Book review: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Genre: Romance / Science Fiction

Page Count: 529 pages

Publication Date: 2003


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Audrey Niffenegger’s dazzling debut is the story of Clare, a beautiful, strong-minded art student, and Henry, an adventuresome librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry thirty-one. Continue reading

Book review: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Genre: Contemporary romance

Page Count: 357 pages

Publication Date: April 2011


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It’s 1999 and the internet is still a novelty. At a newspaper office, two colleagues, Beth and Jennifer, e-mail back and forth, discussing their lives in hilarious details, from love troubles to family dramas. And Lincoln, a shy IT guy responsible for monitoring e-mails, spends his hours reading every exchange.

At first their e-mails offer a welcome diversion, but the more he reads, the more he finds himself falling for one of them. By the time Lincoln realises just how head-over-heels he is, it’s too late to introduce himself.

After a series of close encounters, Lincoln eventually decides he must follow his heart… and find out if there is such a thing as love before first sight. Continue reading

Author interview with Ella Cotton

This interview will be a little bit different from our usual author interview. Ella Cotton, unlike other authors I’ve interviewed in the past, didn’t write a fiction book of any sort. Instead she published an adult colouring book entitled: Colourful Swear Words: Entertaining Insults in an Adult Coloring Book.

(Mystery Date With a Book is not responsible for any swear words that the author may use during the interview. Read at your own risk. Haha!). Continue reading

Book review: The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

Genre: Mystery

Page Count: 380 pages

Publication Date: November 1930


Goodreads summary: ac-murder-at-the-vicarage

Murder at the Vicarage marks the debut of Agatha Christie’s unflappable and much beloved female detective, Miss Jane Marple. With her gift for sniffing out the malevolent side of human nature, Miss Marple is led on her first case to a crime scene at the local vicarage.

Colonel Protheroe, the magistrate whom everyone in town hates, has been shot through the head. No one heard the shot. There are no leads. Yet, everyone surrounding the vicarage seems to have a reason to want the Colonel dead. It is a race against the clock as Miss Marple sets out on the twisted trail of the mysterious killer without so much as a bit of help from the local police.

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