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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Student Annotations: Mystery

You can never have enough lists of readalikes for popular mystery authors. The longer I am a librarian, the more I think just about everyone enjoys mysteries. With the wide range of subject specific mysteries available these days, it is possible to match a mystery to just about any reader's interests.

Here are two student annotations of popular mysteries:

Crewel World by Monica Ferris is a "Needlecraft Mystery," part of the very popular subgenre of crafting mysteries

Little Scarlet by Walter Mosley, is another fine work by this prolific and interesting bestseller.

Another tip for mystery readers interested in a specific type of mystery is to use the site Stop You're Killing Me. Here you can find many indexes, breaking out mystery novels into categories like Historical Period, Location, and my favorite, Job, to name a few. Try it out for yourself.