• Review: The Child

    "The Child" by Fiona Barton is fast paced and totally engrossing! When workmen uncover the tiny bones of a baby, the ghoulish discovery is good for a brief, back page story for journalist Kate Waters. But then Angela, a woman whose baby was kidnapped...

  • Review: A Crime of Passion Fruit A Bakeshop Mystery, #6

    In the latest Bakeshop mystery, Jules Capshaw is trying to keep her cool as Torte gets set to make its transformation from quaint, local confectionary café to royal pastry palace. Meanwhile, Jules’s estranged husband Carlos is making a desperate plea...

  • Interview: Night Owl Reviews Interviews Patricia Fry

    Hi Patricia. Thanks for stopping over to discuss your Klepto Cat series. I love the title of that series. It's so true about cats. What is your current release? Cattywampus Travels--A Klepto Cat Mystery What's it about? This is book 23 in the Klepto Cat...

  • Review: Up In The Pines

    Katie Jennings gives romantic suspense fans everything they could possibly want in this brilliant mystery. There's a sexy Hollywood heartthrob. A strong and determined heroine. Scenery that you can usually only find on a post card. And quaint small town...

  • Review: French Fried An Ethnic Eats Mystery, #2

    Kylie Logan brings us the second entry in her “Ethnic Eats” series. The Statue of Liberty is 130 years old, and for the struggling residents of Hubbard, Ohio, any opportunity to bring in tourists is reason enough for a celebration. Laurel Inwood and her...

  • Review: The Black Cat Sees His Shadow A Bad Luck Cat Mystery, #3

    Kay Finch brings us the third offering in her “black cat” mystery series. This time out the town of Lavender, Texas is buzzing with tourists, and local businesses are pulling out all the stops for the annual Pumpkin Days Festival. On the eve of opening...

  • Review: At His Mercy Forbidden Lovers, #1

    Hot and steamy is how I'm going to describe about this book. As a first time reader of this author I was not sure if I would enjoy her book. But I was presently surprised that I did not want to put this book down. Tristan is afraid to let anyone close...

  • Review: Masking for Trouble A Costume Shop Mystery, #2

    “Masking for Trouble” by Diane Vallere is a great view of the challenges of running a costume shop around Halloween. I loved the puns sprinkled throughout the story as well as the imaginative costumes, and found myself chuckling at the name “Disguise...

  • Review: Magick & Mayhem An Abracadabra Mystery

    This story was a bit dryer than I expected. It is set up to be a wonderful humorous mystery. I found all the elements to be there but the humor doesn’t always take off. Yet, the story was interesting and quirky. It has a wonderful combination of magic,...

  • Review: Patterned After Death Southern Sewing Circle Mystery, #12

    I picked this up because I love a good mystery. What I didn't realize when I picked it up is that it is the 12th book in a series. Unfortunately, for me, this is not what I would consider a standalone novel. Since I had not read any of the previous works...

  • Review: No Turning Back

    Don't turn out the lights, close the curtains, lock the door because this book will have your arm hairs standing on end. The author has a twisted plot that is like a web, twisting and turning here and there. You will be turning the pages as fast as you...

  • Review: Hell's Detective A Mystery

    This is a fun read and is well written and put together well. A mystery that is a little naughty on the side. The author gives characters that are off the beaten path and parts of the book will make you star with wide open eyes wondering if you just read...

  • Review: Bad Housekeeping An Agnes & Effie Mystery, #1

    "Bad Housekeeping" is the first book in a new cozy mystery series! It’s about Agnes, a woman who stumbles upon the dead body of a woman she recently had a harsh altercation with. She must clear her name before she gets charged for murder. To start off,...

  • Article: Exclusive First Chapter: Dog Collar Chaos by Adrienne Giordano

    Today we get to share with you an EXCLUSIVE FIRST CHAPTER  from Adrienne Giordano's fourth book in her Lucie Rizzo Mystery series! Dog Collar Chaos Buy Now Lucie Rizzo--Mafia princess-turned-dog accessory entrepreneur—is riding high after scoring...

  • Review: War and Peach A Georgia Peach Mystery, #3

    Sometimes I'm in the mood for a fun cozy mystery and this one perfectly fit. Nola Mae owns a shop in Cays Mill, Georgia where there is an election for mayor in the process. Nola Mae favors town outsider Margie Price. The biggest competition for Margie...

