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Fatal First Edition
by Jenn McKinlay
"McKinlay's new Library Lovers Mystery is both complex and intriguing..."
Posted February 9, 2024

FATAL FIRST EDITION, Jenn McKinlay’s 14th installment of her Library Lover’s Mystery series, features an appearance by book restorer Brooklyn Wainwright from Kate Carlisle Read more...

Fur Love or Money
by Sofie Ryan
"Sofie Ryan plots an intriguing installment for her 11th Second Chance mystery..."
Posted February 1, 2024

In FUR LOVE OR MONEY, Sarah Grayson and Elvis find themselves assisting Charlotte’s Angels to uncover who murdered Ian Stone, a financial advisor who stole investors’ money and conveniently disappeared a few years ago.


The Twelve Books of Christmas
by Kate Carlisle
"Looking for missing books leads Bibliophile Brooklyn to investigating murder..."
Posted October 24, 2023

Kate Carlise’s THE TWELVE BOOKS OF CHRISTMAS begins when the holidays find Brooklyn Wainwright and her husband, Derek Stone, celebrating with her family in Dharma when her friend Claire invites them to her New Year’s Eve Read more...

Paws to Remember
by Sofie Kelly
"Magical cats Owen and Hercules provide sleuthing support for Kathleen..."
Posted October 17, 2023

Once again, magical cats Owen and Hercules join their human, Kathleen Paulson, as she investigates a 30-year-old murder in PAWS TO REMEMBER, the fifteenth book in the Magical Cats  Read more...

Payback in Death
by J.D. Robb
"Robb combines personal details with suspenseful mystery..."
Posted September 5, 2023

The first part of PAYBACK IN DEATH is an unusual treat as Eve and Roarke take a real vacation and, after spending a week in Greece, visit Roarke’s family farm in Clare, Ireland. Eve uses the occasion to Read more...

Dead Mountain
by Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
"Riveting 4th installment in Preston & Child's newest series..."
Posted August 22, 2023

FBI Agent Corinne Swanson and consulting archaeologist Nora Kelly stumble upon a puzzling, partially unsolved mystery when two frat brothers seek refuge in a cave during a snowstorm and find two bodies. DEAD MOUNTAIN is the fourth Read more...

A Questionable Character
by Lorna Barrett
"Engaging visit to Booktown introduces new characters..."
Posted July 25, 2023

A QUESTIONABLE CHARACTER begins as Tricia and Angelica Miles stop by to check out the renovation of the new headquarters for NR Associate and find the dead body of the project’s foreman, Sanjay Arya. Leaving the mystery to Read more...

Scaredy Cat
by Sofie Ryan
"Charlotte's Angels investigate the reality of ghosts..."
Posted July 4, 2023

In SCAREDY CAT by Sofie Ryan, a ghost hunter’s murder challenges the sleuthing skills of Elvis and Charlotte’s Angels. Sarah Grayson and her friend Detective Michelle Andrews stumble over a dead body while on the fundraising Read more...

Hiss Me Deadly
by Miranda James
"Complex mystery challenges Charlie and Diesel's sleuthing prowess..."
Posted June 27, 2023

In HISS ME DEADLY, sleuthing duo Charlie Harris and Diesel, his Maine Coon, want to find out who kills folks around Wil Threadgill, a singer-songwriter and composer returning to Athena for an honorary degree. The first murder targeted Will Read more...

Murder Off the Books
by Tamara Berry
"Tamara Berry writes a complex, intriguing mystery .."
Posted May 30, 2023

In MURDER OFF THE BOOKS, Tess Harper, bestselling author, proves to be a determined investigator. But, as she gets ready for the grand opening of her new bookstore, The Paper Trail, she finds herself distracted by a surprise visit from Read more...

