• Review: No Living Soul A Lexi Carmichael Mystery, #9

    If you think geeks never get away from their computers, you’ve never met Lexi Carmichael and her friends. They have action packed adventures while solving mysteries that require all of their knowledge. In this story, a pandemic has the chance of breaking...

  • Review: Hope's Peak

    Detective Jane Harper, from San Francisco expects sinister murders back there, but not in Hope's Peak, North Carolina. The author gives you vivid images of the murders, such as a young woman found with a crown of vines on her head, like a princess. Once...

  • Article: A New Face for suspense….Gerry Schmitt - Dark Streets

    Although the name of Gerry Schmitt is relatively new to suspense lovers, her alter ego, Laura Childs, is a staple in the world of cozy mysteries. Writing as Laura Childs, she is the NYT bestselling author of more than thirty-eight mysteries which span...

  • Review: Murder, Handcrafted Amish Quilt Shop Mystery, #5

    I loved the puns in this book! The author does a great job describing the Amish. She also does a great job of explaining the relationships between the Amish and the English. I liked hoe there were true friends that helped each other no matter what, even...

  • Review: The Raven A Coffey & Hill Novel, #2

    "The Raven" by author Mike Nappa is full of suspense and thrills. An actor who performs by using the name The Raven, loves to steal whatever he can from people in his audience while they are watching his show. It is all going well when he gets more than...

  • Review: Good Behavior

    Letty Dobesh is one of my favorite characters of all time. She is so complex that, as a reader, you want more, more, more. Why does she do the things she does? Who hurt her in the past? So many questions and this book didn't answer nearly enough of them....

  • Review: Troublemaker

    This was very different that what I was expecting. I went into this thinking it would be a classic Linda Howard romantic suspense. That's how it is tagged. Unfortunately that's not really how it came across. The plot is that Morgan has been seriously...

  • Review: At Risk

    The book starts out very slow and about the time you're ready to give up on the book, it takes a turn. The main character has been in a relationship with a husband that was terribly abusive but no she is with a man that really loves her. Maybe it's because...

  • Review: 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 of answers...

  • Interview: Night Owl Reviews Interviews Michelle Diener

    Hi Michelle. It's great to have you on for an interview. Over the years I've seen so many of your wonderful books come across my desk. Please tell us about your latest. SKY RAIDERS - "Sky Raiders" is a romantic space opera. It's about a planet that's...

  • Interview: Night Owl Reviews Interviews Robb T. White

    Hi Robb, Thanks for joining us and sharing your latest book with us. What is "Dangerous Women: Stories of Crime, Mystery, and Mayhem" about? My collection features women as criminals, not victims. From Regina "Baby" Frontanetta, boxer and fledgling private...

  • Review: An Unhappy Medium A Family Fortune Mystery, #4

    I really like the covers in this book series. The covers draw me into read them. I previously read "Be Careful What You Witch For". I loved it! In this fourth installment in the series we learn more about Clyde's family, especially her sister Grace. The...

  • Review: A Bull by the Horns A Coffman Country Art Colony Cozy, #1

    Deb Donahue delights readers with this fantastic first in a cozy mystery series. Honestly I finished reading this days ago and haven't stopped talking about it. I've mentioned it to friends and family and even a stranger in a doctor's office. I found...

  • Review: Bang B-Squad, #2

    “Bang” is another good story in the B Squad series. This is book two. This story is definitely an attention grabber. I do really suggest that you read B Squad # 1 “Bazen” to really understand what has happened earlier for some of these characters. I loved...

  • Review: Unforgettable

    Cindy Skaggs takes readers on a gritty adventure with this romantic suspense. I found myself pulled right into this story and taken along for the adventure along with the heroine and I loved how I struggled along with her to figure out just what it was...

  • Review: Picture Imperfect A Sassy Suspense

    Cindy Procter-King presents readers with a suspenseful snapshot of a romantic comedy. Ursula Scott is a strong-minded heroine. She has ambition and a set of goals she is determined to attain. I loved watching her handle the spanner tossed into her plans....

