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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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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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Death Comes to the Fair by Catherine Lloyd

Death Comes to the Fair by Catherine Lloyd

December 3, 2016 2016, A-, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

Death Comes to the Fair by Catherine Lloyd Series: Kurland St. Mary Mysteries #4 Genre: Historical Mystery Setting: Kurland St. Mary and Kurland St. Anne in England Published by Kensington Format: e-Arc (Release Date: November 29, 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. 304 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: It’s harvest time in the village of Kurland St. Mary as Lucy and Robert prepare to take their vows—but a murderer has taken an unseasonable vow of vengeance . . . As Miss Lucy Harrington, daughter of the village rector, and Major Sir Robert… Read more »

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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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