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Kale to the Queen - A Kensington Palace Chef Mystery, #1

"Kale to the Queen" is the first book in the Kensington Palace Chef Mystery series. It's about Carrie Ann, a chef who relocates to London to become the private chef to the duke and duchess, but while working, she stumbles upon the dead body...

5 Stars

Beach Lawyer - Beach Lawyer Series

“Beach Lawyer” written by Avery Duff, who is a new and unfamiliar author to me. I found the story difficult to connect with between the choppy plot and the characters. The beginning of the book was especially difficult to get into. The dial...

3 Stars

A Criminal Defense

A criminal defense lawyer's career and family life is put to the test as a murder is committed and there is a possible link to his family including himself committing the murder. How could this be possible? With blackmail in the mix, Mick M...

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Souls of Men - An Elaine Hope Novel, #1

A.R. Ashworth shows some real promise with his debut British mystery featuring Detective Inspector, Elaine Hope, but will need to make a few improvements in order for this to be a successful, long running series. When a young girl is beaten...

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  • Author: A. R. Ashworth
  • Review by: Gpangel
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: #FirstInaSeries, * Susp: Action / Thriller, Debut Title, * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: Crooked Lane Books

Blown Away - A Kite Shop Mystery, #1

"Blown Away" is the first book in the new Kite Mystery series. It’s about Emmy Adler, a twenty something kite shop owner, who stumbles upon a dead body on her morning walk. The dead body turns out to be her best friend’s ex-boyfriend and sh...

4 Stars

Kneaded to Death - A Bread Shop Mystery, #1

"Kneaded to Death" is the first book in the Bread Shop mystery series about Ivy Culpepper, a thirtysomething struggling photographer who moves back to her hometown following the tragic death of her mother. Six months later, she’s still grie...

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Death by Chocolate Lab - Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery, #1

"Death by Chocolate Lab" is about Daphne, a free-spirited pet sitter, who stumbles across the dead body of her sister's ex-boyfriend. With her sister being the prime suspect, Daphne must find the real murderer before her sister goes down fo...

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Death at First Sight - A Bay Island Psychic Mystery, #1

A good beginning to a new series. Death at First Sight is the first book in Lena Gregory's Bay island Psychic Mystery series. This cozy mystery with paranormal elements took me a little while to connect to. At first I didn't mesh with the c...

4 Stars
  • Author: Lena Gregory
  • Review by: Roxanne
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: #FirstInaSeries, * Susp: Cozy Mystery, * Susp: Mystery, Debut Title, * Supernatural
  • Publisher: Berkley

Dying for Strawberries - A Berry Basket Mystery, #1

"Dying for Strawberries" is the first book in the Berry Basket mystery series. Marlee Jacob owns a store called Berry Basket in Oriole Point, Michigan, where she sells berries like strawberries, along with other berry related items like jam...

5 Stars

Black Hills

Authors Franklin and Jennifer Schneider give readers a small town in Whitehurst, South Dakota. Alice Riley, a PI, is going to investigate an assault charge. The charge is against a man who is basically leading a double life and that can be...

4 Stars

Whispers Beyond the Veil - A Change of Fortune Mystery, #1

I really love historical reads and this mystery was so good! It is very well written and I loved the characters. The story was pretty easy to follow, which made it even better. The author did an amazing job delving into the occult world and...

4 Stars
  • Author: Jessica Estevao
  • Review by: CrossroadReview
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: #FirstInaSeries, * Susp: Mystery, Debut Title, Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Berkley

Still Mine

Amy Stuart has created one of the most interesting characters I've ever read about, in Clare. She has a past, but most do. It's her decisions that are so interesting. I become more and more intrigued every time I find out a detail about her...

5 Stars

The Homeplace

“The Homeplace” is an elegant and quiet novel which weaves a suspenseful and atmospheric mystery against the backdrop of Comanche County, Colorado. Chase Ford has returned home after a sixteen year absence. He is looking for a place of sola...

4 Stars

The Branson Beauty - Sheriff Hank Worth Mysteries, #1

We live about 15 minutes from Branson and this book was so real with its locations and descriptions of the many theaters and scenery around Branson, Missouri. Table Rock Lake is a beautiful place, so I immediately became hooked. The book wa...

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  • Author: Claire Booth
  • Review by: Bemiown
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: #FirstInaSeries, * Susp: Cozy Mystery, * Susp: Mystery, Debut Title
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books

Blood on the Tracks - Sydney Rose Parnell Series, #1

It never ceases to amaze me how cruel people can be, especially when others are different. Some war vets do come back different, but that does not mean that you automatically assume that they committed a crime. Though you are supposed to lo...

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The Wolf Road

“The Wolf Road” is a beautifully gritty story that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where Elka, the main character, is searching for her parents while being chased through harsh environments by a revenge-lust sheriff, Lyon and a ruth...

