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Gone West - Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, #20

I have read quite a few mysteries in my reading career including hard-boiled, soft-boiled, procedural and cozy. This tale is a cozy mystery. A cozy mystery is where the crime is committed off stage and does not go into graphic detail. They...

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License to Lie

The author is able to successfully manage a number of characters in the novel without boring the reader; each character was entertaining. You also get to learn a couple tips on using technology. Skip Cosgrove is a contract criminologist who...

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Killer in Crinolines - A Consignment Shop Mystery, #2

I have enjoyed revisiting the entertaining characters who populate this fun cozy mystery series, including Reagan's Aunt Kiki who is always ready and willing to be a sidekick to Reagan although she insists on her essential snacks and the se...

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  • Author: Duffy Brown
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Cozy Mystery, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Berkley

Bloodstone - A Stacy Justice Mystery, #2

With the granting of a wish Stacy made when she was six years old, she now has a baby sister. Fourteen year old Ivy arrives to tell her their mother is in trouble and she needs her help. Oh and by the way she doesn't want Stacy to tell thei...

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Tiger's Eye - A Stacy Justice Mystery, #3

Stacy is up to bat in the annual Amethyst Founder's Day Game. It’s the bankers, realtors and newspaper staff vs the B & B, restaurants and taverns thus pitting Stacy against her family. That is not a good place to be. Birdie pitches...strik...

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Opal Fire - A Stacy Justice Mystery, #1

Stacy Justice returned to Amethyst, IL just a few short months ago and has barely settled into the guest cottage behind her Grandmother and Great Aunts Bed & Breakfast. Little did she know when she agreed to help her cousin, Cinnamon, by go...

5 Stars

Dead Wrong - The Vinnie Esposito Series, #3

This delightful story opens in the somber setting of the funeral of Nate Esposito, the great uncle of Lavinia Esposito. The service is well attended by a diverse group of people. Each sub-group is quickly identified Vinnie, the mob members,...

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Oscar Wilde and the Murders at Reading Gaol - The Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries, #6

Gyles Brandreth murder mysteries featuring Oscar Wilde have been a favorite of mine ever since I discovered the very first one. Oscar Wilde, as a personality, comes across larger than life, with his zest for life, witty bon mots, and his ab...

5 Stars
  • Author: Gyles Brandreth
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Touchstone

A Medal for Murder - A Kate Shackleton Mystery

“A Medal for Murder” by Frances Brody, published by Minotaur Books was quite a surprise for me. It’s a British murder novel set in 1920's England, with more twists and turns than a country road. I hope that Ms. Brody writes more of these no...

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Rules of Crime - A Detective Jackson Mystery, #1

A great story to read when you want to get away without paying a hotel bill or even shelling out for gas! Ms. Sellers is a gifted writer who illustrates how “family” can mean different things to different people ___ even in the face of deat...

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A Skeleton in a Dead Space - Kelly O'Connell Mystery, #1

Follow along as Kelly searches out the killer, stands up to her ex, keeps her and her children safe, finds out where the attraction between her and Mike is going and runs her business. I made the mistake of opening this book planning on jus...

5 Stars

Encounters of Sherlock Holmes

While Arthur Conan Doyle hasn’t penned any new Sherlock Holmes stories for many years, fans have been able to turn to new authors to get their Sherlock fix. With Sherlockian stories covering every genre, there is sure to be something to fit...

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The Body in the Piazza - Faith Fairchild Mysteries, #21

Faith Fairchild has headed to Italy with her husband for an anniversary trip. Starting off in Rome, she quickly makes friends with a delightful character that seems to have stepped directly out a book, fellow traveler Freddy Ives. But the f...

4 Stars

Perfect Hatred - Chief Inspector Mario Silva Investigations, No. 6

Set in Brazil, Leighton Gage’s crime series follows federal police Chief Inspector Mario Silva and his team as they tackle a couple of cases. First there’s the problem of an attack on the American Consulate in Sao Paulo. The Muslim suicide...

4 Stars

Trove - The Katie Walsh Mysteries, #1

This was an enjoyable story with just the right mix of mystery, murder and romance. I loved the chemistry between Alec MacGowan and Katie Walsh and I really wanted them to be together. I also loved how it spanned between Boston and Scotland...

4 Stars

Back Before Dark - Code of Silence

I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. Again I didn't realize that this was a book 2 but I think I did pretty well even though I haven't read Code of Silence. So this one is about the same cast and crew from Code of Silence. They rid...

5 Stars

Death, Doom, and Detention - Darklight, #2

Death, Doom, and Detention was so much better than the first installment. It was everything I was hoping for and more! I am officially hooked! This sequel starts out with a bang and never stops. Lorelei is still dealing with the fact that s...

