Shelf Control #105: The Mystery of the Locked Room by Carolyn Keene #Mystery #ChildrensFiction

Wednesday, the 26th of August, and time again for Shelf Control! Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and celebrates the books waiting to be read on your TBR piles/mountains. To participate, all you do is pick a book from your TBR pile, and write a post about it--what its…

Book Review: Mohini: The Enchantress by Anuja Chandramouli

My thanks to the author Anuja Chandramouli and Rupa Publishing Co Ltd for a review copy of this book. Anuja is a writer of both mythological and historical fiction; this work falls in the former category. Mohini, the goddess of enchantment is the female avatar of the god Vishnu, often seen as an enchantress, one…

Shelf Control #104: Well, Really Mr Twiddle by Enid Blyton #Children’sBooks #TBR #EnidBlyton

Wednesday, the 19th of August, and time once again for Shelf Control! Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and is all about the books waiting to be read on your TBR piles/mountains. To participate, simply pick a book from your TBR pile, and write a post about it--what its…

#Review: The Fargenstropple Case by Lia London #Mystery #Humour

What a crazy read this turned out to be, but a good bit of fun. The book opens with newly promoted Chief Inspector Terrence Morgan in his office when Millicent Fargenstropple literally bursts in (and the door with her) with a problem—a rather odd one for Lady Chatterley the cat, usually quite placid, has been…

#Review: Maids of Misfortune by M. Louisa Locke #Mystery #HistoricalFiction

The first of a historical mystery series, Maids of Misfortune (2009) is set in Victorian San Francisco. It features Annie Fuller, a young widow, whose husband had squandered off all their fortune (before committing suicide), and who is managing to make ends meet by running a boarding house in a property her aunt left her.…

Shelf Control #103: Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome #TBR

Wednesday, the 12th of August, and time for Shelf Control once again! Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and celebrates the books waiting to be read on your TBR piles/mountains. To participate, all you do is pick a book from your TBR pile, and write a post about it--what…

Book Review: A Case of Blackmail in Belgravia by Clara Benson

A Case of Blackmail in Belgravia (2016) is the first of a series of five books (so far) featuring Freddie Pilkington-Soames and set in 1920s–1930s London (at least the first is in London). Freddie was first introduced in another series by the author, the Angela Marchmont mysteries some of which I’ve read and enjoyed very…