Posts Categorized: Mystery

Review: Nacho Average Murder by Maddie Day

Review: Nacho Average Murder by Maddie Day

Nacho Average Murder (Country Store Mysteries #7) by Maddie Day My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: Robbie Jordan is temporarily leaving Pans ’N Pancakes, her country store in South Lick, Indiana, to visit Santa Barbara, California—where wildfire smoke tinges the air, but a more immediate danger may lie in wait . . . While looking forward to her high school reunion back in California, Robbie’s anticipation is complicated by memories of her mother’s untimely death. At first, she has fun hanging out with her old classmates and reuniting with the local… Read more »

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Review: Murder at the Marina by Janet Finsilver

Review: Murder at the Marina by Janet Finsilver

Murder at the Marina (A Kelly Jackson Mystery #5) by Janet Finsilver My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: She’s got to solve this—or her friends are sunk . . . Kelly Jackson, manager of the Redwood Cove Bed and Breakfast, is fond of the Doblinsky brothers, Ivan and Rudy, members of the Silver Sentinels, a crew of crime-solving senior citizens in their Northern California seaside hamlet. After she discovers a jewel-encrusted dagger—with what appears to be dried blood on the blade—on their fishing boat, they share their family history with Kelly,… Read more »

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Review: Murder at Pirate’s Cove by Josh Lanyon

Review: Murder at Pirate’s Cove by Josh Lanyon

Murder at Pirate’s Cove (Secrets and Scrabble #1) by Josh Lanyon My Rating: 3 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MM Blurb: Ellery Page, aspiring screenwriter, Scrabble champion and guy-with-worst-luck-in-the-world-when-it-comes-to-dating, is ready to make a change. So when he learns he’s inherited both a failing bookstore and a falling-down mansion in the quaint seaside village of Pirate’s Cove on Buck Island, Rhode Island, it’s full steam ahead! Sure enough, the village is charming, its residents amusingly eccentric, and widowed police chief Jack Carson is decidedly yummy (though probably as straight as he is stern). However, the… Read more »

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Review: Murder at the Mushroom Festival by Janet Finsilver

Review: Murder at the Mushroom Festival by Janet Finsilver

Murder at the Mushroom Festival (A Kelly Jackson Mystery #4) by Janet Finsilver My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: There’s a corpse among the chanterelles! Redwood Cove Bed and Breakfast manager Kelly Jackson is hosting a cooking class during the Week of the Mushroom festival to attract guests, not drama. But soon after she finishes foraging for an edible mushroom species on sacred Native American land, a local newspaper reporter gets shot dead at the same site. With suspicions spreading like fungi in the quaint Northern Californian community over the culprit’s… Read more »

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Review: The Great Witches Baking Show by Nancy Warren

Review: The Great Witches Baking Show by Nancy Warren

The Great Witches Baking Show (Great Witches Baking Show #1) by Nancy Warren Narrated by Hollis McCarthy My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Blurb: A baker with secrets Witches in trouble The cameras are rolling Ready, set, die. Poppy Wilkinson is thrilled to be chosen as a contestant on The Great British Baking Contest. As an American with English roots, winning the crown as Britain’s Best Baker would open doors she’s dreamed of. In more ways than one. Appearing on the reality show is her chance to get into Broomewode Hall and uncover the secrets… Read more »

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Review: Crochet and Cauldrons by Nancy Warren

Review: Crochet and Cauldrons by Nancy Warren

Crochet and Cauldrons (Vampire Knitting Club #3) by Nancy Warren My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: Every family has annoying relatives; mine just happen to be undead. My Grandmother, Agnes Bartlett, used to own Cardinal Woolsey’s knitting shop then died and left her shop to me, without informing me that she wasn’t actually dead. She’s a vampire and part of the world’s strangest craft circle-the Vampire Knitting Club. As you might imagine, this means she’s free to interfere in how I run the business that used to be hers. She’s… Read more »

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Review: A Darkness Absolute by Kelley Armstrong

Review: A Darkness Absolute by Kelley Armstrong

A Darkness Absolute (Rockton #2) by Kelley Armstrong My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Thriller Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: When experienced homicide detective Casey Butler first moved to the secret town of Rockton, she expected a safe haven for people like her, people running from their past misdeeds and past lives. She knew living in Rockton meant living off-the-grid completely: no cell phones, no Internet, no mail, very little electricity, and no way of getting in or out without the town council’s approval. What she didn’t expect is that Rockton comes with its own set of secrets… Read more »

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