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City of the Lost - Casey Duncan Novels, #1

“City of the Lost” by Kelley Armstrong is an eerily captivating tale that reminds one that there are always at least two sides to every story. The shocking opening line segues into irony and the twisty ride begins. I love this author’s hero...

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Death on Tap - A Sloan Krause Mystery

“Death on Tap” has a very different topic when it comes to cozy mysteries. Author Ellie Alexander has taken on beer brewing. You don't see cozy mysteries with beer brewing as the center topic. I’m not much into that topic, but I decided to...

3 Stars

Dog Dish of Doom - An Agent to the Paws Mystery, #1

Dog Dish of Doom, the first in EJ Copperman’s new series, is what I like to refer to as a “dramedy” a combination of drama and comedy. And as per usual, Copperman knocks it out of the park. In the series opener, Kay Powell is an agent who w...

5 Stars

A Darkness Absolute - Casey Duncan Novels, #2

Casey Duncan is an interesting character, she willingly moved to a town that was completely off the grid and cares about the cases she works. While out hunting a local resident, Shawn Sutherland, she gets caught in a blizzard and has to see...

4 Stars

Flamingo Road

"Flamingo Road", by Sasscer Hill, is one of the most fast paced reads I've come across in a long while. This author knows her horses and all about the racetrack environment for that matter. I love the descriptions in this story. Fia McKee i...

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A Twist of the Knife - Brigid Quinn Series, #3

I really enjoyed this murder/suspense story. Brigid Quinn is a retired FBI agent and she's living in a different state than her family. She gets a call that her father is ill and she heads there to visit him. While there she connects with h...

4 Stars

Date with Death - Dales Detective Mysteries

“Date with Death” is the first book in the new ‘Dale’s Detective’ series. This is a fun, madcap, small town cozy mystery which centers around Delilah Metcalfe, who is struggling to maintain two businesses after her sordid and messy divorce....

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Long Time Lost

Long Time Lost is an adventure book with a series of twists that will keep you on your toes. Chris Ewan does a superb job of character building right from the start. Miller a.k.a. Nick Adams, is complicated. As a reader you know from the st...

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Swiss Vendetta - Agnes Luthi Mysteries, #1

I hope Agnes Luthi's career in violent crimes is just getting started. Agnes’ very first case with violent crimes, begins during one of the worst blizzards in recent memory, just outside the famed Chateau Vallotton. The victim, a young woma...

4 Stars

The Twelve Dogs of Christmas - An Andy Carpenter Novel

As someone who appreciates having cute animals on the book covers, I was the perfect target audience for David Rosenfelt’s "Twelve Dogs of Christmas". Readers can tell the story was written by an animal advocate and talented writer. The mys...

4 Stars
  • Author: David Rosenfelt
  • Review by: Jessie
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Cozy Mystery, * Susp: Mystery, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books

A Death in the Dales - A Kate Shackleton Mystery, #7

“A Death in the Dales” is the first book by Frances Brody that I have read. I wasn’t sure that I would like a British mystery, especially because the colloquial speech of Britain is so different. Phrases and words were foreign to me and for...

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The Baker Street Jurors - The Baker Street Letters, #5

So, the real-life 221B Baker Street is not actually the home of the famous detective in real-life London? Oh, ow. I had seen pictures from fans of Sherlock Holmes in London about 221B Baker Street, as well as other famous real-world locatio...

5 Stars

The Undesired

There were several things I liked about "The Undesired", by Yrsa Sigurdardottir. The setting was really neat. I've never lived, or even visited, a place where it is cold a good deal of the year. I enjoy books about groups of people living t...

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Don't Turn Out the Lights - Commandant Martin Servaz

We have a sociopath twisting people around his little finger. But the author puts doubt in your mind as to if the people are manipulating the sociopath or is the sociopath manipulating the people? This causes the investigator, Servaz to con...

4 Stars

Arsenic with Austen - Crime with the Classics

“Arsenic with Austen” drew me in. I loved the setting and reading the snippets from Jane Austen at the beginning of each chapter. However the idea of an heiress trying to be killed off is not new, the bad guys were too apparent and there wa...

3 Stars

Bronx Requiem

"Bronx Requiem" by John Clarkson is a gritty but stylish crime story! If, like me, you enjoy a good crime drama, you will want to check out “Bronx Requiem” by John Clarkson. James Beck and Paco ‘Packy’ Johnson formed a bond during their res...

