in Canadian crime fiction…”

I’ll be doing an interview with the folks at Crime Fiction Lover soon and their brilliant reviewer, Marina Sofia, will be reviewing The Poisoned Pawn. Meanwhile, here’s their plug for my new book, The Poisoned Pawn, soon to be released … Continue reading

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