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The Princess and the Poison - Storybook Park Mysteries book #1

Carol E. Ayer offers up the not so fairy tale lifestyle of the owner of a storybook theme park in this cozy mystery. Ashling Cleary is quite endearing. Her fear of commitment, her stress eating and her worry for her friends and employees ma...

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The Big Rewind

When a mixed tape for a neighbor arrives accidentally in Jett Bennett’s mailbox, she does the right thing and delivers the parcel of music to her. Imagine how Jett feels when this good deed turns into a nightmare when Jett finds KitKat, the...

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The 8th Circle - A Danny Ryan Thriller, #1

The 8th Circle by Sarah Cain is a novel labeled a thriller and it doesn't fall short there. There were many scenes and chapters that had me on the edge of my seat. However, I really could've done without the sappy, emotional and macho-laden...

4 Stars

Killing Trail - A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery, #1

Margaret Mizushima has written a great action novel, “Killing Trail”. This is her debut novel and I hope the first in a long line of novels about Mattie Cobb and Robo. I liked the fact that Mattie is her own person and can stand up to the m...

4 Stars

Speakers of the Dead - Walt Whitman Mysteries

This novel is a historical fiction taking place back in 1843 in New York City. The main character, Walt Whitman, a journalist, gets involved in a mystery involving dissections of the dead. Back in 1843, a rarity has just been founded, a med...

3 Stars
  • Author: J. Aaron Sanders
  • Review by: Bemiown
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Mystery, Historical Fiction, Debut Title
  • Publisher: Plume

Happily Never After

Bess George’s Happily Ever After delivers a fantastic romantic suspense story as her debut title and if this is any indication of her talent, I can't wait for her next offering. Main character Kelsey Brackton is a strong, capable woman who...

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Necessary Risk - Bodyguard, #1

Romantic suspense stories always intrigue me, because I love that mixture of danger and passion, so I was delighted to discover a new author to follow. The characters were nicely defined and the action kept my attention, with plenty of yumm...

4 Stars
  • Author: Tara Wyatt
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense, Debut Title
  • Publisher: Forever

The Widow

This debut novel, has been touted as 'a must read' for fans of “Gone Girl” or “Girl on a Train.” While I certainly understand why those comparisons have been made, I would suggest reading the book with as few preconceived notions as possibl...

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  • Author: Fiona Barton
  • Review by: Gpangel
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Action / Thriller, Debut Title
  • Publisher: NAL

The Secret Life of Anna Blanc

Jennifer Kincheloe’s THE SECRET LIFE OF ANNA BLANC is a wonderful debut historical mystery with an amateur sleuth protagonist who is completely unforgettable. Anna is a rebellious turn of the century woman who will appeal to the modern read...

4 Stars

Once Shadows Fall - A Thriller, #1

You're in for a real treat. What a novel! It takes your breath away and doesn't come back until the book (or case) is closed! Second thought: If this is his first novel, what is he going to write for the encore?! Dynamic action and suspense...

5 Stars

Red Hourglass - Hourglass, #1

I came to this book with no set expectations. I was caught by the cover art and wanted to see what was inside. The first chapter, well, the prologue, further piqued my curiosity and I kept reading. I must admit that I came to the end of the...

3 Stars

The Survivors - A Cal Henderson Novel

The Survivors, penned by talented Robert Palmer, is an awesome thriller. Mr. Palmer creates a story loaded with all the critical story elements keenly developed and with an eye on the tiniest detail. As a reader, I felt the pulse and deep i...

5 Stars

Hangman's Game - A Nick Gallow Mystery

Nick Gallow dreamed of being a quarterback for the NFL. A college injury changes his dream and when the story starts he's been a punter for five years for the Philadelphia Sentinels. Nick isn't exactly happy but he's getting by. When he wit...

4 Stars

Better Homes and Corpses - Hamptons Home & Garden Mystery, #1

Recovering from a bad breakup with her fiancé, Meg Barrett leaves her job on a home and garden magazine and relocated to Montauk to start her own interior design business. While visiting the home of her old college roomie, she finds out sai...

4 Stars

The Girl on the Train

Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins is one of the best debut novels I have ever read and I’m not the only person with this opinion. It has won various awards, numerous accolades, and it’s already been optioned Dreamworks. But Girl on the Tra...

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Ella's Gifts - Badges of Boston #1

Ella is a no-nonsense woman. She does her job and then goes home. She's a great nurse and a wonderful person. I thought it was interesting how the author threw in flashbacks from Ella's past, it gave you more of a picture of who she is. I'm...

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Plantation Shudders - A Cajun Country Mystery, #1

Maggie Crozat is an artist who was looking for a change and some much needed inspiration, after the breakup with her boyfriend of six years. So, she leaves New York and moves back home to Pelican, Louisiana, to help run her family’s bed and...

5 Stars

One Foot in the Grape - A Cypress Cove Mystery, #1

After losing her photojournalist job,Penny Lively has a fallback plan- she’s inherited the family winery from her late aunt. First week there she finds out that Antonia Martinelli, who owns the winery next door, has a problem: someone’s spo...

