Mystery Mix

5 Mysteries, good better best, that I read while my big fat book was mislaid. Lord of the Wings by Donna Andrews My rating: 5 of 5 stars Yay, Meg the Lady Blacksmith is back at work with iron and the forge, not yay, it’s all off screen, yay again, her ironmongery is a vital … More Mystery Mix

Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War by Charles B. Dew

Why was the US Civil War fought? State Rights or Slavery? Or, possibly the right of slave-owners to keep slaves in in free states? The author had always thought it was State Rights…  The Regents essays allow both answers…  What’s the real deal? Early secessionist Southern officials had plenty to say other southern states to … More Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War by Charles B. Dew

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott

4 Undercover (white) Women in the Civil War. What is going on in the US and abroad, as the Union and Confederacy fight & seek allies? Belle Boyd, courier and spy for the Confederate army. Emma Edmonds enlisted as a Union private. Widow Rose O’Neale Greenhow gathered intelligence for the Confederacy. Elizabeth Van Lew used … More Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott

No Good Deed byKara Connolly 3 star tags: author-female, cover-art-enticing, hero-female, hero-rushes-around-planless, historical-fiction, palace-politics, sf-f, test-bechcel-pass, ya   The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson (World of Solace) 5 star tags: author-female, big-fat-book, cover-art-enticing, hero-brain-over-brawn, hero-female, middle-grade, mystery, palace-politics, sf-f, shapeshifter, steam-punk, test-bechcel-pass, test-johnson-pass