In this fun and relaxing cozy mystery, we find Aggie Mundeen and her boyfriend Detective Sam Vanderhoven meeting at a San Antonio hotel for the week of the Fiesta. Unfortunately, a murder victim is found in their room. Sam immediately becomes involved. As there are no other rooms available they settled for two small rooms that are floors apart. We take the River Walk and learned about its history. Sam is learning to allow Aggie to investigate and share her findings. She is trying to trust Sam. Aggie is not very successful in this endeavor. I felt the writing had improved and flow better in the book. I recommend this book.

Disclosure: I received a free copy from Henery Press 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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17 Responses to RIVER CITY DEAD By Nancy G. West

  1. lghiggins says:

    I liked this one too. The details of the mystery are intriguing.

    • You might want to check NetGalley for Cathy Pegua latest book. It is a historic mystery set in Aklaska and very good. The 3rd in the series.

      • lghiggins says:

        Thanks for the recommendation. I’ll request it. I don’t get everything I request. I think it is because although I am a U.S. citizen I live in Mexico 9-10 months of the year and so, to be honest with publishers, I have listed my country as Mexico. It was a choice of being eligible for more books or doing what I thought was right. We’ll see what happens on this one. Even with that “problem” I still have more books in my queue than I can keep up with, so I can’t complain.

      • I don’t get everything I requested especially at first. Now I usually do. There are some really good mysteries books being released for this spring. I keep finding ones I really want. I couldn’t believe it when I saw almost all of Charlotte Armstrong books on NetGalley yesterday. All are being released on the same day. I will read to of them. I like here very much and her Balloon Man I still remember it after at least 20 years. It will be one of them.

    • Yes, it is different way to kill someone.

      • lghiggins says:

        I wasn’t familiar with Charlotte Armstrong, so I went to netgalley.com. There are a lot of them! I wonder if some are being reprinted? I read the first three summaries and they seem a little darker than I normally read, but they sound good. I don’t think I would like The Witch’s House, too much of a psychological thriller for me–I want to be able to sleep at night. LOL
        I decided to edit my Netgalley bio to show that I am in the U.S. for part of the year. The flag next to my picture still shows Mexico because of my address, but I thought it might help my approval rating. I am trying not to request too many books because I know publishers look at your feedback ratio (mine is currently 89% and they suggest 80%), but it is a fine line. The other side is that if you wait too long, the publisher may have already approved as many requests as they have an allotment for. Any advice/feedback for me on how you handle your requests? I know I can not read and review as fast as you–you are a prolific reviewer! I partly need to develop a tougher skin about rejection, but I also know I may be missing out on some really good books. Thanks for listening.

      • One thing I have noted you ne
        ed to keep an eye on NetGalley as this is the time the fall books are being released. I checked recently released and favorite publishers and my feedback.
        I understand the publishers want the feedback on Amazon, etc about the release time. They want to know where they can find them. On the area where you rate them and answer about whether would buy the book. There is a space for notes. I put where they can find the reviews and the date. I have chosen the date the book is released as most of my selection is on Tuesday.
        On my bio all the plac
        es I put books on I have are url for that one. On the review site I list the url of WordPress. I used Grammery to spell check my review. They on each site. on each site. want to know how many views you get on each site.
        My rating is currently at 92%. I have a review to write. I do send it back to the publisher as soon as I am satisfied.

      • Yes, Charlotte Armstrong is a writer from the 70’s and very highly rated. I read all hervbooks

      • Charlotte Armstrong was highly regarded suspense author in the 40 – 70th. I read her in the 70ths and has been dead for a number of years. She won a number of major awards. They are releasing her books again. Some are thrillers. I read all I could find at the time. I agree about the The WITCH’S HOUSE. THE LEMON IN A BASKET is another highly rated one. THE BALLOON MAN is a must read. All have unexpected twists and you usually can’t figure out the end.
        I wished the release Ellery Queen’s books they are great. The E-books are still high.

  2. lghiggins says:

    Thank you so much for taking the time to help me. I do some of the things you do, but others I need to add. One more question: you say you send it to the publisher. Is that direct or through netgalley? I, of course, put all of them on the netgalley site, but the only one I send a copy directly to is Henery Press because they are the only one who has asked for it.

    • I send it to the publisher through NetGalley. At one time I did send them to Henery Press directly, but I no longer do so as I lost the address. I when I did send to Henery Press I send it through NetGalley, also. One thing I found out and didn’t mention some publishers do not like Facebook and won’t consider you if you only review on it. The publishers want review, a negative one is better than none. I have very few negative ones but do send a review to the publisher through for explaining the reason why.
      This did not happen overnight as I have been using NetGalley for arou d 3 year.. This week I got two special requests. to view a book.


      • lghiggins says:

        Special requests are nice–congratulations. I do have a WordPress blog that I post my reviews on and it automatically links to Facebook, but I consider my blog my main review site. I also have it on Goodreads. I have only been blogging for a year. It seems like I have done a lot of reviews, but nothing like you have. I try not to do negative reviews also. I pretty much weed out things I don’t think I would like based on the summary so I am not faced with that dilemma. I did get burned twice–once by an author request and once by a former classmate. Neither book really matched the summary.
        Again, thanks so much for your help.

      • We are connected with Goodreads

      • As you get better known you inbox will be filled with requests I try to answer them in a positive manor when time allows. When I get a poor book from an author, I let the author know and why. At first I accepted most requests from authors. I found that I just didn’t have time to read the books. Remember it is voluntarily and I a few I accepted which I just didn’t take the time to read. No I just say no. I am going to have to stop getting books until I read a few ARC.

  3. bmary8222 says:

    I’ve missed this series.

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