Reading Wednesday | Untimely Death

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 … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Untimely Death

Reading Wednesday|City of Lies

City of Lies is one of the best books I have read in awhile. This historical mystery by Victoria Thompson, brings to life the struggles of suffergist women in the early 1900s.  Elizabeth Miles is a con-woman operating in Washington, D.C. When a con goes bad, she is forced to hide from her mark among a … Continue reading Reading Wednesday|City of Lies

Reading Wednesday: A Killer Plot

If a book cover has a lighthouse, a big front porch, and a dog, it's a book I pick up. A Killer Plot has been on my want-to-read pile for a while and I finally got it from the library. The setting is located on the North Carolina coast and Ellery Adams fills the tale with … Continue reading Reading Wednesday: A Killer Plot

Reading Wednesday: The Cat of the Baskervilles

I have enjoyed the Sherlock Holmes stories for as long as I remember. I've read The Complete Novels and Stories - both volumes - and have watched many of the incarnations of Holmes on screen. In short, I would enjoy visiting a Sherlock Holmes themed bookstore, such as the one owned by Gemma Doyle in the Sherlock … Continue reading Reading Wednesday: The Cat of the Baskervilles

The Other Woman by Hank Ryan: a book review

When I had the opportunity to meet Hank Phillippi Ryan during a book signing, I jumped at the chance. I hadn't read one of her books yet, but as a writer, I enjoy hearing from other successful writers. She was delightful to listen to and I had to read one of her books. I chose The … Continue reading The Other Woman by Hank Ryan: a book review

Sprinkle with Murder by Jenn McKinlay: a book review

Re-reading books is like visiting with an old friend. That's why, whenever I have a new book to read in a series, I always go back re-read the series from the beginning. This week, the latest in Jenn McKinlay's Cupcake Bakery Mystery series was released. What better way to await the arrival of the new book? … Continue reading Sprinkle with Murder by Jenn McKinlay: a book review

Murder on the Moor by Julianna Deering – a book review

Written in the classic style of Agatha Christie, Murder on the Moor by Julianna Deering is the fifth book in her Drew Farthering Mystery series. It follows Drew Farthering and his wife Madeline to Bunting's Nest, England, a quaint country town in the 1930s. Drew's old pal from school days asked for Drew's help solving a series of … Continue reading Murder on the Moor by Julianna Deering – a book review

Mystery, Suspense, and their Definitions

The past few weeks, I've been doing research on genres. Specifically the difference between mysteries, suspense, and thrillers. All of these are often found under the greater umbrella of crime fiction, but lately, mysteries have come to stand on their own. Thrillers can also be tied to horror and suspense is often left in the … Continue reading Mystery, Suspense, and their Definitions

A Gathering of Authors this Saturday!

As promised, here are the finer details for the Gathering of Authors this Saturday. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. come to the Wisconsin Downtown Open House. In Plymouth, there will be a variety of events, including a gathering of several local authors who will share their books with visitors. Each author will provide a … Continue reading A Gathering of Authors this Saturday!

Outer Banks Mystery: a book review

Recently, I had the chance to read a new book by an author I have not yet read. By Book or by Crook is the first in Eva Gates' A Lighthouse Library Mystery series. In the story, Lucy is a new librarian at the Bodie Island Lighthouse Library. On the night of an important unveiling, one of … Continue reading Outer Banks Mystery: a book review