Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

When the Orient Express is stranded due to a snowdrift and a passenger is found murdered in one of the cabins, the Director of the company tasks Hercule Poirot with solving the mystery before they arrive at their destination. Read if you like: mystery novels, stories set on train, large cast of characters, isolation tropeContinue reading “Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie”

What Moves The Dead by T. Kingfisher

Retired soldier, Alex Easton is horrified to find their friends Roderick and Madeline Usher in a state of grave ill health. The Usher house is surrounded by even stranger sights – spooked-looking hares, glowing substances in the lake, and toxic mushrooms. Determined to save their friends, Alex dives headfirst into the danger that lurks nearby.Continue reading “What Moves The Dead by T. Kingfisher”

The Villa by Rachel Hawkins

A broken marriage, recovering health, and writer’s block. Emily has known better days. When her best friend of decades, Chess, coaxes her to take a vacation to Italy with her, Emily gives in. Villa Aestas has a dark history and is also the inspiration for one of the best horror novels written. As Emily’s interestContinue reading “The Villa by Rachel Hawkins”

The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher

Freelance editor, Mouse agrees to clean out her grandmother’s house at her father’s request. Located in an isolated town in North Carolina, the house is a hoarder’s heaven full of boxes of trinkets, shelves of creepy dolls, and old newspapers. When Mouse finds her stepgrandfather’s journal entries hinting at strange beings holed up in theContinue reading “The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher”

The Thirteenth Tale by Diana Setterfield

Margaret Lea works at her father’s antiquarian bookshop. When she receives a letter from famous author Vida Winters, inviting her to write the author’s biography, Margaret is drawn by the mystery of it all. In unravelling the author’s story, Margaret comes face to face with a truth that has been lurking in her periphery allContinue reading “The Thirteenth Tale by Diana Setterfield”