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Design For Murder - Murder, She Wrote

Design for Murder is a terrific story! This is my first read in this series. I've watched the TV series and in many respects this book mirrors the characters from the show very closely. I enjoyed this novel from the get go. The characters a...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain, Renée Paley-Bain
  • Review by: Kittybooboo13
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Cozy Mystery, Suspense: Mystery, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Berkley

Eggnog Murder

"Eggnog Murder" by Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis and Barbara Ross is a collection of three holiday-themed murder mysteries featuring deadly eggnog. The first entry is "Eggnog Murder" featuring Lucy Stone at the center of a mystery with Santas ga...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis, Barbara Ross
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Cozy Mystery, Suspense: Mystery, Collections & Anthologies, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Kensington Books

alt. Sherlock Holmes - New Visions of the Great Detective

This was a great way to read new books about a character that I love. I loved the new ideas, especially the different time periods. I also liked that Sherlock had different quirks then the original. However I did not like that Sherlock was...

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Falcon's Bend Case Files, Volume II

Karen Wiesner and Chris Spindler have done it again. This is the second volume of mini novella's in the Falcon's Bend Series. There are six novellas in this volume and they take place in 2005. Each story was thoroughly engrossing. I found i...

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Women Crime Writers of the 1940s & 50s - Vol 2

After reading Women Crime Writers of the 1940's I had the pleasure of moving onto the 1950's, Volume 2. The authors included in this anthology were- Charlotte Armstrong, Patricia Highsmith, Margaret Millar and Dolores Hitchens. I so enjoy r...

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  • Authors: Charlotte Armstrong, Patricia Highsmith, Margaret Millar, Dolores Hitchens
  • Review by: Pamela Robinson
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Action / Thriller, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Library of America

Down the Rabbit Hole

I always love to see that there is a new addition to the exciting series of stories featuring Eve Dallas. J.D. Robb fed my addiction with a compact story that manages to work in all of the futuristic and romantic elements that I enjoy so mu...

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  • Authors: J.D. Robb, Mary Blayney, Elaine Fox, Mary Kay McComas, R.C. Ryan
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Action / Thriller, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Jove

Elmore Leonard: Four Novels of the 1980s: City Primeval / LaBrava / Glitz / Freaky Deaky

This 4 volume set of prolific crime stories by Elmore Leonard spotlights the author's eccentric, often quirky, and definitely gritty crime dramas, written throughout the 1980's. The first story is City Primeval (also known as City Primeval:...

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The Cozy Cookbook - More than 100 Recipes from Today’s Bestselling Mystery Authors

Berkley Prime Crime has assembled a potpourri of recipes culled from the pages of its most popular cozy mysteries, and put them all together in one book as a treat for the aspiring chef! Included are recipes for breakfast foods, baked goods...

5 Stars
  • Authors: Julie Hyzy, Laura Childs, Cleo Coyle, Jenn McKinlay, B.B. Haywood
  • Review by: Rocco LoTempio
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, Suspense: Cozy Mystery, Suspense: Mystery, Food, Home, Style and Travel
  • Publisher: Berkley

Falcon's Bend Case Files, Volume I - The Early Cases

This is a book that introduces the reader to the town of Falcon Bend and their new detective Pete Shasta with a set of novellas to wet the reader's appetite. There are five novellas that help the reader to get to know Pete at the beginning...

5 Stars

Elmore Leonard: Four Novels of the 1970s - Library of America #255

Novel 1 - Fifty- Two Pickup Fifty- Two Pickup is the story of Mitchell, a business man being blackmailed because of his extramarital affair. Mitchell is no dummy though and so before handing over the cash, he decides to find out who is behi...

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FaceOff

I really enjoyed FaceOff. It was like Freddy Vs. Jason but in the world of book characters. Some of these characters I have read about and some I have not. It was interesting to see how they coped with other characters in their league. Thes...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Lee Child, Michael Connelly, John Sandford, Lisa Gardner, Dennis Lehane, Steve Berry, Jeffery Deaver, Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, James Rollins, Joseph Finder, Steve Martini, Heather Graham, Ian Rankin, Linda Fairstein, M. J. Rose, R. L. Stine, Raymond Khoury, Linwood Barclay, John Lescroart, T. Jefferson Parker, F. Paul Wilson, Peter James
  • Review by: Deal Sharing Aunt
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, Suspense: Action / Thriller
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Hot Alpha SEALs - Military Romance Megaset

If you love SEALS, you’ll love this box set. There are SEALS however you want them; active duty, retired, wounded, in their prime, funny, serious but always sexy. Each story is a perfect showcase of its author and each is different and uniq...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Sharon Hamilton, Anne Elizabeth, Cat Johnson, Cindy Dees, Cristin Harber, Delilah Devlin, Elle James, Gennita Low, J.M. Madden, Sabrina York, Teresa Reasor, P.T. Michelle
  • Review by: Terri
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes, * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Independently Published

Heartache Motel - Henery Press Mystery Novellas

Heartache Hotel by Teri L. Watson, Larissa Reinhart, and LynDee Walker is a 2013 Henery Press publication. This delightful collection of cozy mystery novellas centers on the Heartache Hotel in Memphis. The hotel is not offering five star ac...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Terri L. Austin, Larissa Reinhart, LynDee Walker
  • Review by: Gpangel
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Henery Press

The Untreed Detectives

Gumshoe, dick, PI, or detective, no matter how you refer to them they are one and the same and this book has them all. These are keywords for mystery and suspense lovers like me. In this Untreed Reads anthology they offer up a mix of differ...