  • Review: 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 her friend Linda...

  • Review: A Serenade to Die For

    Janet Fogg and David Jackson turn the ignition switch and take readers for a wild ride of an adventure. The action starts right out of the gate and doesn't let up until the end. Isbel Vargas is one determined woman, she believes she can rescue her father...

  • Review: Secret of the Painted Lady Danger Cove, #1

    “Secret of the Painted Lady” is one funny read and it makes you want to slap the male character. I started reading and was just sucked right in and actually didn't realize I had been reading for two hours. It’s a great story line and the mystery of who...

  • Review: Run to Ground Rocky Mountain K9 Unit, #1

    Jules was an interesting character and her siblings were just adorable and funny as hell. Her little family was lucky to have her around and I loved how she took care of them. I also loved how they were with Theo’s K9 partner, Otto. Theo has some demons...

  • Review: Once Upon a Spine Bibliophile Mystery, #11

    I believe this is my first Kate Carlisle book but I'm positive it won't be my last. Okay really how could you not have a winner on your hands when it involves a murder mystery, books and chocolate pie? Throw in some truly unique parents and a future husband...

  • Review: Cast the First Stone Ellie Stone Mysteries

    "Cast the First Stone" by James W. Ziskin is the fifth installment in the Ellie Stone Mystery series. This book seals the deal for me. Ellie is, without a doubt, one my favorite amateur sleuths. In this chapter, Ellie heads out to L.A. to cover a local...

  • Review: Only Skein Deep A Knitting Mystery, #15

    Maggie Sefton has written yet another awesome story filled with friendship, a splash of romance, good mystery, and lots of knitting!!!!!!!!! The book I am speaking so fondly of is “Only Skein Deep”!!!!! I have read her other books except the one right...

  • Review: Seized by Seduction The Protectors, #2

    Brenda Jackson's “Seized by Seduction” is appropriately titled. I was held confined to my lounge chair with this delicious page turner from start to finish. As a reader I was seized by the well-crafted plot and characterization of the main players in...

  • Review: Point and Shoot Death and Destruction series Book 5

    We are now to the 5th book in the Death and Destruction series. This is a really enjoyable and hilarious read. Jarrett and Thayne are at it again causing mischief and mayhem as they solve another case in Los Angles. I've followed their antics from the...

  • Review: Cask Strength Agents Irish and Whiskey series, #2

    Layla Reyne absolutely mesmerized me with the second book in her fascinating trilogy. Lucky for me I had book number three ready in the wings and I didn't have to go through any withdrawals. Whiskey and Irish are one of the best crime fighting duos I...

  • Review: Reunited with the P.I. Honor Bound #2

    I wouldn’t have chosen this book if I didn’t think I would like it, but I do think I got more than I had bargained for!!! When a key witness fails to appear in court, Simone is in big trouble, but she knows Maya wouldn’t simply bail. The judge gives her...

  • Review: Gone Without a Trace

    I will openly admit, this was not an easy book to read. It tells the story of Hannah and Matt, both strong willed, successful individuals. I initially felt a kinship with Hannah; later, I felt that same kinship with Matt. The story moves fast, and has...

  • Review: The Good Widow

    When the police knock on Jack's door her world is shattered. Her husband died in Hawaii.At first she wonders why he was there. Then she find out more disturbing news. He was there with his mistress. Now her grief is mixed with anger and betrayal. When...

  • Review: A Grave Calling Bodies of Evidence, #1

    “A Grave Calling” has you questioning and thinking is this a good thing or bad thing? How can 25 year old Julie Hall find bodies? She had taken up the dowsing rod in order to find water…and ends up finding bodies instead. What a surprise or rather a shock...

  • Article: It’s a dark and stormy murder with author Julia Buckley - Dark Streets

    What happens when an aspiring writer gets to live and work with her idol, a writer of romantic gothic suspense ala Victoria Holt?  Well, her adventures might get told in a new series, Writer’s Apprentice Mysteries, and the teller of such tales...

