Saturday, 30 May 2015

Artful Dodger (Maggie Kean Misadventures, #1)Artful Dodger by Nageeba Davis
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In this mystery we have a teacher and sculptor, an interested detective and a neighbour murdered.
An enjoyable read.

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Friday, 29 May 2015

A Dead Red Oleander (A Dead Red, #3)A Dead Red Oleander by R.P. Dahlke
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Lalla Bains accept a new ag pilot close to the end of the family's cropdusting business only for him to die soon after.

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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

A Dead Red Heart (A Dead Red #2)A Dead Red Heart by R.P. Dahlke
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Crop duster Lalla Bains, finds a stabbed homeless vet and is determined to find the killer. Distractions surround her including her boyfriend Sheriff Caleb Stone and her widowed father who is now a lady's man.

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Monday, 25 May 2015

The Wager: A Pride and Prejudice Variation (Accomplished Ladies Book 1)The Wager: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by L.K. Rigel
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In this Pride and Prejudice variation it is Mary Bennet's turn to bloom. What if Mary went to visit Mrs. Collins at the Hunsford Parsonage instead of Elizabeth. Here she meets Major Quartermaine who is staying at Rosings.

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Sunday, 24 May 2015

Weddings Can Be MurderWeddings Can Be Murder by Christie Craig
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The day starts badly for Katie Ray as she flushes her expensive engagement ring down the toilet - does this reflect her feelings? The day only gets worse as she is a witness to the murder of her wedding planner. That, and a serial killer plus her attraction to a P.I. just makes her day.
I enjoyed the book.

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Saturday, 23 May 2015

Lost to the OceanLost to the Ocean by Melanie Schertz
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

In this Pride and Prejudice variation, Georgiana Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet have been friends for a few years. On holiday in Ramsgate they are both kidnapped and to be held for ransom by Wickham and Mrs Younge, and taken aboard a ship destined for Portugal.....

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Friday, 22 May 2015

Imperative: A Tale of Pride and Prejudice, Volume 1Imperative: A Tale of Pride and Prejudice, Volume 1 by Linda Wells
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In this Pride and Prejudice variation, Darcy does not get to Ramsgate to stop Wickham and Georgianna from eloping. Once she has been found Darcy formulates a plan to save her reputation.
I think without the 'mature content' I would have given this 4 stars, but I will be starting Volume 2 soon.

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Thursday, 21 May 2015

ConundrumConundrum by Susan Cory
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Twenty years after a a Harvard Architecture School student pluged to his death, the main suspects come together at a reunion. Can the dead student's friend finally found out what happened that eveinng.

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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Cruel Justice (Lorne Simpkins, #1)Cruel Justice by M.A. Comley
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

D.I. Simpkins and DS Childs are assigned to the case of the headless body, then other bodies turn up. Can they track the killer before it takes more victims.

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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Red TideRed Tide by Peg Brantley
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In Colorado a field has been used to bury the murdered bodies of the victims of possibly two serial killers, can its location be found - once a possible site is found it's Jamie Taylor and her dogs who look for their graves.

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Monday, 18 May 2015

The Zen ManThe Zen Man by Colleen Collins
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Rick Levine, ex lawyer, ex druggie, ex-alcoholic now clean and a P.I. Is accused of the murder of his ex-wife and decides to find the real killer.

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Sunday, 17 May 2015

A Cereal Killer (A Sibyl Potts Cozy Mystery, Book 1)A Cereal Killer by Morgana Best
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

After her stressful divorce Sybil Potts moves to Little Tattersford, a small town in Australia, to start a new business and to find some peace. With a few minutes of arriving she is confronted with a dead body.

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Saturday, 16 May 2015

Worse Than Being AloneWorse Than Being Alone by Patricia M. Clark
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Kitty and Roni are ex-nurses who decide to open a medical investigative agency which deal with various worker comps and an investigation into Roni new step-mother.

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Friday, 15 May 2015

Phone KittenPhone Kitten by Marika Christian
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Newspaper worker turned phone-sex worker turned sleuth, Emily Winter decides to find out who murdered one of her clients.

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Thursday, 14 May 2015

Poison MePoison Me by Cami Checketts
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Set in a retirement home various characters come together to solve the mystery of the dying occupants.

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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Murder in the Kitchen  (Harley Hill Mysteries, #3)Murder in the Kitchen by Kennedy Chase
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

In Book 3 Harley Hill and Cordelia leave London for a murder mystery weekend in the Cairngorms - when a murder occurs.

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Who Murdered Mr. Malone? (The Garden Girls #1)Who Murdered Mr. Malone? by Hope Callaghan
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

In Belhaven, Michigan grandmother Gloria Rutherford is bored and decides to investigate the death a businessman Malone.

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Tuesday, 12 May 2015

The Vagabond VicarThe Vagabond Vicar by Charlotte Brentwood
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

William Brook filled with a missionary zeal is unfortunately for him sent to the rural parish of Amberley, where he cannot wait to leave.
But he forges a friendship with Cecilia Grant. This is a romantic historical novel which I enjoyed

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Friday, 8 May 2015

Roses are Red... Violet is DeadRoses are Red... Violet is Dead by Monica-Marie Vincent


Couldn't finish it , I just couldn't take any more of the awful students. I will leave it on my Kindle for a couple of weeks to see whether I will go back and try again.

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Thursday, 7 May 2015

Cruelest MonthCruelest Month by Aaron Stander
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Vincent Fox has self published a book about Capone and his hidden treasure which is supposedly buried near Lake Michigan, this book leads him into to trouble. Is there any connection to a twenty year old suspected drowning? Sheriff Ray Elkins and Detective Sue Lawrence investigate.

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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Fate And Consequences: A Tale Of Pride And PrejudiceFate And Consequences: A Tale Of Pride And Prejudice by Linda Wells
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In this Pride and Prejudice variation Georgiana Darcy elopes with Wickham with the result that she is ruined, and with consequences to the Darcy name. It is a much humbled Darcy that gets to know Elizabeth.

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Sunday, 3 May 2015

Friday, 1 May 2015

The Dart Murders (suspense crime thriller)The Dart Murders by James Kipling
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

In an English town green eyed blonds are being killed by poisoned darts.
I got to the end of this novella but I found the writing stilted.

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