Posts Categorized: Mystery

Review: Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass by Heather Day Gilbert

Review: Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass by Heather Day Gilbert

Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass (Exotic Pet-Sitter #1) by Heather Day Gilbert My Rating: 3 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: When exotic pet-sitter Belinda Blake moves into a carriage house in tony Greenwich, Connecticut, she’s hoping to find some new clients. Instead she discovers a corpse in the garden—and a knack for solving murders . . . Pet-sitter Belinda Blake doesn’t rattle easily, but move-in day has been eventful, to say the least. The python in her care tried to slither to freedom—just as she met Stone Carrington V, her… Read more »

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Review: Down in Flames by Cheryl Hollon

Review: Down in Flames by Cheryl Hollon

Down in Flames (A Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery #6) by Cheryl Hollon My Rating: 3 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: A fatal hit-and-run in front of Savannah Webb’s glass shop proves to be no accident . . . A highlight of Savannah’s new glass bead workshop is a technique called flame-working, which requires the careful wielding of acetylene torches. Understandably, safety is a top priority. But as Savannah is ensuring her students’ safety inside, a hit-and-run driver strikes down a pedestrian outside her shop. The victim is Nicole Borawski, the bartender/manager at the… Read more »

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Review: Strangled Eggs and Ham by Maddie Day

Review: Strangled Eggs and Ham by Maddie Day

Strangled Eggs and Ham (Country Store Mysteries #6) by Maddie Day My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Cozy mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: Robbie Jordan’s rustic country store is growing in popularity. But when a dead body appears, it turns out that Robbie’s home-style cooking attracts hungry customers—and murder! While Robbie scrambles through breakfast orders for her expanding clientele at Pans ‘N Pancakes, tempers run as high as the sticky August heat in South Lick, Indiana. Real-estate developer Fiona Closs plans to build a towering luxury resort at one of the most scenic hilltops in Brown County,… Read more »

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Review: ‘Twas the Knife Before Christmas by Jacqueline Frost

Review: ‘Twas the Knife Before Christmas by Jacqueline Frost

‘Twas the Knife Before Christmas (A Christmas Tree Farm Mystery #2) by Jacqueline Frost Narrated by Allyson Ryan My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: A Christmas delight, ‘Twas the Knife Before Christmas will charm the stockings off fans of Joanne Fluke and Leslie Meier. It’s out of the cupcake tin, into the fire for Holly White’s best friend, Caroline. Can Holly clear Caroline’s name in time to go caroling? When a body turns up in the dumpster behind Caroline’s Cupcakes, Holly White is horrified to learn her best friend, Caroline, is… Read more »

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Review: Something Borrowed, Something Mewed by Bethany Blake

Review: Something Borrowed, Something Mewed by Bethany Blake

Something Borrowed, Something Mewed (Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery #5) by Bethany Blake My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: Daphne Templeton’s sister Piper is getting married–and their mother is getting carried away. She insists on hiring Sylvan Creek’s top event planner, Abigail Sinclair, who proposes an Independence Day theme complete with Statue of Liberty-inspired bridesmaid dresses. With all the bickering among the families, Daphne’s glad her only duty right now is pet-sitting for Abby’s cat, Ms. Peebles. But there are some fireworks coming that aren’t part of the ceremony. The Poconos will… Read more »

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Review: Doom and Bloom by H.Y. Hanna

Review: Doom and Bloom by H.Y. Hanna

Doom and Bloom (The English Cottage Garden Mysteries #3) by H.Y. Hanna My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: Poppy is settling into life in an English village and gaining some green fingers at last as she restores the beautiful cottage garden nursery she’s inherited. When she meets a wealthy dog lover at the village fête and is hired to create a “canine scent garden”, the future looks rosy… until the day ends with a vicious killing and she finds herself spade-deep in a murder investigation once again. Meanwhile Einstein the terrier… Read more »

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Review: Kitty Confidential by Molly Fitz

Review: Kitty Confidential by Molly Fitz

Kitty Confidential (Pet Whisperer PI #1) by Molly Fitz My Rating: 3 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: no romance yet Blurb: I was just your normal twenty-something with seven associate degrees and no idea what I wanted to do with my life. That is, until I died… Well, almost. As if a near-death experience at the hands of an old coffeemaker wasn’t embarrassing enough, I woke up to find I could talk to animals. Or rather one animal in particular. His full name is Octavius Maxwell Ricardo Edmund Frederick Fulton, but since that’s way too… Read more »

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