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The Glittering World

The Glittering World by Robery Levy was not what I expected. I was expecting a more exciting story than the story I got. The characters each brought something special to the story which is the main reason I was reluctant to give up on this...

3 Stars

The Hawley Book of the Dead

The Hawley Book of the Dead was a thrilling debut from the very beginning. I loved that the book was set in Massachusetts. The elements of magic grabbed ahold of my attention and refused to let go. The characters were all very interesting a...

4 Stars

Hausfrau

Hausfrau opens with the pregnant line "Anna was a good wife, mostly." Even if I hadn't known that the author is a poet before beginning, two pages in I would have been able to discern that fact. It demands to be read slowly, both for the im...

5 Stars
  • Author: Jill Alexander Essbaum
  • Review by: Emireally
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Debut Title, * Susp: Action / Thriller, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Random House

Silent Night

Silent Night is truly entertaining from start to finish! When it comes to suspense, it’s no longer a matter of will she or won’t she, nor an issue of what is he going to say or do next. Instead, it’s all about suspense. Ms. Kyle builds the...

4 Stars

Meet Your Baker - A Bakeshop Mystery, #1

Meet your Baker is the scrumptious debut novel by Ellie Alexander, which will delight fans of cozy mysteries with culinary delights. This book checks off most of my required boxes for this type of novel; there is a cast of interesting chara...

4 Stars

The Conspiracy of Us

I don't know where to start on this one. It was up in the air for me, at points I really loved this one and at points I was left feeling confused and other points I felt like this story shouldn't end to feeling like it couldn't get over qui...

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  • Author: Maggie Hall
  • Review by: ErinP
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Debut Title, Historical Fiction, * Rom: Historical, * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

Death at the Black Bull - A Sheriff Virgil Dalton Mystery, #1

Frank Hayes has caught us up with a perfect debut novel. Virgil Dalton is half Native American and is Sheriff to Hayward, he is a rancher and a lawyer. Any lady landing him might get it all. Buddy Hinton disappears, the sheriff thinks the g...

5 Stars
  • Author: Frank Hayes
  • Review by: Bemiown
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Mystery, Debut Title
  • Publisher: Berkley

Gutenberg's Apprentice

You may have heard of Johann Gutenberg, his printing innovations and famous Bible, but this piece of historical fiction sheds lights on two other men who were as much a part of the story as the volatile German himself. In “Gutenberg’s Appre...

4 Stars

The Never List

This is a novel of three women who were held as captives by a sadist who tortured them daily. It’s now ten years later and they are free, but still trying to deal with what happened to them. There was a fourth girl, Jennifer, who died durin...

3 Stars

The Devil in the Marshalsea

Tom Hawkins lives in 1727 London, fleeing his father’s expectations that he follow a career path in the church. Tom prefers a more sin-based life filled with games of chance, liquor, and women, not necessarily in that order. When Tom is sen...

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  • Author: Antonia Hodgson
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Debut Title, Historical Fiction, * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: Mariner Books

Death Canyon - A Jake Trent Novel, #1

When an author can successfully meld a popular locale with a good novel they tend to create an outstanding novel. Mr. Bertsch does this through the enduring qualities of the plot, well-defined characters, and a descriptive locale. There is...

4 Stars

A Second Chance for Murder

Ann Lacey pens the perfect Regency whodunnit! The author brings you straight in to the action and doesn't let up until the last page. Thora is your typical Regency Miss but not in a cardboard cut-out kind of way. She's beautiful and refined...

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As Red as Blood - The Snow White Trilogy, #1

I decided to pick As Red as Blood up because I'm a diehard fan of retellings. And the story of Snow White is one of my favorites. But I have to say that As Red as Blood starts out as jumbled mess and doesn't get any better as the story unfo...

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  • Author: Salla Simukka
  • Review by: CrossroadReview
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Debut Title, * Susp: Mystery, * Susp: Action / Thriller, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Skyscape

Handled By Officer - Women Behind the Badge #1

Kym Roberts takes readers on an emotional rollercoaster ride in this romantic adventure. She weaves heartbreak, passion and laughter together in a story that entertained even with its serious moments. Kiley is an endearing heroine and it wa...

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An Inner Fire - Grayce Walters Series, #1

Debut author Jacki Delecki takes readers into the world of hot firefighters and a vet that reads dogs. Graycee is a vet who has a practice in acupuncture for dogs. Not only is she a strong modern women she reads animals auras and receives p...

4 Stars

Out of Practice Aphrodite - The Naughty Goddess Chronicles, #1

S.E. Babin entertains with this fun and flirty read. I will admit that I love mythology and when the gods and goddesses mix with humans I enjoy the outcome. Aphrodite is my favorite deity because of her attitude and in this reincarnation sh...

4 Stars

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