  • Article: First Chapter: The Darkest Corner by Liliana Hart

    Gravediggers Book 1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Liliana Hart’s first book in her suspenseful Gravediggers series, featuring an elite group of mysterious men who might be dead to the world, but are also tasked with saving it—and...

  • Interview: Night Owl Reviews Interviews Brett Armstrong

    Hi Brett! Great to have you over to discuss your book "Day Moon" and your career. Please tell us all a bit about "Day Moon". What's your book about? That can be a pretty deep question, but I will stick with the gist of the story: In A.D. 2039, a prodigious...

  • Review: Where Danger Hides Corporate Heat Book 1

    Just when you think life sucks, somehow it manages to get worse. Taylor Scott finds out her life is a lie. After a lifetime of allowing her grandparent's dictate her life as they pleased, Taylor finds her father really hadn't left her mother. Then she...

  • Review: Dangerous Games

    Talk about explosive! This high action political thriller is a non-stop maelstrom of right and wrong, good and bad, life and death. I absolutely loved it. Author Tess Diamond created an epic world of traitors and assassins. The story beings with a kidnapping....

  • Review: Wait for Dark A Bishop/SCU Novel, #5

    “Wait for Dark” by Kay Hooper is a wonderfully chilling tale that highlights the remarkable talents of the group of FBI psychics sent by Noah Bishop to investigate a series of unlikely deaths occurring. The combination of eerie evil and fantastical mental...

  • Review: The Devil's Triangle A Brit in the FBI Book 4

    “The Devil’s Triangle” by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison is a fascinating blend of fact and fiction that brings together the exciting and contrasting folks that last clashed over another astounding heist. The hints of connections to the fabled Templars...

  • Review: The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase

    “The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase” is the second installment in The Librarians series. When we meet up with the characters this time, they’re on the hunt for a powerful spell book. They must find this book before its full power is unleashed upon...

  • Review: Hospitality and Homicide A Tourist Trap Mystery

    Lynn Cahoon does it again! Once again I found myself immersed in Jill Gardner's frantic and fun life. This time around she truly does try to stay un-involved with the murder but fate seems to have other plans for her when she starts collecting clues instead...

  • Review: Sary's Gold Sary's Adventure Series Book 1

    Sary had a hard life and found that situations in life can change a person completely. So much happened to this beautiful and rather naive woman. She was so very young when she married but soon became a young widow. Her husband had been shot and she was...

  • Review: Logan Murder On Magnolia Island Trilogy Book 1

    The Murder On Magnolia Island trilogy is a brand new series from BJ Wane and let me just say it’s an incredible start! Luckily, the books won’t be released that far apart since Logan and Hunter end on cliffies about who killed the subbie? Melanie has...

  • Review: The Darkest Corner Gravediggers Book 1

    Liliana Hart is torturing me with the first series book in her new series. I loved this book so much I'm having withdrawals and now I have to wait to read the next book! Tess Sherman isn't what most would typically picture as a heroine after all she's...

  • Article: Cover Reveal: Random Acts by Erica Spindler + Exclusive Excerpt

    Eric Spindler stops on over to share the cover for her upcoming release RANDOM ACTS! The Blurb: One dead queen. Three bizarre acts of violence. No visible connection between the crimes. Michaela Dee Dare, newly minted detective for the New Orleans PD,...

  • Review: 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 of her assistant....

  • Review: Bookman Dead Style A Dangerous Type Mystery, #2

    "Bookman Dead Style" is the second book in the Dangerous Type Mystery series. It's about Clare Henry, a woman who tries to help clear the name of a celebrity who is accused of killing his sister. This book was very hard to get into at first, and it wasn’t...

  • Review: Murder Beach

    Rena Leith delights with not one but two fantastic murder mysteries in this contemporary ghost story. Class Peake is a solid heroine, a woman making a fresh start and I loved discovering alongside of her the history and folklore around her new house....

  • Review: Guarding His Anchor Canadian Muscle Book 2

    Kacey Hammell blew me away with this absolutely awesome romantic suspense story. This might have been the first book of hers that I've read but it definitely will not be the last. Charlotte Walker is a feisty and fierce heroine and I loved that she took...

  • Review: Honor Among Thieves A Sam Jenkins Mystery

    “Honor Among Thieves” pulls you right into the concept of how your life can change in a split second. We have a police chief minding his own business. He suddenly gets sucked into a murder accusation that he had no business with. Now not only does he...