4 Stars

Stone Coffin - Ann Lindell Mysteries

This was an well plotted murder suspense story. A mother and her six year old daughter are run over by a hit and run driver. The husband turns up missing and there are a few things that lead Ann Lindell and her crew to assume that he is res...

4 Stars

Glow of Death - Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries

“Glow of Death” by Jane K. Cleland is the latest entry in the Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery series. Josie has been called to appraise and verify what could be a genuine Tiffany lamp. At the house of Edwin and Ava Belcher, she is excited t...

4 Stars

A Death at the Yoga Café - Keeley Carpenter

"Death at the Yoga Café" by Michelle Kelly is a combination of engaging characters and enticing intrigue! This is the second book in the series, but it can easily read as a standalone. Keeley’s Yoga Café is doing much better than anticipate...

4 Stars

Inherit the Bones - Detective Gemma Monroe Novels

The author opens her novel with an account of skeletons of two boys that weren't found until years after their going missing. Deputy Gemma Monroe found the skeletons. To this day she is still haunted by what she found. Now, she is in search...

5 Stars

Sun, Sand, Murder

Life can become “run of the mill” and boring when you have a routine, even when living on an island located in the British Virgin Islands. It’s become that way for the lone police officer on the island of Anegada. He submits the same report...

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Superfluous Women - Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, #22

The Daisy Dalrymple mystery series by Carola Dunn has been a favorite of mine ever since I was introduced to it because of the re-release of Death at Wentwater Court. So when offered the chance to read the newest release, Superfluous Women,...

5 Stars

Come Hell or Highball - Discreet Retrieval Agency Mysteries, #1

Come Hell or Highball by Maia Chance is an intriguing first entry in what will hopefully be a long series. Society matron Lola Woodby has just buried her unfaithful husband, and is looking forward to a life after a distinctly loveless marri...

4 Stars

Victim Without a Face - Fabian Risk Series, #1

"Victim Without a Face" is the first book in the Fabian Risk series. Risk moves back to his hometown with his family and he’s only in his new home for a few hours before he must investigate a brutal murder of a classmate. Then, another clas...

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A Deadly Thaw - Inspector Francis Sadler, #2

This second book in the Inspector Francis Sadler mysteries is intricate and intriguing. Lena Fisher was convicted of killing her husband, Andrew, back in 2004. But, now, in 2016, the discovery of a man’s body, eventually identified as Andre...

4 Stars

The Hanging Club - Max Wolfe Novels

SENTENCED TO DEATH BUT NOT BY THE LEGAL SYSTEM! The setting as a hot summer night. You as the reader can feel the heat and the stillness of the air. This is the perfect time for a group of killers out on a vigilante revenge against their id...

4 Stars

Cinnamon Toasted - Spice Shop Mystery Series, #3

“Cinnamon Toasted” by Gail Oust evokes the delightful aromas that can be created with spices and demonstrates the combination of science and magic that goes into making a palatable dish. The requisite murder that sets wheels in motion and t...

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Sorrow Road - Bell Elkins Novels

"Sorrow Road" is another atmospheric and complex mystery by Julia Keller. Three young boys who were good friends growing up, and who all end up fighting in World War two together, harbor a dark secret until their dying days, which, despite...

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Among the Wicked - A Kate Burkholder Novel

“Among the Wicked” was written by Linda Castillo and is one book in the Kate Burkholder series. One of her novels was adapted into a Lifetime original movie. I have read her work before and knew I was destined for a long time on the couch r...

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 Devil's Cold Dish - Will Rees Mysteries

If you like reading historical mystery novels, you will enjoy “The Devil’s Cold Dish’ by Eleanor Kuhns. This novel is set in Maine in 1796 on the farm of weaver Will Rees. Rees is an itinerant weaver moving from town to town weaving cloth f...

4 Stars

Survivors Will Be Shot Again - Sheriff Dan Rhodes Mysteries

"Survivors Will Be Shot Again" is another entertaining installment in the Dan Rhodes mystery series! Dan’s decision to take a day off backfires when his routine stop at the grocery store has him foiling a robbery with a loaf of bread. But,...

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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

The Charmers

"The Charmers" proved to be a real letdown for me. The shuffling point of view can be an excellent device when setting the tone for a mystery novel such as this one, but it jumped around erratically with little direction. The villa has a be...

