Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Don't Dare a Dame (Maggie Sullivan Mystery #3)Don't Dare a Dame by M. Ruth Myers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Maggie Sullivan is employed by two sisters to determine what happened to their father in the Dayton flood of 1913, over 26 years ago. Then her life gets complicated.

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Tuesday, 29 September 2015

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Compromised! - A Pride & Prejudice VariationCompromised! - A Pride & Prejudice Variation by J. Dawn King
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In this Pride and Prejudice variation, Elizabeth is very quickly compromised by Darcy and starts the process of falling in love. Can the DeBourgh and Matlock siblings stop the marriage. How many compromises can occur in one village?

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Monday, 28 September 2015

No Game For a Dame (Maggie Sullivan Mystery #1)No Game For a Dame by M. Ruth Myers
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In 1930's America Maggie Sullivan, daughter of a policeman, is a private detective. She is hired by a firm to investigate one of their employees. Life gets complicated when she is threatened in her office by an unknown thug.

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Sunday, 27 September 2015

Final Arrangements (A Ginger Barnes Mystery, #2)Final Arrangements by Donna Huston Murray
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

When Iffy Bigelow gets herself killed at the Philadelphia Flower Show, her friend and mother of Ginger Barnes asks her to discover the killer.

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Deep South Dead (Hunter Jones Mystery)Deep South Dead by Charlotte Moore
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Hunter Jones is a reporter at the weekly newspaper in Merchantsville, Georgia. She goes to interview the president of the historical society concerning the saving of the old Conservatory School only to find her dead.

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Friday, 25 September 2015

Walk in Darkness (Jon Stanton, #2)Walk in Darkness by Victor Methos
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Detective Jon Stanton watches as The Sandman - kidnapper of girls - jumps off a building proclaiming his innocence. What if he is right?

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Thursday, 24 September 2015

Angel LostAngel Lost by F.M. Meredith
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The story covers several days in the life of the Rocky Bluff police department.

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Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Alone with Mr. Darcy: A Pride & Prejudice VariationAlone with Mr. Darcy: A Pride & Prejudice Variation by Abigail Reynolds
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In this Pride and Prejudice variation, on the morning after the wedding of the Collins Elizabeth is caught in a snowstorm and comes across an injured Darcy. They find their way to a cottage but must unfortunately spend several days together. Utterly compromised Darcy wishes to marry, Elizabeth reluctant unless it becomes known. But events conspire against them.

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Tuesday, 22 September 2015

In Her ShadowIn Her Shadow by August McLaughlin
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Whats the connection between a woman locked in a basement and Claire Fiksen, who starts to develop symptoms of an eating disorder.

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Monday, 21 September 2015

Just Evil (Evil Secrets Trilogy, #1)Just Evil by Vickie McKeehan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Kit Griffin, after overcoming an abused childhood at the hands of her mother, former actress Alana Steven. Then her mother is found brutally murdered and she is the prime suspect. Then more murders occur.

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Saturday, 19 September 2015

Mister Darcy's Dogs: A Pride and Prejudice Contemporary NovellaMister Darcy's Dogs: A Pride and Prejudice Contemporary Novella by Barbara Silkstone
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In this modern Pride and Prejudice variation, Doctor Elizabeth Bennet is a dog psychologist, while Darcy is, well he is just rich.
Mister Darcy hires her to train his basset hounds for an important foxhunt. Other characters include the the Bingleys, Collins and of course Wickham.
One very minor quibble - with English characters set in England, a valuation of a property is dollars should not be included.
An enjoyable read.

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Friday, 18 September 2015

Justification for Murder (Darcy Lynch, #1)Justification for Murder by Elin Barnes
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Detective Darcy Lynch investigates a hit and run of Saffron Meadows while colleague Detective Erik Sorensen looks at several cases of apparent suicide. More suicides and murders are discovered. Are there any connections between the sets of cases...

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Thursday, 17 September 2015

A Will of IronA Will of Iron by Linda Beutler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In this Pride and Prejudice variation, Darcy and the Colonel have left Rosings after the failed marriage proposal only to return on the death of Anne de Bourgh.
With the revealing of Anne's diaries, her will, with the activities of Lady Catherine, and the coming to Kent of various members of the Bennet, Fitzwilliam, and Bingley families can any relationship problems be resolved.

