Tag Archives: mystery fiction

“Dry Bones” by Sally Spencer

Last year I read “The Shivering Turn” which was the first in the Jennie Redhead series. With “Dry Bones” we revisit private investigator Jennie as she attempts to solve three murders which took place decades apart. For those who haven’t … Continue reading

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Cozy Mysteries – do their covers do them a disservice?

I have several blogging friends and a couple ‘real life’ friends who adore ‘cozy‘ mysteries. Definition of a ‘Cozy’ mystery (from Wikipedia) Cozy mysteries, also referred to as “cozies”, are a sub-genre of crime fiction in which sex and violence are downplayed or treated humorously, and the … Continue reading

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“The Fourth Victim” by John Mead

Today I’m delighted to take part in the Rachel’s Random Resources blog tour for John Mead’s mystery novel, “The Fourth Victim“.  It is a police procedural set in London’s Whitechapel, so it caught my interest right away. BLURB: Three parks, three deaths, … Continue reading

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“Deep Fear” by Rachel Lynch

DI Kelly Porter is back.  But will this new case push her beyond her limits? On a peaceful summer’s morning in the Lake District, a woman’s body is discovered outside a church. She’s been murdered and a brutal, symbolic act … Continue reading

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“Go to my Grave” by Catriona McPherson

Present Day: The story begins with the protagonist, Donna Weaver. She is hosting a family reunion weekend for eight people. Donna and her mother own and run “The Breakers” a refurbished guest house near the sea in Galloway.  Her mother is … Continue reading

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“That Last Weekend” by Laura DiSilverio

“It had started with such promise and ended in tragedy, suspicion, and a police investigation. Horrible.” Five young women, former college roommates, are the stars in this novel. The best of friends, they visit a country inn annually.  Until… the … Continue reading

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“Where the memories lie” by Sibel Hodge

“And when the memories lie, sometimes it’s best to let the truth stay hidden.” Twenty-five years ago, Olivia Tate’s best friend Katie left their Dorset village, never to be heard from again. Olivia Tate, her husband Ethan, and her twelve-year-old … Continue reading

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“Mr. Flood’s last resort” by Jess Kidd

“A spellbinding tale of a lonely caregiver and a cranky hoarder with a house full of secrets.” Elderly Cathal Flood lives in a gothic Victorian mansion in West London called Bridlemere. It is a large dwelling with four stories with … Continue reading

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Two more crime writers that deserve to be read

While perusing my book shelves, I look fondly on certain tomes.  Some authors are ones I haven’t heard about in a while…  I have highly positive memories of their work. Where are they now?  Are they still writing? In this … Continue reading

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Two crime writers that deserve to be read

While perusing my book shelves, I look fondly on certain tomes.  Some authors are ones I haven’t heard about in a while…  I have highly positive memories of their work. Where are they now?  Are they still writing? In this … Continue reading

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“Motherland” by G.D. Abson (official @TheMirrorBooks #blogtour)

SHORTLISTED FOR THE CRIME WRITERS ASSOCIATION DEBUT DAGGER AWARD “Motherland” is a fast-paced, police procedural crime novel set in the beautiful, yet corrupt, St. Petersburg, Russia.  The protagonist is Natalya Ivanova, a Russian police detective with the Criminal Investigations Directorate. (Russian … Continue reading

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“The ice princess” by Camilla Läckberg

This is the first novel in a series that has been on my personal radar for some time.  What clinched the deal for me was the fact that this title was chosen by my ‘in-person’ bookclub as their read for … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – May 10, 2018 #TBT #bookreview

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favorites. This week I’ve chosen “The Birdwatcher” by William Shaw for my Throwback Thursday post. It was first published in May of 2016 by Mulholland Books and was, for me, … Continue reading

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“Persons unknown” by Susie Steiner

In the summer of 2016 I read a fantastic novel called “Missing, presumed“. WOW! What a series debut!  The characterization was nothing short of stellar. Here is a brief quote from my review of “Missing, presumed“: “And the police… I … Continue reading

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“From the cradle” by Louise Voss & Mark Edwards

A gritty and disturbing, character-driven, police procedural! “From the cradle” is my first novel by this duo of authors and I was very impressed. I am always amazed at how two people can write one story and make it seem … Continue reading

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