Posts Categorized: Mystery

Review: Amanda Lester and the Purple Rainbow Puzzle by Paula Berinstein

Review: Amanda Lester and the Purple Rainbow Puzzle by Paula Berinstein

Amanda Lester and the Purple Rainbow Puzzle (Amanda Lester, Detective #3) by Paula Berinstein Blurb: Purple rainbows, a mysterious crypt, and pots of gold . . . Things are not going well for Amanda and the secret detective school. A priceless artifact has disappeared, a dangerous hacker is manipulating matter, and zombies are being seen all over the Lake District. Then the real trouble starts. When her cousins go missing and her friend Clive is kidnapped, Amanda is forced to turn to someone she’d rather not deal with: her old boyfriend Scapulus Holmes. But then he vanishes too. Now’s she’s… Read more »

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Review: Tea with Milk and Murder by H.Y. Hanna

Review: Tea with Milk and Murder by H.Y. Hanna

Tea with Milk and Murder (Oxford Tearoom Mysteries #2) by H.Y. Hanna Blurb; While at an Oxford cocktail party, tearoom owner Gemma Rose overhears a sinister conversation minutes before a University student is fatally poisoned. Could there be a connection? And could her best friend Cassie’s new boyfriend have anything to do with the murder? Gemma decides to start her own investigation, helped by the nosy ladies from her Oxfordshire village and her old college flame, CID detective Devlin O’Connor. But her mother is causing havoc at Gemma’s quaint English tearoom and her best friend is furious at her snooping…… Read more »

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Review: A Scone to Die for by H.Y. Hanna

Review: A Scone to Die for by H.Y. Hanna

A Scone to Die For (Oxford Tearoom Mysteries #1) by H.Y. Hanna Blurb: When an American tourist is murdered with a scone in Gemma Rose’s quaint Oxfordshire tearoom, she suddenly finds herself apron-deep in a mystery involving long-buried secrets from Oxford’s past. Armed with her insider knowledge of the University and with the help of four nosy old ladies from the village (not to mention a cheeky little tabby cat named Muesli), Gemma sets out to solve the mystery—all while dealing with her matchmaking mother and the return of her old college love, Devlin O’Connor, now a dashing CID detective…. Read more »

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Review: The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum by Kirsten Weiss

Review: The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum by Kirsten Weiss

The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum (A Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum Mystery #1) by Kirsten Weiss Blurb: When Maddie Kosloski’s career flatlines, she retreats to her wine-country hometown for solace and cheap rent. Railroaded into managing the local paranormal museum, she’s certain the rumors of its haunting are greatly exaggerated. But a new ghost may be on the loose. A fresh corpse in the museum embroils Maddie in murders past and present. With her high school bully as one of the officers in charge, Maddie doubts justice will be served. When one of her best friends is arrested, she’s certain it… Read more »

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Review: The Semester of Our Discontent by Cynthia Kuhn

Review: The Semester of Our Discontent by Cynthia Kuhn

My To-Be Read List is a meme hosted by Because Reading is Better Than Real Life where at the beginning of the month visitors can choose which book I’ll be reading this month. On the first saturday of a month the poll will be up, then on the second saturday of the month I’ll announce the book that won and on the last saturday of the month I’ll post my review of the book. The Semester of Our Discontent (Lila Maclean Mystery #1) by Cynthia Kuhn Blurb: English professor Lila Maclean is thrilled about her new job at prestigious Stonedale… Read more »

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Review: Amanda Lester and the Orange Crystal Crisis by Paula Berinstein

Review: Amanda Lester and the Orange Crystal Crisis by Paula Berinstein

Amanda Lester and the Orange Crystal Crisis (Amanda Lester, Detective #2) by Paula Berinstein Blurb: If only Sherlock Holmes’s great-great-grandson weren’t such a dork . . . There’s a new student at the Legatum Continuatum School for the Descendants of Famous Detectives and Amanda is supposed to work with him. Scapulus Holmes is a descendant of the great Sherlock and he’s crazy about her. Unfortunately she thinks he’s a dork and would rather die than have anything to do with him. But when the kids discover a dead body encrusted with strange living crystals, Amanda realizes she needs Holmes’s help…. Read more »

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Review: Yarned and Dangerous by Sadie Hartwell

Review: Yarned and Dangerous by Sadie Hartwell

Yarned and Dangerous (Tangled Web Mystery #1) by Sadie Hartwell Blurb: Time has not been kind to sleepy Dorset Falls, Connecticut, where an erstwhile resident is hoping to bring a tattered yarn shop back to life—but with a murderer on the loose, the whole town is in knots… Josie Blair left Dorset Falls twelve years ago in hopes of making it big in New York City. But after earning an overpriced master’s degree and getting fired by a temperamental designer, she finds herself heading back to her hometown. Her great-uncle was injured in a car accident, and newly unemployed Josie… Read more »

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