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  • Authors: Gillian Roberts, Rodolfo Pe¤a, Wade J. McMahan, Janet Majerus, Albert Tucher, Herschel Cozine, Whit Howland, Kara L. Barney
  • Review by: MerryNoelle
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Untreed Reads Publishing

The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries

Otto Penzler has assembled sixty of his all-time favorite yuletide crime stories in this remarkable collection. You’ll find classic Victorian tales by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson and Thomas Hardy plus a wide selection of...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Mary Higgins Clark, Thomas Hardy, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sara Paretsky, Ed McBain, Robert Bernard, Pat Frank
  • Review by: Bob Walch
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, Seasonal / Holiday, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Vintage

Once Upon a Midnight Noir - Midnight Louie and Delilah Street stories

Fans of the Midnight Louie series and Carole Nelson Douglas in general will enjoy ONCE UPON A MIDNIGHT NOIR, a trio of stories with – gasp – a Noir edge to them. Paranormal investigator Delilah Street and feline sleuth Midnight Louie team u...

4 Stars

Inherit the Dead

This mystery is certainly worth reading but the concept is a bit difficult to understand as each chapter is written by a different, very talented crime writer. To this reader it was a bit of a mix-up as the writers all have their own style...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Lee Child, C. J. Box, Charlaine Harris, John Connolly, Mary Higgins Clark
  • Review by: Mary Lignor
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Touchstone

The Cozy Chicks Kitchen

I loved this cookbook and immediately tried three recipes contributed by author Kate Collins: Baked Crispy Potatoes, Easy Crispy Potatoes and Incredible Chicken. I tried an additional one by Lorraine Bartlett which was called Peanut Butter...

5 Stars
  • Authors: Cozy Chicks, Leann Sweeney, Ellery Adams, Maggie Sefton, Lorraine Bartlett, Kate Collins, Heather Webber, Deb Baker
  • Review by: Diana Coyle
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Cozy Chicks LLC

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

Three Cowboys - Harlequin Intrigue Series

“Three Cowboys” is a trio of tales by three talented romantic suspense authors; Julie Miller, Dana Marton and Paula Graves. Each author explores the actions of one of three brothers who have discovered that they have a younger half-sister w...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Julie Miller, Dana Marton, Paula Graves
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Harlequin Intrigue

Epic Legends of Fantasy

I love fantasy books. J.R.R. Tolkien and George R R Martin are two of my favorite authors ever. So when I heard George was going to be writing one of the stories in this anthology I jumped on the chance to review it right away. I'll give a...

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No Rest for the Dead

This has to be one of the most unique books I've ever read. The book is a 26 chapter book, and each chapter is written by a different author. Now one would think that each chapter is a different story which would usually be the case, but wi...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Sandra Brown, R. L. Stine, Jeffery Deaver, Andrew Gulli
  • Review by: Aquaflame64
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * Under 45k Words, Suspense: Action / Thriller
  • Publisher: Touchstone

Sex, Death and Moist Towelettes

Sex, Death and Moist Towelettes by Jordan Dane is a collection of stories ranging from contemporary to paranormal about interesting characters dying on the pages. If you have ever read any of Jordan Dane other books, these stories contain h...

4 Stars
  • Author: Jordan Dane
  • Review by: Jessie
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, Supernatural, Romantic Elements, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Cosas Finas

The Best Horror of the Year Volume 4

The Best Horror of the Year Volume 4 has 18 Stories with its most notable authors being Stephen King and Peter Straub. Its hard to look so forward to reading a book to have it turn out this dull. When I saw "Best Horror" I thought that it w...

3 Stars

Guns and Roses

The mystery writers of an excellent blog decided to write an anthology. Each story must have a gun and a rose. So, Murder She Writes presents Guns and Roses. This book has ten stories written by some top notch authors. Some of them are New...

5 Stars
  • Authors: Allison Brennan, Lori Armstrong, Karin Tabke, Roxanne St. Claire, Toni McGee Causey, Sophie Littlefield, Laura Griffin, Lorelei James, Sylvia Day, Josie Brown
  • Review by: Terri
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Out of Distribution

Just Shadows

When I originally started reading Just Shadows, I believed it to be a full novel. I was not aware it was a collection of short stories or even novellas until well into the first chapter. While well written and easy to read, the stories them...

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Shot to Death - Thirty One Tales of Murder & Mayhem

I had really high hopes for this book. I love the mystery genre and I love short stories. A match made in heaven, right? Well, not exactly. I did enjoy some of the short stories as most had a twist I was not expecting at the end. Some littl...

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The Other Side

The Other Side anthology is made up of five great stories that deal with the paranormal. In Possession in Death , Eve Dallas has always been a voice for the dead, but in this installment, she can actually speak to the dead and find justice...

5 Stars
  • Authors: J.D. Robb, Mary Blayney, Patricia Gaffney, Ruth Ryan Langan, Mary Kay McComas
  • Review by: Jen719
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Penguin Group