2021: #1 – The Widows of Malabar Hill (Sujata Massey)

The years that India was under British rule has long been an interesting time period to me, and this book is set right smack in the middle of it. Perveen Mistry is someone unusual — a female lawyer in early 1920s Bombay. She’s not considered a full lawyer because she cannot appear in court, but she’s able to do a lot of contract work and

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2020: #41 – Takedown Twenty (Janet Evanovich)

No matter what’s happening in our world, in Stephanie Plum’s neighborhood in Trenton, very little changes. Stephanie is still chasing bad guys for a living, helped along by Lula and getting her butt saved by Ranger when she get in a little too deep. Joe is also still in the picture, and still Stephanie’s number 1 — though she’s not sure either of them are

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2020: #34 – The Devotion of Suspect X (Keigo Higashino)

This Japanese cat-and-mouse mystery starts out with Yasuko, mother to a teenaged daughter who spends most of her days working at the local bento shop. She’s kept her world purposefully small in order to hide from her abusive ex-husband. But when one day he appears at her work and then follows her home, things quickly get out of control and he ends up dead on

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