#MURDER AT THE MARINA by Janet Finsilver


Do you like history?  Want to know about the breakup of RUSSIAN Mobility? The fifth book of the Kelly Jansen series will help enlighten you. Kelly is preparing to welcome the Russian Heritance Week to the Red Cove area. Rudy and Ivan Dobliksky, members of Silver Sentinels and have of Russian background. The book covers their backstory and the Russian mob. There is a good description of the Russian Cossacks maneuvers.
Kelly learned about the bloody dagger ground the Dobliksky's fishing boat. A couple of days later a dead body and a good coin are found on the boat. There is a major turn in the direction of the tale that will have you wondering until the book is done. I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK AND SERIES.

Disclosure: Thanks to Lyrical Underground for a copy through NetGalley. The opinions expressed are my own.
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Birds with stripes, spots or freckles (lisa’s Our eyes open)


Turkey in breeding colors
Red breasted sapucker
Bullock oriole and House finch
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This mystery is set mainly in London and Europe and is about art and their forgeries. The descriptions of people and places and art will hold your attention as they put in the scene. Laurel Beachman is employed by a foundation whose mission is to recover stolen art and return it to the rightful owner. First, needs to locate the present location of the art. Next, is have a plan to recover the art.
The tale opens with Laurel and Nick working together to recover a stolen painting. They succeed taking the painting but on the return, things go wrong and Nick disappeared. Laurel finds herself alone in London with no backup. Several attempts are made to kidnap or kill Laurel are made. As the story continues we learn more about Laurel and Jack pasts. Before long Laurel and Jack realize that there are three criminals after the stolen masterpiece and one of them wants to kill Laurel. I highly recommend the 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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Paw and Order (K9, #2)

This a new author for me. At first I had a problem getting into the book until I understood the format. I decided I like it. Megan told her story as her main thoughts were on romance and investigating the robberies. Brigit thoughts concern eating, scents and teaching Megan to do her bidding. I was laughing or smiling during her comments. I especially enjoy when Brigit manage to pay back her original owner. Robin Hood’s thoughts on their plans for the robberies were good.

Megan and Brigit are assigned to patrol the Stock Show for PR purposes. Megan meets a sheriff deputy on horseback that she flirts with. Robin Hood and her sisters grag a purse in the women’s bathroom. Megan and Brigit have few minor arrests. Brigit smells her previous owner and that scene is great. This is a cozy mystery with with out a MURDER. I will read this author again.

Full Disclosure: I received a free copy St Martin’s Press 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.

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Cees’ CMMC the color yellow


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#A DREAM OF DEATH By Connie Berry

THE ART OF BETRAYAL #3 in the series released date June 8


A new author and the first book of the Kate Hamilton series. Kate receives a call from Eleanor, her sister-in-law that she needs help. Kate flies to Glenroth, Ireland to help her. The trip brings back her grief for Bill, her husband who died in a boating accident three years ago. Kate meets Tom Malloy, a vacating homicide policeman. Eleanor is stabbed to death after the Tartan celebration. Working together they endeavor to solve Eleanor’s murder and clear Bo’s name. I highly recommend this book.

Disclosure: Thanks to Crooked Lane Books for a copy through NetGalley. The opinions expressed are my own.

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CFFC Green Foliage Challenge


Idaho Botanical Gardens Boise
Idaho Botanical Gardens Boise
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# FOUR Authors I Enjoyed And WILL Read Again.


I have been reading some of my favorite authors. This is the list not necessary in chronological order. It is just as I thought of them.


Barbara Michael wrote paranormal and Victorian novels, later she wrote the Amelia Peabody plus two other series and some standalone mysteries under the name of Elizabeth Peters. I think I have read all of her books.

A: A paranormal and I have read many times and would read again. 

B:The first time I read it, I laugh and laugh. It is satire on romance.

C: A very good paranormal is the first book in a trilogy.

D: I felt this book dealing with Egypt during World War 1 D. Peters became a very good author. 

A                                                                            B

C                                                                        D

I have read this book many times. I especially like the ending. It is the fourth book in the Jacqueline Kirby series.


I love to read this author even through he started writing before I was born. He created Nero Wolf with Archie Goodwin as a sidekick. Inspector Cramer. Wolf had orchids and gourmet food. One of favorite all time book is the Doorbell Rang where Wolf takes on J. E Hoover and won.


About the same time this also was writing and I enjoyed them.


She is noted for a spy stories which I enjoyed. H. MacHines write in the 1950s. One of my favorite book is about the Cold War.


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Pahranagrat NWR
Salton Sea
Niland landing
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The first book in a new series Misty Dawn, a well known psychic in the past. A friend Denise Throne convinces her to move into the house that Denise inherited from her recently decreased brother. When Misty moved she finds that owner Wilson Throne has not move on to the light and is still present. A young actress request Misty help because she feel her mansion is cursed. Misty agrees to check out the mansion and find a body. Misty needs to find answers to the questions in order to remove the curse


Disclosure: Thanks to Henery Press for a copy through Edelweiss. The opinions expressed are my own.

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