HOME FOR THE HAUNTING, Juliet Blackwell's fourth in the
Haunted Home Renovation Series meets the high
standards set in the previous three. Mel Turner and her
group of friends and family are just as entertaining, the
mystery even more eerie than in books past, and the
resolution Read more...
FAIR PLAY makes great use of research Deeanne Gist used in
her earlier book, It Happened at the Fair but moves the
focus to social change happening in Chicago (and one can
assume other urban areas in the United States of that time),
giving a realistic, yet not too harsh Read more...
Deeanne Gist uses the 1893 Chicago World Fair (also known as
the Columbian Exposition) to showcase a charming and deeply
satisfying love story set in a time when society was
changing at a breakneck pace. IT HAPPENED AT THE FAIR brings
together a young inventor facing physical challenges with a Read more...
Beverly Hills interior designer Lane Bishop follows her
heart to take on a huge job restoring a remote Alaskan
lodge, and take on its owner the uber-sexy Dylan Brodie.
Dylan knows why he is paying top-dollar to bring Lane to his
home, and although she is a more Read more...
THE DROWNING SPOOL is Monica Ferris' seventeenth
Needlecraft Mystery. Yes. SEVENTEENTH, and yet this
book is as fresh, smart and engrossing as any of the
previous sixteen books. Heroine Betsy Devonshire begins
teaching needle punch classes at a local upscale senior
complex where a mysterious death leads her Read more...
In NIGHT VISION, book four in the Indigo Court
series Cecily, Wind witch and soon-to-be-crowned Fae Queen
of Winter and her cousin Rhiannon, soon-to-be-crowned Fae
Queen of Summer have a number of obstacles and challenges
between them and the ultimate goals, taking Read more...
MURDER OF CROWS fulfills the promise of the world Anne
Bishop introduced with Written in Red, giving readers an
immersive journey into an alternate history of Earth where
humans are the minority, useful yet a nuisance to those who
More often than I'd like, the second book Read more...
In the thirteenth installment of the Coffeehouse
Mystery series coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi becomes
embroiled in the attempted murder of a billionaire causing
concern to both her ex husband and current squeeze.
I'll cut to the chase. Although I greatly enjoyed earlier
books in this series, I Read more...
Knitted graffiti, a talented young artist and a few
mysteriously arrogant professors liven up the cozy lives of
the Black Sheep Knitters in this sixth installment of the
Black Sheep Knitting Mystery series.
Maggie's young assistant, Phoebe, turns to her as a friend
when Phoebe becomes embroiled Read more...
FREEZER I'LL SHOOT is a charmingly believable cozy mystery
set in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It is the third in
Victoria Hamilton's Vintage Kitchen Mystery series.
As heroine Jaymie Leighton struggles to find her path in
life, she stumbles onto another body, in the backyard of Read more...
Millicent Pantere learned early on to care for no one and
nothing beyond herself, the one exception being old Nell.
She will do anything necessary at whatever cost to bring
Nell safely out of the clutches of the Dark Magician who is
pulling Millicent's strings.
Gareth Solimere has been Read more...
Well researched, well written and an historical romance with
plenty of punch, Mia Marlowe and Connie Mason's
collaboration must be rated a success.
The characters seem to behave within the parameters set by
their historical circumstances, the passion and emotion is
certainly appropriate and the story line has enough Read more...
What I liked:
Susan Shay has potential. In her bio she stresses her
imagination, and she is right, it is a powerful force and
probably provides the best of MAKE ME HOWL with her unusual
take on werewolves fitting into society. I also liked a few
of the characters, especially Read more...
In 109 pages and fifteen chapters authors Nicholson and
Blackwood do a pretty decent job of discussing the issues
that accompany the decision to pursue surgery for weight
loss. The first few chapters touch on subjects you should
ponder before seeing the surgeon, but the bulk of the book
is Read more...
Glenn Cooper has squeezed a third book out in his Library
of the Dead trilogy by bringing the readers a bit
forward in time. Why not? Much of his over-arcing storyline
depends on flashbacks to the distant past grounded by his
all-too-fallible hero and his Read more...
Restaurant manager Brody McDermott is one bad review away
from losing his job, more than that, disappointing his
father. The long hours he spends trying to make a go of part
of the family business costs him time with his son. The last
thing he is looking for is a Read more...
Take Vegas, add several pantheons chock full of jaded god-
hood plus a multitude of immortal minions and you have a
rich environment for Jamie Wyman's debut novel WILD CARD and
any books in the series to follow. (Please Jamie, please
write some more!)
Catherine Sharp's soul was Read more...
Zoë Archer delivers another gritty and passionate book in
her Nemesis, Unlimited series with DANGEROUS
Alyce Carr and her family are caught up in the endless loop
of work and debt to the copper mine that provides the only
employment in their village. Somehow the spark of Read more...
Flashes of dark humor glint above a pulse-pounding search
for an horrific murderer in this first in the new Ritual
Crime Unit series. E. E. Richardson's urban fantssy
police procedural sweeps you into the world of Claire
Pierce, 54-year-old DCI
in charge of the Read more...
Simon Green continues the adventures of the intrepid
Ghost Finders in SPIRITS FROM BEYOND, the fourth in
The underlying mystery is furthered a bit in the first part
of the book, but matters focus on a seemingly disconnected
haunting of an old inn miles from the Read more...