Posts Categorized: Mystery

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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Review: Twelve Slays of Christmas by Jacqueline Frost – Audiobook

Review: Twelve Slays of Christmas by Jacqueline Frost – Audiobook

Twelve Slays of Christmas (A Christmas Tree Farm Mystery #1) by Jacqueline Frost Narrated by Allyson Ryan My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: When Holly White’s fiancé cancels their Christmas Eve wedding with less than two weeks to go, Holly heads home with a broken heart. Lucky for her, home in historic Mistletoe, Maine is magical during Christmastime—exactly what the doctor prescribed. Except her plan to drown her troubles in peppermints and snickerdoodles is upended when local grouch and president of the Mistletoe Historical Society Margaret Fenwick is bludgeoned and left… Read more »

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Review: Murder’s A Witch by Danielle Garrett – Audiobook

Review: Murder’s A Witch by Danielle Garrett – Audiobook

Murder’s a Witch (Beechwood Harbor Magic Mystery #1) by Danielle Garrett Narrated by Amanda Ronconi My Rating: 3 stars Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: Holly Boldt has a secret. Well, technically, she has lots of them. After a scandal uproots her entire life, she is forced to relocate to a halfway house for displaced paranormals. It’s her last shot for a fresh start. But keeping secrets isn’t easy in a town that goes through gossip faster than tissue paper, even for a powerful witch. When a grisly murder rocks the small town of… Read more »

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Review: Silent Bud Deadly by H.Y. Hanna

Review: Silent Bud Deadly by H.Y. Hanna

Silent Bud Deadly (The English Cottage Garden Mysteries #2) by H.Y. Hanna My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Cozy Mystery Age Category: Adult Type of romance: MF Blurb: A new British cozy mystery series from USA Today bestselling author H.Y. Hanna! Poppy never imagined she’d move to the English countryside and fall in love with a smug, demanding, ginger-haired male. Of course, that was before she discovered that she’d inherited a cottage garden nursery, and before she met a certain talkative orange cat named Oren. Now she’s embracing a new life filled with rambling roses, scented herbs, warm summer days… and… Read more »

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