Archive for the ‘Mysteries’ Category

Twisted Twenty-Six

February 26, 2020


Stephanie Plum is back at work, but she has to keep an eye on her Grandma Mazur, a recent widow. Grandma was married very briefly to a mobster, actually for about 45 minutes, when her hubby Jimmy died of a heart attack. But his associates, the “Lazy-Boys” (named for the chairs they all hang out in) are convinced that Grandma has the keys to a fortune that they want in on. Stephanie has her usual co-horts: Lulu, Morelli, and Ranger, but can she locate the keys in time to save Grandma? Check it out…

Clear My Name

February 19, 2020

indexTess Gilroy is an investigator for Innocence UK, an organization that tries to free unjustly convicted people from jail. She is working on the case of Carrie Kamara, whose daughter contacted Tess’s employer to plead her mother’s case. Carrie is serving a 15 year sentence for fatally stabbing her husband’s lover. Tess has to find the real killer, but a secret from her past returns to haunt her and could impact the case.  Paula Daly pens a gripping novel that gives the reader a birds-eye view into a women’s prison and the justice system.

A Cruel Deception

December 29, 2019

index.jpgThe mother and son team writing under the pseudonym Charles Todd have launched their 11th mystery in the Bess Crawford series, about a young English nurse during and after WWI. This latest offering has Bess tracking the son of the Head of the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps. [The Corps was established in 1902 when Queen Alexandra was named to preside over it.] Lieutenant Lawrence Minton was posted in Paris during the peace talks when he disappears from the meetings. Bess finds him in rough shape, addicted to opium, and attempts to improve his health. But when a murder attempt is made on both her life and his, she needs to step up her efforts. A good read…

Where The Crawdad Sings

October 12, 2019

indexDelia Owens sets her novel in the Deep South and tells the story in flashbacks. It begins with a murder, and then doubles back to follow the life of the protagonist, Kya. Nicknamed the “Swamp Girl”, she swiftly becomes a courageous heroine who has to fend for herself, after her entire family of six leaves her, one by one. With the help of some friendly “folks” she manages to raise herself, but finds it impossible to open her heart to anyone. She finally falls for a good friend, and later a handsome townie. But when Kya finds herself accused of murder, she begins to loose all hope that she will be able to continue with her life in the swamp . A wonderful debut novel that I found extremely hard to put down…


September 25, 2019

indexCatherine Coulter has crafted another FBI drama starring the team of Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich. Sherlock loses her memory after an auto accident, but still manages to aid her husband in their latest escapade. Coulter adds some eerie elements to the mystery of who kidnapped the 16 year old girls missing from an area in Virginia, where half the town is related to the other half. Throw in a CIA agent on the run from his colleagues, and you’re on your way to untangling the labyrinth of lies skillfully spun by the author.

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