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Curiosity Didn't Kill the Cat - A Conan Flagg Mystery

Curiosity Didn't Kill the Cat was originally written in the early 1970s and so the story and plot have an appealing vintage vibe. I also have to admit to being lured by the notion of a cat as a character or at least a sidekick to the sleuth...

3 Stars

I, Claudia - A Claudia Seferius Mystery, #1

Marilyn Todd's I, CLAUDIA is an enjoyable mystery read that transported me to ancient Rome and introduced fascinating, unusual main characters that sometimes left me with mixed feelings, yet always intrigued me. I loved the details about Ro...

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Killer in Control - A Key West Mystery

This is a quick, light, cozy mystery with a host of quirky characters centered on a B&B in Key West. Kitt is on leave from her job as a police officer due to her shooting a suspect who was apparently unarmed. While her job hangs in limbo, K...

4 Stars

First Kill All the Lawyers - A Samantha Adams Mystery

The first thing to you need to keep in mind when you start this book is it was originally published in 1991. The depictions of Georgia society is most likely based in fact and although you may not believe it's accurate, and it's certainly h...

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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

Adam and Evil - An Amanda Pepper Mystery, #9

Amanda Pepper is an English teacher at Philly Prep. Most of the students are used to their parents paying their way through everything. She truly cares about her students and tries her best to teach them a love of literature, both modern an...

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The Bluest Blood - An Amanda Pepper Mystery

CK Mackenzie and Amanda Pepper have been invited to the society Gala being hosted by Edward "Neddy" and Theodora "Tea" Roederer. This adventurous couple has spent their lives traveling and endorsing the arts. Neddy especially loved indulgin...

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The Best Laid Plans

Jesse Schroeder is recently divorced and has returned to her hometown of Riverport to put her life back together. She hopes to revive her writing career, but is finding life in a small home town like living in a fishbowl after the animosity...

4 Stars

The Mummer's Curse - An Amanda Pepper Mystery

The Mummers are having their annual New Year's Day parade on a freezing, blustery morning and Amanda Pepper is out to see it with her six-year-old niece. Hoping to get more insight into the group for an article she is writing about the Mumm...

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All's Well That Ends - An Amanda Pepper Mystery

Mandy had come to support her friend Sasha as she attended her ex-stepmother's funeral. Phoebe Ennis and Sasha had managed to remain close over the years after Sasha's father and Phoebe divorced. Sasha is convinced that Phoebe had not died...

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Till the End of Tom - An Amanda Pepper Mystery, #12

Amanda Pepper was making her great escape from Head Master Havermeyer's annual assembly address when she stumbled upon the body of a man lying at the bottom of the school's marble staircase. When the police and ambulance arrive, it seems th...

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In the Dead of Summer - An Amanda Pepper Mystery, #6

Although it is possible to read this story as a standalone, I feel that you would be better served reading the series starting from the beginning to learn how it all started and how the characters' relationships have developed over the cour...

4 Stars

Minor Indiscretions

Barbara Metzger is the go-to for sweet Regency romances and I rather enjoyed how she delivered just a tad bit of naughtiness with this one. Lord Coe is quite the Rake and I loved watching him dealing with his feelings for Melody and her ass...

4 Stars

A Loyal Companion

Barbara Metzger always delivers just what I’m expecting and never disappoints. With this offering we get a glimpse of the Beau Monde and all its aspects through the eyes of a faithful friend whose musings are both insightful and entertainin...

4 Stars

The Ayes Have It - A Jessie Schroeder Mystery

Jesse returns from a holiday to find that Arnold Richard Peters is picketing the library. He is protesting that the library is allowing access to books that should be banned for content. One of these books is Jesse's own The Sunburnt Ghost....

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A Hole in Juan - An Amanda Pepper Mystery

Juan Angel Reyes is the new chemistry teacher at Philly Prep High School, the same private school Amanda Pepper teaches English at. JAR, as the students referred to him, was not a popular teacher. The feeling was mutual. Reyes signed on to...

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Helen Hath No Fury - An Amanda Pepper Mystery, #10

Once again, English teacher, Amanda Pepper is pulled into her students’ lives when one comes to her with a secret that she is afraid her parents will disown her over. Not to mention worries over the suicide of a fellow book club member that...

