Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Buried on the Fens (Nikki Galena Series #7)Buried on the Fens by Joy Ellis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

While Detective Inspector Nikki Galena and her team investiagte the killing of businesswomen Madeline Prospero, with no motive or suspects, a skeleton is discovered in a shallow grave. This victim was murdered many years ago.
An enjoyable mystery once again in this series. A well-written story that carried you to the final conclusion.
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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

A Noble Pair of Brothers (The Underwood Mysteries, #1)A Noble Pair of Brothers by Suzanne Downes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In 1820 the brother of the Rev.Underwood arrives at Bracken Tor to recuperate from the trials of teaching at Cambridge Univerity. Soon he finds a grave marked Unknown, and as he enjoys solving puzzles decides to investigate her murder.
Well-developed characters, with a well-written mystery with romance means I shall want to read the next in the series.

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Monday, 26 June 2017

Murder in Mayfair: An Atlas Catesby MysteryMurder in Mayfair: An Atlas Catesby Mystery by D.M. Quincy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

1814 and Atlas Catesby and his friend the earl of Charlton are on their way back from Bath to London when stopping at an Inn they witness a man selling off his wife. Ever the gentleman Catesby buys the wife to save her from worse degradation.
Unfortunately for the wife, her husband is found dead. And Endicott, the Bow Street Runner employed to find the murderer suspect her and Catesby. To clear their names he is determined to find the guilty party.
A well-written, romance mystery with characters who seem to have some progressive views for the time period though this didn't distract from the story. I look forward to see how the characters develop in the next book.
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Sunday, 25 June 2017

The Honour of Israel GowThe Honour of Israel Gow by G.K. Chesterton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The mystery of the odd objects found after the death of Lord Glengyle in Glengyle castle in Scotland. Interesting enough.

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The Reichenbach Curse (Watson & The Countess #13)The Reichenbach Curse by Anna Lord
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Its 1900 and Dr. Watson and the Countess have arrived in Switzerland to visit the Reichenbach Falls. When staying at the Englischer Hof Hotel they discover, happily, that it is hosting a hot air balloon festival. But events take a fatal turn as one balloon is consumed by fire. They both decide to investigate.
Another enjoyable mystery with these likeable characters. Hopefully there will be more in the series.

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Saturday, 24 June 2017

A Pride and Prejudice Sequel: Life After the Wedding Series: A Novella: Part OneA Pride and Prejudice Sequel: Life After the Wedding Series: A Novella: Part One by Denise O'Hara
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

An enjoyable short read about Jane Bennet as the new Mrs. Bingley and her life in the first couple of years of marriage

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Perish from the Earth: A Lincoln and Speed MysteryPerish from the Earth: A Lincoln and Speed Mystery by Jonathan F Putnam
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

1837 and Joshua Speed just manages to board the steamboat War Eagle, owned by his father as it travelled up the Mississippi River.
Meanwhile new lawyer Abraham Linclon is on the circuit in Illinois hearing cases, when they meet up later on shore and discover a body. A body of a man who while recently on board the steamboat had lost all his money. Speed encourages Lincoln to defend the accused, while he aims to discover proof of innocence.
A very enjoyable introduction for me to this series, some good rounded characters and a well constructed mystery.
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