Posts Categorized: I love Libraries

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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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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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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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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Killing Trail by Margaret Mizushima

Killing Trail by Margaret Mizushima

March 4, 2016 2016, A-, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, I love Libraries, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

Killing Trail by Margaret Mizushima Series: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery #1 Genre: Contemporary Mystery, Police Procedural Setting: Timber Creek, Colorado–the high country in Colorado Published by Crooked Lane Publishing, 2015 Hardback, Library 320 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: When a young girl is found dead in the mountains outside Timber Creek, life-long resident Officer Mattie Cobb and her partner, K-9 police dog Robo, are assigned to the case that has rocked the small Colorado town. With the help of Cole Walker, local veterinarian and a single father, Mattie and Robo must track down the truth before it claims another victim. But the more Mattie investigates, the more she realizes how many… Read more »

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February reading challenge updates

February reading challenge updates

February 29, 2016 2016, Audiobook Challenge, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, I love Libraries, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, New Author Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, Science Fiction/Fantasy Bingo Reading Challenge, TBR Pile 0

February updates When I look at these stats I come to several conclusions…lol. You can see the specific books read and reviewed (or not read) in each category if you check out my “Reading Challenges” Pages. I’m reading more mysteries than fantasies or science fiction so far this year. I’ve read and reviewed quite a few NetGalley books–and thus new releases–so far this year (so I haven’t read any TBR books yet). I’ve read books in several categories, but just haven’t reviewed the books yet. That should change in March. Audiobook Challenge Audiobooks read and reviewed: 0 Challenge Goal: 20 -30 audiobooks I’m listening (or rather not listening) to an… Read more »

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Two new reading challenges

Two new reading challenges

February 1, 2016 2016, I love Libraries, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, Reading Challenges 0

I’ve decided to add two more reading challenges to the challenges I’ve already signed up for. I Love Libraries Reading Challenge–hosted by Bea @ Bea’s Book Nook. I do love libraries! The small town I grew up in didn’t have a bookstore until I was an adult. My mom took me to the library almost every Saturday morning and I could spend hours looking at books and selecting ones to check out. I loved it when I started looking in the adult section–probably when I was 10 or 11. That’s when I discovered Agatha Christie and Robert Heinlein and Andre Norton. They all opened new worlds to me. As an… Read more »

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