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Reviews

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Holy Chow
by David Rosenfelt
"Another superb entry in the long-running Andy Carpenter series by David Rosenfelt."
Posted September 17, 2022

Rachel Morehouse had adopted her beloved dog, a chow named Lion, from the Tara Foundation, and a happier pairing would have been hard to find. So, When Tara Foundation founder, attorney Andy Carpenter, receives a call from her asking if he would take the dog back, Andy is puzzled Read more...


Death by Bubble Tea
by Jennifer J. Chow
"A warm, fun, family-centered, culinary-themed mystery!"
Posted August 5, 2022

That Friday, when Yale Yee learned she was losing her much-loved job at the local bookstore, she was worried that she would have no choice but to return to work in her father’s restaurant. Wing Fat, the thriving dim sum eatery, held overwhelmingly sad memories for Read more...


West Side Love Story
by Priscilla Oliveras
"A chance encounter, a magical kiss - could it be what it takes to break up a decades-long feud?"
Posted June 27, 2022

The last thing busy ER nurse Mariana Capuleta wanted to do was spend New Year's Eve playing wingman to her more outgoing sister, Cat, at a hopping San Antonio rooftop bar, but there she was. However, a magical kiss with a handsome stranger as the new year arrived Read more...


The Hacienda
by Isabel Cañas
"The Hacienda is a mesmerizing tale of secrets and the supernatural."
Posted June 13, 2022

To escape her life as an impoverished relation, living on the sufferance of her mother’s extended family, Beatriz marries a handsome supporter of the Mexican revolution, Rodolfo Solorzano. After the wedding, they travel to his rural estate, San Isidro, where he leaves her in charge while returning Read more...


The Mad Girls of New York
by Maya Rodale
"An exciting and tense fictional account of Nellie Bly and her famous "Ten Days in a Mad-house.""
Posted May 26, 2022

After six years of writing for the Pittsburgh Dispatch and six months reporting from the wilds of Mexico, Nellie Bly was ready for the larger New York newspaper stage. But breaking into the “men only” world of Newspaper Row there proved more than challenging and Read more...


In a New York Minute
by Kate Spencer
"I was utterly charmed by the delightful main characters and their circle of friends and family."
Posted May 26, 2022

Frannie Doyle is having a really bad day. It starts with getting laid off from the design job at Spayce she’s had for the past four years. Things get worse when on her way home, a box full of office mementos in her arms, her Read more...


Fool Me Once
by Ashley Winstead
"Can former lovers overcome their past and work together for the greater good?"
Posted May 26, 2022

Lee Stone, Stoner to her friends, is on a personal mission to protect the environment, address climate change, and do it starting right there in her home state of Texas. With a master’s degree in environmental policy, she’s the communications director for the woman-led Read more...


The World of Pondside
by Mary Helen Stefaniak
"An entertaining puzzle of a story with some astounding out-of-the-blue twists and turns!"
Posted May 26, 2022

When Robert Kallman was diagnosed with ALS, the progression of the disease eventually placed him in full-time care at Pondside Manor. But rather than give up on life, he continued to hope for a cure and got to know his fellow residents, making new friends, especially with the Read more...


Decoy Training
by Caridad Pineiro
"As the trauma of the past begins to ease, love comes at just the right time."
Posted May 4, 2022

Shane Adler, injured in Afghanistan when the building he was in collapsed from a car bomb, retired from the Army rather than take a desk job. Now he and his dog, Decoy, who had located him in that building’s rubble and remained by his side until he Read more...


Nine Lives
by Peter Swanson
"A mysterious list of nine random names. Or are they?"
Posted May 4, 2022

The plain white envelope postmarked New York City, with no return address, only contained a single folded sheet of paper with a list of nine names on it. Nine recipients, and none recognized any of the names listed other than their own. But all too soon, the names would Read more...


Detection Detail
by Terri Reed
"Suspicions. Will these two realize they’re made for each other and trust in love?"
Posted April 2, 2022

Responding to a car fire outside the Rocky Mountain National Park, Officer Nelson Rivers and his canine partner, a yellow Lab named Diesel, find evidence of an accelerant and no accident. It had been deliberately set. And with the driver of the vehicle at the hospital in a coma Read more...


