A Rose by any Other Name…

After more than 10 years and two failed attempts, I finally finished Umberto Eco’s murder mystery The Name of the Rose. Published in 1980, The Name of the Rose is the retelling of a Benedictine monk about a series of strange events that he and his master Brother William investigated while traveling through a Franciscan…

Magpie Murders

There’s nothing like a good whoddunit to get you out of a reading rut. When it comes to mysteries, no one is better than Anthony Horowitz, who is good enough for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s estate, which gave him permission to write two new Sherlock Holmes novels, namely, House of Silk and Moriarty.  I have…