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A prim bookseller and a hard-boiled ghost team up to catch a cunning killer…

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The perfect match may be closer than they imagine . . .

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Fierce characters, steamy chemistry, and twists you won't see coming!

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It all started with a wedding

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Elusive truth. Missing witness. Deadly trial.

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She must become a fearsome gladiator . . . and kill the queen.


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The Hollow of Fear
by Sherry Thomas
"Can Charlotte Holmes save Lord Ingram from the hangman's noose?"
Posted October 13, 2018

The Lady Sherlock series has become a favorite one for me since I read book two, A CONSPIRACY IN BELGRAVIA last year. Since then have I devoured the first book Read more...

The Antiquities Hunter
by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
"A PI finds herself on the hunt for missing artifacts..."
Posted October 11, 2018

PI Gina "Tinkerbell" Miyoko is alarmed when her best friend Rose, an undercover agent, reveals she has a stalker. Together they decided to catch Rose's stalker, but it turns out not everything is as it seems. However, this is just the start and they soon realize that someone is Read more...

The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter
by Hazel Gaynor
"Will Matilda find out what links her family to a young woman who lived 100 years ago?"
Posted October 10, 2018

THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER'S DAUGHTER is a dual storyline book about two women living 100 years separate. In 1838 Northumberland, England, Grace Darling lives on the Farne Island where her father is the lighthouse keeper. Grace and her father save some shipwreck survivors Read more...

A Well-Behaved Woman
by Therese Anne Fowler
"The story of the notorious Alva Vanderbilt..."
Posted October 10, 2018

A WELL-BEHAVED WOMAN is a story about the notorious Alva Vanderbilt who married a rich man to save herself and her sisters from destitution. Once Alva Smith lived a prosperous life, but that was until their fortune was lost. She has to Read more...

The Ice Maiden
by Sara Sheridan
"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned..."
Posted October 10, 2018

1842. Karina is stranded on Deception Island in the South Atlantic after her husband, who is a whaling captain, is lost at sea. Her hope is that her sister in Amsterdam will respond to her letter and send money for her to travel to Amsterdam. But, as the days go Read more...

The Dream Daughter
by Diane Chamberlain
"A heartbreaking story about a mother's love..."
Posted October 4, 2018

Now and then you come across a book that will take your breath away. For me, THE DREAM DAUGHTER is a book like that. I had never read anything by Diane Chamberlain before so I didn't know what to expect. All I Read more...

Becoming Mrs. Lewis
by Patti Callahan
"A love story between a beloved author and an intriguing woman..."
Posted October 4, 2018

BECOMING MRS. LEWIS is a book that I have been looking forward to reading for a long time. At the same time, I put it off because I was afraid it would not live up to my expectations. I had previously read JOY Read more...

The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel
by Alyssa Palombo
"Alyssa Palombo's retelling of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is magical..."
Posted September 28, 2018

I have never read THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW by Washington Irving. I have seen Tim Burton's movie Sleepy Hollow and parts of the TV series Sleepy Hollow. So, my knowledge of the story of Sleepy Hollow is based on that. Which made this story feel pretty different and Read more...

The Kennedy Debutante
by Kerri Maher
"The vivacious Kick Kennedy takes on London society..."
Posted September 28, 2018

I've long had an interest with the Kennedy family and this book about Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy was one that I had been looking forward to reading for a long time. Kick, the next oldest daughter of Joe and Rose Kennedy is one of the lesser known Kennedys. Her life Read more...

Under My Skin
by Lisa Unger
"Will she discover the truth about her husband's murder?"
Posted September 27, 2018

It's been a year since Poppy lost her husband, Jack, who was brutally murdered during a run through Manhattan's Riverside Park. She has never truly gotten over his death. And stranger still is the fact that Poppy disappeared after the funeral and later shows up in a tight Read more...

A Forgotten Place
by Charles Todd
"Bess Crawford finds herself stranded in an unwelcoming place..."
Posted September 20, 2018

I've read almost all the books in the  Bess Crawford series and it's always with nice to get a new book in my hands. In a A FORGOTTEN PLACE by Charles Todd Read more...

Depth of Winter
by Craig Johnson
"Walt Longmire will stop at nothing to get his daughter back..."
Posted September 5, 2018

I pretty much threw myself into DEPTH OF WINTER, the latest Longmire book, when I got a copy of it. The best time of the year is when a new  Walt Longmire book is Read more...

Wild Fire
by Ann Cleeves
"The final Shetland book is both thrilling and heartbreaking..."
Posted August 30, 2018

Helena, her husband Daniel, and their two children didn't have the easiest start in their new house on Shetland. After they moved in the previous owner hanged himself in the barn, and the local community is not so welcoming. Helena has started to receive small drawings of a gallows Read more...

The Disappearing
by Lori Roy
"A young girl goes missing in a small town..."
Posted August 16, 2018

Lane Fielding swore that she would never return to her hometown. Twenty years later, after a bitter divorce has she no other choice but to return home with her two daughters. Now she works in the local bar and living with her daughter and her parents on the historic Fielding Read more...

Tiffany Blues
by M.J. Rose
"Jenny Ball's past threatens to collide with the present at the prestigious Laurelton Hall..."
Posted August 14, 2018

1924, New York. Jenny Ball is one of a dozen burgeoning artist invited to Louis Comfort Tiffany's distinguished artist colony. She has always dreamed about becoming a painter and now together with a close friend the dream is starting to become real. Jenny wants to travel to Paris and Read more...

by Allison Brennan
"A very personal case turns deadly"
Posted August 14, 2018

Investigative reporter Max Revere takes on a very personal case. Her own mother's abandoned her when she was nine. Only sending postcards over the next seven years before they stop coming. The only clue Max has is her mother's abandoned car in a small town on the Chesapeake Read more...

Pieces of Her
by Karin Slaughter
"She thought she knew her mother, but one incident changes everything..."
Posted August 2, 2018

Andrea Cooper lives a normal life. She has a job, a place to live, although above her mother's garage, but still, it's a place to sleep. Her parents are divorced and she has a good relationship with both of them and she thinks she knows her parents very Read more...

Trail of Lightning
by Rebecca Roanhorse
"Trail of Lightning is a fabulous dystopian novel!"
Posted July 31, 2018

TRAIL OF LIGHTNING is the first book in the Sixth World series. The world has drowned after a climate apocalypse and the Navajo reservation, now Dinétah has been reborn. It's a new world where gods and heroes walk the land. But, it's also a world Read more...

Women of the Dunes
by Sarah Maine
"A fabulous historical novel!"
Posted July 24, 2018

The first book I read by Sarah Maine was THE HOUSE BETWEEN TIDES and I was blown away by the wonderful story and the atmospheric setting. I was eager to find out if WOMEN OF THE DUNES Read more...

Dead Girls
by Graeme Cameron
"A police detective with memory problems is after a serial killer..."
Posted July 19, 2018

Police Detective Alisha "Ali" Green was brutally attacked two months ago. The killer left her almost dead and her partner dead. Since then has she had a memory problem, even simple things are hard to remember. She can't even be sure that her memory is always right. And, the Read more...

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My name is Magdalena and I love to read crime, mystery, thriller, horror, women's fiction, literary fiction, history, sci-fi, fantasy, historical, biographical, non-fiction and graphic novels. My book blog is A Bookaholic Swede (http://bookaholicswede.blogspot.se)

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