Genre: Mystery

Can’t Wait Wednesday: #1

Posted March 15, 2017 Tags 2 Comments
Can’t Wait Wednesday: #1

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and talk about the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. This week I can’t wait […]


A Last Goodbye by J.A. Jance

Posted December 9, 2016 Tags 0 Comments
A Last Goodbye by J.A. Jance

The Last Goodbye by J.A. Jance was a small accompaniment to the Ali Reynolds series. While advertised as such, I don’t think I would categorize The Last Goodbye as a mystery. It was more of a feel good Christmas wedding story with the mystery being an after thought. The lost and found dog, the center […]


And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Posted October 25, 2016 Tags 6 Comments
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

I have a confession, I was an Agatha Christie virgin. For years, fellow readers had recommended Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot but with the exception of the film Death on the Nile these suggestions went unheard. Finally, with the help of Dan Stevens, I listened to And Then There Were None. I was hooked. Agatha […]


Clawback by J.A. Jance

Posted September 27, 2016 Tags 0 Comments
Clawback by J.A. Jance

First Impressions Clawback by J.A. Jance felt like it had been ripped from a 48 hours episode. With a financial scandal that ends in murder the reader can only expect twists and turns. Impressions While Reading Like in 48 Hours, the viewer always has an inkling of the outcome as the suspect is only interviewed […]


The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

Posted September 23, 2016 Tags 1 Comment
The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

First Impressions I was a Harry Potter connoisseur growing up. Hence, it only seemed natural for me to venture into Robert Galbraith’s Cormoran Strike series beginning with The Cuckoo’s Calling. Impressions on Detective Work There weren’t as many twists and turns as I had been hoping for and had suspicions of my own as to […]


Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d by Alan Bradley

Posted September 20, 2016 Tags 1 Comment
Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d by Alan Bradley

First Impressions In Alan Bradley’s newest novel Flavia comes home from boarding school. I was more than happy to return to Bishop’s Lacey. I have come to love its kooky characters, like the Tanners really love Kimmy Gibbler. Impressions While Reading What I liked most about Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d by Alan Bradley […]


The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh

Posted August 2, 2016 Tags 0 Comments
The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh

First Impressions Perhaps it is my obsession with Dateline, but I have a sick affinity with novels that involve women in peril. After reading the synopsis of The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh I felt it fit the bill. I thought the novel would be a cut and dry whodunit. While the “whodunit” part […]


Cold Betrayal by J.A. Jance

Posted February 2, 2016 Tags , 0 Comments
Cold Betrayal by J.A. Jance

First Impressions Cold Betrayal by J.A. Jance is the second Ali Reynolds novel I have read and like a good wine the series gets better with age. Impressions While Reading I thought the subject matter of polygamy, while maybe not original, was well established with an intricate web of action. Certain aspects were a little […]


The Bishop’s Wife by Mette Ivie Harrison

Posted July 17, 2015 Tags , 0 Comments
The Bishop’s Wife by Mette Ivie Harrison

First Impressions The Bishop’s Wife by Mette Ivie Harrison could have been a good mystery novel if it focused on the murder of Carrie Helm. Impressions While Reading Biddy Linda Wallheim, amateur sleuth took center stage. She had to insert her nose into everything Gladys Kravitz style. What most annoyed me was her obsession with […]


My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni

Posted May 22, 2015 Tags , 0 Comments
My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni

Fond Of My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni had Fantastic pacing. It was slow but steady laying out all the information at hand. Robert Dugoni let the reader form our own opinion as the plot and characters develop.Truthfully, I thought I had it figured out within the first half of the book. It stared me […]