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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Review: Nightshades by Melissa F. Olson

Review: Nightshades by Melissa F. Olson

February 16, 2017 2017, B, book rating, reviews 2

Nightshades by Melissa F. Olson Nightshades #1 e-book, purchased Fantasy, Urban Fantasy Alex McKenna is the new Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago office of the Bureau of Paranormal Investigations—the division tasked with investigating crimes involving shades. Or vampires, as they’re more widely known. Children have been going missing, and agents are routinely being slaughtered. It’s up to McKenna, and some unlikely allies, to get to the bottom of the problem, and find the kids before it’s too late. ……………………….. Melissa F. Olson is an author whose books I’ve read and liked before. This book is the beginning of a new series and is a novella (208 pages) published… Read more »

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Review: The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson

Review: The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson

January 21, 2017 2017, Audiobooks, B, book rating, reviews 2

The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson Walt Longmire #1 Audiobook, purchased Contemporary Mystery, Police Procedural Walt Longmire, sheriff of Wyoming’s Absaroka County, knows he’s got trouble when Cody Pritchard is found dead. Two years earlier, Cody and three accomplices had been given suspended sentences for raping a Northern Cheyenne girl. Is someone seeking vengeance? Longmire faces one of the more volatile and challenging cases in his twenty-four years as sheriff and means to see that revenge, a dish that is best served cold, is never served at all. ……………… TV series. I’ve watched some of the Longmire TV series on Netflix and enjoyed it so I decided to start reading… Read more »

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The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

July 15, 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 6

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman Series: The Invisible Library #1 Genre: Fantasy Setting: Inside the Library and in alternate worlds Published by Roc Format: e-Arc (Release Date: June 14) –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. 352 pages Grade: B Synopsis: One thing any Librarian will tell you: the truth is much stranger than fiction… Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, a shadowy organization that collects important works of fiction from all of the different realities. Most recently, she and her enigmatic assistant Kai have been sent to an… Read more »

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Roses and Rot by Kat Howard

Roses and Rot by Kat Howard

June 9, 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 2

Roses and Rot by Kat Howard Series: Unknown Genre: Fantasy — Dark Fairy Tale Setting: New Hampshire at Melete — an artist’s colony Published by Saga Press Format: e-Arc (Release Date: May 17) –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: Imogen and her sister Marin have escaped their cruel mother to attend a prestigious artists’ retreat, but soon learn that living in a fairy tale requires sacrifices, be it art or love. What would you sacrifice in the name of success? How much does an artist need to… Read more »

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Burning Man by Alan Russell

Burning Man by Alan Russell

May 27, 2016 2016, B, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

Burning Man by Alan Russell Series: Gideon & Sirius #1 Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural Setting: Los Angeles, California Published by Thomas & Mercer, 2012 E-book, Kindle Unlimited 328 pages Grade: B Synopsis: LAPD cop Michael Gideon and his police dog partner Sirius became reluctant celebrities after capturing a notorious serial killer in the midst of an inferno. For their heroism, they were chosen to head up the newly formed Special Cases Unit. Now the duo tackles out-of-the-ordinary cases, anything deemed unusual or bizarre even by Hollyweird standards. When a teenager is found crucified in a city park, Gideon and Sirius are handed the bizarre case. Confronting the gruesome tableau and having… Read more »

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A Useful Woman by Darcie Wilde

A Useful Woman by Darcie Wilde

May 6, 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

A Useful Woman by Darcie Wilde Series: Rosalind Thorne Mysteries #1 Genre: Historical Mystery Setting: England, 1817 Published by Berkley, 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. 368 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Inspired by the novels of Jane Austen, this new mystery series set in 19th-century London introduces the charming and resourceful Rosalind Thorne, a woman privy to the secrets of high society—including who among the ton is capable of murder… The daughter of a baronet and minor heiress, Rosalind Thorne was nearly ruined after her… Read more »

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A Front Page Affair by Radha Vatsal

A Front Page Affair by Radha Vatsal

May 4, 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 4

A Front Page Affair by Radha Vatsal Series: Kitty Weeks Mystery series #1 Genre: Historical Mystery Setting:New York City, 1915 Published by Sourcebooks Landmark 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. 336 pages Grade: B Synopsis: New York City, 1915 The Lusitania has just been sunk, and headlines about a shooting at J.P. Morgan’s mansion and the Great War are splashed across the front page of every newspaper. Capability “Kitty” Weeks would love nothing more than to report on the news of the day, but she’s stuck… Read more »

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Dying for a Taste by Leslie Karst

Dying for a Taste by Leslie Karst

April 21, 2016 2016, B, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, New Author Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

Dying for a Taste by Leslie Karst Series: Sally Solari Mystery #1 Genre: Mystery (c0zy) Setting: Santa Cruz, California Published by Crooked Lane Books Format: e-Arc (Release Date: April 12) –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: After losing her mother to cancer, Sally Solari quits her job as an attorney to help her dad run his old-style Italian eatery in Santa Cruz, California. But managing the front of the house is far from her dream job. Then in a sudden twist her Aunt Letta is found murdered… Read more »

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Skeleton Blues by Paul Johnston

Skeleton Blues by Paul Johnston

April 1, 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

Skeleton Blues by Paul Johnston Series: Quint Dalrymple #7 Genre: Near-future dystopian thriller, science fiction, mystery Setting: Edinburgh, Scotland–2034 Published by Severn House Publishers, 2016 Format: e-Arc (Release Date: Apr 1) –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. 256 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Ex-cop Quint Dalrymple discovers there is something very rotten in the independent city-state of Edinburgh in this near-future dystopian thriller.” Edinburgh, spring 2034. The weather s balmy, there s a referendum on whether to join a reconstituted Scotland coming up and a tourist is found strangled. As usual, maverick detective… Read more »

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