Posts Tagged: mystery

2017 books I want in first half of year

2017 books I want in first half of year

January 24, 2017 2017, Top Ten Tuesday 6

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it’s fun to see what everyone writes each week. Check out their blog for more information. This week is a freebie week so we can all decide on our own topics. My topic–2017 books I want in first half of year. This was a topic from December, but I didn’t get it done in then. January The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch (Peter Grant/Rivers of London #6) — Urban Fantasy, Police Procedural One of my favorite urban fantasy series and I’ve waited for this book for a couple of years… 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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Waiting on Wednesday: January 18

Waiting on Wednesday: January 18

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I am participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to in the next few months. Check out Breaking the Spine for more information. ……………………….. Old Bones by Trudy Nan Boyce Series: Detective Sarah Alt #2 Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural Publication date: February 21 Synopsis: A senseless act of violence. During a vigil calling for police reform, students from Spelman College, a historically black women’s institution, are assaulted by rifle fire from a passing vehicle. On her way to interview witnesses, Detective Sarah “Salt” Alt confronts the fleeing vehicle of the suspects, but they get away…. Read more »

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Underrated gems I read in 2016

Underrated gems I read in 2016

January 17, 2017 2017, Top Ten Tuesday 12

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it’s fun to see what everyone writes each week. Check out their blog for more information. This week I’m talking about Underrated gems I read in 2016.  Mysteries Murder in an Irish Village by Carlene O’Connor (Irish Village Mystery #1) — Contemporary Mystery I loved the Irish village in County Cork and the O’Sullivan family. Out of the Blues by Trudy Nan Boyce (Detective Sarah Alt #1) — Police Procedural Well-written book about a young police detective. Written by a veteran police officer. Among the Departed by Vicki Delany (Constable… Read more »

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New releases I meant to read but didn’t get to

New releases I meant to read but didn’t get to

January 10, 2017 2017, Top Ten Tuesday 6

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’m talking about the 2016 releases I meant to read, but somehow didn’t. The interesting thing is that I have copies of all these books, but lost track of them. I plan to read them this year. Science Fiction Arkwright by Allen Steele (No series)–Space Opera Dark Run by Mike Brooks (Keiko #1)–Space Opera Arabella of Mars by David D. Levine (Adventures of Arabella Ashby #1)–Steampunk Fantasy The Edge… Read more »

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January 2017 books on my list

January 2017 books on my list

January 6, 2017 2017, books on my list . . . 6

These are the January 2017 books on my list. I keep a list of all the books I might want to read and add to it as the year goes on. As each month comes along I create a list on my blog for others and for me to keep track of as the months go by. I don’t buy all these books–since I already have way too many books to read and some of the new books are expensive. I’m trying to stick to a budget. I hope people reading my post may find some new books to read. I also hope these people will point me toward books… Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday: January 4

Waiting on Wednesday: January 4

January 4, 2017 2017, Waiting on Wednesday 6

I am participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to in the next few months. Check out Breaking the Spine for more information. ……………………….. The Chalk Pit by Elly Griffiths Series: Ruth Galloway #9 Genre: Mystery Publication date: February 16 Synopsis: Boiled human bones have been found in Norwich’s web of underground tunnels. When Dr Ruth Galloway discovers they are recent – the boiling not the medieval curiosity she thought – DCI Nelson has a murder enquiry on his hands. Meanwhile, DS Judy Johnson is investigating the disappearance of a local rough sleeper. The only… Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday: Dec 7

Waiting on Wednesday: Dec 7

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I am participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to in the next few months. Check out Breaking the Spine for more information. ……………………….. Swiss Vendetta by Tracee de Hahn Series: Agnes Luthi Mysteries #1 Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural Publication date: February 7 Synopsis: In Tracee de Hahn’s magnetic debut, Swiss police detective Agnes Luthi finds herself trapped in a chateau during the blizzard of the century when she’s called out on her first homicide. Detective Agnes Luthi, a Swiss-American police officer in Lausanne, Switzerland, has just switched over to the Violent Crimes unit from… Read more »

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My favorite new-to-me authors

My favorite new-to-me authors

December 6, 2016 2016, Top Ten Tuesday 8

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’m talking about My favorite new-to-me authors. I’ve read almost all mysteries this year and all my favorite new-to-me authors are mystery writers. That’s kind of amazing. Most of these books are also police procedurals. I’ve added two honorable mention authors and though one of those books is a science fiction dystopia it’s also a police procedural! ……………………. Favorite new-to-me authors Carlene O’Connor Ms. O’Connor wrote one of my… 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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