  • Review: A Second Chance at Murder A Love or Money Mystery, #2

    “A Second Chance at Murder” by Diana Orgain is a fun twist on the challenges of a reality show and provides a combination of exotic travelogue and mystery. I had not read the first story in this series but had no problem becoming familiar with these characters...

  • Review: Above the Paw A Paw Enforcement Novel, #5

    Above the Paw by Diane Kelly is the 5th book in the wonderful Paw Enforcement series. There is no doubt that I read any book with adorable dogs on the covers and this series is top on my list of favorites. The Paw Enforcement series follows a female K9...

  • Review: Claimed by a SEAL Cancun Series Book #2.5

    KaLyn Cooper takes readers on a fast-paced, heart-racing yet heartwarming adventure with this military romance. The suspense begins basically from the first word and doesn't let up as Stacie Vandercoy and Jeff Lennon go undercover and under the covers....

  • Review: A Most Curious Murder A Little Library Mystery

    Little Free Libraries have been popping up not just in America but all over the world. With their increase in popularity, it was only a matter of time before one was featured in a mystery novel. “A Most Curious Murder” by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli opens...

  • Review: At What Cost A Detective Penley Mystery, #1

    Three gruesome murders and the only thing tying them together is each of the victims were affiliated with a gang, but all is not as it appears. All of the victims were cut with precision by someone who knew what he was doing. The question is why. How...

  • Review: 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 characters but...

  • Review: A Soldier's Revenge A Will Cochrane Novel

    A soldier mysteriously killed his own sister and is now on the run. He is receiving secret codes from an unknown source that may hopefully have the answer to his problems. The question is what could have driven Will Cochrane to this gruesome situation?...

  • Review: Frosty the Dead Man A Snow Globe Shop Mystery, #3

    Another snow globe mystery with a great ending seems impossible, but is true. This is a wonderful series and Ms. Husom does an excellent job from the get-go! The writing is fresh, the style is neat but complex, and the mysteries keep this story humming...

  • Review: Night Watch

    Iris Johansen has always been one of my favorite authors. I love her Kendra Michaels series just as much as Even Duncan. I also enjoy the fact that she finds some way to do a crossover in the series. In Night Watch Kendra tries to track down the doctor...

  • Review: Shift Hot Rides, #2

    It took me a little to get into “Shift”. It was slow paced in the beginning, but it did pick up. Emery is an interesting character and his name is pretty unique for a guy. He’s got a lot of secrets, but he does his job well. Tori cracks me up. You can...

  • Review: 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 reports every month,...

  • Review: 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 galore, a bottle...

  • Review: A Most Extraordinary Pursuit

    I love historical mysteries. With such a colorful cover, I couldn’t help but feel intrigued. When the Duke of Olympia dies his longtime secretary Miss Emmeline Rose Truelove is commissioned to seek out his heir, Maximillian Haywood. Max has apparently...

  • Review: 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, I jumped at...

  • Review: 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 marriage. But she...

  • Review: Damien's Christmas The Night Stalkers White House Book 6

    “Damien’s Christmas” by M.L. Buchman blends romance and suspense in a compelling seasonal tale that provides plenty of ‘aw’ moments along with exciting action scenes even as it gives a unique glimpse of some of the complicated maneuvering accompanying...

  • Article: Great Cozy's For the December - Dark Streets

    December is an excellent month for cozy mysteries to be released! After all, with all the hustle bustle of the holidays, sometimes it’s good to just sit down with a good cozy and take your mind off things! Here are a few of the December cozies you...

  • Review: The Da Vinci Code - The Young Adult Adaptation

    I decided to read part of this book alongside its adult counterpart. And what I found was the adult version reads as a book two to “Angels and Demons”, The YA version reads as a book one. Other differences were we get a letter to the reader in the YA...

  • Review: 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 jams, smoothies,...

  • Review: 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 classmate winds...