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Burn What Will Burn

Bob Reynolds is living an isolated and lonely life after losing his wife. He lives in a run down home out in the middle of nowhere. He has a problem with alcohol and is struggling to be a writer. One morning he finds a dead body in the cree...

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Open Grave - Ann Lindell Mysteries

This award winning Swedish mystery series has garnered critical and commercial success in other countries. Scandinavian thrillers have quickly found an audience among American crime and mystery lovers with the incredible success of Henning...

3 Stars

Little Black Lies

People always feel it more when a crime involves a child. They don’t know who to trust or who to ask for information and they are under the assumption that everyone lies until proven otherwise. It seems that small towns always have secrets...

4 Stars

A Killer Ball at Honeychurch Hall - Honeychurch Hall, #3

I enjoyed this cozy mystery. This being the third book of the Honeychurch Hall Mystery series. I would suggest you read the first two books first, then this one. You will get a better feeling for the characters and their lives. As you turn...

4 Stars

After the Fire - Maeve Kerrigan Novels, #6

Jane Casey is back with another chilling installment in the Maeve Kerrigan series! When a deadly fire rips through London’s North Tower, one of the victims turns out to be a right winged MP. It looks as though he jumped to his death rather...

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In Dublin's Fair City - Molly Murphy Mysteries

“In Dublin’s Fair City” is book number six in the Molly Murphy Series by Rhys Bowen. It is always helpful to follow the series in order because previous novels lend understanding to the current one being read. In this novel, Molly Murphy is...

4 Stars

The Edge of Dreams - Molly Murphy Mysteries

The Molly Murphy Mystery series by Rhys Bowen is one of my favorites. This series blends the history of a by-gone era with the tenacity of a young woman as she gets herself into all kinds of trouble. In “The Edge of Dreams”, someone is comm...

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Time of Fog and Fire - Molly Murphy Mysteries

“Time of Fog and Fire” by Rhys Bowen is a Molly Murphy mystery. It is set in New York City and San Francisco in 1906. Captain Daniel Sullivan is asked to take on an assignment by the Secret Service. Molly does not know where Daniel is durin...

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Poisonous - Max Revere Novels, #3

This third book in the Max Revere series begins on a heart-tugging note, as Max has been sought out by a mentally challenged boy, Tommy, who is a possible suspect in his step-sister, Ivy’s, death. Ivy had either jumped, fell, or was pushed...

4 Stars

The Midwife and the Assassin - The Midwife's Tale

I haven't read any of the other books in “The Midwife's Tale” series, but this book was quite good. The author wrote a fascinating fiction novel about a midwife and her life during the English war. The midwife has a murder to solve in order...

4 Stars

The Eloquence of the Dead

SETTING: Dubin, 1887 This is Book Two in the Joe Swallow Series. The books don't have to be read in sequence. Sargent Joe Swallow hasn't had a promotion in a long time and isn't very happy, especially since he is the best they have. Now he'...

3 Stars

Murder at the 42nd Street Library - Book 1

This author definitely knows his crime fiction. He gave us a smart and yet twisty mystery. This is the first book in the library series that has the reader meet Raymond Ambler, sleuth and librarian. At the corner of 42nd Street and 5th Aven...

3 Stars

The Winter Garden Mystery - Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, #2

In “The Winter Garden Mystery” by Carola Dunn, Daisy Dalrymple is back and stumbling across dead bodies. Rather than survive in proper genteel poverty with her mother, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple has decided to live in less than genteel...

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The Cracked Spine - A Scottish Bookshop Mystery, #1

“The Cracked Spine” by Paige Shelton is the first book in a new series featuring transplanted Kansan Delaney Nichols. After answering an ad looking for a bold adventurer who would investigate searches for lost things and help return lost it...

3 Stars

Apricot's Revenge - A Crime Novel

The setting for this book is Modern Day China. This is a fictional book but it has a lot of underlying truths and realities. Social issues is the main topic of this book. A main topic in today's society. A very complex, deep and sometimes d...

3 Stars

Downward Facing Death

As Kelley Carpenter goes back to Belfrey, a little village she was raised in, she has hopes of opening a yoga cafe. This is different for this village. Kelley plans on a place where people can take yoga classes and also have vegetarian food...

4 Stars

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