  • Review: 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. Sampson O’Brien,...

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  • Review: Edited Out A Mysterious Detective Mystery, #2

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Unconditional Surrender by Desiree Holt


FROM BESTSELLING ROMANCE AUTHOR DESIREE HOLT

Book one in the Strike Force series - newly edited and expanded version!

Had he found her again only to lose her to a stalker?

Slade Donovan and Kari Malone shared one anonymous night of hot sex. Five years later unexpected circumstances throw them together again and what’s between them burns hotter than ever. But as a member of Delta Force, Slade is wary of relationships, drawn to Kari on the one hand and hesitant on the other.

Kari has her own demons, the stalker she moved to escape who seems to track her everywhere. As the unknown stalker ramps up his game, it will take the Delta Force team to rescue her, and the danger to show them both that what they have is electric, erotic and real.

Darkness by Karen Robards


New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards continues her penchant for “fantastic storytelling” (RT Book Reviews) with this next heart-pumping romantic suspense novel, the tale of a brilliant ornithologist trapped on the remote Attu Island in Alaska, fighting for her life—and that of a handsome stranger—before they’re swallowed up in darkness forever.

BOOM. That’s the sound that changes everything for Dr. Gina Sullivan, a renowned ornithologist on a group research grant trip on the remote island of Attu, Alaska. When an everyday outing turns sinister at the onset of one of Attu’s infamous storms, Gina expects thunder and lightning—but what she doesn’t see coming is the small jet plane that drops out of the sky and into the water mere feet from her boat. Even more unprecedented: there’s a sole survivor from the crash, and he needs Gina’s help. But it turns out that rescuing the stranger and getting them both out of the oncoming storm is just the beginning. Because the more Gina learns about James “Cal” Callahan, he of brooding eyes and muscled frame, the more she fears—for herself, and for him.

Cal has made a career of trading on government secrets and emerging unscathed—until a routine pickup goes horribly wrong and lands him in ice-cold water. Literally. He knows the plane crash was no accident and that there could very well be an enemy force currently combing the Alaskan island ensuring there were no survivors. Now if only the arrestingly beautiful bird-watcher with the clear-blue gaze would stop watching him, well, like a hawk. Cal convinces Gina to return to base camp and help him covertly get off the island. But when Gina makes it safely back to camp and finds her entire team murdered, all bets are off, and as darkness envelops the island, she must decide: trust a man she barely knows, or go it alone and risk running straight into the arms of a killer?

Death in the Abstract by Emily Barnes


Retired police chief Katherine Sullivan moved away from Edina, Minnesota to feed her artistic soul in New Mexico. But when she receives an urgent call, her serenity is shattered. Nathan Walker, her best friend and former colleague from her days on the police force, is missing and his crew of security experts hasn’t seen him in days. Now it’s up to Katherine to fly home and track him down.

Meanwhile, Edina is reeling from the murder of a local woman, which looks more and more like it could have a connection to Nathan's disappearance. And as Katherine digs deeper into the investigation, locating Nathan’s abandoned car and compiling a list of potential kidnappers, another body is found--and Katherine fears time is running out for her friend.

Finding herself reluctantly pulled into a new case, Katherine must set aside her artistic pursuits and tear herself away from her darling grandchildren in order to save her best friend in Death in the Abstract, the compelling sequel to Emily Barnes' The Fine Art of Murder.

Beyond Reason by Kat Martin


New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin raises chills as danger stalks a woman determined to make it in a man’s world . . .

Five weeks ago Carly Drake stood at her grandfather’s grave. Now she’s burying Drake Trucking’s top driver, and the cops have no leads on the hijacking or murder. Faced with bankruptcy, phone threats and the fear of failure, Carly has to team up with the last man she wants to owe—Lincoln Cain.

Cain is magnetic, powerful, controlling—and hiding more than one secret. He promised Carly’s granddad he’d protect her. The old man took a chance on him when he was nothing but a kid with a record, and now he’s the multi-millionaire owner of a rival firm.

But Linc’s money can’t protect Carly from the men who’ll do anything to shut her down, or the secrets behind Drake Trucking. If she won’t sell out, the only way to keep her safe is to keep her close . . . and fight like hell.

