Posts Categorized: B+

Clouds in My Coffee by Julie Mulhern

Clouds in My Coffee by Julie Mulhern

May 13, 2016 2016, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, NetGalley, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 0

Clouds in My Coffee by Julie Mulhern Series: The Country Club Murders #3 Genre: Historical Mystery, cozy Setting: Kansas City, Missouri Published by Henery Press Format: e-Arc (Release Date: May 10) –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: When Ellison Russell is nearly killed at a benefactors’ party, she brushes the incident aside as an unhappy accident. But when her house is fire-bombed, she’s shot at, and the person sitting next to her at a gala is poisoned, she must face facts. Someone wants her dead. But why?… Read more »

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Death Comes to London by Catherine Lloyd

Death Comes to London by Catherine Lloyd

April 22, 2016 2016, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, I love Libraries, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

Death Comes to London by Catherine Lloyd Series: Kurland St.Mary series #2 Genre: Historical Mystery Setting: London and Kurland St. Mary in England, 1817 Published by Kensington, 2014 Library book 259 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: A season in London promises a welcome change of pace for two friends from the village of Kurland St. Mary until murder makes a debut. With the reluctant blessings of their father, the rector of Kurland St. Mary, Lucy Harrington and her sister Anna leave home for a social season in London. At the same time, Lucy’s special friend Major Robert Kurland is summoned to the city to accept a baronetcy for his wartime heroism. Amidst… Read more »

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‘Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick

‘Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick

April 19, 2016 2016, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 5

‘Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick Series: Unknown Genre: Historical Romance, Mystery Setting: Victorian London Published by Berkley Format: e-Arc (Release Date: April 19) –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: Calista Langley operates an exclusive “introduction” agency in Victorian London, catering to respectable ladies and gentlemen who find themselves alone in the world. But now, a dangerously obsessed individual has begun sending her trinkets and gifts suitable only for those in deepest mourning—a black mirror, a funeral wreath, a ring set with black jet stone…. Read more »

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The Royal Wulff Murders by Keith McCafferty

The Royal Wulff Murders by Keith McCafferty

March 26, 2016 2016, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, I love Libraries, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 1

The Royal Wulff Murders by Keith McCafferty Series: Sean Stranahan series #1 Genre: Mystery Setting: Montana Published by Viking, 2012 Library book 352 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: A clever and fast-paced murder mystery full of wit, suspense, and fly fishing. When a fishing guide reels in the body of a young man on the Madison, the Holy Grail of Montana trout rivers, Sheriff Martha Ettinger suspects foul play. It’s not just the stick jammed into the man’s eye that draws her attention; it’s the Royal Wulff trout fly stuck in his bloated lower lip. Following her instincts, Ettinger soon finds herself crossing paths with Montana newcomer Sean Stranahan. Fly fisher, painter,… Read more »

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Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop

Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop

March 11, 2016 2016, B+, book rating, Goodreads, NetGalley, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop Series: The Others #4 Genre: Urban Fantasy Setting: Lakeside Published by Penguin/Roc, 2016 Format: e-Arc (Release Date: March 8) –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. 416 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Since the Others allied themselves with the cassandra sangue, the fragile yet powerful human blood prophets who were being exploited by their own kind, the delicate dynamic between humans and Others changed. Some, like Simon Wolfgard, wolf shifter and leader of the Lakeside Courtyard, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn, see the new, closer companionship as beneficial—both… Read more »

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Out of the Blues by Trudy Nan Boyce

Out of the Blues by Trudy Nan Boyce

February 22, 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

Out of the Blues by Trudy Nan Boyce Series: Unknown Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural Setting: Atlanta, Georgia Published by G.P. Putnam’s, 2016 Format: e-Arc (Release Date: Feb 23) –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: From an author with more than thirty years’ experience in the Atlanta Police Department comes a riveting procedural debut introducing an unforgettable heroine. On her first day as a newly minted homicide detective, Sarah “Salt” Alt is given the cold-case murder of a blues musician whose death was originally ruled an accidental drug… Read more »

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Murder in an Irish Village by Carlene O’Connor

Murder in an Irish Village by Carlene O’Connor

February 19, 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 3

Murder in an Irish Village by Carlene O’Connor Series: Unknown (but I hope so!) Genre: Contemporary Mystery Setting: Kilbane, County Cork, Ireland Published by Kensington, 2016 Format: e-Arc (Release Date: Feb 23) –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: In the small village of Kilbane, County Cork, Ireland, Natalie’s Bistro has always been a warm and welcoming spot to visit with neighbors, enjoy some brown bread and tea, and get the local gossip. Nowadays twenty-two-year-old Siobhán O’Sullivan runs the family bistro named for her mother, along with her… Read more »

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Twisted Threads by Lea Wait

Twisted Threads by Lea Wait

February 16, 2016 2016, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 8

Twisted Threads by Lea Wait Series: Mainely Needlepoint #1 Genre: Mystery (cozy) Setting: Harbor Haven, Maine Published by Kensington, 2015 E-book, purchased 320 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Returning to the quaint coastal town of Harbor Haven, Maine—a place she once called home—Angie Curtis finds her memories aren’t all quite pleasant ones… After leaving a decade ago, Angie has been called back to Harbor Haven by her grandmother, Charlotte, who raised her following her mother’s disappearance when she was a child. Her mother has been found, and now the question of her whereabouts has sadly become the mystery of her murder. The bright spot in Angie’s homecoming is reuniting with Charlotte, who… Read more »

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The rest of the short reviews from 2015

February 12, 2016 2015, A-, Audiobook Challenge, Audiobooks, B, B+, book rating, C+, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 2

I’ve finally finished all my reviews for 2015 with these last six shorts. Three of these are short stories, one is a book of short stories and the other two are novels. I have two science fiction, three fantasies and one contemporary fiction. These are very short snippets of reviews…lol. At least I have a post about them which makes me happy! “Earth and Fire” & Earth 2788 by Janet Edwards “Earth and Fire” is a prequel novella. It’s a story about Jarra when she learns to fly a plane (takes place before the trilogy Ms. Edwards wrote). I enjoyed the glimpse into Jarra’s life before the books began. Grade:… Read more »

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Dreaming Death by J. Kathleen Cheney

Dreaming Death by J. Kathleen Cheney

February 2, 2016 2016, B+, book rating, Goodreads, NetGalley, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 8

Dreaming Death by J. Kathleen Cheney Series: Palace of Dreams #1 Genre: Fantasy Setting: a fantasy world with sensitives and complex political systems Published by Roc, 2016 Format: e-Arc (Release Date: February 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. 400 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Shironne Anjir’s status as a sensitive is both a gift and a curse. Her augmented senses allow her to discover and feel things others can’t, but her talents come with a price: a constant assault of emotions and sensations has left her blind. Determined to use her abilities… Read more »

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