Three Shots to the Wind
by Sherry Harris
"It's a truly baffling case when Chloe's photo is found in the hand of a dead man!"
Posted March 26, 2022

It's January in Florida, but just one look at her weather app showing the minus 1-degree temperatures back in Chicago, confirms to Chloe Jackson that staying in Emerald Cove was the right decision. With her work at the Sea Glass Saloon, volunteering at the local community library Read more...


The Cartographers
by Peng Shepherd
"An engaging and thrilling mystery sure to entertain and keep you up reading past your bedtime!"
Posted March 18, 2022

Seven years ago, Dr. Nell Young’s father had quashed her dreams and career in cartography when she was an intern under him at the New York Public Library’s famed Map Division. Dr. Daniel Young had been the senior cartographer. A very Read more...


The Old Woman with the Knife
by Gu Byeong-mo
"Surprising, exciting, and unique, it grabbed me from the start and never let me go!"
Posted March 10, 2022

Hornclaw, at 65 years of age, should be looking forward to retirement and a quiet life of leisure with her aging rescue dog, Deadweight, but she is not your average senior citizen. Hornclaw chafes under the expectation that it is time for her to be put out to pasture Read more...


Kamila Knows Best
by Farah Heron
"Great characters and a fun and flirty plotline that is sure to draw you right in!"
Posted March 9, 2022

At 27, Kamila Hussain has a pretty good life. She’s an experienced accountant at her father’s growing firm, where she focuses on helping small business owners with their financial health and business plans. She’s assisted in making many a dream come true, and Read more...


The Broken Room
by Peter Clines
"Part mystery, thriller, and horror story: it’s an action film on paper!"
Posted February 28, 2022

Hector Ramirez (only one of his many aliases) had been out of the game for years, living quietly, anonymously, and soaking up whiskey when a young girl, not even in her teens, shows up looking for him at the local dive bar. She’s in trouble, and Tim Read more...


Last Dance with a Cowboy
by Sara Richardson
"Will their fake engagement lead these childhood sweethearts to a happily ever after?"
Posted February 18, 2022

When Leila Valentino signed a partnership agreement with Kingston Family Wines, she thought she was digging her family’s small winery out of a temporary, but potentially fatal, setback. With her new MBA in her back pocket, a head full of ways to increase their revenues, and the Read more...


Steal
by James Patterson, Howard Roughan
"Pure entertainment for mystery lovers and Patterson fans!"
Posted February 13, 2022

When one of Yale psychology professor Dylan Reinhart’s students goes missing and is believed to have committed suicide, the young man’s multibillionaire father approaches Dylan with a different story and a request for help. Mathias von Oehson believes his son has been kidnapped and left Read more...


A Deadly Affair
by Agatha Christie
"A Deadly Affair revels in a darker, more sinister side of love."
Posted January 27, 2022

A DEADLY AFFAIR is a new compilation of some of the Queen of Mystery's short stories with an underlying love connection. But don't think "Ah love!" just yet. Most of these stories reveal a darker, more sinister side Read more...


Something's Guava Give
by Carrie Doyle
"Enjoy a delightful return to beautiful Paraiso, just stay away from murder!"
Posted January 27, 2022

Since deciding to go "all-in" on her new life on the Caribbean island of Paraiso, Plum Lockhart has worked hard to build her vacation property leasing business. She has always been one for a challenge, and, apparently, so is her former co-worker Lucia Garcia. She has jumped Read more...


Karen Siddall


https://karensiddall.wordpress.com/

Before retiring in 2019, I worked for over 40 years in the public sector as an educator, speaker, and researcher in criminal justice, environmental education, fire protection, groundwater, and water conservation. I live in North-Central Texas (Grand Prairie) with my husband, Jim; Princess, Ginger, and Smoky (the cats); and two basset hounds - Peaches and Stoli. I enjoy reading various genres, including mysteries, SciFi, contemporary and paranormal romance, and thrillers, but I have a real weakness for cozies, westerns, dystopian tales, and post-apocalyptic fiction. I just like to read, and I like to connect other readers with books that they might enjoy. I write a couple of blogs about books I’ve read and participate annually in the Ultimate PopSugar Reading Challenge, Goodreads Personal Reading Challenge, Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge, and The Celebrity Readers’ Finishing the Series Challenge. All those reading prompts keep me motivated to read some of the many books I’ve bought over the years.

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