Honor Among Thieves by Wayne Zurl


What does a good cop do when his name and phone number is found in the pocket of a dead mobster from his past? Does he cooperate with the Internal Affairs investigator who wants to charge him with murder, but appears to have an ulterior motive?

Does he launch his own investigation into this murder from another jurisdiction to clear his name and find the real killer? Does learning that two former enemies have put a contract on his life complicate matters?

Till Death by Jennifer L. Armentrout


In New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s gripping new novel, a young woman comes home to reclaim her life—even as a murderer plots to end it. . .

It’s been ten years since Sasha Keaton left her West Virginia hometown . . . since she escaped the twisted serial killer known as the Groom. Returning to help run her family inn means being whole again, except for one missing piece. The piece that falls into place when Sasha’s threatened—and FBI agent Cole Landis vows to protect her the way he couldn’t a decade ago.

 

First one woman disappears; then another, and all the while, disturbing calling cards are left for the sole survivor of the Groom’s reign of terror. Cole’s never forgiven himself for not being there when Sasha was taken, but he intends to make up for it now . . . because under the quirky sexiness Cole first fell for is a steely strength that only makes him love Sasha more.

 

But someone is watching. Waiting. And Sasha’s first mistake could be her last.

Death by Chocolate Lab by Bethany Blake


Pet sitter Daphne Templeton has a soft spot for every stray and misfit who wanders into the quaint, lakeside village of Sylvan Creek. But even Daphne doesn’t like arrogant, womanizing Steve Beamus, the controversial owner of Blue Ribbon K-9 Academy. When Steve turns up dead during a dog agility trial, Daphne can think of a long list of people with motives for homicide, and so can the police. Unfortunately, at the top of the list is Daphne’s sister, Piper—Steve’s latest wronged girlfriend.

Certain that Piper is innocent, in spite of mounting evidence to the contrary, Daphne sets out to clear her sister’s name—and find Axis, Steve’s prize-winning chocolate Labrador, who went missing the night of Steve’s death. Aided by Socrates, her taciturn basset hound, and a hyperactive one-eared Chihuahua named Artie, Daphne quickly runs afoul of Detective Jonathan Black, a handsome and enigmatic newcomer to town, who has no appreciation for Daphne’s unorthodox sleuthing.

Can a free-spirited pet sitter, armed only with a Ph.D. in Philosophy and her two incompatible dogs, find the real killer before she becomes the next victim?

Includes recipes for homemade dog treats!

The Murder of Grace Bryant by Suzanne Rossi


Callie Bryant, a young woman with partial amnesia, returns to her childhood home with hopes of restoring the memories that are slowly coming back. She may have been a witness to her mother's murder twenty-five years before. Instead of being welcomed, Callie finds some people just want her to leave town. Anonymous letters show up, followed by threatening phone calls. Intruders invade the house. The ante is upped when someone shoots out her front window.

The only person she trusts is reporter, Josh Hendricks. He is new in town and not a suspect at the time of her mother's death. Intrigued, he agrees to help discover why certain city officials are refusing to answer her questions. Never tell a reporter, “No.” Josh asks questions of his own throwing himself into the mystery. As time passes, their relationship deepens.

Falling in love was not part of the plan. The more they investigate, the more nervous the killer becomes. Callie and Josh are not safe. Callie is remembering, and the clock is ticking down on the killer's freedom.

Abduction by Cynthia Eden


New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden has killer instincts when it comes to breathtaking suspense! 

Once the town troublemaker, Sheriff Hayden Black became the teen hero who saved young Jillian West from a savage kidnapper. He never got over their brief affair. Now the ex-SEAL and the burned-out FBI agent have reunited in their Florida hometown and rediscovered their powerful attraction. But as they hunt down a long-forgotten killer, will they get a second chance at happiness? When a series of accidents begins to plague Jill, Hayden won't let her fall victim again. There's too much history between them…and too much desire.

Last Oracle

In Washington, D.C., a homeless man takes an assassin's bullet and dies in Commander Gray Pierce's arms. A bloody coin clutched in the dead man's hand--an ancient relic that can be traced back to the Greek Oracle of Delphi...