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The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders

The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders

October 14, 2016 2016, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, NetGalley, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, New Author Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 1

The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders Series: Laetitia Rodd Mystery #1 Genre: Historical Mystery Setting: 1850-1851 England Published by Bloomsbury USA Format: e-Arc (Release Date: September 13) –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: Mrs. Laetitia Rodd, aged fifty-two, is the widow of an archdeacon. Living in Hampstead with her confidante and landlady, Mrs. Benson, who once let rooms to John Keats, Laetitia makes her living as a highly discreet private investigator. Her brother, Frederick Tyson, is a criminal barrister living in the neighboring village of… 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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Stripped Bare by Shannon Baker

Stripped Bare by Shannon Baker

September 16, 2016 2016, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, NetGalley, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, New Author Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 0

Stripped Bare by Shannon Baker Series: Kate Fox #1 Genre: Contemporary Mystery Setting: Grand County, Nebraska (Nebraska Sandhills) Published by Forge Books Format: e-Arc (Release Date: September 6) –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. 288 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Kate Fox is living the dream. She’s married to Grand County Sheriff Ted Conner, the heir to her beloved Nebraska Sandhills cattle ranch, where they live with Kate’s orphaned teenage niece, Carly. With the support of the well-connected Fox Clan, which includes Kate’s eight boisterous and interfering siblings, Ted’s reelection as Grand County Sheriff… 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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A Killing at Cotton Hill by Terry Shames

A Killing at Cotton Hill by Terry Shames

August 11, 2016 2016, A-, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 2

A Killing at Cotton Hill by Terry Shames Series: Samuel Craddock Mystery #1 Genre: Mystery Setting: Jarrett Creek, Texas Published by Seventh Street Books, 2013 E-book, purchased 231 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: The chief of police of Jarrett Creek, Texas, doubles as the town drunk. So when Dora Lee Parjeter is murdered, her old friend and former police chief Samuel Craddock steps in. He discovers that a lot of people had it in for Dora Lee. The conniving rascals on the farm next door want her land for nefarious purposes; her estranged daughter could be seeking vengeance; her grandson wants money for art school; and then there’s that stranger Dora Lee… Read more »

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No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished by Rachel Aaron

No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished by Rachel Aaron

August 4, 2016 2016, A, book rating, Goodreads, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 6

No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished by Rachel Aaron Series: Heartstrikers #3 Genre: Urban Fantasy Setting: Heartstriker Mountain, Desert Southwest, Detroit DFZ Published by Aaron/Bach, LLC Format: e-Arc (Release Date: August 5, 2016) –I received a review copy of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated here are entirely my own. 478 pages Grade: A Synopsis: When Julius overthrew his mother and took control of his clan, he thought he was doing right by everyone. But sharing power isn’t part of any proper dragon’s vocabulary, and with one seat still open on the new ruling Council, all of Heartstriker is ready to do whatever it… 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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Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner

Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner

July 16, 2016 2016, book rating, C+, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, NetGalley, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, New Author Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 4

Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner Series: Unknown Genre: Mystery Setting: Cambridgeshire, England Published by Random House Format: e-Arc (Release Date: June 28) –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: C+ Synopsis: At thirty-nine, Manon Bradshaw is a devoted and respected member of the Cambridgeshire police force, and though she loves her job, what she longs for is a personal life. Single and distant from her family, she wants a husband and children of her own. One night, after yet another disastrous Internet date, she turns on her police radio to… 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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