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Category: Bookshelf

Bookshelf is my book review blog. I read both fiction and non-fiction. My fiction genre ranges from mystery, crime, suspense-thriller, romance, and a mix in between. For non-fiction, I prefer biographies, autobiographies, self-help, inspirational, paranormal, psychology, management, history, true crime, etc. Actually, I could read almost anything except fan fiction.

Banned Books Week

This week, starting 24 September, the world celebrates Banned Books Week. It is an annual event every last week of September that celebrates the freedom to read. It brings the whole book community, librarians, booksellers, publishers, teachers, writers, and readers…

The CBS Murders

The CBS Murders by Richard Hammer (1987) is a non-fiction book that documents the senseless killing of three employees from CBS. It was Monday after Easter, 12 April 1982, at the parking lot of Pier Ninety-two, Margaret Barbera, a bookkeeper,…

Dumb Witness

Dumb Witness (1937, Agatha Christie) This is one of those books that have been collecting dust on my bookshelf and I just finished reading it over the weekend. Years ago, I’ve read in The Strand magazine that this novel was…

The Surgeon

THE SURGEON by Tess Gerritsen, 2001, Ballantine Books I came to discover author Tess Gerritsen when I read The Sinner a few years ago and instantly I became a fan of her characters Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles. However, this…

On What Grounds

On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle (2003, The Berkeley Publishing Group) I started to like Cleo Coyle a few years back when I first read “Through the Grinder“, the second book in her Coffeehouse Mystery series. Aside from the mystery…