13. September 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Mystery, Tammy · Tags: ,

Night Watch: A Long-Lost Adventure in Which Sherlock Holmes Meets Father Brown by Stephen Kendrick, read by Tammy, on 09/06/2012

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are called in to investigate a politically sensitive case involving the death of a local Anglican priest who is hosting a secret international meeting of religious leaders. Among the guests is a quiet unassuming priest, serving as an interpreter for one of the foreign guests, Father Brown. Holmes races against the clock to solve this murder before the word spreads to the visiting priests consulates and a murder becomes an international incident. He is assisted as always by Watson and an occasional well-timed question or comment by Father Brown.

25. April 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Mystery, Tammy · Tags: , ,

Dying in the Wool by Frances Brody, read by Tammy, on 04/23/2012

This new mystery author weaves a cozy mystery around a strong female protagonist left widowed after WWI and set in the British countryside of a wool mill town. Kate Shackleton agrees to help a friend from the war days find out what happened to her father before the friend’s wedding day. Kate hopes to find the father alive so he can walk his daughter down the aisle, but warns her friend the truth may be much more unpleasant.

05. March 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Mystery, Tammy · Tags: , , ,

Brothers of Baker Street (Baker Street Letters # 2) by Michael Robertson, read by Tammy, on 02/28/2012

Brothers of Baker StreetI don’t often like Sherlock Holmes mysteries written by someone other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle but this is a different take on the ongoing Holmes persona and popularity that still exists in today’s society. Clever Idea and a mystery that keeps you guessing. I will definitely go back and read the first book in this series and watch for new ones to come out.

When brothers Reggie and Nigel Heath choose 221B Baker Street as the location for their law office, they don’t expect that their new office space would come with one huge stipulation, answering the letters sent to Sherlock Holmes, the most famous resident of that address in a timely fashion and no form letters allowed.

Reggie is distressed because the love of his life, actress Laura Rankin is gallivanting around with media mogul Lord Buxton. Reggie is working on a new case involving one of London’s Black Cab drivers who is accused of murdering two American tourists, the letters to Sherlock Holmes are piling up. There’s even one from someone who claims to be the descendent of Professor James Moriarty. Nigel has to return from the United States to help out his brother with his case and the mysterious letters.

 

26. January 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Mystery, Tammy · Tags: , , , ,

Appointment with Death (Hercule Poirot #19) by Agatha Christie, read by Tammy, on 01/25/2012

Appointment with DeathHercule Poirot is the featured detective in this book though he is barely mentioned in the first half of the novel. Events are seen through the eyes of two other characters and then Poirot is asked to investigate the death of a tyrannical matriarch at Petra. Was it murder or was the journey to beautiful Petra just to much for her?