Woo!! What more can I say about the Andy Carpenter series? This is the best one to date that I have read and I have read all of them. This one starts with a dog a usual. One of Andy’s clients thein a prison dog training group takes off with a dog, Boomer. When Andy and Willie go retrieve Boomer, Sam follows them and takes the escapee into custody. Andy has a. new client. As the investigation expands into the murder, Ricky is threatened and Andy decides to take on a Mob Boss. Witnesses died just before Andy locates them. Marcus has major part In the story. I highly recommend this book.
Disclosure: I received a free copy from St. Martin’s Press through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank for the opportunity to read and review this book. The opinions expressed are my own.
It has been a while since I saw a Faith Fairchild book so I am delighted to read one. I would like to thank the publisher and Edelweiss for the opportunity to review this book. The opinions are my own.
Faith and her family are spending summer at the Pines with Ursula as their house is being remodeled. The next house is the BIRCHES and there is a family reunion to decide who would inherit the Birches. Tom is called home for problems. Ben and Amy are teenagers. Ben has taken a dishwashing job at the Lodge. Faith would prefer he volunteer again at the camp. The story jumps between what is happening at the Pine and the Birches. The body of the housekeeper at the Birches is found in the woods and it is felt the death was natural. Faith begins wondering if mayhem at the Birches is spreading over to the pines. These two subplots are skillfully brought together as one. The ending is a surprise. I recommend this book.
The second book in the Red Herring series is a delightfully humorous story and a new author for me. I like it so much I went and downloaded the first book. I am looking forward to the next book. Alex Vlodnachek will encounter a BABY, greed, jealousy, missing bodies, spies, art fraud, and a family secret before she has an answer. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK.
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Pru Marlowe is called to LiveWell to retrain a foul mouth African Grey parrot after its owner died. Pru is helping Albert with a raccoon problem. Featured are Wallis her cat, Randolph, the parrot, and Buster a service dog. Other animals from earlier books are mentioned throughout the story. The subplots are skillfully brought together for a satisfying end.
The Ministry is Murder is an excellent cozy series. This book is#5 in the series. You can read it as a stand-alone. Aggie is married to Unitarian Minister Ed and is not an average minister’s wife. She manages to attract trouble without trying. Very often relatives or friends are suspects in the murder. Aggie tries to clear them of suspicion. During this visit we find Ed preparing to conduct a funeral service for Godwin Dorchester. The church is full of lilies and Ed has an allergic reaction to them. The service is stopped when the corners want to do an autopsy. It determines that Win was poisoned and his wife Hildy is the main suspect. Maggie is determined to prove she is not guilty.
This thriller is outstanding as it kept me in suspense throughout the complete book. It is a search for the HOLLY GRAIL. To find one must be a descendant of King Arthur, have Royal rib, and be pure at heart. is Authur Mallory the one? At the same time members of a dark cult are looking for the GRAIL. The story is told in two parts. One in 1400 when the GRAIL was hidden to keep it safe and Authur searched for it. The ending is great. I recommend this book
Full Disclosure: I received a free copy from Lascaux Media 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.
I was fortunate to win a copy in a giveaway. The subject matter is a favorite of mine the language of flowers. In the first of a new series, We find cousins, Audrey and Lib running a floral shop in Ramble, Virginia. They specialized in bridal bouquets. The local newspaper runs a story that none of the marriages that the shop supplied the bouquets had broken up.
Audrey’s school friend, Jenny is planning on marrying. the oldest son of the leading family of the town. Jenny arrives at the shop and cancels the order for flowers and tells Audrey that she is breaking off with Derek. Later is found dead in his car with Jenny’s bridal bouquet torn apart and covered in blood. Jenny is arrested. Since the police chief feels he has his prep; he is not looking for another solution. Audrey feels must investigate as she knows Jenny is not the killer. Yes, there is even a normal cat named Chester. This is one series that I plan to follow.
If you like dogs and cats come along with Dr. Kate Turner, DMV as she makes her rounds for Oak Fall Animal Hospital. You will meet her patients, dogs, cats, and a parrot. On one home visit, she finds all the dogs running loose in the house. This is an unusual occurrence and checking it out, Vivian and Thomas Langthornes are dead and their Champion King Charles Spaniel, Charles Too is missing. Dr. Kate knows, the Langthrones would not have let their dogs loose and would have left instructions for their care. The case is ruled murder/ suicide at first; later changed to suspicious. Kate attends a dog show to ask questions about the dogs. A friend of the Langthrones is shot in the ring. Kate helps to save the friend’s life. Kate knows the elderly couple was murdered and she has no proof. Kate must decide what she knows to the police or let it go as no one would believe her. The ending is a surprise.
This is the first book I have read by this author and I am looking forward to going along with Kate again. publication date May 6, 2014 Full Disclosure: I was given a free copy from Poisoned Pen Press through Netgalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review this book the opinions are my own.
In the third book of this historical series, the town of Cordova is excited as a California movie company is going to film a movie on a nearby glacier. Charlotte Brody is assigned to cover the story for the newspaper. Not everyone in town is delighted with the movie. Eyak Indians are not happy about how the natives are conveyed in the movie. Spring storms abound. The shooting of the movie is halted when the director is found frozen on the glacier. Michael Brody, the coroner, reports the death is murder as he was strangled. Suspects are numerous. Charlotte’s attraction to Deputy James Eddington heats up. Charlotte must find an answer before her life ends on the glacier. I recommend this book
Disclosure: I received a free copy from Kensington 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.
Death of A Dilly Pecan Springs is preparing for the Pickle-fest and the Pickle Queen is missing. China is dealing with Any, Ruby’s daughter who is currently staying at the farm. During a Monmouth storm the body of the Pickle Queen’s body is washed upfront in the drainage field at the factory. Smart Cookie is being hammered by the media because of home invasions that are occurring in town. The plots are brought together skillfully. A visit to Pecan Springs is a welcome experience.