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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Daughter of Time - Summer 2010 - Genre: Crime

Genre #15 - Crime
The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
read 7/23/10 - 7/31/10

This book dragged for me. It was a murder mystery, but the whole thing was solved academically from an invalid's bed. I thought that I'd be intrigued by the unique plot, but it actually felt quite slow to me. It was also full of history (which, unfortunately, isn't my cup of tea). For me there were too many names of obscure historical figures to keep track of, so I stopped keeping track and just plowed through. Those who love English history would probably enjoy this book. It just wasn't for me.

This book was part of my 2010 summer reading program.

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