Tag Archives: Mystery

Review: A Good Day for Chardonnay by Darynda Jones

A Good Day for Chardonnay is the second novel in Darynda Jones’ Sunshine Vicram series. It’s a delightful mystery/thriller series that somehow maintains a sense of humor and confidence despite all of the horrors that go on. I love it. Continue reading

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Review: A Bad Day for Sunshine by Darynda Jones

A Bad Day for Sunshine is the start of new beginnings, being the first in Darynda Jones’ Sunshine Vicram series. Personally, I’m hoping this series goes on for quite some time. This is a series that merges the vibes of a cozy mystery with the darker tones of a thriller, with delightful results. Continue reading

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Review: Of Mutts and Men by Spencer Quinn

that I haven’t actually read the first nine novels in this series – my bad. I got so excited about the idea of a mutt mystery that I completely got ahead of myself. Still, I really enjoyed this mystery and had no trouble jumping right on in. Continue reading

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Review: Survive the Night by Riley Sager

Survive the Night is the latest novel written by Riley Sager (I’ll confess: I have way too many of his books stacked up on my TBR. It’s bad, guys). I grabbed it when it came up on BOTM, because it’s a thriller, and I can’t resist. Continue reading

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Review: Thunderpaws and the Tower of London by Ben Housden and MonoKubo

I would like to nominate Thunderpaws and the Tower of London for having the cutest title I’ve seen in all of 2021. I don’t know why, but it just makes me smile (and laugh a little) every time I see or think of it. Thunderpaws and the Tower of London (see, there I go again!) is the first novel in the Nature’s Claw series. It was written by Ben Housden, with illustrations from MonoKubo. Continue reading

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Review: Silverview by John le Carre

Silverview by John le Carre came up as one of my Book of the Month options, and I grabbed it without hesitation. It wasn’t until after I started reading that I learned that Silverview is a novel le Carre had been working on over the course of a few years – never quite getting it to the point that he liked. So now I’m feeling a bit conflicted on the matter. Continue reading

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Review: The Scholars of Night by John M. Ford

Don’t you just love it when a book gets reprinted? I know I do. It gives me a chance to notice books that I missed the first time around. In this instance, the book in question is actually older than I am, which is always pretty cool. The Scholars of Night by John M. Ford is getting republished by Tor Books and is perfect for all the mystery fans in the house. Continue reading

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Review: This Is Why We Lie by Gabriella Lepore

There’s a saying that those with glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Well, what happens when everyone in a town has a secret? That’s the story that Gabriella Lapore captured in This Is Why We Lie. Continue reading

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Review: The Final Deception by Heather Graham

The Final Deception is the fifth novel in Heather Graham’s New York Confidential series, combining romance, crime, mystery, and suspense. I’ll confess that I mistakenly picked up this book without knowing it was part of a series. Yet, I didn’t have any trouble diving right into the plot. Continue reading

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Review: The Girl Before You by Nicola Rayner

The Girl Before You is Nicola Rayner’s debut thriller novel, with psychological and crime elements. In short, it was more than enough to catch this reader’s attention! Continue reading

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