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First novel

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A Rare Interest in Corpses by Ann Granger on BookBub. A classic mystery from “an accomplished veteran . . . [ who] knows her history and relates it with charm in this peek at Victorian morals and foibles” (Kirkus Reviews). It is 1864 when Lizzie Martin takes up the post of lady’s companion to a...

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Rei S.
15 propulsive literary mysteries that balance plot and prose – Modern Mrs Darcy Pitch Perfect, Neil Gaiman, Free Books, Good Books, Books To Read, Big Books, Science Fiction, Plot Twist, New York Times

Susanna Clarke's hotly anticipated second novel is a fantasy novel that plays with fantasy tropes, a mystery but not just a mystery, an altogether weird and extremely compelling book set in a strange house with labyrinthine passageways and just fifteen inhabitants, only two of which are alive. It's decidedly weird and took me a solid 20% to get oriented, but once I did I couldn't stop reading. Our narrator is Piranesi—though he suspects that's not really his name—and while I don't recommend…

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Laureen Strohl