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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Mr. Darcy to the Rescue: A Pride and Prejudice VariationMr. Darcy to the Rescue: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Victoria Kincaid
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In this Pride and Prejudice variation on the day that Mr. Collins proposes to Elizabeth her father informs her of his ill health. Elizabeth now feels she cannot reject him.
On hearing of the betrothal, Darcy decides he must take action to stop the marriage. But does he makes the situation worse?
Delightful book, the only thing and it is minor that I didn't like was the use of the word homicide instead of murder by Elizabeth.

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Tuesday, 15 September 2015

RaveledRaveled by Anne McAneny
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Allison Fennimore's brother Kevin persuades her to look into the 16 year old conviction of their father for murder back in the town of Lavitte. But is there really any point as he committed suicide in jail before the verdict was given. A sign of guilt?

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Saturday, 12 September 2015

SkewedSkewed by Anne McAneny
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Grady admits to accidentally shooting his pregnant lover Bridget Perkins, but only because there was a third person - "the Haiku Killer" - trying to kill them both.
A month later twins Janie and Jack are born.
Part of the story is the last day of Bridget, and the other the tale of Janie, 30 years later as she tries to find the Haiki Killer.

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Thursday, 10 September 2015

Deviations: A Detectives Seagate and Miner Mystery (Seagate and Miner Mystery Book 2)Deviations: A Detectives Seagate and Miner Mystery by Mike Markel
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Karen Seagate, ex-detective, an alcoholic is given a second chance by the newly appointed Chief of Police. Where she is assigned to her old partner, Miner, to find the killer of a Senator Weston.

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Wednesday, 9 September 2015

She's Not There (TJ Peacock & Lisa Rayburn Mysteries #1)She's Not There by Marla Madison
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Information is brought to the attention of the clinical psychologist Lisa Rayburn, that abused women are disappearing more then statistical probability and with the help of ex-cop JH Peacock and two of the suspected husbands of missing women they try to find the evidence of foul play.

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Monday, 7 September 2015

Smoked (The Alex Harris Mystery #5)Smoked by Elaine Macko
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Alex Harris is asked to investigate the death of Maria Kravec by her daughter to stop her father being charged with the murder.

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Curl Up Die A 1950s Vintage Murder MysteryCurl Up Die A 1950s Vintage Murder Mystery by Gloria Hander Lyons
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It's Texas, 1957 and Sarah Jane Martin (budding journalist) and her family keep finding dead bodies in the small town of Grandby.

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Sunday, 6 September 2015

The Black Bullet (Sean O'Brien Book 4)The Black Bullet by Tom Lowe
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

In 1945 a u-boat is seen off the coast of Florida, 67 years later Sean O'Brien while out fishing in the Gulf Stream discovers a sunken u-boat containing u-235.

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Friday, 4 September 2015

A False Dawn (Sean O'Brien Book 1)A False Dawn by Tom Lowe
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Sean O’Brien ex homicide cop with the Miami PD, now living on the banks of the St. Johns River, finds a victim of a brutal crime who dies in his arms and vows to find those responsible.
Soon he enters the world of forced labour, human trafficking, and sexual slavery.

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Thursday, 3 September 2015

Poison Pen (Forensic Handwriting Mystery, #1)Poison Pen by Sheila Lowe
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Forensic handwriting expert Claudia Rose is hired to determine whether the suicide note of her friend, Lindsey Alexander, is genuine. With someone with so many enemies would that be possible.

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Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Cupid's Traps: A Matchmaker's TaleCupid's Traps: A Matchmaker's Tale by Sarah Johnson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In this Pride and Prejudice variation Georgiana Darcy rushes to Rosings to bring together her brother and Elizabeth. But she needs the help of Cupid and his many traps to succeed.



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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Pride and Proposals: A Pride and Prejudice VariationPride and Proposals: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Victoria Kincaid
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In this Pride and Prejudice variation, just as Darcy enters the Hunsford Parsonage to propose to Elizabeth he is informed that she has accepted Colonel Fitzwilliam. The Colonel who is like a brother to Darcy.
How does he cope and will there really be a happy ending for all?

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