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Lost in the Stacks

I read widely and compulsively and my fancies are ever changing. My love of reading, however, is no mere fancy. 

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The Stress of Her Regard
Tim Powers
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Peril at Somner House: A Mystery Featuring Daphne du Maurier

Peril at Somner House: A Mystery Featuring Daphne du Maurier - Joanna Challis This was very cute. A fictionalized Daphne DuMaurier, fresh from solving a murder case in Murder on the Cliffs, arrives at a friend's castle in the Isle of Scilly, Cornwall, with her sister for what seems to be a week or two of rest an relaxation. Upon arrival, she finds out that they've just passed the last boat to the coast for the winter. Two days later, the drug-addled lord of the manor is found murdered, and Daphne is on the case.

THe author does a great job of creating a young, naive but plucky girl detective in her Daphne DuMaurier. Daphne's partner in crime, Sir Marcus, is a boatload of fun, too. Recommended for fun.