Vulpes Libris

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Mystery Week

Pile of old books with magnifying glass
It’s Mystery Week on Vulpes Libris, something that is probably long overdue. True to form, we have a wide assortment of books falling into that category, from a variety of authors, taking place from the Middle Ages to modern day. Even fans of the genre might find new suspects for future reading. So put on your deerstalker, or at least settle into a comfy chair and follow the clues to a week spotlighting one of the most popular kinds of books around.

Monday- Jackie takes a little trip back to Ancient Ireland with Peter Tremayne’s Sister Fidelma.

Tuesday- Regular guest Book Fox, Sharon lingers in Jerusalem at The Mandelbaum Gate, a prize winning novel by Muriel Spark.

Wednesday- Moira uses VL’s Mystery Week as a flimsy excuse to revisit a childhood favourite – The Ring O’ Bells Mystery – and see how well (or otherwise) it’s aged.

Thursday- Guest reviewer Kirsty Doole returns, in the company of Adam Dalgleish.

Friday- In a review of The Aspern Papers by Henry James, Leena explores the compulsive desire to connect with the past and solve its mysteries.

Photo of books and magnifying glass from Colorbox.

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This entry was posted on April 21, 2013 by in Coming up this week.



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  • (The header image is from Aesop's Fables, illustrated by Francis Barlow (1666), and appears courtesy of the Digital and Multimedia Center at the Michigan State University Libraries.)
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