4 Stars
  • Author: Darynda Jones
  • Review by: Crystal
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Supernatural, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Neanderthal Protocol

What started out as a promising premise, society turning against people with Neanderthal genomes in their DNA, turned less-spectacular as the author chose to focus on Greg Anderson's quest to get his Neanderthal status revoked. Rather than...

4 Stars

Night Buddies - Impostors and One Far-Out Flying Machine

This is a wonderful and entertaining tale for children. The Night Buddies, John and a big, red crocodile, Crosley, are looking for their next assignment in the program. As they travel throughout the city, everyone seems to be afraid of Cros...

4 Stars

The Ballad of Frankie Silver - A Ballad Novel

I thoroughly enjoy Ms. McCrumb's books. FRANKIE SILVER was the first McCrumb book I read and it is now being re-issued. It was a page turner right away. The Ballad of Frankie Silver in particular held a lot of historical references. Ms. McC...

4 Stars

The Return - Book 1

A young man discovers a hidden library filled with books and papers mentioning the Knights Templar. Soon after, he is found murdered, surrounded by the mysterious ancient symbols of an ancient order long thought to be disbanded. His friend,...

5 Stars

An Inquiry Into Love and Death

This story packed a punch for me in regards to the ghost storyline. I love a good ghost story and with this one, I have to say that while I was reading it late at night, I was a bit jumpy at every noise I heard. The author meshed a great gh...

4 Stars
  • Author: Simone St. James
  • Review by: Diana Coyle
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, Suspense: Mystery, Supernatural
  • Publisher: NAL

The Only Way to Travel

Fear can stop one from really living. It can limit opportunities to smell the sweet fragrance of self-worth, love, faith and hope. Keiko Alvarez brings a sense of irony, humor, and fairness in “The Only Way to Travel” through her magical wi...

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Murder's Last Resort - A Maya French Mystery, #1

Marta Chausee takes readers back to a time when self-indulgence was all the rage and pampering oneself at a lavish resort was de rigueur but in this tale it’s more about rigor mortis! Maya French is one fun heroine, she almost borders on fr...

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The Tamarack Murders - Bo Tully Mysteries

“The Tamarack Murders” by Patrick F. McManus is one of the Bo Tully Mystery Series. I thought I would enjoy this book because McManus is supposed to be a writer who invokes a sense of humor in his books. I DO love a good murder mystery, but...

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Speaking from Among the Bones - A Flavia de Luce Novel

Speaking from Among the Bones is the 5th book in Alan Bradley's Flavia de Luce series, which focuses on an eleven-year-old girl with a fondness for science and fancies herself an amateur detective. Flavia lives in England during the 1950’s...

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  • Author: Alan Bradley
  • Review by: Jessie
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press

Sandustee - Emerson Moore

This mystery novel takes all different turns, which has the US government involved in a setup that is both fascinating and intriguing. Emerson Moore, an investigative and Pulitzer Prize- winning reporter for The Washington Post, was torture...

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  • Author: Bob Adamov
  • Review by: Adeshr
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Action / Thriller, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Indigo

The Garden Intrigue - A Pink Carnation Novel, #9

The Garden Intrigue is the kind of book that you can sink into, thoroughly losing yourself in the setting and getting well-acquainted with the likable characters. The pace is leisurely, though the plot is interesting enough keep you turning...

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Dance of Shadows

Dance of Shadows blew away all expectations and preconceived notions I had going into it. I knew it would be Black Swan-esque, but the paranormal twist at the end had me shocked, intrigued, and ready to devour the next book in this presumed...

4 Stars

The Cocktail Waitress - Hard Case Crime

The Cocktail Waitress is not the type of novel that would normally draw my attention. But this book is one that will draw a reader in and leave them guessing. On one hand, the deaths that seem to stalk Joan Medford through her life seem, in...

4 Stars

Chance of a Ghost - A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery

Chance of a Ghost, the fourth entry in the Haunted Guesthouse series by EJ Copperman, takes us on another laugh-packed adventure with rooming house owner Alison Kirby and the two spirits who inhabit her New Jersey guesthouse. A snowstorm is...

4 Stars

Falsify

"Falsify" is a young adult must read. Mystery, teenage rebellion, and love make "Falsify" an interesting and exciting read. Tina must learn life lessons such as giving back and responsibility. Teen readers will be able to relate to Tina's r...

4 Stars

Unraveled

Autumn comes home from school one day to find her athletic star sister stabbed to death. The novel opens with the gripping scene as she calls 911 and attempts CPR. As a gifted mathematician and forensic science hobbyist, Autumn finds hersel...

