Posts Categorized: B-

Who done it?

Who done it?

April 14, 2017 2017, Audiobooks, B, B-, B+, book rating, mini book review, reviews 6

This year I’m trying something different with the books I read. I’m not going to do a separate review for every book I read. I need to shake-up my blog a bit and this is one way I’ve decided to do it. These are some of the mysteries I’ve read since the first of the year. Real Murders and A Bone to Pick by Charlaine Harris (Aurora Teagarden series #1 & 2) Audiobook, purchased, narrated by Thérèse Plummer Charlaine Harris wrote a new book–Sleep Like a Baby–in this series last fall. I had considered rereading some of the mysteries she wrote before she started writing the Sookie Stackhouse series. A… Read more »

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Borrowing Death by Cathy Pegau

Borrowing Death by Cathy Pegau

July 26, 2016 2016, B-, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, New Author Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 4

Borrowing Death by Cathy Pegau Series: Charlotte Brody Mystery #2 Genre: Historical Mystery Setting: Cordova, Alaska Territory, 1919 Published by Kensington Format: e-Arc (Release Date: June 28, 2016) –I received a review copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated here are entirely my own. 210 pages Grade: B- Synopsis: Suffragette and journalist Charlotte Brody is bracing herself for her first winter in the frontier town of Cordova in the Alaska Territory. But the chilling murder of a local store owner is what really makes her blood run cold. . . After three months in Cordova, Charlotte is getting accustomed to frontier life…. Read more »

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Envy of Angels by Matt Wallace

Envy of Angels by Matt Wallace

June 10, 2016 2016, B-, book rating, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, Science Fiction/Fantasy Bingo Reading Challenge 0

“Envy of Angels” by Matt Wallace Series: Sin du Jour #1 Genre: Urban Fantasy novella Setting: New York City Published by Tor.com, 2015 E-book, purchased 225 pages Grade: B- Synopsis: In New York, eating out can be hell. Everyone loves a well-catered event, and the supernatural community is no different, but where do demons go to satisfy their culinary cravings? Welcome to Sin du Jour – where devils on horseback are the clients, not the dish. “Most important rule of working here,” he tells her. “Just when you think you’ve got a handle on how fucking sick the universe’s sense of humor is, it goes and tells you an even dirtier… Read more »

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Admiral by Sean Danker

Admiral by Sean Danker

May 5, 2016 2016, B-, book rating, Goodreads, NetGalley, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, New Author Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, Science Fiction/Fantasy Bingo Reading Challenge 4

Admiral by Sean Danker Series: Evagardian #1 Genre: Science Fiction (military sci fi) Setting: A small inhospitable planet Published by Roc, 2016 Format: e-Arc (Release Date: May 3) –I received a review copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated here are entirely my own. 320 pages Grade: B- Synopsis: “I was on a dead ship on an unknown planet with three trainees freshly graduated into the Imperial Service. I tried to look on the bright side.” He is the last to wake. The label on his sleeper pad identifies him as an admiral of the Evagardian Empire—a surprise as much to him… Read more »

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Silenced in the Surf by Kate E. Dyer-Seeley

Silenced in the Surf by Kate E. Dyer-Seeley

March 28, 2016 2016, B-, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, NetGalley, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, New Author Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 0

Silenced in the Surf by Kate E. Dyer-Seeley Series: Pacific Northwest #3 Genre: Mystery Setting: Portland, Oregon and Hood River on the Columbia River in Oregon Published by Kensington, 2016 Format: e-Arc (Release Date: March 29) –I received a review copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated here are entirely my own. 304 pages Grade: B- Synopsis: Covering a windsurfing competition should have been a breeze for reporter Meg Reed, but with a killer in the curl, she’s headed for rough waters… Hood River in the Columbia River Gorge is the windsurfing capital of the world, and Meg is stoked to cover… Read more »

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The Fine Art of Murder by Emily Barnes

