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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

The Marquise of O (Translation) and The Body in the Dumb River




A short review.


A different way of handling an age old problem. How to cope with an unexpected and unexplainable pregnancy. In a very conservative time. In a very respectable family.


A tragi comedy very well written.


Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Pushkin Press.







The writing in this one is slow as well. But it is somewhat different. A mystery murder of an innocuous man who was known to everyone as being mild and meek and who only wanted to get on with his life.


Seemingly quiet, James lived a double life. With a wife and three daughters who disliked him and who only wanted money out of him and above all respectability, there was Martha on the other hand who was a help mate of the best kind who loved him for who he was.


Littlejohn's detective work is brilliant. Very descriptive writing of both the setting and the characters are spot on. A pleasure to read at any time.


Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Poisoned Pen Press.

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