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In this 1932 classic mystery, an elderly and wealthy Greek art dealer dies, and his will has gone missing. Inspector Richard Queen of the NY Police is brought in to investigate.
As a parent of a seven-month-old, I was curious about All Joy and No Fun as it made the rounds through my friends’ Goodreads accounts. My interest was piqued by friends’ reviews and with Jennifer Senior’s visit to the Library in early June.
When it comes to reading mystery series, I generally follow a simple procedure: Start with the third or fourth book in the series and then work back at some later point if the author grabs me.
Maria Hummel’s historical novel, Motherland, tells the tense and turbulent survival tale of a Third Reich family in Germany near the end of the war.
Ross MacDonald was one of the greats of hard-boiled detective fiction, along with Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. Just as Chandler looked to the pioneering Hammett, MacDonald looked to Chandler, whom he called a “slumming angel.”
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