Posts Tagged: police procedural

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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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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October books on my list

October books on my list

October 6, 2016 2016, books on my list . . . 2

These are the October books on my list. Each month I keep a list of books that interest me based on the author, synopsis, genre or sometimes just the cover! My favorite genres: Mysteries–especially police procedurals; Science Fiction–especially military science fiction and space opera; Fantasy–especially urban fantasy. I don’t buy all these books since I already have lots of books to read and I feel lucky if I get 10 books read each month. But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of the books. I hope people reading my post may find some new books to interest them… Read more »

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September books on my list

September books on my list

September 1, 2016 2016, books on my list . . . 2

These are the September books on my list. I keep a list of all the books that I might want to read and then each month take the books for that month to post on my blog. 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 and some of the new books are expensive. I’m trying to stick to a budget. 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!… Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday: August 31

Waiting on Wednesday: August 31

August 31, 2016 2016, Waiting on Wednesday 1

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. ……………………….. Garden of Lamentations by Deborah Crombie Series: Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James #17 Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural Publication date: February 7, 2017 Synopsis: On a beautiful morning in mid-May, the body of a young woman is found in one of Notting Hill’s private gardens. To passersby, the pretty girl in the white dress looks as if she’s sleeping. But Reagan Keating has been murdered, and the lead detective, DI Kerry Boatman,… 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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Waiting on Wednesday: August 24

Waiting on Wednesday: August 24

August 24, 2016 2016, Top Ten Tuesday 1

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. ……………………….. An Import of Intrigue by Marshall Ryan Maresca Series: The Maradaine Constabulary #2 Genre:  Fantasy, Mystery, Police Procedural Publication date: November 1 Synopsis: Mixing high fantasy and mystery, this is Marshall Ryan Maresca’s second novel in the Maradaine Constabulary series, companion to DAW’s Maradaine Novels. The neighborhood of the Little East is a collision of cultures, languages, and traditions, hidden away in the city of Maradaine. A set of streets to… Read more »

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Books I’d buy if I had a gift card

Books I’d buy if I had a gift card

August 2, 2016 2016, Top Ten Tuesday 3

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. The topic this week: Books I’d buy if I had a gift card (I think I should hint about this to my family!) The Last Death of Jack Harbin by Terry Shames Genre: Mystery Series: Samuel Craddock Mystery #2 I just read the first book in this series and loved it. Would love to buy the second book and start reading. Winterwood by Jacey Bedford Genre: Historical Fantasy, Pirates Series: Rowankind… Read more »

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August books on my list. . . .

August books on my list. . . .

August 1, 2016 2016, books on my list . . . 2

These are the August books on my list. I keep a list of all the books that I might want to read and then each month take the books for that month to post on my blog. 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 and some of the new books are expensive. I’m trying to stick to a budget. 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!… Read more »

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Cold in the Earth by Aline Templeton

Cold in the Earth by Aline Templeton

June 3, 2016 2016, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 4

Cold in the Earth by Aline Templeton Series: DI Marjory Fleming #1 Genre: Mystery, police procedural Setting: Southwest Scotland–near Galloway Published by Witness Impulse, 2005 E-book, purchased 372 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Death is in the air. Death is on the ground. Death is everywhere for the people of Galloway. As a catastrophic virus devastates the Scottish countryside, killing cattle and destroying lives, Detective Inspector Marjory Fleming finds herself at the stormy heart of a troubled, trapped community. Pyres are built, infected animals are burnt, and farmland is dug up as burial ground. But the all-pervasive stench of death develops a horrifying, unfamiliar edge when human remains are dug up near… Read more »

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