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Claire and Present Danger - An Amanda Pepper Mystery, #11

Amanda Pepper and C K Mackenzie have cleared the air on their views on marriage and are engaged. Now Mandy's sister and mother are pulling out all the stops planning their wedding. The new term at Philly Prep is in session and with Mandy's...

4 Stars

I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia - An Amanda Pepper Mystery, #3

Amanda, an English teacher at a local prep school, is thrilled when two of her students actually come to speak with her about the Bard's Taming of the Shrew and his portrayal of women's place in society. She is excited that they had actuall...

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Caught Dead in Philadelphia - An Amanda Pepper Mystery

Amanda "Mandy" Pepper is a seasoned high school teacher who has her morning routine disrupted when Liza Nichols, an actress and part-time teacher at the school, comes calling at her home. She comes ranting and raving yet making no sense to...

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Philly Stakes - An Amanda Pepper Mystery

Amanda "Mandy" Pepper and her new love interest from Caught Dead In Philadelphia, Detective C. K. Mackenzie have returned for a second helping in Gillian Roberts Amanda Pepper Mystery series. Ms. Pepper, a teacher at a private prep school i...

4 Stars

With Friends Like These... - An Amanda Pepper Mystery

In book four of the Amanda Pepper series we get to know Bea, Mandy's mom a bit more, but not for a good reason. Mandy agrees to accompany her mother to a birthday dinner for soap opera star Lyle Zacharias. He is a man once related by marria...

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation - An Amanda Pepper Mystery

Sasha has a showing in Atlantic City and has invited Philly Prep English teacher Amanda Pepper to come with her for a short vacation. With only two weeks before Amanda has to start teaching her summer school class and no funds to go away sh...

4 Stars

Nightlight

This story had great lead-up, the author spacing things out perfectly to keep the story running smoothly. As I read this, I could feel the fear that the characters felt, feel their connection through their dialogue. To say that I wanted mor...

4 Stars

Greetings of the Season and Other Stories

I’m a fan of Regency romances and have read a lot, but have somehow managed to miss Barbara Metzger. That is a mistake I won’t be making in the future. Her Christmas collection was funny, touching, romantic and page turning, making the shor...

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The Case of the Disappearing Corpse - A Chiana Ryan Mystery

Twelve year old Chiana Ryan wants to be a writer. She plans to enter a contest for writers in a kid’s magazine. She thanks her lucky stars when she hears that a dead body turns up in a pansy bed at the home of her former baby sitter, Patsy....

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The Case of the Missing Dinosaur Egg - A Chiana Ryan Mystery #1

This book is reminiscent of the days when I would read Nancy Drew and dream of one day being just like her. I enjoyed venturing to my childhood once more and found the same pleasure when I read The Case of the Missing Dinosaur Egg as when I...

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Motherwit - An Alabama Midwife's Story

This book wasn’t what I expected but was absolutely perfect in what it is. It’s not a story but an oral history. Onnie Lee Logan was one of the last licensed lay midwives in Alabama and this is her story. It is written exactly how Onnie tol...

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A Murderer Among Us

Marilyn Levinson provides readers with a mature murder mystery that introduces a fabulous new sleuth. Jumping straight into the action I loved that we meet our heroine when she is overwhelmed and not particularly acting like herself. It giv...

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Water Dancer

Water Dancer follows the interconnected lives of several individuals involved in the world of competitive swimming. After losing their son to the icy waters, Sarge and Illana have ceased coaching swimmers and live in desolation and grief. W...

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Shadows on the Lane - The Willow Lane Mysteries

When twelve-year-old, detective wannabe, Jessie Hanson, witnesses a hit and run where a little girl is injured, Jessie feels compelled to help her detective father solve the case. When she learns the little girl is the younger sister of a b...

4 Stars

Eye

In this spine-tingling story, we meet Tom and Betty Kane and watch as they prepare themselves and their six children for a major hurricane that’s supposed to tear through their little town of Stuart, Florida. As they’re preparing everything...

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The Hourglass

Barbara Metzger once again proves why she is a must-read for me. Even when she adds in a paranormal aspect to her Regency romances they still have a very traditional feel that makes me feel as if I’m being lulled in to a simpler time and pl...

