Monday, 29 June 2015

City of Beads (Tubby Dubonnet #2)City of Beads by Tony Dunbar
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Tubby Dubonnet a New Orleans lawyer investigates the death of an old friend, Potter Aucoin. Various subplots are weaved throughout the tale.

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Saturday, 27 June 2015

Any Meat In That Soup? (Sam Darling, #2)Any Meat In That Soup? by Jerilyn Dufresne
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

In a hospital, a man dies at Samantha Darling's feet. The bodies mount as more people are poisoned.

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Friday, 26 June 2015

Aleutian GraveAleutian Grave by William Doonan
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Henry Grave, marine investigator boards a cruise ship off the Aleutian islands to find a murderer of a cabaret dancer.

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Thursday, 25 June 2015

The Valentine Circle (A Silas de San Michel Mystery)The Valentine Circle by Reinaldo DelValle
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Near the end of the nineteenth century in Boston the unborn children of the city's elite are being killed. This Valentine Society control the police department.
Enter Silas de San Michel, a man without his memories who joins Inspector Belloc, and his assistant Miss Posy Chapman to solve these crimes.

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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

One Love - Two Hearts - Three Stories: A Pride & Prejudice Anthology: The Library, Married!, RamsgateOne Love - Two Hearts - Three Stories: A Pride & Prejudice Anthology: The Library, Married!, Ramsgate by J Dawn King
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Three Pride and Prejudice variations
- The Library - what happens when Darcy and Elizabeth are together in the Netherfield Library.
- Married - Miss Darcy elopes with Wickham and Mrs Younge in a coach heading north through Meryton. Also travelling with them is Miss Elizabeth Bennet who becomes concerned for the welfare of Miss Darcy.
- Ramsgate - what if the Gardiners and the Bennets met and befriend Miss Darcy while Wickham is in Ramsgate.
Enjoyed all three stories and wanted them to be longer.

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Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Never DeadNever Dead by Wonny Lea
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first of the series that I have read - DI Matt Pryor investigates the death of a man on a train and DCI Martin Phelps attempts to close a old case of the brutal murder of a Somalian male.
I received a free copy from Goodreads.

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Monday, 22 June 2015

Rules of Murder (Drew Farthering Mystery #1)Rules of Murder by Julianna Deering
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In 1930's England Drew Farthering is having a weekend party at his country estate when a body is found in the greenhouse. With the help of his best friend, Nick Dennison, they aim to solve the crime, then more bodies are found.

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Saturday, 20 June 2015

Slow Curve on the Coquihalla (A Hunter Rayne Highway Mystery, #1)Slow Curve on the Coquihalla by R.E. Donald
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Hunter Rayne ex-RMCP and now trucker investigates when a respected truck driver and the owner of a trucking business is found dead off the Coquihalla highway in British Columbia.

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Friday, 19 June 2015

HawthorneHawthorne by Sarah Ballance
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Emma Grace Hawthorne left home 10 years ago after she sees something terrifying - now she has returned.
Enjoyable though I did see the end coming

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Thursday, 18 June 2015

White Lies And Other Half TruthsWhite Lies And Other Half Truths by Barbara Tiller Cole
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

In this Pride and Prejudice variation, Darcy and Elizabeth have been found kissing in the Netherfield Libray by her Father and need to marry quickly.
I would have quite enjoyed the story if it wasn't for the 'mature content" as Darcy begins instructing Elizabeth in preparation for their wedding night.

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Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Widow's RowWidow's Row by Lala Corriere
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Breecie Lemay, lawyer, tries to find the truth behind a gun she finds in her parents' home. Is this the gun that killed her mother, did her father have a mistress and why is she being threatened.

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Lilacs & Lavender: A Pride & Prejudice VariationLilacs & Lavender: A Pride & Prejudice Variation by Zoe Burton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In this Pride and Prejudice variation Jane and Elizabeth are visiting the Gardiner's where they encounter Darcy and Bingley at a London theatre, and a courtship follows on.

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Monday, 15 June 2015

CoverBoys & CursesCoverBoys & Curses by Lala Corriere
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Lauren Visconti believes everyone that she has loved has died.
Now with her new magazine CoverBoy and its exposes more people are dying.

