• Review: A Bird in the Hand Proverbial Crime Mysteries book #1

    I found this story quite an entertaining mystery. “A Bird in the Hand” is about a writer / amateur sleuth Caroline and her husband Gregory (the attorney). Oh and let's not leave out their funny dog Trixie. Trixie steals the show at times. This story involves...

  • Review: A Geek Girl's Guide to Justice Geek Girl Mysteries, #3

    Julie Ann Lindsey brings back the entire Connors clan for this fantastic mystery. I can’t tell you how long I have been waiting to read this book. Mia Connors is as headstrong as ever and even busier with work than most people could manage. But no matter...

  • Review: The Ghost and Mrs. Fletcher Murder, She Wrote, #44

    Is Mrs. Fletcher ghost hunting? When Cliff Cooper dies unexpectedly his home the ‘Spenser- Percy’ house goes on the market. Jessica agrees to help her friend Eve, the realtor, clean up the spooky old house. The house is packed with old books and is rumored...

  • Review: Fractured

    In “Fractured” a young couple decide to move and start over miles away from where they are. But can you ever "run away" from your past, your present, and sometimes your future? They move to a nice, family oriented town. But things start to get bad. Everything...

  • Review: Tangled Up in Brew A Brewing Trouble Mystery, #2

    Brew pub owner Maxine “Max” O’Hara and her chef/boyfriend, Jake Lambert, are excited to be participating in the Three Rivers Brews and Burgers Festival. Max hopes to win the coveted Golden Stein for best craft beer—but even if she doesn’t, the festival...

  • Review: Downfall A Brady Novel of Suspense

    Pregnant with her third child and engaged in her reelection campaign, Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady finds plenty to keep herself occupied. If her personal life isn’t hectic enough there’s also the tragic death of her mother to deal with. Joanna...

  • Article: Q&A with author Katherine Hall Page! - Dark Streets

    Katherine Hall Page was born and grew up in New Jersey, graduating from Livingston High School. Her father was the Executive Director of The Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and her mother was an artist. Page has an older brother and a younger sister....

  • Article: Giveaway: Mystery / Suspense

    This contest is now over. The lucky winner is: Dee J.

  • Review: Flight from Mayhem Fly by Night, #2

    I have always been a fan of Yasmine and she never disappoints. The Fly by Night series is a newer series from her but I’m loving it. “Flight from Mayhem” is book two. Let me just say right off the bat that Glenda is a real piece of work and I love Chai....

  • Review: With Every Breath Slow Burn Novels

    Eliza is such a powerful character. I felt her pain and mourned with her, but I also experienced her joys and triumphs as well. I really enjoyed her and wanted to learn her story where she had a bigger role since she popped up in “In His Keeping”. I find...

  • Review: The Dragon's Staircase Kyndall Family Thrillers Book 1

    “The Dragon’s Staircase” is a mind boggling adventure that will keep you guessing until the last page. Agent Michaels is a pain in the ass and I really wanted to punch him, more than a couple times. When a child witnesses something that could put his...

  • Review: Ghostly Echoes A Jackaby Novel, #3

    I have been a fan of the Jackaby series since it started and I am very sad to see that this third story just didn't work out for me. The wonderful Mr. Jackaby fell so flat for me that he really was only good for seeing the other world in this story. He...

  • Review: Whispers Beyond the Veil A Change of Fortune Mystery, #1

    I really love historical reads and this mystery was so good! It is very well written and I loved the characters. The story was pretty easy to follow, which made it even better. The author did an amazing job delving into the occult world and I can't wait...

  • Review: No Pity For the Dead A Mystery of Old San Francisco, #2

    Nancy Herriman has done it again with the latest in her historical mystery series. Set in San Francisco in 1867 nurse Celia Davies once again finds herself accidentally on the trail of a killer, along with will-she-won’t-she possible romantic interest,...

  • Review: Trouble in a Small Town

    M. J. Wilson spins a heart-warming and hilarious story with this fabulous romantic suspense story. Like most people Mallory Larsen is not where she thought she would be at this point in her life and watching her struggle with her situation which gets...