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Lady in Green

Barbara Metzger gives us a delightfully naughty treat with this impish traditional regency romance. Annalise Avery finds herself in dire circumstances but she doesn’t give in to her grief instead she takes charge and escapes her awful fate....

4 Stars

Venom and the River - A Novel of Pepin

Marsha Qualey brings small town life and political scandals vividly to life with this charming and quirky story. Leigh Burton is a complex yet simple woman trying to quietly live her life under the radar. I liked the straightforwardness of...

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Autumn Glory and Other Stories

Barbara Metzger delivers the goods once again! Not only do you get one beautiful, traditional regency romance with this book, you get three. What more can a fan ask for? In "Autumn Glory" I got to go along on an adventure with an unconventi...

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Glad to Be Human

This 5 page book looks at all aspects of life experiences and to note that as human beings we are all too busy going about our daily and even hectic routines of our lives that sometimes we are not considering what really being human is abou...

3 Stars

The God of Speed

This short ebook (17 pages) revolves around the life of a sniper. U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Matt O'Conner was hired to assist the DEA in capturing a famous drug lord. O'Conner's mission was to not to kill the drug lord but to merely track...

3 Stars

Dogs Have the Strangest Friends - And Other True Stories of Animal Feelings

This is a heartwarming children’s book of short stories in which we are introduced to a menagerie of animals that, through some odd situations, have befriended animals that normally wouldn’t be considered friends in average situations or ha...

4 Stars

Getting Back to Normal

Vannie Taylor, a sixth-grader, is dealing with quite a bit right now. Not only is she still grieving over the death of her mother, but also her father can’t seem to be able to continue living in their house because everywhere he turns, it r...

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Saved by Scandal

Barbara Metzger gives Regency lovers a fantastic adventure with this historical romantic romp. Lord Galen Woodbridge is a dashing hero who acts on an impulse but has such a good heart I fell easily in love with him and hoped Margot would to...

4 Stars

Bogart - In Search of My Father

"Here's looking at you kid" is a phrase I grew up hearing. It wasn't until I watched "Casablanca" that I truly understood why so many use this iconic quote of Humphrey Bogart's character. It's because of Humphrey Bogart himself, who embodie...

5 Stars

Leah's Children

"Leah's Children" is an inspirational story about finding oneself. Not only is this a continuation of Leah's journey, but the tales of her three children, Aaron, Rebecca, and Michael. Each sibling learns about themselves and what they want...

4 Stars

Leah's Journey

"Leah's Journey" really is a journey. A journey filled with emotion, despair, love, dreams, and perseverance. Gloria Goldreich has written an inspiring tale of a young woman's survival in the midst of war and poverty. The details will trans...

4 Stars

The Knackerman

This was a short story which made it hard to get to know the characters very well, but perhaps, that is why it led to so many questions, why, what, where and when? Cows weren't just dying of disease on the Andriss Scott's Farm. They were dy...

3 Stars

Thicker Than Water

Thicker than Water is a novel that moves quickly, and is quite quirky and fun. The characters are highly likeable, and the story is written in such a way as to be very believable. It tells the story of Jessie Schroeder, a successful childre...

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With Friends Like These... - An Amanda Pepper Mystery

With Friends Like These had its funny and charming moments, however it got off to a very slow start. The murder didn't happen until chapter six (about a third of the way in). The main character, Amanda, is a complainer, finds much to dislik...

3 Stars

Mystical Experiences - Wisdom in Unexpected Places from Prison to Main Street

A man is warned to get out of a car before an SUV crashes into it, totaling the vehicle. A girl out taking pictures is lifted up into the air by an unseen force after accidentally stepping on the head of a snake and praying for help. A sold...

5 Stars

American Curls - The Mystery World of Nancy Springer

Cindy volunteers at a cat shelter. When she finds the owner unconscious (she'd sustained a blow to the head) and discovers the cats have been let out, she calls for help and goes searching for the cats who've ventured into the cold. The own...

3 Stars

Goodbye Lucifer

The women of Brandell valley have a secret. They help keep Lucifer from running the Earth. So when, one fine day, Lucy (Lucifer) pops up at the local spring, Melanie and Amanda are there to keep him in check, with a few others. To say they...

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