• Review: The Diva Serves High Tea A Domestic Diva Mystery, #10

    Sometimes I'm in the mood for a good cozy mystery and I love all things tea related so I decided to try this series. I'm glad I did because this was a fun and entertaining story. In this installation a new tea shop opens and the gang is excited to be...

  • Review: The Art of Murder Dead-End Job Mystery, #14

    This is a series book, but it doesn't feel like one, especially with the end summary. There was good characterization and use of surprise elements. Every action has consequences and counter-consequences. Lots of good humor follows this book (i.e. the...

  • Review: The Ex

    When she hears that her former boyfriend is the prime suspect in three homicides, Olivia Randall decides she’ll step in and lend a hand in his defense. A well known defense lawyer, Olivia certainly has the expertise to assist in the case, plus she feels...

  • Review: The Last One

    In her debut as a novelist Alexandra Oliva has created a gripping post-apocalypse story that underscores one’s survival instincts in a rather startling manner. The story begins when the novel’s heroine, a woman dubbed “Zoo” because she loves animals,...

  • Article: Exclusive Excerpt: Death at the Day Lily Cafe by Wendy Sand Eckel + Recipe

    First up we have an awesome giveaway for you and below you get to delve into an Exclusive Excerpt and Cinnamon Muffin recipe! Enter to win an Autographed copy of "Death at the Day Lily Cafe"! Death at the Day Lily Cafe - Rosalie Hart, #2 Rosalie...

  • Review: Title Wave A Booktown Mystery, #10

    Tricia Miles is ready to relax while her mystery bookstore, Haven’t Got A Clue, is being rebuilt. Her sister, Angelica, as head of the Chamber of Commerce, has arranged a cruise for the fellow business owners in Stoneham, and Tricia plans to soak up some...

  • Review: The Body in the Wardrobe Faith Fairchild Mysteries, #23

    This latest Faith Fairchild mystery moves back and forth between New England where Faith’s family lives and Savannah, Georgia, where her friend, Sophie Maxwell, has relocated after her marriage. While Faith is operating her catering business while raising...

  • Review: The Hemingway Thief

    Setting: Paris 1922 (Hemingway's suitcase containing a very rare manuscript is stolen) As this is taking place we have "Coop" Henry Cooper. He is introduced to the reader. He is the author of vampire romance novels. He goes into hiding in order to try...

  • Review: Little Black Lies

    People always feel it more when a crime involves a child. They don’t know who to trust or who to ask for information and they are under the assumption that everyone lies until proven otherwise. It seems that small towns always have secrets and the Falkland...

  • Review: Dying for a Taste A Sally Solari Mystery

    This cozy mystery has a major flaw and some minor flaws. The major flaw is the overuse of “cuss words” (f*ck, b*tch, and godd *mn, and many more) that kept appearing every few pages at the start of this book. The minor flaws include: a writing flow problem,...

  • Review: Liar Liar A Helen Grace Thriller, #4

    I am addicted to this series! I believe it is one of the very best British Mystery series on the market right now. Fires alight the night, and the cops are puzzled by the rash of arson. Is it a distraction used to commit a larger crime? It’s up to Helen...

  • Review: Sticks and Stones An Alvin, Alabama Novel, #4

    This book comes out at around a 3.5 star read for me. It was rather lengthy, a little too descriptive and I wanted more from Leah. She wasn't the strong female I wanted to see. I haven't read any of the other books in this series, so maybe I'm not comparing...

  • Review: Breath of Malice

    “Breath of Malice” is a crazy read. Paige is dealing with the consequences of going after someone by herself, without her team. She’s on her third move and taking care of her physically disabled 15-year-old sister Ivy. When they move to a new town Paige...

  • Review: Mortal Fall A Novel of Suspense

    Get prepared. You'll be on the edge of your chair every moment you're reading this book. If you love nature, “Mortal Fall” is the book for you. If you love suspense and mystery, this is the book for you. Nature is mysterious, beautiful, loving, nurturing...

  • Article: Murder, He Wrote - A look at the novels of Donald Bain and Jessica Fletcher - Dark Streets

    Okay, if you’re a true mystery lover it’s a safe bet you’ve seen the MURDER SHE WROTE television series starring Angela Lansbury at least once or twice, if not glued to your TV screen the entire twelve seasons it was on the air.  ...

  • Review: How Secrets Die

    Marta Perry transports readers to the delightful small town of Laurel Ridge which on the surface is idyllic but is revealed to be as dangerous as any big city. Kate Beaumont is a fabulously stubborn and on her it is an attractive quality. Her sorrow over...

  • Review: A Curious Beginning A Veronica Speedwell Mystery, #1

    In A CURIOUS BEGINNING, Deanna Raybourn gives readers Veronica Speedwell, one of the most engaging and intriguing characters I’ve met in a book in a long time. She’s fiercely independent, as competent in her profession of international butterfly hunting...