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Everyone Burns (Time, Blood and Karma, #1)Everyone Burns by John Dolan


Gave up after a couple of pages because of "disappeared quicker than a Scotsman's generosity."

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The Corrupt Plan: A Pride and Prejudice VariationThe Corrupt Plan: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Linda Blanchette
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In this Pride and Prejudice variation Darcy and Elizabeth first meet at Pemberley and then later at the Meryton Assembly. But why are his friends and family members trying to persuade him to marry Caroline Bingley?

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Sunday, 14 June 2015

Dear Crossing (Ray Schiller series, #1)Dear Crossing by Marjorie Swift Doering
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In Widmer, Minnesota, a woman is found murdered in her lakeside home. Ray Schiller investigates the many suspects who could profit from her death.

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Thursday, 11 June 2015

Murder at the Black Cat B&BMurder at the Black Cat B&B by Charles Deemer
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Ex- screenwriter Dallas decides to investigate the death of a prostitute at the Black Cat Bar and Brothel in Nevada which he frequents.

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Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Not Romantic: A Pride and Prejudice Variation (Accomplished Ladies Book 2)Not Romantic: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by L.K. Rigel
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In this Pride and Prejudice story we view the life of Charlotte Lucas and her marriage to Mr. Collins

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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Suddenly Mrs. DarcySuddenly Mrs. Darcy by Jenetta James
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In this Pride and Prejudice variation, at the Netherfield Ball Mrs. Bennet states that Darcy has compromised Elizabeth and they must marry.
In a loveless marriage can these 2 people every have happiness?
A very minor point - I felt as Mrs. Darcy, Elizabeth was too complacent with Miss Bingley calling her Eliza.
Really enjoyed this story - read it in one sitting staying up late to finish.


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Monday, 8 June 2015

I Think of YouI Think of You by María Elena Fuentes-Montero
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In this Pride and Prejudice variation Elizabeth has suffered a childhood trauma which she cannot remember the details. This happens before her mother's marriage to Mr. Bennet, a father of 4 daughters. Because of the trauma and her intelligence (and over thinking) it leads her into dangerous situations.

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Friday, 5 June 2015

Private Eye: Cameron Caldwell MysteryPrivate Eye: Cameron Caldwell Mystery by Jason Deas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

After his problems escalate ex-cop Cameron Caldwell flees to the town of Miner's Bluff where he opens a detective agency. But murder and secrets are to be found everywhere.

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Thursday, 4 June 2015

BirdsongsBirdsongs by Jason Deas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Former FBI agent, Benny James has retired to become a private investigator in small town Tilley. He is brought in to help the local police when the body of a crucified man is found.

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Her Unforgettable Laugh: A Pride and Prejudice VariationHer Unforgettable Laugh: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Linda Thompson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In this pride and Prejudice variation 15 year old Elizabeth Bennet is visiting the Gardiners. While walking in Hyde Park she foils a kidnap attempt by Wickham on Georgiana Darcy. All Darcy can remember is Elizabeth's curls and her laugh. Until at the Meryton Assembly he hears the same laugh....

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Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Death in Dakota (Buffalo Butte Mysteries)Death in Dakota by Dorothy Dayton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Janet Peterson goes back to her 'boring' small North Dakota hometown. Then a few days later the local unpopular bank manager is dead, which means many suspects. Because she fears her brother may be accused she decides to investigate.

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Tuesday, 2 June 2015

The Death of Amelia Marsh (A Sally Nimitz Mystery, #1)The Death of Amelia Marsh by MaryJo Dawson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Sally Nimitz discovers the body of her next door neighbour - eighty-year-old Amelia Marsh - who has been murdered. She decides that only by discovering details of Ameila's distant past can she determine who killed her.

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Monday, 1 June 2015

Imperative:  A Tale of Pride and Prejudice, Volume 2Imperative: A Tale of Pride and Prejudice, Volume 2 by Linda Wells
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This Pride and Prejudice variation continues the story of Darcy, Elizabeth, Miss Darcy, the Bingleys and the Matlocks.
Again there are 'mature scenes' between a married couple, which seems to be a recurring theme in her books. I now just skip the pages.

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