The Fine Art of Murder by Emily Barnes

February 9, 2016 2016, B-, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, NetGalley, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, New Author Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

The Fine Art of Murder by Emily Barnes Series: Katherine Sullivan Mystery #1 Genre: Contemporary Mystery Setting: Edina, Minnesota–now a suburb of Minneapolis Published by Crooked Lane Books, 2016 Format: e-Arc (Release Date: Feb 9) –I received a review copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated here are entirely my own. 304 pages Grade: B- Synopsis: Former Police Chief Katherine Sullivan has been called brilliant, brave, compassionate, and quirky, but after decades of crime fighting, this resilient grandmother with an artist’s soul is discovering that retirement can be just as deadly as being on the job. When Katherine returned to her hometown,… Read more »

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Mystery Reviews

Mystery Reviews

January 22, 2016 2015, 2016, B, B-, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 2

I have a few books I read in 2015, but didn’t get reviewed. I’ve decided to group them together in three or four posts. Mysteries come first! A Man of Some Repute by Elizabeth Edmondson A Very English Mystery #1 Published 2015, 306 pages Historical Mystery–England, 1953 I really enjoyed this mystery. I haven’t read too many books written in this time period. Real events are the background for this historical mystery. Donald Maclean and Guy Burgess defected to the Soviet Union in the summer of 1951. They were both part of what later became known as the Cambridge Spy Ring because they were recruited in the 1930’s when they… Read more »

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Sideswiped by Kim Harrison

Sideswiped by Kim Harrison

October 23, 2015 2015, B-, book rating, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, Short fiction review 2

“Sideswiped” by Kim Harrison Series: The Peri Reed Chronicles #.5 Genre: Science Fiction Published by Pocket Star, 2015 E-book, purchased 80 pages Grade: B- Synopsis: Don’t miss this thrilling first look into the elite world of Peri Reed, government agency operative extraordinaire, and catch more of her character in The Drafter, the first book in the all-new suspense trilogy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison, out September 1. Every hero, even the accidental ones, have a beginning. Silas’s radical theory that drafters are not replaying time as much as they are temporarily sliding into an alternate universe has never been well-received, but frankly, the darling of Opti’s research… Read more »

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An Ancient Peace by Tanya Huff

An Ancient Peace by Tanya Huff

October 5, 2015 2015, B-, book rating, Goodreads, NetGalley, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

  An Ancient Peace by Tanya Huff Series: Peacekeeper #1 (Confederation #6) Genre: Military Science Fiction Published by DAW, 2015 Format: e-Arc (Release Date: Oct 6, 2015) –I received a review copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated here are entirely my own. 336 pages Grade: B- Synopsis: The first book of a thrilling new military science fiction spin-off of Tanya Huff’s Confederation series. Initial thoughts I didn’t like this book as much as the books in the Confederation series, but life has completely changed for Torin and her friends. We all need to get used to that! If you haven’t read… Read more »

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Review: The Thorn of Dentonhill by Marshall Ryan Maresca

Review: The Thorn of Dentonhill by Marshall Ryan Maresca

August 21, 2015 2015, B-, book rating, COYER Scavenger Hunt, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 0

The Thorn of Dentonhill by Marshall Ryan Maresca Series: Maradaine #1 Genre: Fantasy Setting: Archduchy of Maradaine Published by DAW, 2015 E-book, purchased 400 pages Grade: B- Synopsis: Veranix Calbert leads a double life. By day, he’s a struggling magic student at the University of Maradaine. At night, he spoils the drug trade of Willem Fenmere, crime boss of Dentonhill and murderer of Veranix’s father. He’s determined to shut Fenmere down. With that goal in mind, Veranix disrupts the delivery of two magical artifacts meant for Fenmere’s clients, the mages of the Blue Hand Circle.  Using these power-filled objects in his fight, he quickly becomes a real thorn in Fenmere’s side. So… Read more »

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