  • Review: A Curious Beginning A Veronica Speedwell Mystery, #1

    A Curious Beginning was in a word, magnificent! I am a big fan of Deanna Raybourn and her new character Veronica Speedwell is a delight! Top notch writing, sparkling dialogue and a surprise ending that I certainly didn't see coming. I couldn't stand to...

  • Review: A Dark and Stormy Murder A Writer's Apprentice Mystery, #1

    Gothic tones abound in this first in a new series by author Julia Buckley. Camilla Graham’s bestselling suspense novels inspired Lena London to become a writer, so when she lands a job as Camilla’s new assistant, she can’t believe her luck. Not only will...

  • Review: Read to Death Read Em and Eat Mystery, #3

    National Bestselling Author Terrie Farley Moran takes us on another trip to Florida with the third adventure in her Read Em and Eat series. With their book club season wrapping up with The Florida Life of Thomas Edison, Sassy and Bridgy decide to take...

  • Review: No Cats Allowed A Cat in the Stacks Mystery, #7

    “No Cats Allowed” by Miranda James is a fun look at some of the eccentric characters who staff an academic library and the challenges faced, some of them fatal. The personable cat who is beloved by almost everyone has his own opinion about the contentious...

  • Review: Web of Deceit The Deceptive Lovers Series

    “Web of Deceit” is a romantic suspense full of twists and turns. We are introduced to Kaliope Winter and her best friend FBI agent Colton Brady. But secrets are being kept and they may cost their friendship. When Kelli is marked as a target by a serial...

  • Review: Wounded At The Lake Wounded SEAL Trilogy, #1

    Heroes come in many shapes. Ex-Seal Cooper Browning is now a private Investigator, PI. When he finds a hurt women at the lake his life changes. She has amnesia, but she decides on Lori as her name. She starts a new life with the Cooper’s family. Cooper...

  • Review: Ride Hard A Raven Riders Novel, #1

    I just finished an amazing story titled, “Hard Ride” that everyone should check out for so many reasons!!!!!!! This book is filled with a great story about a man and woman who both had a troubled childhood but come together through horrific circumstances...

  • Interview: Night Owl Reviews Interviews Shane Kuhn

    Hi Shane. It's a pleasure to have you over today on NOR. I hear that your book "The Asset" deals with the TSA. Please tell us more about the book. Fourteen years ago, the final words Kennedy ever spoke to his sister were in anger. That day was September...

  • Review: Awakened Intimate Relations, #3

    “Awakened” by Kate Douglas is a romantic suspense story that does a wonderful job of tying in with the two books that precede it yet provides its own mystery and suspense in a way that allows it to be read as a stand-alone story. I love the way the warmth...

  • Review: No Strings Attached A Lexi Carmichael Mystery, #8

    My favorite geek girl is back for interesting adventures in living. Lexie seems to be able to get herself into trouble without even trying. Once there, she usually calls for back up from her sexy but geeky boyfriend, Slash and her friends, the Zimmerman...

  • Review: Just Fall

    “Just Fall” is written by the gifted and imaginative Nina Sadowsky. “Just Fall” is a fantastic, intriguing page-turner that had me up later than my late bedtime. This was indeed a late time since I am the preverbal night owl. I just fell in love with...

  • Review: Affliction The Soul Seekers Series

    The uniqueness of something that can impact ones state of being is often labelled as an affliction. That could be a struggle or constant distress. In this delightful narrative by Marilee Brothers “Affliction” may present the reader a different point of...

  • Review: Murder in the Aisles A Felicia Swift Mystery, #1

    “Murder in the Aisles” by Olivia Hill is a delightful read that will consume the reader from the first page to the very last word. The narrative drew me in immediately because of each of the well-defined story elements. The settings: Washington, DC metro...

  • Review: The Black Cat Knocks on Wood A Bad Luck Cat Mystery, #2

    Set in the town of Lavender, located in the Hill Country of Texas, the Bad Luck Cat Mystery series centers around Sabrina Tate, a mystery writer staying at her Aunt’s Rowe’s vacation rental place with her black cat, aptly named Hitchcock, while she works...

  • Review: Raw Redemption Crossing the Line, #4

    Well just reach into my chest and pull out my heart why don't ya? This was a real emotional ride for the reader, and the one doing all the emoting was Henrik. This man fell for Ailish and never even reached out to stop it, just went with the gravity and...

  • Review: Tea Cups and Carnage A Tourist Trap Mystery

    Lynn Cahoon paints a lovely image of a quaint California town in this lovely cozy mystery. Jill Gardner is a fantastic amateur sleuth. She's a wonderful mixture of no nonsense business woman, friendly neighbor, niece and girlfriend. The residents and...

