• Review: Death on the Sapphire A Lady Frances Ffolkes Mystery, #1

    R. J. Koreto has been a financial journalist and some of his work has appeared in mystery magazines. “Death on the Sapphire” is his first novel and highlights Frances Ffolkes, the sister of a Marquis. She is very active in civic organizations and a suffragette,...

  • Review: Storm Crashers

    Imagine you are being faced by an approaching fierce storm and on top of that you have to deal with "Aliens" invading your home! This story is a telling tale that involves a property owner. What these "Aliens" wanted was very valuable, something that...

  • Review: 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 Andrew's, beyond...

  • Review: The Cartel 6: The Demise

    My jaw started dropping as I read page after page. There aren't words to describe a book like this. This book is kind of like Clint Eastwood's, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. You get it all, not necessarily in that order but it's there. I kept wondering...

  • Review: Waking Up Dead

    If you love murder mysteries, then here's one for you What makes it unique is it is told from the outlook of one of the victims. On top of that, the victim ends up solving the mystery. Now that is different. In another way, the author makes this mystery...

  • Review: House of Homicide

    This is a book you won't be able to figure out until the very end. The author gives you a young mother who has recently been widowed. She has two children and on top of that, she is the takes care of her elderly aunt who has dementia. She decides to buy...

  • Review: 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 idea of evil,...

  • Review: This House Is Mine

    Living in the same old farmhouse from the age of 5 Vera is still feeling alone and like she doesn't belong after 60 years. Then the author brings family together. Readers get a niece with her little boy. Vera and Anne don't know each other but as they...

  • Review: Someone Must Die

    “Someone Must Die” is a very interesting book that kept me on my toes. Aubrey is a fascinating character who not only wanted to do what she could for her nephew but sped ahead even when pain was on the horizon. Family is always a tough thing to deal with...

  • Review: Moral Defense Samantha Brinkman, #2

    I had heard about Marcia Clark’s books, but had never read them, so I was excited to do a review of “Moral Defense”. As a former prosecutor, I was interested in her writing style in this genre. The beginning of the novel vividly describes a crime scene...

  • Review: The Jealous Kind A Holland Family Novel

    Set in Houston in the 1950’s, “The Jealous Kind” is about Aaron Holland and how one event changes his whole life. When he intervenes between beautiful Valerie Epstein fighting with her boyfriend Grady Harrelson, who is the son of one of the richest families...

  • Review: Clean Break

    “Clean Break” is an engaging, page turning suspense story. I was turning the pages till the end as I wanted to know what would happen next. This protagonist, Lane Haviland was really quite an interesting person. She is able to make life work in almost...

  • Review: Waiting for the Laird

    Willa Blair spins a beautiful romance set in the Scottish Highlands full of suspense, history and mystery. Lara MacLaren is a complicated heroine an American transplant to Scotland she and her children came to make her husband’s dream come true. She is...

  • Review: Honeybun on the Run Honeybun Heat, #7

    Sam Cheever brings on more ginger love with this instalment of the Honeybun adventures. Clovis Honeybun is a sexy, smart and brave hero, the type of gentleman we all dream of. I admit that this clan of gorgeous redheads have all been darn near perfect...

  • Review: 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 the quirky cast...

  • Review: Off the Books A Novel Idea Mystery, #5

    “Off the Books” by Lucy Arlington is a fun look at the hard work involved in the journey from an idea in an author’s mind to a book being purchased by a reader. I enjoyed getting a chance to see behind the scenes of a literary agency and the myriad of...

  • Review: Cupcakes, Butterflies & Dead Guys Gianna Mancini Mysteries #3

    "Cupcakes, Butterflies & Dead Guys" is the third book in the Gianna Mancini mysteries series. Gianna, a ghost whisperer and a shoeista, stumbles upon the dead body of her favorite celebrity in this latest installment. The police rule the death an accident,...

  • Review: Pumpkin Picking with Murder An Otter Lake Mystery, #2

    I guess reviewers pick books for many reasons- the cover is pretty, they have read something else by the author, or maybe the blurb sounds interesting. None of those were the reason I chose this book, or so I thought. I saw a pumpkin, and thought, oh...

