Lee Barrett heads up to check out the library stacks in the ninth edition of the Witch City Series, a paranormal. She is startled to find a body with many books scattered near the body. Lee called Pete Mondello and he soon arrived at the library. Lee’s hours have been cut at WICH-TV so she has been volunteering at the library to aid her Aunt. The building is search for another way to leave and there is no other way but up the stairs. The victim is identified as an x-ballplayer who had a run in with the law. Lee has been put in charge of the station anniversary. While looking for participants she find the scene is very similar to another murder. Pete is stymied how the murder left the library. O’Ryan continues aiding Lee for a solution. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK AND SERIES.
The long running Tourist Trap series has provided good reading over a series of 9 books and the 10th installment is no different. It catch up of the events in the lives of Jill Gardener and friends. It is close to Christmas and several are getting engaged or planning a wedding except Aunt Jackie who has broken her engagement to Harold and refuses to talk about it. Meanwhile, the senior center is concern about elder abuse and a founder's boyfriend is murdered in her home and she a 'person of interest' for the killing. The murder takes a second place a Jill discover a scan is unfolding with Aunt Jackie, the victim. Who is causing Aunt Jackie problems and why? I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK AND SERIES.
Disclosure: Thanks to Lyrical Underground for a copy through NetGalley. The opinions expressed are my own
I did not realize that this was the eleventh Kate Shackleton mystery when I requested it and now I have another author I want to read. It worked as a standalone and was easy to follow. It takes place in 1929. PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR Kate is summoned to Scotland Yard and asked to find an answer how an unidentified man was placed in a railroad car. The train was a special taking force rhubarb to market. There are no clues as to where, when and how the body was place. Kate has a number restrictions on how she can investigate.
At same day there is a murder robbery that occurs in the village. The police believe they have the man and don't feel the two events are connected. Kate feels the man is not guilty and sets out to prove it. Kate gets invited to stay with an acquaintance so she can look into the matter of who the body is and how it was placed on the train. She finds chaos in the rhubarb fields before she finds an answer to the questions. The ending shock me. It took me by surprise. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK.
Disclosure: Thanks to Crooked Lane Books for a copy through NetGalley. The opinions expressed are my own
I marvel of the ability of Ms. Mizushima to place you into the hunt of technology wild cat. I felt I was right there with the group in the fifth book of the Timber Creek K-9 mysteries. This book was the same quality as the previous book.
Mattie Cobb is still having problems with her childhood past which interfering with her romance with Cole Walker. His past has come to cause problems with his ex-wife.
Cole and Mattie feel the explosion near them. Cole finds a close friend unconscious as he spies the burning van. His friend was trying to save the driver. The twist and turns the tale takes until reach pinnacle of the wild cat hunt. There is a cliff hanger at the end which will lead to the next edition.
Disclosure: Thanks to Crooked Lane Books for a copy through NetGalley. The opinions expressed are my own.
The fourth installment of the High Society Lady series is an entertaining fast read. Set the 1900s, England. Olive Belgrade is earning a living by solving problems of the Wealthy. She prefers earning her way as doesn’t like her stepmother. In 1923 Olive is invite to a week’s house party at Parkview, the home relatives to celebrate the return of Aunt Carolyn and her cousin, Gwen who have return from their trip to Europe. The house party is disrupted by the death of a guest and her cousin Peter was found unconscious next to him. He is the main suspect in the murder. Olive decided to investigate the death to clear Peter’s name. In this book we learn more about the protagonist life. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK and SERIES.
I decided to read this book which I skip when it was released. Rags is despondent as Peaches is missing. The two are best friends and Rags goes often to the corral to say hi. Savannah and friends spend hours looking for Peaches and other missing animal from the boarding ranch. They meet an old woman and similar animals living a snack nearby. There enough twists and turns that keep you turning the pages to see who is taking the animals. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK AND SERIES.
A quick fun read for relaxing set in Eastern British Columbia and garden background. Doren had been a trophy wife who had been cast out from wealthy husband with out a settlement. Her Grandmother invites Doreen to live in the family home while she goes to a retirement home. She leaves a yellow cat, Goliath and blue gray parrot, Thaddeus with house. Doreen has a dog, Mugs. The animals added much humor to the series and this is the ninth book. Doreen is interest in cold cases and one leads to another cold case to solve. Corporal Mack Moreau is helping her to live like people both as the law and a friend
The book covers a serial fire bug, a gun found in the neighbor’s garden and Doreen is sure Steve threw it there when she chased from her garden. Steve is Penny’s boy friend and is twisting the facts about Penny making Doreen, the guilty party and Penny, the victim. Doreen finds a secret room in the house and it contains boxes that appear to come a some young girl’s hope chest. There is no identification to boxes except a18 hundred newspaper. These two themes are brought together as one. I am looking forward to next book. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK AND SERIES.
FROM MY TBR PILE
I have been reading Joe Grey books in order. One summer they were on sale and I brought the complete set of ebooks at a reduced price. Mary Stewart WILDFIRE AT MIDNIGHT is on special this week
I have pre-order for November 12