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Dan Andriacco

by Kathleen Kaska


St. Benignus College in Erin Ohio might not be a desert island, a locked room, or an express train speeding to the Orient, but the quaint setting in Bookmarked for Murder is reminiscent of an Agatha Christie mystery, and author Dan Andriacco’s plotting holds muster with the Grand Dame. Bookmarked for Murder is Andriacco’s fifth mystery in his Jeff Cody/Sebastian McCabe series and it does not disappoint as it’s Andriacco’s best yet.

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by Kathleen Kaska


You’re suspected of murder. Your alibi might be just a figment of your imagination–or so say the authorities. Another investigator appears to be interfering with you trying to prove your innocence. Your love interest and her brother, her father and two archeologists all have motives, but Scotland Yard stays focused on you. You’ve been in a pickle before, but a certain beekeeper has always saved your skin. So when another murder is committed and you, again, are the prime suspect, well even Sherlock Holmes may not be able to rescue you.

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Murder at the Driskill By Kathleen Kaska

IN THE February 7 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze
SECTIONS

by Dan Andriacco



One of the strengths of the mystery genre is that it comes in all shapes and sizes, from romantic suspense to noir. In her Sydney Lockhart series of hotel mysteries, though, Kathleen Kaska has created something special with a mash-up of screwball comedy (think 1930s movies), and Texas noir. The fourth serving of this unusual blend is the best yet.

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by Kathleen Kaska
& Dan Andriacco



This week we have a review of Dan Andriacco’s latest Enoch Hale mystery The Poisoned Penman, along with a really fun guest post from Dan about Sherlock Holmes, who makes an appearance in the book. His post is called The Iconic Sleuth. You can also find details on how to win a copy of The Poisoned Penman and a link to purchase the book (a portion of all sales from this link go to help support KRL).

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by Kathleen Kaska



When I first met Sebastian McCabe, Jeff Cody and Lynda Teal, (No Police Like Holmes) life was rocking along in the college town of Erin, Ohio. Getting to know these delightful characters, created by author Dan Andriacco, resulted in my putting this series on my “always-read” list. That was three books ago and I’m delighted to report that the murder-solving Sherlockian trio is back, this time in London. They are searching for the infamous Mr. James Phillimore who, as many of your Holmes fanatics know, went back into his house for an umbrella and disappeared.

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by Kathleen Kaska



I love reading Sherlock Holmes pastiches. For generations clever writers have taken Holmes and sent him around the world, into the future, the past, into outer space, and even to Texas. They’ve made him a teenager, a woman, a Jack Russell terrier, a rat; given him a wife, a female Dr. Watson, and an alien as a partner. He’s battled Martians, vampires, and Jack the Ripper.

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