Joanne Fluke first published the Hannah Swenson Mysteries in 2000, so it’s taken me 18 years to start the long-running series. One of the fun things about reading a mystery written almost two decades ago is watching the technology change over the years. In just that short time, we’ve come a long way.
One of the reasons I enjoy writing book reviews is the chance to read authors I might not have otherwise discovered. Untimely Death by Elizabeth J. Duncan is one such case. The first book in the Shakespeare in the Castskills mystery series, it is written in the gentle pace of an Agatha Christie novel, which slowly draws the reader in while keeping them guessing until the end. Continue reading
I’m not usually fond of e-books. I have a lot of screen time for work, so reading a paper book is much easier. However, unexpectedly finding myself with a bit of free time one weekend, I scanned through the free Nook books and discovered Louisiana Longshot by Jana DeLeon. I loved it! Continue reading
A Murder for the Books, by Victoria Gilbert, is the first book in the Blue Ridge Library Mystery series. It follows Amy Webber as she uses her library research skills to solve a collection of murder mysteries. However, the deeper into the mysteries she digs, the more likely it is that she won’t return alive. Continue reading
June is wedding month, so what’s more fun than reading books with a wedding theme? Wedding Cake Crumble is the tenth installment of Jenn McKinnlay‘s Cupcake Bakery Mystery series. For fans of the series, it wraps up a storyline that has traveled through all ten books. Yes, two of our favorite characters are planning their big day. But will murder derail the wedding?
I’m always on the look out for a new mystery series to enjoy. A Gray Whale Inn cozy mystery series by Karen MacInerney perked my interest because of its setting. I’ve enjoyed other island or off-the-water mysteries, so I gave the first book in this series a try. Murder on the Rocks definitely met my expectations. Continue reading