Posts Tagged: contemporary

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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In the Shadow of the Glacier by Vicki Delany

In the Shadow of the Glacier by Vicki Delany

May 19, 2016 2016, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

In the Shadow of the Glacier by Vicki Delany Series: Constable Molly Smith series #1 Genre: Contemporary Mystery (police procedural) Setting: Trafalgar, British Columbia, Canada Published by Poisoned Pen Press E-book, purchased 302 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Trouble is brewing in the small, bucolic mountain town of Trafalgar, British Columbia. An American who came to Trafalgar as a Vietnam War draft dodger has left land and money to the town. But there’s a catch. The money must be used to build a garden to honor draft dodgers. Initial impressions I’ve found a new author! I really liked this police procedural about a young police constable in a small town in Canada…. Read more »

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Debut authors–and I want to read more

Debut authors–and I want to read more

November 3, 2015 2015, Top Ten Tuesday 11

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes each week. Check out their blog for more information. This week I write about debut authors I’ve read since I started blogging. I guess I don’t read very many debut authors, because I only found eight books I really liked and that I want to read or have read the second book. I’ve divided them into three categories: Loved the first book waiting for the second Death and the Red Headed Woman by Loretta Ross (contemporary mystery) The second book… Read more »

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The Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton

The Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton

October 31, 2015 2015, Audiobook Challenge, Audiobooks, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

The Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton Narrated by Penelope Keith Series: Agatha Raisin #1 Genre: Contemporary Mystery (Cozy) Setting: The Cotswolds in England Published by Blackstone Audio, 2012 (originally published 1992) Audiobook, purchased 272 pages 6 hours, 26 minutes Grade: B+ Narrator grade: B+ Synopsis:  Putting all her eggs in one basket, Agatha Raisin gives up her successful PR firm, sells her London flat, and samples a taste of early retirement in the quiet village of Carsely. Bored, lonely and used to getting her way, she enters a local baking contest: Surely a blue ribbon for the best quiche will make her the toast of the town. But her… Read more »

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Death & the Redheaded Woman by Loretta Ross

Death & the Redheaded Woman by Loretta Ross

October 10, 2015 2015, Audiobook Challenge, Audiobooks, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 6

Death & the Redheaded Woman by Loretta Ross Narrated by Amanda Ronconi Series: An Auction Block Mystery #1 Genre: Contemporary Mystery Setting: Missouri Published by Midnight Ink, 2015 Audiobook, purchased 264 pages 7 hours, 15 minutes Grade: B+ Narrator grade: B+ Synopsis: A strange death calls on Wren to be a jewel-seeking sleuth As someone who appraises and prepares houses for auction, Wren Morgan has seen her share of fixer-uppers. But when she arrives at her newest project, Wren is unprepared to find something she can’t easily fix–a naked, dead man. Soon after her disturbing discovery, Wren meets Death Bogart, a private investigator and surety recovery agent who’s looking for the… Read more »

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Fall 2015 TBR books

Fall 2015 TBR books

September 22, 2015 2015, Top Ten Tuesday 12

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme I take part in when I can think up answers! It’s a great meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week they suggest a new book-related topic. It’s not only fun to think about my list, but to read what other people come up with! This week we talk about the Fall books we want to read. I haven’t kept my list to 10 books. . . I just couldn’t lol. So I have added books on my actual TBR list, books for Fall challenges, anticipated books for Fall and NetGalley books. Nearly 20 books! My TBR list books to… Read more »

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Review: A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny

Review: A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny

July 25, 2015 2015, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 0

A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny Series: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #2 Genre: Contemporary Mystery (police procedural) Setting: Canada–Montreal and a small village south of Montreal (Three Pines) Published by Minotaur, 2007 E-book, purchased 311 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Welcome to winter in Three Pines, a picturesque village in Quebec, where the villagers are preparing for a traditional country Christmas, and someone is preparing for murder. No one liked CC de Poitiers. Not her quiet husband, not her spineless lover, not her pathetic daughter—and certainly none of the residents of Three Pines. CC de Poitiers managed to alienate everyone, right up until the moment of her death. When Chief Inspector Armand… Read more »

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Review: To the Moon and Back by Jill Mansell

Review: To the Moon and Back by Jill Mansell

July 11, 2015 2015, B, book rating, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 2

To the Moon and Back by Jill Mansell Series: None Genre: Women’s Fiction Published by Sourcebook Landmarks, 2011 E-book, purchased 446 pages Grade: B Synopsis: When Ellie Kendall tragically loses her husband she feels her life is over. But eventually she’s ready for a new start – at work, that is. She doesn’t need a new man when she has a certain secret visitor to keep her company… Zack McLaren seems to have it all, but the girl he can’t stop thinking about won’t give him a second glance. If only she’d pay him the same attention she lavishes on his dog. Moving to North London, Ellie meets neighbour Roo who… Read more »

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Review: Necessary as Blood by Deborah Crombie

Review: Necessary as Blood by Deborah Crombie

June 26, 2015 2015, A, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 1

Necessary as Blood by Deborah Crombie Series: Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James series #13 Genre: Contemporary Mystery (police procedural) Setting: East End, London, England Published by Harper Collins e-books, 2009 E-book, purchased 388 pages Grade: A Synopsis: Once the haunt of Jack the Ripper, London’s East End is a vibrant mix of history and new ideas, but the trendy galleries of Brick Lane disguise a seedy underside where unthinkable crimes bring terror to the innocent. Artist and young mother Sandra Gilles disappears without trace after leaving her three-year-old daughter, Charlotte, with a friend at the Columbia Road Flower Market. Her lawyer husband, Naz Malik, is devastated – but he’s also the prime… Read more »

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TBR Review: Millie’s Fling by Jill Mansell

TBR Review: Millie’s Fling by Jill Mansell

May 20, 2015 2015, B, book rating, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 8

Millie’s Fling by Jill Mansell Series: None Genre: Women’s Fiction Published by Sourcebooks Landmark (originally published by Headline Review, 2001) E-book, purchased 501 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Bestselling novelist Orla Hart owes her life to her friend Millie Brady, whose rotten boyfriend has just left her. So Orla invites Millie to Cornwall, where Millie looks forward to a summer without any dating whatsoever. But Orla envisions Millie as the heroine of her next novel and decides to find Millie the man of her dreams. Except the two women have drastically different ideas about what kind of guy that should be. Millie watched Orla have an idea; she actually saw it happen…. Read more »

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