  • Review: Since She Went Away

    “Since She Went Away” is a shrewd, entrancing novel of suspense that had me thoroughly engrossed. Jenna was planning to meet her best friend, Celia for a girl’s night out, but once Jenna finally arrived at their designated meeting spot, Celia wasn’t there...

  • Review: Blood Flag A Paul Madriani Novel, #14

    Attorney Paul Madriani and his partner Harry Hinds have agreed to take on the case of Emma Brauer who has been accused of the mercy killing of her elderly father. In interviewing their new client the lawyers learn that days before his death Emma’s father...

  • Review: Locked, Loaded, & Lying

    “Locked, Loaded & Lying” by Sarah Andre is an exciting story that gives a glimpse of the other side of the fame and pressure attendant upon being a top athlete even as it gradually reveals clues about a murder mystery. There are very complicated family...

  • Review: Shadow Rider The Shadow Series, #1

    “Shadow Rider” is an interesting introduction to a new series by Christine Feehan. I was very excited when I heard about it and it didn’t disappoint. Francesca is running from something that will eventually catch up with her, the question is will it consume...

  • Review: Primal Instinct Bodyguard, #2

    “Primal Instinct” had me laughing at some parts and on edge in others. Taylor is a strong woman who does not like the idea of basically having a babysitter but it soon comes in handy when it comes to light that she has a very determined stalker. Her one...

  • Review: Born to Die McIntire County Series, #2

    I first met Cassy in “Atonement” and her relationship with Nic was very interesting. It made me wonder what Cassy did to have Nic be so foul and irritated with her. Though in Nic’s defense if I came home and found someone in my house uninvited, I’d be...

  • Review: Berry the Hatchet A Cranberry Cove Mystery, #2

    Monica Albertson has grown to love the tiny town of Cranberry Cove, Michigan and her life on Sassamanash Farm! She enjoys helping her brother Jeff, run his farm, by handling the farm’s finances and creating delicious food from the farm’s own cranberries...

  • Review: The Calamity Café A Down South Café Mystery, #1

    Amy Flowers is a sweet, caring, and family orientated young woman. Right after she graduates from culinary school in Kentucky, she goes back home to Winter Garden, Virginia to look after her sick Nana. After her beloved Nana dies, Amy decides to use the...

  • Review: A Killer Ball at Honeychurch Hall Honeychurch Hall, #3

    I enjoyed this cozy mystery. This being the third book of the Honeychurch Hall Mystery series. I would suggest you read the first two books first, then this one. You will get a better feeling for the characters and their lives. As you turn the pages you...

  • Review: Violent Crimes Amanda Jaffe Series

    Attorney Amanda Jaffe, the heroine of a series of legal thrillers by Philip Margolin, faces a serious ethical dilemma in this latest adventure. When the senior partner of a Portland, Oregon, law firm is found dead and his son confesses to the crime, it...

  • Review: All Day and a Night Ellie Hatcher, #5

    He has been serving a life sentence for the serial murders of six women eighteen years ago but now Anthony Amaro’s case is about to be revisited after the recent violent death of psychotherapist Helen Brunswick. Defense lawyer Carrie Blank and NYPD Detective...

  • Review: Devious Little Lies

    Rena Rosetti is tired of sitting by while her husband does her wrong and still remains on top. For ten years she has been a loyal wife to Tony, a top mob boss, but her life has gone upside down. Now she’s finally fed up and decides to change things up...

  • Review: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, #1

    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith is the first book is my all-time favorite series. Readers are transported to another country which is usually presented in the media as a third world country on the brink of despair but on these...

  • Review: Against the Paw A Paw Enforcement Novel, #4

    I must confess that I’m a sucker for any novel with a cute dog on the cover so I absolutely love Diane Kelly's Paw Enforcement series. Against the Paw is book #4 and this time Megan Luz and her K-9 partner Brigit are working cases around various types...

  • Interview: Night Owl Reviews Interviews Nancy Bush

    Welcome to Night Owl Reviews, Nancy Bush! It was fun seeing you in Vancouver, Wash., recently. Since then I’ve been eager for Night Owl readers to hear about your new book THE KILLING GAME. Give us the down and dirty on this edgy, chilling romantic thriller....

  • Review: Rival Forces A K-9 Rescue Novel, #4

    This exciting romantic suspense story provides a fascinating look at the various roles well-trained dogs can play even as it follows a complicated romance and a mystery. I loved the dogs and I think that Kye is a very yummy hero, but I wasn’t quite as...

  • Review: Darkroom

    Sensational! That’s the first and most accurate word to come to mind when I think of this novel. Author Mary Maddox has created a haunting novel full of suspense and not a little terror. This is exactly the type of novel that I adore. I was literally...

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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...