  • Review: Delta Rogue SEAL Team Phantom

    This is the third book in Ms. Boon’s Seal Team Phantom Series. It continues with the story line of a member of the team turning and no one is sure if he was the only one. The story is totally action packed with chases, gun fire and some really hot sex....

  • Review: The Good, the Bad and the Guacamole A Taste of Texas Mystery, #2

    We’re back in Broken Boot again, this time getting ready for the annual Homestead Day celebration. The opening festivities are hosted by country singer Jeff Clark, the ex-boyfriend of Josie’s friend Patti. Josie fears her friend will fall for Clark’s...

  • Review: We Wish You a Murderous Christmas A Year-Round Christmas Mystery, #2

    We’re back in Rudolph NY where Christmas themed shop owner Merry Wilkinson is preparing for the holidays. She’s enjoying an evening off at the Yuletide Inn when she discovers that the one of the owners health is failing. With his son primed to take over,...

  • Review: Twice Told Tail A Black Cat Bookshop Mystery, #6

    Hamlet the cat returns to Pettistone’s Fine Books for his sixth and final adventure. As Thanksgiving approaches, Darla Pettistone is preparing for the busiest shopping season of the year. They’ve recently launched their online store, where thanks to some...

  • Article: Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett! - Dark Streets

    Lorraine / Lorna is an author who does double duty! As Lorraine Bartlett she writes the Victoria Square Mystery series and Lotus Bay Mysteries, as Lorna Barrett she writes the Booktown Mysteries. She also pulls in triple duty as LL Bartlett with her Jeff...

  • Review: The Damascus Threat A Dominic Verrazzano Thriller / An ICE Thriller

    Working for a law enforcement agency like Immigration and Customs Enforcement is no job for the faint hearted. This book is about dealing with terrorist threats of all kinds. The reader knows that these threats are not only real but the people charged...

  • Review: Stalking Ground A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery, #2

    “The Stalking Ground” by Margaret Mizushima is the second novel in her Timber Creek K-9 Mystery series. Like the first novel, “Killing Trail”, Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo are called on to solve the mystery of a missing woman. The woman is the...

  • Review: 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 deadly. He's...

  • Review: Night Talk

    George Noory of Coast To Coast AM brings us “Night Talk”. There are voices in the dark. A radio show that features the darkness of paranoia and paranormal. All the stories of sightings of aliens, being abducted, Big Foot and others. The author puts you...

  • Review: The Angel of Highgate

    Sometimes it takes a very special person to change our lives forever. For Geoffrey Thraxton, it is that one special person who he first perceives to be an angel. That is majorly the story in the novel "The Angel of Highgate" by Vaughn Entwistle. This...

  • Review: A Study In Scarlet Women The Lady Sherlock Series, #1

    With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper class society. But even she never thought that she would become a social pariah, an outcast fending for herself on the mean...

  • Review: Downfall A Brady Novel of Suspense

    Another exciting Brady novel with a few twists in the end. Ms. Jance does a wonderful job putting together a storyline with a few plot twisters and calls it a mystery! Very realistic and breathtaking all in one novel is hard to achieve, yet Ms. Jance...

  • Review: Crepe Factor A Scrapbooking Mystery, #14

    Carmela Bertrand and her pal Ava return for their 14th outing in Crepe Factor. Carmela and Ava are making the rounds at the New Orleans Winter Market when they witness an ugly fight between Quigg Brevard, restaurateur and recent vintner, and Martin Lash,...

  • Review: Something Buried, Something Blue A Lily Dale Mystery, #2

    Wendy Corsi Staub is back with the second offering in her Lily Dale series. After agreeing to stay in Lily Dale through the winter as caretakers of the Valley View Guesthouse and its feline residents, Bella Jordan and her son Max are looking forward to...

  • Review: Gone With the Witch Wishcraft Mystery, #6

    I would have loved to enter my Shih Tzu Ramona in a pet show when I was younger. After reading this book and about pet-napping, I am glad that I didn't. As the pets starting missing and the bodies starting piling up I thought that the villain was the...

  • Review: 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 their age appears...

