Monthly Archives: June 2014

BY STONE, BY BLADE, BY FIRE by Kate Whilhelm

Barbara Hollaway mystery and courtroom drama. The characters catch your attention as the story opens a man is Frank’s office asking for help. He hands Frank an envelope and grasping with his last breath “Don’t let them have it”. Barbara accepts a … Continue reading

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CAT PAY THE DEVIL by Shirley Rousseau Murphy

Dulcie is worried that Wilma is not back from her visit to San Francisco and shopping. Joe is more concerned about the murders of local women. On one trip while checking out her home Dulcie finds two men rummaging throughout … Continue reading

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BOGY’S ACE IN THE HOLE by Marja McGraw

What pleasant surprise to read a mystery that has very little violence and uses the characters to give a POSITIVE SPIN throughout the entire book. The characters are well developed that you want to more about. I especially like the … Continue reading

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GRAND CRU HEIST (Winemaker Series)

A new author for me. Benjamin Cooker, a noted winemaker is Carjack, beaten left for dead. Recovering he learns not only his car was stolen but his wallet and notebook with all his notes on wines. After this there are … Continue reading

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NINE LIVES TO DIE by Rita Mae Brown

Another good visit with Harry and Mrs Murphy. Harry and Fair are helping with fund rising for Silver Linnings, a boy’s camp for problem boys. They are delivering goods to the needy collected by the area’s churches. While out exploring … Continue reading

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MURDER MELTS IN YOUR MOUTH by Nancy Martin

The crazy, zany and humorous Blackbird Sisters are back for another adventure. This one my favorite series. Nora and Mick have separated again. Libby has an accident and is recovering in hi scale hotel with the driver. Emma is pregnant … Continue reading

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BOGEY NIGHTS by Marja McGraw

A very creative mystery series where the present is combine with the 1940s. While not fixing a cozy there is no sex or violence and two golden labs. A new author for me and I will read her again. The … Continue reading

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NIGHTS OF RAIN & STARS by Maeve Binchy

Looking down on Aghia Anna’s Harbor 4 tourists and Andreas watch in horror as a boat explores in the water. The tourists were there for a vacation. All left problems behind them. Unable to help with the rescue they eat … Continue reading

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CATS BREAKING FREE by Shirley Rousseau Murphy

Returning from weekend outing Charlie comes across a sentient cat in a steel cage. She releases him. On the same trip. The riders find a biker DEAD at the bottom of a revine. Kit recognizes the cat in the cage … Continue reading

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A CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED DEATH by Nancy Martin

The Blackbird Sisters are a fun and fast read for me. This book disappointed me as it had no real plot. There a number of themes that didn’t seem to go anywhere. Nora and Mick have separated again. Libby and … Continue reading

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