• Review: D.E.M. - Deus Ex Machina

    The plot of D.E.M. - Deus Ex Machina is based in London and takes the reader to various scenic locations as the story develops. The main character, Rachel, is a computer specialist who investigates footage of a woman's young child being kidnapped in her...

  • Review: Downward Facing Death

    As Kelley Carpenter goes back to Belfrey, a little village she was raised in, she has hopes of opening a yoga cafe. This is different for this village. Kelley plans on a place where people can take yoga classes and also have vegetarian food. She knows...

  • Review: Last Hope A Hitman Novel

    I have pretty much liked the Hitman series but this book, as being the last book in the series, really wasn't up to the other books. Maybe it's time to finish the Hitman series. I got extremely tired of Rafe losing it all over Ava. Yes, she's absolutely...

  • Review: The Case of Lisandra P.

    This book started out very confusing. I found it really hard to follow along and then about half way I finally got into the swing of things. By the ending I was pretty mad as the plot and story pretty much fell apart. This one had some pretty interesting...

  • Review: Quarry's Cut Hardcase Crime

    Quarry’s Cut by Max Allan Collins is book four of the Hardcase Crime series. In 1977 it was printed as The Slasher. There was a whole decade before the fifth novel came out. These books are a series, but are also stand alone novels. This book contains...

  • Review: A Covert Affair Deadly Ops Series, #5

    Nathan Ortiz is eager to return to duty but he wasn’t expecting his newest mission to lead him straight to the one woman he loved, lost and has never gotten over in this thrilling romantic suspense. Beautiful and successful, Amelia Rios enjoys giving...

  • Review: North of Here

    Everyone's lives hold tragedies, especially when we don't expect it. Miranda is in shock after the sound of metal on metal and a clap of thunder. Now she has her broken family to deal with. Miranda is looking for something and she's not sure what. She...

  • Review: Devonshire Scream A Tea Shop Mystery, #17

    Theo and the gang at the Indigo Tea Shop are back in their seventeenth adventure, this time catering a high class trunk jewelry show at Heart's Desire Jewelry. A slew of jewelers, museums, and private collectors will be there to showcase their wares and...

  • Review: Dangerous to Know Unbroken Heroes, #1

    Bad-boy Mercer has never been on a mission that he couldn’t complete but his latest job requires him to gain the trust and get into the bed of his next target – the colonel’s daughter which presents a whole new challenge in this thrilling military romantic...

  • Review: Kernel of Truth A Popcorn Shop Mystery, #1

    Rebecca Anderson opens a gourmet popcorn store after her marriage to a celebrity chef fails back in her hometown of Grand Lake Ohio. The woman who owns the chocolate shop next door is an old family friend, and it’s not long before the two women are thinking...

  • Review: Boiling Point Crossing the Line Series, #3

    Austin has played so many different cons he’s not even sure who he is anymore. His own identity has become lost in the maze of his past, but his past actions have caught up to him and he’s developed something he was fairly certain he never had before;...

  • Review: The Life I Left Behind

    This was a unique and well done psychological thriller. Six years ago Melody was attacked and left for dead. A dog walker finds her and saves her life. She has spent those years holed up in her home and isolated from the world. When the man convicted...

  • Review: Taking Fire One-Eyed Jacks, #4

    One of the reasons I love romantic suspense stories is the opportunity to vicariously experience the rush of adrenaline engendered by the extremely risky situations that are involved while comfortably realizing that I will never be anywhere near as competent...

  • Review: Necessary Risk Bodyguard, #1

    Romantic suspense stories always intrigue me, because I love that mixture of danger and passion, so I was delighted to discover a new author to follow. The characters were nicely defined and the action kept my attention, with plenty of yummy secondary...

  • Review: A Likely Story A Library Lover's Mystery, #6

    A Likely Story by Jenn McKinlay was a great book. I love books that are about libraries because the author often talks about other books, and if I’ve read the mentioned books, then I feel a kindred connection with the characters. It was great that I live...

  • Review: Countdown to Zero Hour Black Ops: Automatik, Book #1

    Countdown to Zero Hour is a romantic suspense that starts in San Diego and ends in the Mexican desert. Haley has just lost her dreams of opening a restaurant and has a food cart outside a San Diego night club owned by the Russian mob. A night of brisk...

  • Review: Coconut Cowboy Serge Storms, #19

    This was a mad cap kind of adventure that had me laughing out loud more than once. Serge and his perpetually stoned side kick Coleman have set out to ride motorcycles through Florida in a re-creation of the movie Easy Rider. They end up coming across...

