This is the second book in the Lincoln and Speed series. It set upon the Mississippi River. It covers the slave, gambling and family problems. Lincoln is riding with the circuit court which stopped at Alton, a town on the river. Speed joins the his Father’s riverboat, the War Eagle to investigate why it’s revenue is down. A murder occurred on the boat and Speed convinces Lincoln to represent the accused. (This an important case in the 18th century) Lincoln must prove the accused is innocent without revealing what happen in order to protect the others on board the War Eagle. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK AND SERIES.
The first book in the Sugar and Spice series is a relaxing read. I adored the second book so much I decided to read the first one. Sugar Callaway and Dixie Slicer are co-owner of a community cookbook publishing company. They are getting ready to publish a cookbook for the Centennial Foundation Day of St. Ignatius. At a meeting of the board, 2 members have a loud heated discussion of which scone recipe would be used in the cookbook. It ended the member of the leading family of the town saying her family would no longer support the cookbook. The board member is found in a suspicious death. It up to Sugar to straighten out the mess. There is a love interest for both girls and Sugar has a hostile neighbor. I highly recommend this book. Delicious sounding recipes from Spice’s kitchen are included.
While this is the 5th book in this series, it is a new author for me. It work well for me as a standalone, although I would like to know more of the backstory. I will read more by this author when I find the books.
Gabriel Ash is a retired British police security officer who has just recover his son's who he believed were dead. Hazel Best is a rookie police officer who has challenged her superiors in the past.
An attempted is made to grab his sons as they leave their school. Their nanny is already in the van when Hazel Best breaks up the kidnapping. All involved are safe. The investigation shows the boys were not target but the Nanny was. She was mistaken for school head mistress. It revels a crime that occurred 17 years ago and two surviving persons' life is in danger. Hazel works to correct the wrong done 17 years ago by careless police work. You will be turning the pages fast to find what happen and who was to blame. I highly recommend this book.
Disclosure: Many thanks to Severn House for a review copy. The opinions expressed are my own.
The murder of Samuel Beckwhite in the alley behind Jolly’s Delicatessen was observed by no human witness. Only the gray tomcat saw Beckwhite fall, the big man’s heavy body crumpling, his round, close-trimmed head crushed from the of a shiny steel wrench.
#8 book in the series
Ryan Flannery had no idea, when she dressed for the wedding of Chief of Police Max Harper on Saturday afternoon, that she would soon face the police not as a wedding guest among friendly uniformed officers, but as a prime murder suspect.
A cozy with a friend of the 70’s I read all the Phyllis A. Whitney novels as soon as they came out. I was happy to see the e-books of this novel. I had forgotten how you are pulled right into the story. This story turns as different events occur this is true of this author’s work. Laurie Morgan left Colorado when she was 8 years old. Until she received a telegram to return, she had not heard a word from her Grandmother in years. She decided to return in order to help her with the memory loss. Laurie finds her aged Grandmother surrounded by servants, friends and an enemy all waiting for her Grandmother’s death. Will Laurie recover her memory? Why is her enemy so anxious to destroy all her Grandmother held dear?
Disclosure: I received a free copy from Open Roads Integrated Media 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.
Needing a good story to read, I went to my friend Mary Stewart. The story is slow to start but picks up the pace and moves rapidly through the events
Jenny Silver is bothered by a letter she received from a friend Gillian. She travels to Gavarnie where she was told that friend has died and is buried in the Abbey grounds. Jenny doesn’t believe it and as she explores Gillian’s death the tale takes a major turn and Jenny needs to find Gillian. Is Gillian still alive? Who is buried in the graveyard? I highly recommend this book and series.
The eighth book in the Zoe Chamber mystery is a gone one as Annette Dashofy has another clever story. There 3 different themes running through and all brought skillfully brought together as one tale.
Zoe is at the fairground to show her horse and is reunited with her 4H pales. Zoe is concerned rather a 4 after is being abused by his Mother and is determined that he is reunited with his biological father. Pete finds a dead woman along the river and is busy trying to determine the cause of death. He also learns a traveler who over years someone plot in the death of a male. Both Zoe and Pete are concerned about what will happen if they marry. Pete has a ring and wonders if Zoe will finally say yes to the question.
The sixth book in the Lighthouse mysteries finds work on the construction to stabilize the foundation of Lighthouse stopped because a book has been buried near the foundation. Lucy Richardson retrieves the tin box and brings to the libraries conference room to open it. Rumor has there is a map to the area and there is a panic reaction to know what is the box. It is locked in Bertie's office. The next morning the body of Jeremy Huges is found in the office and it had been ransacked. The box was gone. The turns begin as Lucy tries to understand why was the box BURIED? Who was Jeremy Huges? Lucy and Conner's romance continues. I especially like the ending.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS AS A FAST MOVING BOOK AND THE SERIES.
Disclosure: Thanks to Kensington Books for a copy through NetGalley. The opinions expressed are my own.
A Retreat Center is opening on South Bass Island and the first group of visitors are nuns who all earned a grant. They had never met each other. Bea is catering the meals for the retreat. Kate, Laurie and Chandra are helping her. As events occur each seems to mirror Agatha Christie’s THEN THERE WERE NONE. Chandra s bent on causing trouble. Levi and Bea’s secrets are exposed. The many twists and turns of the story will hold your attention.
Disclosure: I received a free copy from Berkeley Publishing Group through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for the opportunity to read and review this book. The opinions are my own.