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New Lesson! Reading Lesson: ミステリー Mystery Stories!

May 22, 2022

Dear Cafetalk Community,

Thank you for your interest and for stopping by my "Reading Lesson: ミステリー Mystery Books" webpage! I hope you're doing well!

[Lesson Purpose]
I would like to transport you to another land, another place, another time. . . Reading in English not only provides you with wisdom and knowledge about the story in English but includes the thrill and joy of using your imagination!

It's also fun to read out loud! You can use the enjoyable skill of reading to improve your English knowledge, vocabulary, pronunciation, and comprehension.

I would like to show you the book options below. Please let me know which book sounds the most interesting to you! I've provided brief summaries below based on "Good Reads."

[Book ions: For anyone who can read English at any level:]

1.) Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier- (Pages 130)
Rebecca is a 1938 Gothic novel written by English author Daphne du Maurier. The novel depicts an unnamed young woman who impetuously marries a wealthy widower, before discovering that both he and his household are haunted by the memory of his late first wife, the title character.

2.) This Time It's Personal
 by Paul McLain - (Pages 110)
Crime becomes personal for New York private investigator Nathan Marley as he tries to prove the innocence of murder suspect Jose - a member of his assistant Stella's family. As unidentified bodies are washed up on a beach, the search for proof takes him into the heart of the New York Russian American community. Marley must work quickly to save Jose and find the real criminals.

3.) Death in the Dojo 
by Sue Leather (Pages 87)
Reporter Kate Jensen investigates the death of a karate master in a 'dojo,' a karate training room in London. Another death quickly follows and Kate finds herself drawn into the mystery. The trail takes her to Japan, back to London, and back in time to a crime committed over thirty years earlier.

I hope the books above aroused your interest. Let's have fun reading the suspenseful mysteries and try to solve the crime together!

Come discover the joy of reading in English! Finishing an English book gives you a sense of accomplishment! I look forward to seeing you and reading an English book with you! Have a wonderful day!

Warmest regards,

Lady Ayame
(Patricia Ayame Thomson)
Book Two: Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca | Hazlitt

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