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
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 the sights, sounds, and feels of the ocean. Definitely my kind of book. Continue reading
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 Holmes Bookshop Mystery series by Vicki Delany.
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 Other Woman, first in her Jane Ryland series. Continue reading
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? Start from book one: Sprinkle with Murder. Continue reading
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 strange happenings on the moor outside Bunting’s Nest. Continue reading