Monday, 31 August 2015

Mistaking Her Character (Queen of Rosings Park, #1)Mistaking Her Character by Maria Grace
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In this Pride and Prejudice variation, as Bennet is the second son, he has trained as a doctor and has the patronage of Lady Catherine DeBourgh - being the personal doctor to the unwell Anne. Jane and Elizabeth are not the current daughters of Mrs Bennet, but are the nieces of the Gardiners.
The story starts with the visit to Rosings of Darcy, Miss Dsrcy, the Colonel, Wickham and the Bingleys, as Lady Catherine is determined to control the lives of all around her.

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Sunday, 30 August 2015

Uneasy Spirits (A Victorian San Francisco Mystery, #2)Uneasy Spirits by M. Louisa Locke
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Annie Fuller (aka Madam Sibyl) is asked by one of her boarders to investigate the medium Arabella Frampton. With the help of Kathleen, her maid, and Nate Dawson, friend and lawyer, they enter the world of spiritualism.

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Friday, 28 August 2015

Maids of Misfortune (A Victorian San Francisco Mystery #1)Maids of Misfortune by M. Louisa Locke
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Mrs. Annie Fuller, a widow living in San Francisco, makes her living running a boarding house, and giving business advice as Madam Sibyl, a clairvoyant.
Then one of her clients commits suicide which she believes is false and so goes undercover in his household to determine the truth.

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Thursday, 27 August 2015

A Bodkin for the BrideA Bodkin for the Bride by Patrice Greenwood
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Ellen Rosings, owner of the Santa Fe Wisteria tearoom, after spending time with her Aunt Nat at a flea market is now using the rest of the day sewing wedding clothes for the Aunt's wedding. As she leaves she discovers the body of an artist she saw at the Tesuque Pueblo Flea Market.
Unfortunately not much of a mystery.

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For Peace of Mind: A Pride and Prejudice VariationFor Peace of Mind: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Leenie Brown
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In this Pride and Prejudice variation, after Elizabeth rejects Collins marriage proposal she is sent to stay at the Gardiners accompanied by Jane. Where, while at shopping one day, they meet Mr. Darcy.
Really enjoyed this especially the conversations between the Colonel, Darcy and Bingley.

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Wednesday, 26 August 2015

The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy's Cousin: A Pride and Prejudice MysteryThe Prosecution of Mr. Darcy's Cousin: A Pride and Prejudice Mystery by Regina Jeffers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Darcys have been married for four years, and Georgiana Darcy has married Colonel, now Major-General, Fitzwilliam and living on his inherited estate. When he goes missing in London at the same time as several murders occur suspicion falls on the Major-General.

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Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Steele Mackaye Investigations:The Tarot Problem (1)Steele Mackaye Investigations:The Tarot Problem by Barry H. Wiley
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Steele Mackaye, writer of historical mystery fiction (aka Sam Milliron who writes on history and anthropology) is also used as a consultant by the LAPD.
So when a psychic reader - Sister Cynthia - is brutally killed he is asked to help Homicide Detective Toni Rodriguez.


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Monday, 24 August 2015

The Unburied Dead (Thomas Hutton, #1)The Unburied Dead by Douglas Lindsay
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

D.S. Hutton is part of a team trying to catch a psychopath after killing his first victim, in Glasgow, with over 100 stab wounds because she looks like his ex-girlfriend.
No real redeeming characters and probably too much swearing.


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Sunday, 23 August 2015

A Pound of Flesh (The Robert Young of Newbiggin Mysteries #1)A Pound of Flesh by Stuart S. Laing
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It's Edinburgh in 1745 and Robert Young has been employed to prove that the Earl of Strathmickle is innocent of murder.
Looking forward to reading the others in the series.

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Thursday, 20 August 2015

Cafeine and Killers (A Roasted Love Cozy Mystery Book 3)Cafeine and Killers by Cam Larson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Laila Rook of the Roasted Love coffeeshop offers coffee and food to homeless John every morning. Then he is found dead and she believes that he has been murdered.



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Wednesday, 19 August 2015

A Cup of Murder (A Roasted Love Cozy Mystery, Book 1)A Cup of Murder by Cam Larson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The owner of the newly opened coffee shop, located opposite to The Roasted Love where Laila Rook works, is killed. She decides to investigate when the Roasted Love owner is the prime suspect.