Fiddling with Fate
by Diane Kelly
"Marketing activities lead to a deadly outcome..."
Posted April 4, 2023

Hattie Hayes’s marketing efforts for the Moonshine Shack prove to be a double-edged sword as she partners with a local group known as the Bootlegging Brothers, whom she meets at the Hamilton County Bluegrass Festival. Hattie rescues Garth when he breaks his jug by giving him Read more...

Encore in Death
by J.D. Robb
"J. D. Robb is still going strong with #56..."
Posted February 8, 2023

ENCORE IN DEATH, the latest In Death novel starring Eve Dallas, is a suspense-driven, well-executed mystery that keeps readers turning pages until the end.

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Wined and Died in New Orleans
by Ellen Byron
"A wine auction, murder and a hurricane make for interesting times in the Big Easy..."
Posted February 7, 2023

Hurricanes and family dynamics generate quite the excitement for the Bon Vee Culinary House Museum in WINED AND DIED IN NEW ORLEANS, the second in Ellen Byron’s Vintage CookbookRead more...

Six Sweets Under
by Sarah Fox
"Sarah Fox introduces new series with solid cozy mystery..."
Posted February 7, 2023

In SIX SWEETS UNDER, Sarah Fox begins her new True Confections Mystery series with chocolatier Becca Ransom working to clear her Pops of murder. Becca, formerly a TV actress, moves home to Larch Haven, where she pursues her Read more...

The Choice
by Nora Roberts
"Nora Roberts brings the Dragon Heart Legacy to a character driven conclusion..."
Posted November 22, 2022

The Dragon Heart Legacy ends with THE CHOICE, Nora Roberts’ final book in her trilogy, and an extremely well-done story that wraps up the various subplots and offers a few surprises to keep things interesting. After the raging Read more...

A Book Club to Die For
by Dorothy St. James
"Feline sleuth Dewey helps assistant librarian Tru investigate murder of local book club leader..."
Posted October 28, 2022

The Cypress Arete Society, the town’s oldest and most exclusive book club, invites assistant librarian, Tru Beckett, to speak about the library’s conversion to digital while eliminating printed books altogether in A BOOK CLUB TO DIE FOR, Tru’s third adventure. An essential feature Read more...

The Plot and the Pendulum
by Jenn McKinlay
"Hidden room with 30 year-old skeleton makes library donation an intriguing proposition..."
Posted October 10, 2022

In the Library Lover’s 13th adventure, THE PLOT AND THE PENDULUM, William Dorchester offers the impressive family library, including rare first editions along with shelves of books, to the Briar Creek Public Library when he decides to Read more...

The Crime that Binds
by Laurie Cass
"Bookmobile Cat supports librarian in sleuthing activities..."
Posted October 5, 2022

The bookmobile cat, Eddie, and librarian Minnie Hamilton decide to help patron Ryan Anderson when police identify Ryan as the primary suspect that robbed a bank and shot the security guard.  In THE CRIME THAT BINDS, as the two amateur detectives Read more...

Whiskers and Lies
by Sofie Kelly
"Feline sleuths, Hercules and Owen, assist Kathleen's investigation into murder"
Posted September 17, 2022

Each entry in Sofie Kelly’s Magical Cats Mysteries invites readers for an enchanting visit with Hercules, the feline who walks through solid objects, and his brother Owen, who disappears at will. Ms. Kelly perfectly captures the cats&rsquo Read more...

Desperation in Death
by J.D. Robb
"Dallas and Peabody target sex trafficking when they discover signs of a huge ring operating in NYC.."
Posted September 13, 2022

DESPERATION IN DEATH begins by describing how the Pleasure Academy grooms 12 to 13-year-old girls to perform sexual favors and other activities to please their masters. The girls are well cared for – clothed and fed – in a multi-story building that two of the girls Read more...

Ruth Castleberry

Ruth Castleberry has worked as an investigator for Pinkerton’s, city desk assistant on the Charlotte News, free- lance writer, marketing/business strategy consultant, competitive intelligence practitioner and digital marketing consultant.

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