Tag Archives: Detective Novels

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

This past summer I read my first novel, The Thin Man, by Dashiell Hammett. I enjoyed his gritty writing style so I searched out another one of his books. My local library had a copy of The Maltese Falcon. I … Continue reading

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The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

The third novel I read for R. I. P. was The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins. He’s an English playwright and writer who wrote during the Victorian era and completed 30 novels, over 60 short stories, and 14 plays. One of … Continue reading

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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

I have a confession. Until very recently, I had never read a book by Agatha Christie. I don’t know why. I never seemed to get around to her. After reading The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, I’m kicking myself for not … Continue reading

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Review: The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett

I’ve been a fan of The Thin Man movie for over twenty years, but I never read the book by Dashiell Hammett. That is until now. Even though it’s different from the movie, I still loved the novel. Usually I … Continue reading

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The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code, published in 2003, was written by Dan Brown.  This mystery-detective novel has generated a lot of criticism since its publication.  Many critics, historians, art historians, and Catholics have lambasted this book for its inaccuracies.  For this … Continue reading

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