Archive for the ‘Mysteries’ Category

The Last Flight

September 29, 2021

If you like suspense novels, this book’s for you. What happens when two women switch plane tickets at an airport? Can they successfully escape the threats in their lives? Claire wants to escape from her abusive, powerful husband and Eva is caught between jail time and fingering a hardened criminal. They decide to switch lives, and can’t imagine the journeys ahead of them. This title definitely earns five stars from me, unfortunately it is the author Julie Clark’s only novel in our library system to date…

Arsenic and Adobo

September 8, 2021

What happens when a food critic falls into his meal and dies at your aunt’s restaurant? Lila is determined to discover how her ex-boyfriend Derek could have been poisoned at her Tita Rosie’s cafe. And someone had planted drugs in Lila’s restaurant locker, so she is furious at being accused of dealing drugs. With the aid of her Filipino godmothers and her best friend Adeena, who works next door at Java Jo’s, Lila goes after the murderer. Can she find out the culprit before it’s too late? This is the first in a new series by Mia Mansansala. Lots of interesting recipes at the back of the novel to try out, too!

The Vanishing Stair

September 1, 2021

Number two in the Truly Devious teen mystery series, The Vanishing Stair has Stevie Bell returning to the prestigious Ellingham Academy, where the murder of a student took place before she was sent home. Edward King, a politician that her parents work for, convinces those parents to let Stevie go back to the school. In turn, he expects her to keep an eye on his son, whom Stevie likes very much. Actually, the same intensity of feeling with which she dislikes Edward King. Another student’s dead body turns up, and the stakes are raised. Can Stevie solve the mystery of Ellingham and catch the murderer before it’s too late? Tune in to find out…

Legacy of Murder

August 16, 2021

This title is number 2 in the Kate Hamilton mysteries written by Connie Berry. Kate, an antiques dealer, travels to England to visit her daughter Christine, where she is interning at an old English mansion. The woman planning an exhibition at the mansion winds up murdered, and Kate steps in. But can she solve the murder of the young woman before the murderer strikes again? An enjoyable cozy mystery…

The Newcomer

August 11, 2021

Tanya warned her sister, Letty Carnahan, that if anything ever happened to her, Letty should take Tanya’s daughter Maya and run away with her. She also told her that the culprit would be her ex, Evan Wingfield, a slick real estate developer. So when Letty finds Tanya dead in her apartment, she grabs Maya and escapes to Florida. They find solace in a small motel community, where Letty finds work and daycare help for her young niece. But can she prove that Wingfield murdered her sister? With the help of a local cop and his mom, she sets out to trap him and prove herself innocent. Mary Kay Andrews has written a satisfying summer read; I would recommend this to mystery lovers who don’t mind some romance thrown in as well…


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