Posts Tagged: police procedural

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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Waiting on Wednesday: April 6

Waiting on Wednesday: April 6

April 6, 2016 2016, Waiting on Wednesday 5

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 in the next few months. Check out Breaking the Spine for more information. Stalking Ground by Margaret Mizushima Series: Timber Creek K-9 Mystery #2 Publication Date: September 13 Genre: Police Procedural, Mystery Synopsis (from Goodreads): When Deputy Ken Brody’s sweetheart goes missing in the mountains outside Timber Creek, Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner 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, the storm… Read more »

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Best books so far in 2016

Best books so far in 2016

March 29, 2016 2016, Top Ten Tuesday 4

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week has a different topic and it’s fun to see what everyone writes each week. Check out their blog for more information. This week I’m talking about the best books I’ve read so far this year. As you can see I’ve read lots of good mysteries so far! Note: The links go to my reviews unless I haven’t reviewed them yet. Then the link goes to Goodreads. Mysteries Murder in an Irish Village by Carlene O’Connor Contemporary Mystery (cozy) Set in a small village in County Cork, Ireland I love the setting, the characters–especially the… Read more »

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Killing Trail by Margaret Mizushima

Killing Trail by Margaret Mizushima

March 4, 2016 2016, A-, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, I love Libraries, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

Killing Trail by Margaret Mizushima Series: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery #1 Genre: Contemporary Mystery, Police Procedural Setting: Timber Creek, Colorado–the high country in Colorado Published by Crooked Lane Publishing, 2015 Hardback, Library 320 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: When a young girl is found dead in the mountains outside Timber Creek, life-long resident Officer Mattie Cobb and her partner, K-9 police dog Robo, are assigned to the case that has rocked the small Colorado town. With the help of Cole Walker, local veterinarian and a single father, Mattie and Robo must track down the truth before it claims another victim. But the more Mattie investigates, the more she realizes how many… Read more »

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Out of the Blues by Trudy Nan Boyce

Out of the Blues by Trudy Nan Boyce

February 22, 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

Out of the Blues by Trudy Nan Boyce Series: Unknown Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural Setting: Atlanta, Georgia Published by G.P. Putnam’s, 2016 Format: e-Arc (Release Date: Feb 23) –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: From an author with more than thirty years’ experience in the Atlanta Police Department comes a riveting procedural debut introducing an unforgettable heroine. On her first day as a newly minted homicide detective, Sarah “Salt” Alt is given the cold-case murder of a blues musician whose death was originally ruled an accidental drug… Read more »

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February books on my list

February books on my list

February 5, 2016 2016, books on my list . . . 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 authors strike 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 and often too expensive. 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… Read more »

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January books on my list

January books on my list

January 4, 2016 2016, books on my list . . . 4

  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… Read more »

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2016 most anticipated new-to-me authors and their books

2016 most anticipated new-to-me authors and their books

December 29, 2015 2015, 2016, Top Ten Tuesday 11

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 I’m talking about the books I’m most anticipating in the first half of 2016. I’ve decided to just list the new-to-me authors and their books since I have so many new authors and their books I want to read! Born in a Burial Gown by Mike Craven Mystery (police procedural) A police procedural… Read more »

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Fav books of 2015

Fav books of 2015

December 15, 2015 2015, Top Ten Tuesday 6

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 I’m talking about my favorite books of 2015. It was difficult to choose just 10 so i have a number of  honorable mention books, too! Here they are and in no particular order (and all the links are to my reviews of the books): Science Fiction Ready Player One by Ernest Cline I… Read more »

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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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