  • Review: Kingdom Come An Elizabeth Harris Mystery, #1

    Jane Jensen has written “Kingdom Come” the first in the Elizabeth Harris series. Detective Harris is a former NYPD homicide detective. After her husband was murdered during a robbery, she resigned her position there and returned to her old stomping ground...

  • Review: To Helvetica and Back A Dangerous Type Mystery, #1

    Star City, Utah is filled with interesting shops and people. Clare works with her grandfather, Chester Henry, at one of those shops, The Rescued Word. Together they restore old typerwriters, repair books and sell beautiful paper and writing utensils....

  • Review: Plateful of Murder A Terrified Detective Mystery Series, #1

    Carole Fowkes introduces a wonderful new sleuth in this fun cozy mystery. Claire is not your typical Private Investigator, the fact that she's afraid of almost anything and doesn't really do much more than trail suspected cheating husbands doesn't give...

  • Review: Deviant

    Let's be honest here - this is straight out brain-candyland. We have the hardened hitman with a dark and traumatizing past and the girl on the run who inexplicably is drawn to him and his darkness. That is not to say that Natasha Knight doesn't do a great...

  • Review: Thin Ice Men of Valor, #2

    “Thin Ice” by Irene Hannon is definitely a fast-paced thriller. I was so irritated when something came up and I couldn’t keep reading it. I will most certainly be looking for anything Ms. Hannon writes. The characters in her books are so real, the actions...

  • Review: Too Hot To Handle Bad Boys, #9

    This very erotic story is chock full of sizzling carnal encounters, angst, and family drama. There is a slimy villain who definitely needs a comeuppance and a celebration of love, a sassy cowgirl, a couple of strong and sexy military veterans dealing...

  • Review: A Scone To Die For Oxford Tearoom Mysteries, #1

    Gemma Rose, a twenty-nine year old, makes the decision to leave her executive position in Sydney to open Little Stables Tearoom. All seems to fall into place until one day when Brad Washington, a rude American tourist, steps out of line with her. The...

  • Review: The Widow

    This debut novel, has been touted as 'a must read' for fans of “Gone Girl” or “Girl on a Train.” While I certainly understand why those comparisons have been made, I would suggest reading the book with as few preconceived notions as possible. So, let’s...

  • Review: One Touch More A US Marshals Novel, #3

    Tabitha is determined to stay away from bad boys, a guy like Parker. When she saw Parker she knew he was dangerous but she couldn’t just get away from him. She’s trying to avoid getting hurt again but something about Parker that is just very attractive....

  • Review: Eightball Two-Three Wings of Gold, #1

    I don’t think I would categorize this work as romantic suspense although it does open with a breathtaking and exciting scenario. The delicious realism that allows the reader to share the pulse-pounding danger and experience what is happening in the cockpit...

  • Review: Blackout

    In Blackout a police detective gets so personally involved in a case that it literally wreaks havoc on his personal life. After all he lost someone close to him to a bullet that was actually meant for him. With Doug himself almost being killed and losing...

  • Review: Catching Cara Dark Horse Inc. #2

    Sheriff’s deputy, Joe MacDonald didn’t hesitate to jump in and lend a hand when the head of Dark Horse Inc. asked a favor but he’s surprised to find that their newest member is a pretty little damsel in distress or so it seemed in this exciting romantic...

  • Article: Up Close and Personal with Leslie Budewitz, An Interview - Dark Streets

    Leslie Budewitz is the only author to win Agatha Awards for both fiction and nonfiction—the 2013 Agatha Award for Best First Novel, for Death al Dente (Berkley Prime Crime), first in the Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries, and the 2011 Agatha...

  • Review: Written in Fire The Brilliance Trilogy, #3

    I was thrilled when I received the final book in the Brilliance series. Everything was left on a huge cliff-hanger in the last book. This book sped toward an intense final battle with many twists, turns and action. It was fun following Cooper again as...

  • Review: A Muddied Murder The Greenhouse Mystery Series, #1

    Megan Sawyer is a warm and loving woman who is at a crossroads in her life when her husband dies in Afghanistan. She decides to leave her life and job as an attorney in Chicago to move to Winsome, Pennsylvania. There she will help her grandmother Bibi,...

  • Review: Labeled for Death

    There is a certain relationship between a news agency and federal law enforcement. However, when things get too close there can be conflicts. That's what is happening between a news reporter and the county sheriff. With incidents spiraling out of control...

  • Interview: Night Owl Reviews Interviews Angela Evans

    Hi Readers! Today I've got Angela Evans in the interview seat. Her debut book is coming out with Evernight Publishing and is titled "Hiding In Plain Sight". Angela, please tell us about your book. To me the story in Hiding In Plain Sight is the story...

