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Julia Spencer-Fleming, “Through the Evil Days”

Just in case you’re having a busy day, here’s a synopsis: this is one more post about the challenges that face writers of mystery series. Julia Spencer-Fleming’s original premise was unusual: she paired the cranky chief of a small-town police … Continue reading

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Julia Spencer-Fleming, “One Was a Soldier”

If there’s a writer who can credibly manage the issue-based murder mystery, that writer is Julia Spencer-Fleming — but it’s a project fraught with difficulty. We read murder mysteries to escape. That doesn’t mean they all have to be set … Continue reading

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Julia Spencer-Fleming, “I Shall Not Want”

Uh-oh. I’m getting to the end of the series. You know the feeling: There’s only one left?  And it’s not coming out for a month? That’s where I am with Julia Spencer-Fleming. I read faster than she writes. On the … Continue reading

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Julia Spencer-Fleming, “All Mortal Flesh”

I love Extra-Strength Excedrin. Is there even a regular strength? Somehow I think not, but I am always reassured by the idea that the pills in the green bottle are going to work extra hard to get rid of that … Continue reading

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Julia Spencer-Fleming, “To Darkness and to Death”

With so much anxiety during the holiday season — will Junior get home in the snow, does Aunt Tillie still like gingerbread, would hubby wear a bright green track suit and is he an XXL — it’s very soothing to … Continue reading

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Julia Spencer-Fleming, “Out of the Deep I Cry”

Well, that was very satisfying. I was a little disappointed by Julia Spencer-Fleming’s A Fountain Filled with Blood, especially after the very strong start of her first book, In the Bleak Midwinter. But here she is on Book Three of her … Continue reading

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Julia Spencer-Fleming, “A Fountain Filled With Blood”

Oh, well. So much for the thrill of discovery. I was really excited when I read In the Bleak Midwinter, Julia Spencer-Fleming’s first mystery in this series. The character of the Reverend Clare Fergusson, rector of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church … Continue reading

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