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Review: The Owl Killers by Karen Maitland

Title: The Owl Killers Author: Karen Maitland Series: Standalone Rating: 4 Stars 640 pages Published March 1st 2010 by Penguin Books Bought Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository I don’t often read historical fiction, but when I do, I read novels like The Owl Killers – books backed up with solid research, featuring issues that […]

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Interview with Julie Wassmer (Murder-on-Sea)

Though Nyx Book Reviews is generally dedicated to books of the fantastic persuasion, I also occasionally read outside of speculative fiction. The first book in the Whitstable Pearl series was one of those times (read my review). The second book in Julie’s series is being published this month, and I got to ask her some […]

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Review: Jackaby by William Ritter

Title: Jackaby Author: William Ritter Series: Jackaby #1 Rating: 3 Stars 299 pages Published September 16th 2014 by Algonquin Young Readers Bought Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository Jackaby was one of my most anticipated 2014 releases. It has a beautiful cover, a great blurb, and honestly just sounded so good. A paranormal Sherlock Holmes? […]

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Review: The Whitstable Pearl Mystery by Julie Wassner

Title: The Whitstable Pearl Mystery Author: Julie Wassmer Series: Standalone Rating: 3 Stars 320 pages Published March 5th 2015 by Constable Review copy received from publisher Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository The Whitstable Pearl Mystery follows Pearl, a woman whose dream of being a detective was cut short when she found out she was […]

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DNF Review: House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

Title: House of Leaves Author: Mark Z. Danielewski Series: Standalone Rating: 1 Star 709 pages Published March 7th 2000 by Pantheon Bought Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository Stopped reading around page 320. This book is so meta that even meta isn’t meta enough for it. Sheesh. As someone who has been trained in literary […]

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Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Title: Gone Girl Author: Gillian Flynn Series: Standalone Rating: 3 Stars 496 pages Published January 3rd by Phoenix Bought Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository Gone Girl. The book that had everyone talking. A dark, twisted psychological thriller about a man whose wife is missing – but all signs are pointing towards him. Yet he […]

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Review: Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris

Title: Midnight Crossroad Author: Charlaine Harris Series: Midnight, Texas #1 Rating: 3 Stars 305 pages Published May 6th 2014 by Ace Review copy received from the publisher Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository The last few books I read by Charlaine Harris have been subpar. The final books in the Sookie Stackhouse series showed the […]

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YA Mini-Reviews #1

Title: Find Me (Find Me #1) Author: Romily Bernard Published September 24th 2013 by HarperTeen Find Me is a young-adult thriller about a girl from a messed up family that tries to find out who killed one of her childhood friends. Although I quite liked this idea of a more gritty kind of thriller featuring […]

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Review: Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz

Title: Moriarty Author: Anthony Horowitz Series: Sherlock Holmes #2 Rating: 3 Stars 304 pages Published December 9th 2014 by Harper Review copy received from the publisher Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository I’m a huge self-proclaimed fan of anything Sherlock. Recently I’ve started dabbling in the original works by Arthur Conan Doyle, while simultaneously gorging […]

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