Posts Categorized: Mystery

Review: Relief Valve by J.L. Merrow

Review: Relief Valve by J.L. Merrow

Relief Valve (The Plumber’s Mate Mysteries #2) by J.L. Merrow Rating: 3 stars Genre: Mystery/ Paranormal Romantic Suspense/ MM Romance Blurb: If you dig up the past, be prepared for some dirt to stick. The relationship between Tom Paretski, a cheeky plumber with a gift for finding hidden things, and PI Phil Morrison may only be a few weeks old, but already it’s under attack. Tom’s friends and family are convinced the former bully isn’t good enough for him, and they’re not shy about saying so. Then Tom’s prickly older sister, Cherry, is poisoned at her own engagement party. Tom’s… Read more »

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Review: Matsuri and Murder by SJ Pajonas

Review: Matsuri and Murder by SJ Pajonas

Matsuri and Murder (Miso Cozy Mystery #4.5) by SJ Pajonas Rating: 4 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Blurb: Even on vacation, Mei can’t get away from murder. Traveling to Kubako for a three-day matsuri festival and fireworks, Mei, Akiko, and Kayo are just looking for some relaxation and tasty food, not a weekend full of drama. But when a local celebrity is poisoned in Kayo’s family brewery, Kayo’s father is the main suspect. Now, Mei, Akiko, and Kayo must put their meddling ways to the test. With the help of Kayo’s mother and some local friends, they gather evidence while dodging… Read more »

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Review: Pressure Head by J.L. Merrow

Review: Pressure Head by J.L. Merrow

Pressure Head (The Plumber’s Mate Mysteries #1) by J.L. Merrow Rating: 4 stars Genre: Mystery/ Paranormal Romantic Suspense/ MM Romance Blurb: Some things are better left hidden. Tom Paretski’s not just a plumber with a dodgy hip courtesy of a schoolboy accident. He also has a sixth sense for finding hidden things. Called in by the police to help locate a body near Brock’s Hollow, he’s staggered to encounter Phil Morrison, his old school crush—and the closeted bully whose actions contributed to Tom’s accident. Phil’s all grown up now, and Tom’s unwilling attraction to him is back with a vengeance…. Read more »

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Review: Shattered at Sea by Cheryl Hollon

Review: Shattered at Sea by Cheryl Hollon

Shattered at Sea (A Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery #5) by Cheryl Hollon Rating: 3 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Blurb: When Savannah signs on to perform glass blowing on a ship that departs from the UK, part of the appeal is that she’ll get a chance to meet her boyfriend Edward’s family. An added bonus is that Edward’s cousin, Ian, will be joining them on board. But when Ian disappears at the beginning of the cruise, the ship’s authorities initially consider it suicide. Savannah tries to balance her growing suspicions with work on her shows, but her relationship with the other… Read more »

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Review: Death Over Easy by Maddie Day

Review: Death Over Easy by Maddie Day

Death Over Easy (Country Store Mysteries #5) by Maddie Day Rating: 4 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Blurb: Restaurateur Robbie Jordan is ready for the boost in business a local music festival brings to South Lick, Indiana, but the beloved event strikes a sour note when one of the musicians is murdered . . . June’s annual Bill Monroe Bluegrass Festival in neighboring Beanblossom is always a hit for Robbie’s country store and café, Pans ‘N Pancakes. This year, Robbie is even more excited, because she’s launching a new bed and breakfast above her shop. A few festival musicians will be… Read more »

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Review: Bonbons and Broomsticks by H.Y. Hanna

Review: Bonbons and Broomsticks by H.Y. Hanna

Bonbons and Broomsticks (Bewitched by Chocolate #5) by H.Y. Hanna Rating: 4 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Blurb: Caitlyn is settling into life as a novice witch in an English village chocolate shop – although she’s finding the hardest magic to master is making caramel sauce without burning it! When two men are murdered, and a mythical black hound is seen haunting the countryside, the village gossips are sure dark witchcraft is to blame. Caitlyn decides to do a little magical sleuthing of her own. Luckily, she has her very own shape-shifter to help (even if he does come in the… Read more »

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Review: Apple Strudel Alibi by H.Y. Hanna

Review: Apple Strudel Alibi by H.Y. Hanna

Apple Strudel Alibi (Oxford Tearoom Mysteries #8) by H.Y. Hanna Rating: 3 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Blurb: When Gemma’s romantic holiday with her boyfriend is cancelled, the tearoom sleuth finds herself heading to Vienna instead, with her cat Muesli and the nosy Old Biddies for company. And it’s not long before they stumble across a murder right in the heart of Austria’s historic capital. A handsome art critic dies suspiciously at their hotel and the Old Biddies are determined to sniff out the killer. Is it the bitter hotel owner nursing a grudge? The critic’s jealous mistress wanting revenge? Or… Read more »

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