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Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Unleashed (A Sydney Rye Novel, #1)Unleashed by Emily Kimelman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Joy Humbolt starts her life afresh after been fired from her job, and dumping her boyfriend and buys a dog-walking business where one of her dogs soon discovers the body of one of her clients.
Her troubles have only just begun.

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Monday, 17 August 2015

Fade to Black (Black CATs, #1)Fade to Black by Leslie A. Kelly
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A new FBI task force - Cyber Action Team or CAT has been set up. One of the team discover a series of murders by someone calling themselves the Reaper who has been publishing the videos of the murders in a cyber club called Satan's Playground. The team go back to what they believe is the first murder to found clues to the Reaper's identity.

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Saturday, 15 August 2015

Friday, 14 August 2015

The Riddles of Hillgate (Z & C Mysteries #1)The Riddles of Hillgate by Zoey Kane
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Zoey Kane has bought 80 acres of forest only to discover, with her daughter, a mansion hidden away fall of antiques, and clues to the treasures.

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An Appetite for Revenge (A Sarah Woods Mystery)An Appetite for Revenge by Jennifer L. Jennings
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Sarah Woods, a private eye is invited by her boyfriend, Max, to visit him in Florida where he is working. After his boss dies, the wife employs Sarah to investigate a case of blackmail.
Fairly lightweight.

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Thursday, 13 August 2015

A Reason to Live (Marty Singer #1)A Reason to Live by Matthew Iden
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Retired detective Marty Singer gets involved with one of his old cases - the daughter of a woman murder 12 years before believes that she is being stalked by her mother's murderer.

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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Murder at the Azalea Festival (Magnolia Mysteries, #3)Murder at the Azalea Festival by Ellen Elizabeth Hunter
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

In Wilmington, 3 bodies of men have been dredged from the sea, mutilated.
Meanwhile a guest at a garden party dies during the annual Azalea Festival. Ashley Wilkes decides to investigate this when her client in arrested for the murder.

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Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Crazy, VACrazy, VA by Shannon Hill
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sheriff Littlepage Eller, sheriff of Crazy, in Virginia saves a cat from mis-treatment and it becomes her feline deputy. Then a body is discovered from one of the local wealthy families.

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Monday, 10 August 2015

Stone ColdStone Cold by Jenny Hilborne
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Two executives who used to work for Charles Dean are murdered - is there a connection. Mara Mann, who works for Dean determines to find the truth. And what part does Vice President, Reid Dalton play.

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Friday, 7 August 2015

Going Nowhere Fast (Joe & Dottie Loudermilk, #1)Going Nowhere Fast by Gar Anthony Haywood
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Joe and Dottie Loudermilk have retired and bought an Airstream. While visiting the Grand Canyon, they come back to find a dead man in their bathroom.

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Thursday, 6 August 2015

Murder Offstage: A Posie Parker Mystery (The Posie Parker Mystery Series Book 1)Murder Offstage: A Posie Parker Mystery by L.B. Hathaway
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

It's England and 1921 and Posie Parker has just opened a detective agency.When her childhood friend has a priceless diamond stolen and has witnessed a murder she tries to help him and solve the crimes.

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Tuesday, 4 August 2015

The Muse of ViolenceThe Muse of Violence by Bruce Hartman
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Members of a writing group start getting killed - is the events from the book 'And Then There Were None' occurring.

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Monday, 3 August 2015

Dirty Little Secrets (J.J. Graves Mystery #1)Dirty Little Secrets by Liliana Hart
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Coroner and mortuary owner Dr J J Graves and Sheriff Jack Lawson of Bloody Mary investigate the death of an abused victim, then another body is found.

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Sunday, 2 August 2015

Colt (Nicholas Colt, #1)Colt by Jude Hardin
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

October 21, for P.I. Nicholas Colt, a day that bad always happens. This time Everett Harbaugh wants him to find his sperm donor father, the day that Everett disappears.

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Saturday, 1 August 2015

Blood Land (James Pruett Mystery #1)Blood Land by R.S. Guthrie
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In Wind River, Wyoming Sheriff James Pruitt is called to a shooting to discover that his wife Bethy has been murdered at her parent’s family home by her brother Ty McIntyre.
The brother confesses, but are the facts really as they seem.

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