Classified as Murder: Cat in the Stacks 2 by Miranda James

I've never read a Cozy Mystery before. I was into mystery books growing up: Boxcar Children, Nancy Drew, Bobsey Twins. But as I got older, I grew out of them. Since working in the library I've become familiar with how popular the "Cozy" Mystery's are and routinely laugh over their punny and tongue in cheek…

Best Sellers to Blockbusters: The Woman in White

When it was first published (in serial installments between November of 1859 and August of 1860) The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins was considered a bit sensationalist. It was also one of the first detective novels. The book is different accounts of a crime of mistaken identity and fraud. Letters and journal entries and interviews are…

Clockword Prince by Cassandra Clare

After the events of Clockwork Angel, the Clave has been shaken. When Charlotte's running the Institute is challenged by Benidict Lightwood, Consul Wayland charges Charlotte with finding Mortmain within the next fortnight. An seemingly impossible task. During the investigation, Will, Jem, and Tessa visit the Aloysius Starkweather at the York Institute and make a startling…

A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro

In the final Charlotte Holmes book, Charlotte and Jamie are spending the summer before college in Oxford's pre college program. The intend to spend time together getting to know one another without emanate danger breathing down their necks. But when a professor asks them to look into some mysterious happenings from last summer's dramatics program,…

The Case for Jamie by Brittany Cavallaro

In the third installment in the Charlotte Holmes series, Jamie has gone back to Sherringford and settled into a routine. Classes, Rugby, applying for King's College London, and a girlfriend. He hasn't seen Holmes in a year, since that fateful day on lawn of her family's estate. Charlotte is in the wind, alone for the…

The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro

In this sequel to A Study in Charlotte Jamie is visiting Charlotte's family in England over the Christmas holidays when her uncle Leander goes missing. The two set off on a quest to find Leander that will take them to Germany and the Czech Republic. Along the way August Moriarty gets involved. In the end…