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A Front Page Affair by Radha Vatsal

A Front Page Affair by Radha Vatsal

May 4, 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

A Front Page Affair by Radha Vatsal Series: Kitty Weeks Mystery series #1 Genre: Historical Mystery Setting:New York City, 1915 Published by Sourcebooks Landmark Format: e-Arc (Release Date: May 3) –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. 336 pages Grade: B Synopsis: New York City, 1915 The Lusitania has just been sunk, and headlines about a shooting at J.P. Morgan’s mansion and the Great War are splashed across the front page of every newspaper. Capability “Kitty” Weeks would love nothing more than to report on the news of the day, but she’s stuck… 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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Dying for a Taste by Leslie Karst

Dying for a Taste by Leslie Karst

April 21, 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

Dying for a Taste by Leslie Karst Series: Sally Solari Mystery #1 Genre: Mystery (c0zy) Setting: Santa Cruz, California Published by Crooked Lane Books Format: e-Arc (Release Date: April 12) –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: After losing her mother to cancer, Sally Solari quits her job as an attorney to help her dad run his old-style Italian eatery in Santa Cruz, California. But managing the front of the house is far from her dream job. Then in a sudden twist her Aunt Letta is found murdered… 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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Arena by Holly Jennings

Arena by Holly Jennings

April 5, 2016 2016, book rating, C+, Goodreads, NetGalley, New Author Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, Science Fiction/Fantasy Bingo Reading Challenge 2

Arena by Holly Jennings Series: Unknown Genre: Science Fiction (Dystopia) Setting: 2054 Published by Ace, 2016 Format: e-Arc (Release Date: April 5) –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. 336 pages Grade: C+ Synopsis: Every week, Kali Ling fights to the death on national TV. She’s died hundreds of times. And it never gets easier…   The RAGE tournaments—the Virtual Gaming League’s elite competition where the best gamers in the world compete in a no-holds-barred fight to the digital death. Every bloody kill is broadcast to millions. Every player is a modern gladiator—leading… Read more »

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Reading Up a Storm by Eva Gates

Reading Up a Storm by Eva Gates

April 4, 2016 2016, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, NetGalley, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 4

Reading Up a Storm by Eva Gates Series: Lighthouse Library Mystery #3 Genre: Cozy Mystery Setting: North Carolina Outer Banks Published by NAL, 2016 Format: e-Arc (Release Date: April 5) –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. 336 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Misfortune blows into North Carolina’s Outer Banks when a dead body in a boat on the shore leaves local librarian Lucy Richardson racing to solve a strange new mystery…. After a successful party at Bodie Island’s Lighthouse Library, librarian Lucy Richardson is ready to curl up with her cat, Charles, and… Read more »

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Skeleton Blues by Paul Johnston

Skeleton Blues by Paul Johnston

April 1, 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 2

Skeleton Blues by Paul Johnston Series: Quint Dalrymple #7 Genre: Near-future dystopian thriller, science fiction, mystery Setting: Edinburgh, Scotland–2034 Published by Severn House Publishers, 2016 Format: e-Arc (Release Date: Apr 1) –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: Ex-cop Quint Dalrymple discovers there is something very rotten in the independent city-state of Edinburgh in this near-future dystopian thriller.” Edinburgh, spring 2034. The weather s balmy, there s a referendum on whether to join a reconstituted Scotland coming up and a tourist is found strangled. As usual, maverick detective… Read more »

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Silenced in the Surf by Kate E. Dyer-Seeley

Silenced in the Surf by Kate E. Dyer-Seeley

March 28, 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 0

Silenced in the Surf by Kate E. Dyer-Seeley Series: Pacific Northwest #3 Genre: Mystery Setting: Portland, Oregon and Hood River on the Columbia River in Oregon Published by Kensington, 2016 Format: e-Arc (Release Date: March 29) –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: Covering a windsurfing competition should have been a breeze for reporter Meg Reed, but with a killer in the curl, she’s headed for rough waters… Hood River in the Columbia River Gorge is the windsurfing capital of the world, and Meg is stoked to cover… 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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A Muddied Murder by Wendy Tyson

A Muddied Murder by Wendy Tyson

March 25, 2016 2016, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, New Author Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

A Muddied Murder by Wendy Tyson Series: A Greenhouse Mystery #1 Genre: Mystery (cozy) Setting: Winsome, Pennsylvania Published by Henery Press, 2016 Format: e-Arc (Release Date: March 29) –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. 235 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: When Megan Sawyer gives up her big-city law career to care for her grandmother and run the family’s organic farm and café, she expects to find peace and tranquility in her scenic hometown of Winsome, Pennsylvania. Instead, her goat goes missing, rain muddies her fields, the town denies her business permits, and… Read more »

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