  • Review: Soulmates

    When her husband, Ethan, met a woman in yoga class and then ran off with her, Dana divorced the philanderer and moved on with her life. It is two years later and the successful lawyer has “moved on” and is free of the emotional turmoil the break up caused...

  • Review: Burned to a Crisp Cookies & Chance Mysteries Book 3

    Catherine Bruns brings back Sally Muccio and her crazy family for another deliciously sweet and savory mystery. I was so happy to see that Sally’s wedding was just around the corner and I couldn’t wait to see her life settle down a little. Boy was I in...

  • Review: Bitter Legacy

    I went into this not really knowing what to expect since it's a debut author. I've had some really good luck this year with new authors and I was excited to get into this. It started off great. I loved James as a character. He's a really good guy who...

  • Review: Blood of Saints A Sabrina Vaughn Novel

    Blood of Saints, by Maegan Beaumont, is a thriller, detective story, and one woman's journey all rolled into one. Sabrina is forced into a case that only se can solve. To do that she must relive old memories and relive her gruesome past. I like this character...

  • Review: Paws and Effect A Magical Cats Mystery, #8

    In Book 8 of Sofie Kelly’s charming ‘magical cats’ series, librarian Kathleen Paulson is excited to meet three old pals of her beau, Detective Marcus Gordon, while they visit charming Mayville Heights on business. But the reunion is cut short when one...

  • Review: The Apartment

    This book will actually make you wonder what is going on, can this be happening. Deep, dark and evil and all of those things will affect you in your real life and in your life as a reader. You are given a somewhat normal married couple, Mark and Steph...

  • Review: Superposition Book 1

    “Superposition” is about Jacob Kelly as he fights a murder conviction of an old friend. He is trying to find out who really killed his friend and why. Jacob is dragged through a rabbit hole after his old friend and coworker shows up at his house out of...

  • Review: Nightstalkers The fifth book in the Meg series

    “Meg: Nightstalkers” is the 5th book in Steve Alten's Meg series. It’s a very welcome addition to the story of Jonas Taylor. This book showcases the hunt for and battle with the prehistoric megalodon sharks that everyone believed were extinct. I've read...

  • Review: Can't Hide from Me

    This was an action packed story about ATF agent Charlie Hunter who's team is on an extraction mission to get an undercover agent out of a bad situation. Charlie's world implodes when he realizes the undercover agent is his ex Angel Medina who he hasn't...

  • Review: Sidney Sheldon's Reckless Tracy Whitney

    “Reckless” a Tracey Whitney Novel by Tilly Bagshane is an active, intriguing storyline with the elements and vibes associated with the late, famous and engaging author Sidney Sheldon. I must admit that the talent displayed by Ms. Bagshane is terrific....

  • Review: Behind Closed Doors

    Depending on your age and family structure certain realities are expected from “family”. These realities are imprinted such as certain attitudes or behaviors and what is proper and improper. In many cases what happens in the house is to stay in the house....

  • Review: Flash Point Fault Lines

    The ability to conduct a fraudulent scheme requires a motive and incentive. These are the factors that led Lena Fennen to conduct a complicated web of underground business transactions that leed her to becoming a very wealthy person. Her scheme captivated...

  • Review: Take the Monkey and Run A Call of the Wilde Mystery, #4

    This was the first cozy mystery book I read by Laura Morrigan. However, it’s the fourth book in her “Call of the Wilde” Mystery series starring Morrigan’s sleuth and animal telepath Grace Wilde. I thoroughly enjoyed the book even though it had some scenes...

  • Review: Apprentice in Death In Death, #43

    This was a horrifyingly entertaining read by one of my favorite authors. The story line is so "today" that it sent chills up my spine. In a world gone mad, Eve and her crew of trusted friends, colleagues and family must take on the worst of the worst...

  • Review: Pigeon Blood Red

    “Pigeon Blood Red” involves a priceless piece of jewelry that leads to deceit, murders and the rekindling of a long lost friendship. There is a businessman who has spent his whole life gambling and borrowing excessively. He found himself in a lot of hot...

  • Review: Smokescreen

    In “Smokescreen” we get Jet West. He is just a regular guy who likes the finest things in life whilst minding his own business. However, all of that changed when he went out to a socialite party. He suddenly gets accused of murder and is now on the run....

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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...