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Footprints in the Sand - A Piper Donovan Mystery

Mary Jane Clark delivers another interesting mystery. The backdrop, the beach community of Sarasota, Florida, with a nearby Amish community adds to the intrigue. She successfully sets up several villains leaving us guessing until the end. T...

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The Woman Who Wouldn't Die - Dr. Siri Mysteries

If you enjoy exotic settings and characters who don’t travel the beaten path, you’ll love this thriller set in Laos and featuring Dr. Siri Paiboun, the country’s newly retired national coroner, and his wife, Madame Daeng. The amateur sleuth...

4 Stars
  • Author: Colin Cotterill
  • Review by: Bob Walch
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Action / Thriller
  • Publisher: Soho Crime

Black Sheep - Special Agent Caitlyn Tierney

C.J. Lyons is a favorite author among many readers, myself included. Her past thrillers have kept me up many a night anticipating the ending. Her latest novel, Black Sheep, falls short. Unlike her usual works this one didn't grab me from pa...

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Extra Credit - Murder 101 Mysteries

A great read from the get-go! Never has school seemed so deadly; or at least, realistic when it comes to cheating! How Ms. Barbieri manages to tie all of the loose ends before the last word is read is an amazing accomplishment. She keeps a...

4 Stars

Unleavened Dead

Rabbi Cohen is simply trying to do her job and stay out of mischief. This is hard, though, when she keeps stumbling onto mysteries. Passover is approaching and her lesbian niece is getting married, so it is a busy time. Trouble rears its ug...

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Fatal Friends, Deadly Neighbors - Ann Rule's Crime Files Volume 16

Ann Rule is probably one of THE best true crime writers getting published today. None of her books have ever been a disappointment, and her newest collection of true crime stories – Fatal Friends, Deadly Neighbors – is just another book in...

5 Stars

Who's Got the Money?

This book is full of mix of action, mystery and comedy and it was an enjoyable book to read. Jennifer worked her up to CFO level at a financial software development company. Whilst on vacation she encountered a double whammy, the company we...

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Manna from Hades - Cornish Mysteries

“Manna from Hades”, by Carola Dunn is a light-hearted mystery set in the Cornwall countryside. Eleanor Trewynn has worked overseas with her husband for years. After his sudden death, Eleanor retires to the village of Port Mabyn. She lives i...

3 Stars

Pray for a Brave Heart

Helen MacInnes passed away in the mid-80’s and is still lauded as one of the greatest espionage authors ever. Some of her books are being re-released and this is one of them. "Pray for a Brave Heart" was written in the 50’s and is a great s...

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Trouble in the Tarot - A Fortune Teller Mystery, #3

If you like a book that keeps you in suspense and makes you laugh at the same time, then TROUBLE IN THE TAROT is for you. The story is fast moving but, as always, the charm of the series is the interaction between characters and relationshi...

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The Valley of the Shadow - Cornish Mysteries

This is the third book in the Cornish Mystery series by Carola Dunn. The story is based along the British countryside and it takes place around the 1970's in Cornwall. Off Duty DS Megan Pencarrow and Nick save a young Asian Indian man who w...

3 Stars

Welcome to Las Vegas

Welcome to Las Vegas is a work of fiction. It also speaks to some of the true life horror stories that can occur in that beautiful and still terrible city. Having lived there myself, I know the stories of the storm drains are true, and real...

4 Stars

Beneath the Abbey Wall

Beneath the Abbey Wall is the first book I have read by A.D. Scott and I quite liked it. It read, for me, a little bit like a newsroom version of George Gently. There are twists and turns that start with the murder of the Highland Gazette's...

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Books to Die For - The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's Greatest Mystery Novels

The Books to Die For anthology was a fun read for several reasons. One reason was to see which books current mystery writers chose to write about. Another was to see why the writers chose the particular books they did. A final reason was to...

5 Stars

Strung Out To Die - A Divorced Diva Mystery, #1

Tonya Kappes strings together a pleasantly pleasing cozy mystery with this new series. Holly Harper and the other Divorced Divas are sociable, lively and larger than life! The heroine is easy to relate to and she’d the kind of friend everyo...

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Mann of War

I'll start with the positive: "Mann of War" had great potential in the first few pages. However, after that, it pretty much goes down hill. Any good thriller needs to have the action "set up" with a little background information. Brantingha...

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Proof of Guilt - Ian Rutledge Mysteries

Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge is back for his 15th adventure which involves an apparent hit-and-run fatality. The suspicious accident occurs in a quiet part of Chelsea, a part of London, and the corpse has no identification. With onl...

4 Stars

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