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: Cold Welcome by Elizabeth Moon

Review: Cold Welcome by Elizabeth Moon

April 6, 2017 2017, B+, book rating, NetGalley, reviews 5

Cold Welcome by Elizabeth Moon Series: Vatta’s Peace #1 Publication date: April 11 in the US; April 13 in the UK e-ARC (from NetGalley and the publisher) –All opinions expressed in this review are my own. Science Fiction After nearly a decade away, Nebula Award–winning author Elizabeth Moon makes a triumphant return to science fiction with this installment in a thrilling new series featuring the daring hero of her acclaimed Vatta’s War sequence. Summoned to the home planet of her family’s business empire, space-fleet commander Kylara Vatta is told to expect a hero’s welcome. But instead she is thrown into danger unlike any other she has faced and finds herself… Read more »

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Review: A Room Full of Bones by Elly Griffiths

Review: A Room Full of Bones by Elly Griffiths

February 27, 2017 2017, B+, book rating, reviews 2

A Room Full of Bones by Elly Griffiths Ruth Galloway #4 E-book, purchased Mystery Set in Norfolk, England, A Room Full of Bones embroils, once again, our brainy heroine in a crime tinged by occult forces. On Halloween night, the Smith Museum in King’s Lynn is preparing for an unusual event — the opening of a coffin containing the bones of a medieval bishop. But when forensic archaelogist Ruth Galloway arrives to supervise, she finds the curator, Neil Topham, dead beside the coffin. Topham’s death seems to be related to other uncanny incidents, including the arcane and suspect methods of a group called the Elginists, which aims to repatriate the… Read more »

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Review: One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews

Review: One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews

February 3, 2017 2017, B+, book rating, reviews 3

One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews Innkeeper Chronicles #3 E-book, purchased Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Romance Gertrude Hunt, the nicest Bed and Breakfast in Red Deer, Texas, is glad to have you. We cater to particular kind of guests, the ones most people don’t know about. The older lady sipping her Mello Yello is called Caldenia, although she prefers Your Grace. She has a sizable bounty on her head, so if you hear kinetic or laser fire, try not to stand close to the target. Our chef is a Quillonian. The claws are a little unsettling, but he is a consummate professional and truly is the best chef in the Galaxy…. Read more »

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Stalking Ground by Margaret Mizushima

Stalking Ground by Margaret Mizushima

October 13, 2016 2016, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, NetGalley, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 3

Stalking Ground by Margaret Mizushima Series: Timber Creek K-9 Mystery #2 Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural Setting: Timber Creek, Colorado–the high country in Colorado Published by Crooked Lane Books Format: e-Arc (Release Date: September 13, 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. 320 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: When Deputy Ken Brody’s sweetheart goes missing in the mountains outside Timber Creek, Mattie Cobb and Robo are called to search. But it’s mid-October and a dark snow storm is brewing over the high country–and they’re already too late. By the time they find her body,… Read more »

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The Last Death of Jack Harbin by Terry Shames

The Last Death of Jack Harbin by Terry Shames

September 29, 2016 2016, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, I love Libraries, Reading Challenges, reviews 4

The Last Death of Jack Harbin by Terry Shames Series: Samuel Craddock Mystery #2 Genre: Mystery Setting: Jarrett Creek, Texas Published by Seventh Street Books, 2014 Library book 253 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Right before the outbreak of the Gulf War, two eighteen-year-old football stars and best friends from Jarrett Creek, Texas, signed up for the army. But Woody Patterson was rejected and stayed home to marry the girl they both loved, while Jack Harbin came back from the war badly damaged. The men haven’t spoken since. Just as they are about to reconcile, Jack is brutally murdered. With the chief of police out of commission, it’s up to trusted ex-chief… Read more »

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In the Land of Milk and Honey by Jane Jensen

In the Land of Milk and Honey by Jane Jensen

August 25, 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

In the Land of Milk and Honey by Jane Jensen Series: Elizabeth Harris Mystery #2 Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural Setting: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Published by Berkley Format: e-Arc (Release Date: August 2) –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: With its peaceful, hardworking Amish population, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a rural paradise. But former NYPD homicide detective Elizabeth Harris knows that evil lurks there—it’s just easier to hide… By solving the murders of two local girls, Elizabeth has gained some trust in the Amish community. So, she’s… Read more »

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Cold in the Earth by Aline Templeton

Cold in the Earth by Aline Templeton

June 3, 2016 2016, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 4

Cold in the Earth by Aline Templeton Series: DI Marjory Fleming #1 Genre: Mystery, police procedural Setting: Southwest Scotland–near Galloway Published by Witness Impulse, 2005 E-book, purchased 372 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Death is in the air. Death is on the ground. Death is everywhere for the people of Galloway. As a catastrophic virus devastates the Scottish countryside, killing cattle and destroying lives, Detective Inspector Marjory Fleming finds herself at the stormy heart of a troubled, trapped community. Pyres are built, infected animals are burnt, and farmland is dug up as burial ground. But the all-pervasive stench of death develops a horrifying, unfamiliar edge when human remains are dug up near… Read more »

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Death Comes to Kurland Hall by Catherine Lloyd

Death Comes to Kurland Hall by Catherine Lloyd

May 20, 2016 2016, Audiobook Challenge, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, I love Libraries, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

Death Comes to Kurland Hall by Catherine Lloyd Series: Kurland St. Mary Mystery series #3 Genre: Historical Mystery Setting: Kurland St. Mary in rural England, 1817 Published by Kensington, 2015 Library book 281 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: As wedding bells chime in Kurland St. Mary, a motley group of visitors descends on the village—and with a murderer on the prowl, some of them may not be returning home… Lucy Harrington has returned to Kurland St. Mary to help with her friend Sophia Giffin’s wedding. But her homecoming is made disagreeable by the presence of Major Robert Kurland, whose bungled proposal has ruffled Lucy’s composure, and a meddling widow who has designs… Read more »

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In the Shadow of the Glacier by Vicki Delany

In the Shadow of the Glacier by Vicki Delany

May 19, 2016 2016, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

In the Shadow of the Glacier by Vicki Delany Series: Constable Molly Smith series #1 Genre: Contemporary Mystery (police procedural) Setting: Trafalgar, British Columbia, Canada Published by Poisoned Pen Press E-book, purchased 302 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Trouble is brewing in the small, bucolic mountain town of Trafalgar, British Columbia. An American who came to Trafalgar as a Vietnam War draft dodger has left land and money to the town. But there’s a catch. The money must be used to build a garden to honor draft dodgers. Initial impressions I’ve found a new author! I really liked this police procedural about a young police constable in a small town in Canada…. Read more »

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