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...
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
Actually, given the horrible surprise Michael Read more...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
I had not encountered the Chris
Honeysett crime books
previously. He's a painter, art teacher, and private eye
occupation paying all the bills. He lives in Bath, in the
southwest of England, and Read more...
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...
This gifted Scots author might as well call her works
Matches made in Scotland, but this new series is
Made in Scandal and seems likely to be her
most ambitious yet. Tales are planned Read more...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...