This series has been a must-read as soon I have a copy. I have followed China, Sheila, and Ruby from the first adventure. This book could be read as a stand-alone as the background is explained. There is slight paranormal activity in the book. Interested in flavor liquors and beer there is beneficial information on the subject. China becomes involved in a whistleblowing case on medicare fraud. Ruby has a vision that China must be careful about entering a door. China has rented out her cabin to Kelly Kaufman who disappears. Kelly calls China and asked for help with a problem and mention a murder. Kelly is killed on the way to give China the information she has. While researching the meager facts China inadvertently puts herself and others in danger. How is the DOOR involved?
Disclosure: I received a free copy from Berkley Publishing Group through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinIons are my own.
Pru is called to a MURDER scene to take charge of a long-hair white Persian cat. The evidence points to the cat as stepping on the trigger that shot her owner DEAD. There is a discussion about the fate of the cat. Pru offers to work with the cat so she can be adopted. Pru finds she can not read the Persian thoughts. All she gets is a black void. Wallis tells Pru she is not understanding the Persian and that Pru has not lost her ability to read the thoughts of animals. The romance between Pru and Creighton continues. Both feel that the Persian was not guilty. Pru must solve this problem before the cat is put to sleep. Will this happen?
The third book of Luis Mendoza’s police procedure finds the department disturbed by the death of a patrolman. On the surface, it appears it was a random shooting by a group the teens on a robbery spree. Luis later learns that a man is missing who lived in an apartment visited by the patrol unit that evening. He starts an investigation and finds the body of the missing man buried under the apartment. The inquiry takes him to a religious cult and the movies. The answer will surprise you. I highly recommend this book and series.
Emma Cross has been living in New York City covering the society pages for the Herald. She is sent back to Newport to cover the debutant’s ball for Cleo Cooper-Smith in the 6th book of The Gilded Age series. At the ball, Cleo prepares a scene to dazzle the guests. The lights go and when the lights return Cleo is dead. The first responders are also shocked trying to rescue Cleo. Em, a meets a shoddy developer at the ball. Emma and Jesse work together to solve the riddle of why Cleo lost her life.
Class distinctions are in play Emma has decided to remain in Newport and has made up her mind about which suitor she wants. The morals of the time are in play. I am looking forward to the next installment.
Disclosure: Many thanks to Kensington Books for a review copy. The opinions expressed are my own.
I have been a fan of the Bibliophile series since I read the first book several years ago and the 13th installment is as good as the first one. Derek and Brooklyn are spending the last day in Paris at the book stalls and Brooklyn buys a couple of books, one is a James Bond story that is the first edition. Derek meets an old friend who tells that another friend has opened a Spy store in San Francisco. After they return home, the book is lent to re spy store for a special display of James Bond. Someone tries to steal the book and in the process kills a clerk. Derek and Brooklyn become involved with the investigation. Derek has office problems and these two themes are blended together for the end of the story. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK AND SERIES.
Disclosure: Thanks to Berkeley for a copy through NetGalley. The opinions expressed are my own.
All is quiet in Molena Point as Joe carries his gift over the roof to pass on the way he smells DEATH. Keep the struggling mice tight he investigates the area and finds a scene of death. He continues on and leaves the gift for Mango.
Meanwhile Kit and Dulice make friends with Tansy a clowder cat. Randy used to live in the town before she was dumped in a wilderness area. Tansy is a lot of help as she knows the houses. Sage watches the killer bury the woman and is hurt. Clyde has decided to sell his antique cars and joined Ryan in restoring houses. Clyde and Ryan are looking at houses to buy. The killer follows them looking for a burial site. These plots are neatly woven together.
The first book of a new series, a Red Herring. Alex Vlodnachek is working in a Public Relations company when her boss attempts to pimp her out to a customer. She publicly rejects him and leaves. A couple of days later, the police show up and arrest her for his murder. She has an alibi and is clear but rumors are spread that she killed him. Her brother and his new wife join her, and their elderly grandmother arrives unexpectedly. Before long her small home was overwhelmed with guests. She meets Ian next door who is converting a Victorian mansion into a B&B resident. Will her nemesis succeed with her plan to send Alex to jail? I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK AND SERIES.