24 Tasks – Door 10 – Book

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Ngaio Marsh: Off With His Head (aka Death of a Fool)

24 Festive Tasks: Door 10 – First Day of Carnival, Book: Read a book about starting over, rebuilding, new beginnings, etc., or a book where things go “BOOM!”, or with fireworks on the cover.   I decided on a minor Ngaio Marsh mini binge, following up Tied up in Tinsel (my NYE book) with another one […]

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Lesley Cookman: Murder in Steeple Martin

24 Festive Tasks: Door 10 – Russian Mothers’ Day, Book: Read a book set in Russia, by a Russian author, featuring a story within a story (like a Russian “matryoshka” doll), or featuring a character who is a mother.   Well, it turns out this book has a dual timeline (or at least significant flashbacks […]

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Members of the Detection Club: The Sinking Admiral

24 Festive Tasks: Door 10 – Bon Om Touk, Book:  Read a book that takes place at sea or on a river OR with water on the cover OR where the plot involves a festival or the moon plays a pivotal role in the plot. In 1931, “certain members” of the Detection Club — in […]

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