All posts tagged: Mystery Thriller

Review: The Golden Hairpin

The Stats Title: The Golden Hairpin Author: Qinghan Cee Translator: Alex Wooding Publisher: Jiangsu Phoenix Literature and Art Publishing House (2015), AmazonCrossing (20 February 2018) Genre: General Fiction (Adult), Mystery/Thriller, Crime, Translated Fiction Trigger Warnings: Murder Thank you to both AmazonCrossing and NetGalley for providing me with an electrical Review Copy of The Golden Hairpin by Qinghan Cee; translated by Alex Wooding, set to publish February 20, 2018, in America. All opinions mentioned in this review are my own. The Review Huang Zixia was a seventeen-year-old super-sleuth. Since the age of thirteen, she has been assisting her father with investigations, using her extreme sense of observation to solve crimes. Now, she is the lamb having been accused of poisoning her entire family to avoid an arranged marriage. Thankfully, Huang Zixia befriends the grumpy and distant Li Shubai, the Prince of Kui. He offers to assist her in solving her own case if she can solve the Four Directions Case in ten days. Huang Zixia goes under-cover as a Li Shubai’s loyal eunuch and together they solve the Four Directions Case. However, before Huang Zixia …

Book Review: The Widow

A mystery thriller regarding the sanctity of marriage and the dark secrets hidden between husband and wife. The Widow begins in the perspective of “The Widow” aka Jean Taylor hiding in her home from the press. Last week, her husband, a man at the center of a three-year criminal investigation, was struck by a bus and died on impact. Throughout the trials, Jean Taylor stood by her husband’s side. Now that he is gone, Jean struggles with her place in this mess. Should she speak her truth? After all, the one thing everyone in London wants to know is, what did Glen Taylor do with Baby Bella? I was excited when I saw The Widow on the bargain shelf at my local Meijer. I had read Fiona Barton’s sophomore novel The Child as one of my Book of the Month selections and I enjoyed Barton’s take on the “who-done-it” motif (I gave it 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads). I was interested to see what lay beneath her debut novel, as it was being compared to the likes …