  • Review: The Vanishing Year

    We know all too well that time flies whether you are having fun or not. Kate Moretti, the prolific author of “The Vanishing Year” manifests this concept masterfully in her thrilling, engaging novel. I found myself so caught up in the plot that time truly...

  • Review: Death by Pumpkin Spice A Bookstore Café Mystery, #3

    Halloween and cozy mysteries...two of my favorite things so this book should have had it in the bag. But it didn't. How could something so right go so very wrong? Unfortunately it went wrong in so many ways... Krissy Hancock, bookstore cafe owner, has...

  • Review: Infected: Holden Mean Streets Book 1

    If you know me at all you know that the original Infected series is one of my all time favorite UF series and Holden was one of my favorite characters in that. I went into this with both excitement and trepidation. I so wanted it to be good but was worried...

  • Review: Catch as Cat Can A Sunny & Shadow Mystery, #5

    “Catch as Cat Can” is a fun cozy mystery that has the small town elements of interconnected characters, a nicely simmering romance, a dead body, a gradually unveiled mystery, and helpful secondary characters. I love the determined kitty who is a stowaway,...

  • Review: 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 reading this...

  • Review: Crowned and Dangerous A Royal Spyness Mystery, #10

    Darcy whisks Georgie off for what she thinks is a romantic getaway but she soon discovers that he intends for them to marry at Gretna Green. Throwing aside the concerns of her needing permission to marry due to her being in line for the crown (thirty-fifth...

  • Review: Still Mine

    Amy Stuart has created one of the most interesting characters I've ever read about, in Clare. She has a past, but most do. It's her decisions that are so interesting. I become more and more intrigued every time I find out a detail about her past. I would...

  • Review: Spells and Scones A Magical Bakery Mystery, #6

    Bailey Cates can really bake up a good mystery. Cates never disappoints with the Magical Bakery Mysteries. Baked goods, great recipes, and antics from her familiar and the great cast of supporting characters all combine to make these magical whodunits...

  • Review: Cat With a Clue A Bookmobile Cat Mystery, #5

    Once again Ms. Cass makes murder, cat, and a reading bookmobile a killer hobby! Her characters sparkle with wit and generosity that never grows old. This is the perfect book to read when one has a few minutes. There are new characters and new dilemmas....

  • Review: Grilling the Subject A Cookbook Nook Mystery, #5

    Another outstanding cookbook nook mystery! This is a book with recipes in back (and they sound delicious). This time the subject is barbequing and it's perfect for those sultry days after Labor Day Weekend! Ms. Wood's characters are greatly detailed and...

  • Review: Ritual Crime Unit: Spirit Animals

    Another great novelist with an outstanding mixture of action and description plot. The plot is a very methodical story with tons of action in a vampire who-dun-it fashion! Extremely suspenseful at times with descriptive, complex moments with easy-to-read...

  • Review: In the Land of Milk and Honey An Elizabeth Harris Novel

    Jane Jensen is the author of “In the Land of Milk and Honey”. This is a crime novel and well worth the time spent reading it. This novel is set in the Amish community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Elizabeth Harris is a detective with the local police...

  • Review: Corralling Kenzie The Winters Sisters Book 4

    Joanne Jaytanie draws readers back into a world of intrigue and DNA manipulation with this instalment in her Winters Corporation series. Kenzie Vaughn might be a woman looking to live a simple country life but she handles every situation she comes across...

  • Review: Give Me More

    Sergei is cryptic and not much of a talker. He prefers to sit back and observe and then decide what to do. With Zoey those ingrained behaviors go out the window the minute he sees her. There is some instalove and undeniable attraction that moves things...

  • Review: 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 solace after making...

  • Review: Body on the Bayou A Cajun Country Mystery, #2

    Artist Maggie Crozat is settling in at her family’s bed and breakfast, the Crozat Plantation, in Pelican, Louisiana. Just when life is returning to normal for the family, after the past murders at the B&B, Maggie ends up feeling sorry for very pregnant,...

  • Review: alt. Sherlock Holmes New Visions of the Great Detective

    This was a great way to read new books about a character that I love. I loved the new ideas, especially the different time periods. I also liked that Sherlock had different quirks then the original. However I did not like that Sherlock was a female in...

