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Dawn Of Dystopia
by C.M. Barrett
"How today's normality turns into tomorrow's scary society..."
Posted June 11, 2018

This novella is presented as the prequel to a dystopian series, explaining how a divided, bitter, famine-struck world emerges from modern society in America. DAWN OF DYSTOPIA focuses on two youngsters adopted from an orphanage, where increasing numbers of "throwaway kids"are sent Read more...

Pre-meditated Murder
by Tracy Weber
"Sand, sea, yoga... and dead bodies don't mix!"
Posted June 7, 2018

Latest in the Downward Dog series, which mixes sleuthing with yoga instruction and dog-walking, comes a case of PRE-MEDITATED MURDER. Our determined yogi Kate Davidson needs to act fast; her beloved boyfriend Michael depends on her. Actually, given the horrible surprise Michael Read more...

Cave of Bones
by Anne Hillerman
"Gone missing in the wintry New Mexico badlands"
Posted June 3, 2018

As someone who has been reading about Jim Chee the Navajo police officer for as long as he's been in paperback, I'm delighted that Anne Hillerman took up the job of writing her father's characters after his death. Tony Hillerman was a fantastic mystery author with great Read more...

Say No Moor
by Maddy Hunter
"A high treat awaits the senior tourists in Cornwall!"
Posted June 2, 2018

The latest in a series of travel guide cozy mysteries ominously titled Passport To Peril finds us in picturesque Cornwall. I spent New Year there recently so let's see what mishaps I was lucky to Read more...

Murder at the Mushroom Festival
by Janet Finsilver
"A cautionary tale of mushrooms and rivalry"
Posted June 2, 2018

Kelly Jackson runs a B&B at Redwood Cove and the Californian town is hosting a wild mushroom festival. What could possibly go wrong? I had not previously read anything by Janet Finsilver, but I knew I had to grab this title. Seems the town has a group of seniors Read more...

Points Of Impact
by Marko Kloos
"Military scifi that will intrigue and captivate!"
Posted May 31, 2018

Sixth in a series called Frontlines, this military science fiction tale caught me up in its deathly struggle from the start, and I hadn't read the earlier books. Intrigued, I checked on the author Marko Kloos and found he's received a Hugo nomination. Read more...

Plain Jeopardy
by Alison Stone
"Mysteries past and present, set in an Amish town..."
Posted May 31, 2018

Grace Miller is, in theory, coming home when she accepts an assignment to cover a story about a tragedy in an Amish district of New York State. Yet the rural community of Quail Hollow hasn't been home to her since she was three when her mother was killed. She Read more...

Redworld: Year One
by A.L. Collins
"A stirring YA adventure of colonising Mars."
Posted May 31, 2018

This tremendously addictive book for YA readers reminds me of Little House On The Prairie, only set on Mars. Yes, if you have ever wondered how the Ingalls family would have survived if their small, thirsty farm was transported to another planet, REDWORLD: YEAR ONE Read more...

The Twin Test
by Rula Sinara
"Majestic Kenya has shocks in store"
Posted May 31, 2018

Fifth in a series called From Kenya, With Love comes a strong romance. I previously read THROUGH THE STORM about a wife fleeing her husband, but this tale brings a couple together. Dax Calder has twin Read more...

Wicked River
by Jenny Milchman
"A gripping tale of suspense in the wild Adirondacks"
Posted May 31, 2018

A honeymoon couple from New York go on a camping trip in upper NY State, but it turns into a nightmare. Getting lost is one matter; Natalie and Doug are not that far from civilisation. But the rugged country quickly injures them, and someone with a vicious way of settling Read more...

Lock 13
by Peter Helton
"Up the Somerset canal without a paddle"
Posted May 6, 2018

I had not encountered the Chris Honeysett crime books previously. He's a painter, art teacher, and private eye with no occupation paying all the bills. He lives in Bath, in the southwest of England, and Read more...

Pawprints & Predicaments
by Bethany Blake
"Wintry crime and a canine caper"
Posted May 6, 2018

Third in the Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery series is a fun tale of a Winterfest in the town of Sylvan Creek. PAWPRINTS & PREDICAMENTS are about to ensue. The setting is between mountains, woods, and a lake Read more...

From Governess to Countess
by Marguerite Kaye
"St. Petersburg is a setting full of splendor - and treachery!"
Posted May 6, 2018

This gifted Scots author might as well call her works Matches made in Scotland, but this new series is titled Matches Made in Scandal and seems likely to be her most ambitious yet. Tales are planned Read more...

Must Love Horses
by Vicki Tharp
"Drama on the open range in this contemporary romance"
Posted May 6, 2018

The Lazy S Ranch series began with COWGIRL, UNEXPECTEDLY, and continues now with the definite requirement for a good man -- MUST LOVE HORSES. Bryan Wilcox, known as Boomer, needs to hire a horse trainer, and Sidney Read more...

Plain Confession
by Emma Miller
"Impressive crime writing from the land of the Amish"
Posted May 6, 2018

Fifth in a series called Stone Mill Amish Mystery follows Rachel Mast who, having left the Plain community to work and gain an MBA, has returned for a simpler world than the whirl of city life Read more...

Lethal Licorice
by Amanda Flower
"Indulge your sweet tooth with this mystery set in Ohio"
Posted May 5, 2018

An Amish Candy Shop Mystery sounded intriguing, if sticky -- so I indulged my sweet tooth with LETHAL LICORICE. I was actually surprised that there would be a competition among Amish candy makers -- I thought that would Read more...

Wave Of Terror
by Jon Jefferson
"A volcano may threaten the eastern US seaboard"
Posted May 5, 2018

With a beginning on the island of La Palma in the Canaries, it was immediately clear to me where the book was going to find the impetus for the wall of water shown on the cover. WAVE OF TERROR is an apt description for what would strike the North American Read more...

Who Moved My Goat Cheese?
by Lynn Cahoon
"A new Idaho mystery series to whet your appetite"
Posted May 5, 2018

Lynn Cahoon is better known for her Tourist Trap mysteries, but I was enchanted by the concept of the new Farm-To-Fork series, which looks at a restaurant serving farm fresh food. Even Read more...

Time Bomb
by Joelle Charbonneau
"A bomb in the high school destroys dreams in this YA thriller"
Posted May 5, 2018

An American high school is the setting for a day of drama. Originally Joelle Charbonneau wrote THE TESTING about students living in a dystopian world where adults dictated their moves, dreams and successes. TIME BOMB is the opposite. All the main characters are modern teens, they are planning and scrambling Read more...

Special Agent
by Valerie Hansen
"An explosive start to this romantic suspense"
Posted April 27, 2018

I love these romantic suspense tales involving crime stoppers and their canine teammates. Third in the busy Classified K-9 Unit series by a tight group of lady authors is the account of FBI SPECIAL AGENT Read more...

Clare O'Beara


I am a tree surgeon and author, living in Ireland. I write science fiction, crime, romantic suspense and Young Adult books. I have qualified in ecology and journalism.

Formerly I have showjumped my own horses at national level. I have been a member of the Royal Dublin Society's Forestry And The Environment Committee.


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