STILL DEAD BY J. A. JANCE

 

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A novella that bridges Beaumont and Mel’ s lives from the shutting down the Special Attorney Department as Beaumont moves into cold cases. In this one, he is asked to investigate a 30-year case that was closed as a suicide. With the help of Mel and the local sheriff, there is a final resolution to the case. The e-book is priced beyond my comfort zone so I will wait until becomes available.

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JUST FOLLOW THE MONEY By Jinx Schwartz

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Hetty, Jan, and Rhonda are still in France. Let’s not forget about Po Thang, Hetta’s dog. He
adds much to each story.
Hetty and Jinks Jenkins have spent a couple weeks cruising on the rivers of southern France. Po Thang has been getting to trouble. Now the group is ready to return to Mexico and the Raymond Johnson. But the offer $10,000 dollars each to go on a secret mission. They accept and the mission begins mysteriously. Now we know Hetty and Jan will begin to search out the answer. Before they know it, they are on a boat with old friends. The curves that occurred will keep you entrain until it finished. I highly recommend this book and series as each is very funny.

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BETTER READ THAN DEAD By Victoria Laurie

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When I bought this book, I believed that I was buying the second book in Victoria Laurie Ghoul series. I wasn’t into very far when I realize something was wrong. I finished and have given it 5 stars because it deserves it. However, I won’t be reading more of this series as I felt the violence and tragic scenes more than I like. I also could tell what would happen as the story progressed. There is nothing new about a bully who uses the gun to enforce his wishes. I seldom make a mistake like this and I will read the 2nd Ghoul book.
Psychic eye Abby Cooper has the ability to read tarot cards and be right. A mob leader discovers her talent and demands she works for him. Abby refuses and the pursuit is on. The story takes several twists and turns as Abby tries to outwit him instead of seeking police help.

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WHISPERS OF WARNING By Jessica Esteavo

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A historical thriller, the second book in the series and a new author for me. The history information is impressive and there are several themes which will take you on a journey back in times.
Ruby Proulx is settling into her new life as the physic medium at Belden, her Aunt Honoria’s seaside hotel. A leader of the suffragist movement and a spiritualist, Sophronia Foster Elderidge arrives at the hotel. She plans a march for women’s right to vote. The march takes places and violence erupts Later Sophronia is found in a pool and has drowned, The police chief decided it is suicide and closes the case. Ruby decided to find answers as she feels the death needs answers. The ending will surprise you.
I highly recommend this book.

Disclosure: I received a free copy from Berkeley Publishing through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinions expressed are my own.
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AX TO GRIND By Tonya Kappes

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The third book in the Kenni Lowry series. Noted author, Beryle Stone has died and her estate is being sold and auction off in Cottonwood Kentucky. Kenni is asked to provide police protection for the estate. Beryle wrote a novel that will tell all about the town before her death. The manuscript is missing and someone is searching for it. Poppa ghost is present again and Kenni flirts with Finn Vincent, her deputy. Lonnie, her former deputy is running for sheriff. Duke is honor by the town for saving Kenni’ s life. The events will take Jenni in a circle as she struggled to make sense of what is happening. The ending will surprise I recommend this book and series.

?Disclosure: I received a free copy from Henery Press through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinions expressed are my own.

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THE BODY ON BAKER’S STREET ByVicky Delany

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The second book in the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop mystery. I found a spellbinding book with characters developed in depth. The location description will place you in a bookstore and tearoom. The actions of Moriarty are right on.
Gemma Doyle is amazed to receive a request to hold a book signing in two days for a best-selling author. She rushed to get enough books into the store and released the news. At the signing, the author is poisoned and Gemma is warned to stay out of the investigation, she starts looking into the affair. The tale will fasten your attention until the end stuns you. I highly recommend this book.

Disclosure: I received a free copy from Crooked Lane Books through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinions expressed are my own.

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FREE JUST PARDON MY FRENCH by Jinx Schwartz September 19 -23

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CHICKADEE CHICKADEE BANG BANG J. R. Ripley

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The latest Bird Lovers book is the best in the series. I like the way the birding facts were woven in with the mystery. There are paranormal elements mixed into the tale.
Amy Simms and friends were discussing the fall festival that features antique cars and crowns a Miss Ruby Lake Queen. Trying to get a picture of a car no one has seen Any lost her cell phone. Late at night searching for her phone Any finds the owner of the car crushed under it. Paul becomes a person on interest in the case. There are enough twists and turns to keep you guessing. I highly recommend this book and series.

Disclosure: I received a free copy from Lyrical Underground through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinions expressed are my own.

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ASKING FOR TRUFFLE By Dorothy St. James

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The first in a new series about chocolate, a cozy mystery. The characters are developed in depth and will appeal to you. The background is a small island off the coast of South Carolina. Penn is notified that she has won a series of cooking lessons. She has never entered a contest and sends a friend to look into the matter. The friend calls her and tells her to come and see what he has found. She will be surprised by it. The next morning the friend is found dead in a vat of chocolate. Penn and her feisty dog Stella arrived on the island to find the murderer. Yes, there is even a Sphinx cat. The ups and downs of the narrative will hold your attention until the book ends. I thought I knew the answer but I missed it. I highly recommend this book. Looking forward to the next one. Candy Recipes included.

Disclosure: I received a free copy from Crooked Lane Books through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinions expressed are my own.

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IN IT FOR THE MONEY By David Burnsworth

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A cozy mystery, the first book in a new series about Blu Carraway, a private investigator, and his friends. I like his friends, Door is and Dink. The reading flew smoothly and the persona is developed in great depth. The background is the low country. If you like gun battles, fights, and violence, you will like this book. There is plenty. I felt the author was trying to show the male person and missed it. Blu, an ex-Desert Storm Ranger is broke and takes a job of locating a missing son for the boy’s Mother. His Ranger partner, Mike Crome arrives on a motorcycle. Together they managed to have a few gun battles and fights with the unknown “bad guys”. There are several turns in the storyline to keep you guessing.

Disclosure: I received a free copy from Henery Press through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinions expressed are my own.

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