  • Review: No Farm, No Foul Farmer's Daughter Mystery, #1

    "No Farm, No Foul" is the first book in the Farmer’s Daughter mystery series. It’s about Shelby McDonald, who owns Love Blossom Farm, where she is a single mother of two and blogs about her daily life on the farm. Her local church needs a new roof and...

  • Review: The Witch and the Dead Wishcraft Mystery, #7

    The Wishcraft Mystery Series is one of my favorites, great characters, well written stories...and the touch of the paranormal I adore in my cozies. Darcy and Nick's relationship has progressed throughout the series and now they are taking the next step...

  • Review: Putting on the Witch Retired Witches Mysteries, #3

    I love this series and I am sad to acknowledge this is probably the last. I don't know if Jim completed any others before passing away earlier this year, just six months after Joyce passed in 2015. If it is the final book in the series, it ended well...

  • Review: By Familiar Means A Witch's Cat Mystery, #2

    I've fallen under the spell of The Witch's Cat Mystery Series. I have not yet read the first book, but when offered a chance to review book two I jumped on it. Cozy mystery with witches? Yes, please. Now I have to go back and read book one and I am definitely...

  • Review: Courting Death The Clarkeston Chronicles

    "Courting Death" is a very unique legal mystery featuring three young people working as law clerks for a famous federal judge. Melanie, who apparently made an appearance in a previous installment, became obsessed by an accident that occurred several years...

  • Review: When All The Girls Have Gone

    Jayne Ann Krentz is set to thrill her fans with her latest novel "When All The Girls Have Gone". Filled with Krentz's trademark mixture of romance and intrigue her latest book is sure to be a satisfying read for her fans. It's also stand alone so anyone...

  • Review: A Clue in the Stew A Soup Lover's Mystery, #5

    “A Clue in the Stew” by Connie Archer is a story that reminds one of the joys and challenges of living in a town small enough that everyone knows everyone else. I enjoyed the interaction between those who are faithful friends, and sympathized with the...

  • Review: Better Late Than Never A Library Lover's Mystery, #7

    A sweet read from start to finish. Ms. McKinlay knows how to write a thoroughly enjoyable novel in Better Late Than Never. Great plot development as this plot is full of tight moments, intense emotions, and lots of humor. I loved the recipes in the back...

  • Review: First Degree Mudder A Pacific Northwest Mystery, #4

    A great murder mystery from the Pacific Northwest (PNW) comes packed with information about Portland-Vancouver area in particular. This read is full of humor, weird moments, and other typical PNW behavior which clearly illustrates how weird Portland is....

  • Article: Writing the fifth Jana Lane mystery, RAG DOLL by Joe Cosentino + Excerpt

    I leap out of bed at 3am with an idea for a shocking ending nobody will guess, not even the mystery mavens. After fumbling for the pencil and pad on my night table, I jot down a few notes then fall back to sleep. The next day I can read my notes, so I...

  • Review: Cardwell Christmas Crime Scene Cardwell Cousins, #5

    “Cardwell Christmas Crime Scene” is the latest in B.J. Daniel’s Cardwell family series, and the first I’ve read in this series. There is an abundance of characters, and the story follows multiple perspectives. Because of all the perspectives, it took...

  • Review: A Frenzied Bid for Murder

    Ellie Oberth uncovers a cold-case with this interesting suspense. Venice Sinclair is a heroine with a multitude of layers and she’s at once easy to relate to and in turns unbelievably out of touch for a woman under the age of 40. I love how genuinely...

  • Review: A Portrait to Die For

    Radine Trees Nehring delivers a delightfully detailed masterpiece with this mystery. Although Carrie has had previous adventures this was my first introduction to her and I didn’t feel as if I couldn’t follow what was happening by missing out on her earlier...

  • Review: Hook, Line, and Murder Murder, She Wrote

    This is another outstanding installment in the Murder, She Wrote series!!! Jessica has entered the annual fly fishing competition, but finds Mort’s wife, Maureen tagging along with her. However, once on the second day of their stay, Maureen mysteriously...

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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...