Posts Tagged: historical mystery

November books on my list

November books on my list

November 5, 2015 2015, books on my list . . . 8

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and sometimes new author strikes my fancy. I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read. I’m trying to limit the new books I buy each month to the ones I’m going to read soon. But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books. And I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too! I also hope they will point me… Read more »

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Guaranteed to Bleed by Julie Mulhern

Guaranteed to Bleed by Julie Mulhern

October 13, 2015 2015, A-, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 6

Guaranteed to Bleed by Julie Mulhern Series: The Country Club Murders #2 Genre: Historical Mystery (cozy) Setting: Kansas City, 1974 Published by Henery Press, 2015 Format: e-Arc (Release Date: October 13, 2015) –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. 268 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: With his dying breath, Bobby Lowell begs Ellison Russell, “Tell her I love her.” Unable to refuse, Ellison struggles to find the girl the murdered boy loved. Too bad an epically bad blind date, a vindictive graffiti artist, and multiple trips to the emergency room keep getting in the… Read more »

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October books on my list . . .

October books on my list . . .

October 1, 2015 2015, books on my list . . . 8

  October books on my list . . . each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and sometimes a new author strikes my fancy. I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read. I’m trying to limit the new books I buy each month to the ones I’m going to read soon. But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books. And I hope people reading my post may find some… Read more »

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September books on my radar . . .

September books on my radar . . .

September 3, 2015 2015, Books on my radar 6

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and sometimes new author strikes my fancy. I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read. I’m trying to limit the new books I buy each month to the ones I’m going to read soon. But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books. And I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too! I also hope they will point me… Read more »

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A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn

A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn

August 31, 2015 2015, B, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, COYER Scavenger Hunt, Goodreads, NetGalley, Reading Challenges, reviews 6

A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn Series: Veronica Speedwell Mystery #1 Genre: Historical Mystery Setting: England, 1887 Published by NAL/Penguin, 2015 e-ARC (Release Date: Sep 1, 2015) –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: London, 1887. As the city prepares to celebrate Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee, Veronica Speedwell is marking a milestone of her own. After burying her spinster aunt, the orphaned Veronica is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry—and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as she is fending… Read more »

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Review: The Deep End by Julie Mulhern

Review: The Deep End by Julie Mulhern

July 23, 2015 2015, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, COYER Scavenger Hunt, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

The Deep End by Julie Mulhern Series: The Country Club Murders #1 Genre: Historical Mystery Setting: 1974, Kansas City Published by Henery Press, 2015 E-book, purchased 255 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Swimming into the lifeless body of her husband’s mistress tends to ruin a woman’s day, but becoming a murder suspect can ruin her whole life. It’s 1974 and Ellison Russell’s life revolves around her daughter and her art. She’s long since stopped caring about her cheating husband, Henry, and the women with whom he entertains himself. That is, until she becomes a suspect in Madeline Harper’s death. The murder forces Ellison to confront her husband’s proclivities and his crimes—kinky sex,… Read more »

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WoW: A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn

WoW: A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn

July 1, 2015 2015, Waiting on Wednesday 8

    I’m participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to coming out in the next few months. Check out Breaking the Spine for more information.       A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn Series: Veronica Speedwell Mystery #1 Publication Date: September 1, 2015 Genre: Historical Mystery (Victorian England) Synopsis (from Goodreads): London, 1887. As the city prepares to celebrate Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee, Veronica Speedwell is marking a milestone of her own. After burying her spinster aunt, the orphaned Veronica is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry—and the… Read more »

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The rest of the year . . . most anticipated books

The rest of the year . . . most anticipated books

June 9, 2015 2015, Top Ten Tuesday 10

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 we talk about the books we’re most excited about for the rest of the year…the books we didn’t know about when we created a similar post last December. I added 12 more books to my rest of the year books! And I already have five books for the period from June to the end of the year from my original books. June Stories of the Raksura, Vol. 2: The… Read more »

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Review: A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch

Review: A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch

March 5, 2015 2015, B, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, COYER Winter, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 2

A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch Series: Charles Lenox Mysteries #1 Genre: Historical Mysteries (Victorian England) Published by Minotaur Books, 2007 E-book, purchased 324 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Charles Lenox, Victorian gentleman and armchair explorer, likes nothing more than to relax in his private study with a cup of tea, a roaring fire and a good book. But when his lifelong friend Lady Jane asks for his help, Lenox cannot resist the chance to unravel a mystery. Prudence Smith, one of Jane’s former servants, is dead of an apparent suicide. But Lenox suspects something far more sinister: murder, by a rare and deadly poison. The grand house where the girl… Read more »

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Review: Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal

Review: Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal

February 14, 2015 2015, B, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, COYER Winter, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 4

Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal Series: Maggie Hope Mystery #1 Genre: Historical Mystery (WWII England) Published by Bantam, 2012 E-book, purchased 354 pages Grade: B Synopsis: London, 1940. Winston Churchill has just been sworn in, war rages across the Channel, and the threat of a Blitz looms larger by the day. But none of this deters Maggie Hope. She graduated at the top of her college class and possesses all the skills of the finest minds in British intelligence, but her gender qualifies her only to be the newest typist at No. 10 Downing Street. Her indefatigable spirit and remarkable gifts for codebreaking, though, rival those of even the… Read more »

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