  • Review: A Story to Kill A Cat Latimer Mystery, #1

    “A Story to Kill” was a very fun book for me to read. The idea of remodeling a house always brings a lot of weapons to a murder scene. Especially When Cat got the house from her ex-husband. Who knows how shady he was. Add in the writer visiting the Bed...

  • Review: 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 for the women...

  • Review: Walk Into Silence

    The setting for “Walk Into Silence” is current day Texas. Patrick Dielman reports his wife missing. Is this just a case of a bored housewife, perhaps an affair or is it something more sinister? Detective Jo Larsen is put on as head of this case. After...

  • Review: 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, his day is...

  • Review: Trophy Target A Lethal Solutions Thriller

    “Trophy Target” is a story based on political convenience. A prince disappears from the safety of his royal family to join a foreign military. Due to his profile, the Danish government did not allow him to join the military because of the fact that he...

  • Review: 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 was so realistic...

  • Review: Stripped Bare Book 1

    Kate Fox is something else. Her whole life gets turned around when she finds out that her husband was shot and has been cheating on her. His mother wants Kate’s help in his re-election since he’s going to be stuck in the hospital. While doing that Kate...

  • Review: Blood on the Tracks Sydney Rose Parnell Series, #1

    It never ceases to amaze me how cruel people can be, especially when others are different. Some war vets do come back different, but that does not mean that you automatically assume that they committed a crime. Though you are supposed to look at those...

  • Review: Her Darkest Nightmare Dr. Evelyn Talbot Novels, #1

    Well what can I say... First Brenda Novak treats us to “Hanover House” which turns out to be the first book in her new series. “Hanover House”, which was billed as a novella, was a remarkable page turner that alternatively entertained and scared the heck...

  • Review: Elmore Leonard: Four Later Novels: Get Shorty / Rum Punch / Out of Sight / Tishomingo Blues

    This collection features four novels by the prolific crime novelist Elmore Leonard. These books were originally published throughout the 1990’s and into the early 2000’s. The first book featured is ‘Get Shorty’, the first novel featuring Chili Palmer....

  • Review: Strawberry Tartlets and a Dead Starlet Poppy Peters Mysteries Book 4

    Author A. Gardner has brought back the deliciously delightful sleuthing duo with this latest cozy mystery. Poppy Peters and her best friend Bree are still stirring up tasty desserts and trouble. Watching Poppy getting embroiled in another murder investigation...

  • Review: Throw Away Girls Jaycee Wilder Series, #1

    “Throw away girls” is gritty thriller about Jaycee Wilder, an LA TV reporter, who is on the tail of a serial killer. A serial killer who is killing women in underground sex clubs and writing the word, “throw away girl” in their blood. Some of the characters...

  • Review: The Asset

    “The Asset” is a story based on post 9/11 terrorists attacks. The main character is Kennedy. He is a TSA security consultant and is charged with protecting all of America's airports. However there is a sudden turn of events which somehow gets him in on...

  • Review: The Pursuit of Pearls Clara Vine, #4

    “The Pursuit of Pearls” by Jane Thynne is book four in the Clara Vine series. Not only is the novel’s historical World War II setting my favorite setting but it is expertly written. This is a spy novel at its best. The main character is actress Clara...

  • Review: 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 beautifully tragic...

  • Review: Person of Interest A Celeste Eagan Mystery, #1

    Emery Harper introduces a fabulous new addition to the ranks of amateur sleuths with this lively mystery. How could I not love a ginger heroine with a penchant for pink and solving mysteries? Celeste Eagan isn’t too young or too old. She isn’t too dumb...

  • Review: Hidden Impact A Safeguard Novel, #1

    Piper J. Drake dishes out a delicious adventure with the first book in her “Safeguard” series. From the very first sentence I was hooked. I knew that I was definitely in for an adventure and I wasn’t disappointed at all. I wasn’t even disappointed by...

  • Review: Going Hard Divemasters Book 3

    This third book in Ms Rylon’s Divemasters series is just as interesting and addicting as the first two. (Don’t worry, you don’t have to read the first two books to thoroughly and completely love this one.) This story has it all. Even if you’ve never dived...

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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...