Book Review # 204: After the Banquet — The Pine-Scented Chronicles (Reblog)

Of Love and Politics Japanese literature is one of the vastest and most diverse in the world of literature. Its influence extends beyond Japan and has been in existence for centuries. Lady Murasakami Shikibu’s The Tale of Genji is recognized as one of the earliest published novels. Two Japanese writers – Yasunari Kawabata and Kenzaburō […]

Book Review # 204: After the Banquet — The Pine-Scented Chronicles

*Fascinating, I should know more about Japanese literature. Find this book here.

… but this is also interesting — and this.


‘Killed With A Kiss’ A Mike Malone Murder Mystery, by Milly Reynolds

Detective Inspector Mike Malone faces an intriguing case when the body of an unidentified man is discovered with a lipstick ‘kiss’ on his cheek.

Was it placed there before he was killed? Did the person who kissed him, actually kill him? Was it left on his cheek as a tender farewell, or had the killer left Mike a calling card?

As Mike starts his investigation, aided by his faithful partner, Detective Sergeant, Alan Shepherd, he finds that murder doesn’t always visit total strangers, sometimes it visits friends.

Join Mike and his cast of friendly townsfolk in the latest Mike Malone Mystery.

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