  • Review: These Shallow Graves

    THESE SHALLOW GRAVES by Jennifer Donnelly is shrouded in mystery and deception. If you think you know what's happening, you're very wrong. Jo Montfort comes from a privileged, upper class family. She enjoys writing interesting stories like Nellie Bly,...

  • Review: Murder À La Flambé Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries, #2

    Jennifer L. Hart serves up another delicious helping of the delightful Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries with this cozy. Andy Buckland is back and just as feisty and determined as ever but she is far from happy seeing as her culinary school nemesis has shown...

  • Review: The Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O'Clock Lady

    I haven't read any of Ms. Albert's books but this cozy mystery was a fun and interesting to read. The setting is the summer of 1934 in Darling, Alabama. It's a continuation of Liz Lacy and Verna Tidwell's lives and their Darling Dahlias Garden Club, although...

  • Interview: Night Owl Reviews Interviews Kat Martin

    Hi Kat, Thanks for coming over today to answer some questions for us. Who are the main characters from your latest book, Into the Fury? Ethan Brodie, a bodyguard, is hired to protect Valentine Hart, a La Belle Fashion show lingerie supermodel when one...

  • Review: Murder Al Dente Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries, #1

    Jennifer L. Hart introduces a deliciously delightful new amateur sleuth with this cozy mystery. At first I felt sorry for Andy but soon I realized she was a strong and capable woman who would not appreciate anyone's pity. Especially someone who can burn...

  • Review: Christmas Al Dente Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries Novella

    Jennifer L. Hart gifts fans with a tasty holiday treat in this seasonal cozy mystery. Andy Buckland is as fascinating as she was the last time around in this story. And while all my favourites from the debut novel make an appearance it was nice to meet...

  • Review: Her Final Breath The Tracy Crosswhite Series, #2

    Her Final Breath is crazy and pretty thick. It took me awhile to get through it. Robert Dugoni is a newer author for me but boy does he know how to write a good story. I was always in suspense and he had me from the first chapter when awesome Tracy is...

  • Review: What Doesn't Kill Her Reeve LeClaire Series, #2

    This book caught my attention after I saw my sister reading the first one, The Edge of Normal. It was scary and fascinating and What Doesn't Kill Her was just as good if a little better. Reeve's worst nightmare comes true when she finds out that the man...

  • Review: The Secret Life of Anna Blanc

    Jennifer Kincheloe’s THE SECRET LIFE OF ANNA BLANC is a wonderful debut historical mystery with an amateur sleuth protagonist who is completely unforgettable. Anna is a rebellious turn of the century woman who will appeal to the modern reader. She’s not...

  • Review: Murder Casts Its Spell

    Margaret C. Morse creates a world full of magical and mundane things with this unique mystery. Petra Rakowtiz is one tough cookie and I mean that as a compliment. Her friend and co-worker gets arrested for murder and then she discovers magical abilities...

  • Review: Killer Colada Danger Cove, #8

    Once again, Sibel Hodge and Elizabeth Ashby take readers to Danger Cove in this fast and fun mystery called Killer Colada, which is the eighth book in the Danger Cove Mystery series. I love this series because it reminds me of watching the show Murder...

  • Review: Murder Al Fresco Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries book #3

    Jennifer L. Hart reveals some longed for answers in this fabulously delicious cozy. Andy Buckland is back and just as fantastic as ever in the latest installment of this tasty mystery series. Andy's life has consistently gotten more hectic as the days...

  • Review: Ghost Story

    Peter Straub can definitely spin a tale. Ghost Story is a scary, horror turn of events that will have the reader attempting to connect the dots all the way through. The beginning will pull you in and leave you wanting more. The characters are well developed...

  • Review: The Girls She Left Behind Lizzie Snow

    Set against the background of a raging forest fire in Maine, this thriller focuses on a female deputy’s search for a missing teen she fears has been snatched by an escaped convicted kidnapper who has fled from a prison clinic. Lizzie Snow, a former Boston...

  • Review: On Thin Icing A Bakeshop Mystery, #3

    Ellie Alexander’s On Thin Icing is a great cozy mystery. I really enjoyed the baking and cooking within the story. I previously reviewed book number two in the Bakeshop Mystery series, and I liked it a lot. The main character, Jules, must adapt to everything...

  • Review: Irresistible Deceptions

    Irresistible Deceptions is a stand-alone romantic suspense but could easily be a great first installment to a fast paced series. Mackenzie Crowne has created this intricate story of a man and a woman in the pursuit of justice with plenty of action and...

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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...