Montmartre Mysteries by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen book review

Montmartre Mysteries by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen is book 8 in the  Winemaker Detective Series. Wine expert and amateur detective Benjamin Cooker travels to Paris to care for some unexpected vineyards nestled in Montmartre. The attempted murder of Arthur, an old friend, springs the detective and his assistant Virgile into action. Their investigation driven by Arthur’s past in the Foreign Legion leads to unexpected places from Djibouti to Côte du Rhône

Double Dog Dare by Gretchen Archer Audiobook Review

Double Dog Dare by Gretchen Archer is book 7 in the Davis Way Crime Caper Series. You can read this as a standalone book, I have not read the rest of the series and I did not feel like I missed anything. Davis Way Cole is the head of security for the Bellissimo Resort and Casino in Biloxi Mississippi. For Davis life is great she has a loving husband, wonderful

The Mystery of Alice by Lee Bacon Audiobook Review

The Mystery of Alice by Lee Bacon is an Audible original mystery and thriller audiobook aimed at teens and young adults. Emily Poe has won a full scholarship to the exclusive Audyn school in Manhattan. She thought the elaborate test by the mysterious Leopold Foundation to get into the school would be her biggest challenge, but it turns out that getting in was only the first hurdle and not everything is

The Case of the Missing Will by Agatha Christie Book Review

The Case of the Missing Will is a short story by Agatha Christie first published in the Poirot Investigates anthology. If you are looking for a fun, mystery read without any murder or violence this book hits the nail on the head. Violet Marsh was orphaned at a young age and was raised by her uncle Andrew Marsh, while the two loved each other they were often at odds over Violet’s

The Other Side of Forestlands Lake by Carolyn Elizabeth Review

The Other Side of Forestlands Lake by Carolyn Elizabeth is a second-chance romance enrobed in a suspenseful, paranormal mystery. Willa Dunford is a popular YA author who is returning with her troubled younger sister, Nicole, to her family cabin at Forestland Lake that was the site of a tragedy that broke up her family many years ago. During her stay, she is reunited with her childhood best friend and first

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith - Book Review

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith is the first book in a 19 book cozy mystery series. Imagine if Agatha Christie set her Miss Marple series in Botswana, that’s exactly what you get with this book and the rest of the series. This first novel in Alexander McCall Smith’s widely acclaimed The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series tells the story of the delightfully shrewd and

Friends of the Dusk by Phil Rickman

Friends of the Dusk by Phil Rickman is the 13th book in the Merrily Watkins series. This is a mystery series in the style of a police procedural or mystery novel but with an exorcist instead of some kind of detective as the protagonist. If you haven’t read any of the series I’d highly recommend that you start from the beginning, while I’m sure the books are still enjoyable on

Toucan Keep a Secret: A Meg Langslow Mystery by Donna Andrews

Toucan Keep a Secret by Donna Andrews is part of the Meg Langslow series of cozy mysteries. although this is number 23 in the series and I have not had the pleasure of reading its predecessors I was able to thoroughly enjoy this as a stand-alone book and will be checking out the rest of the series. Meg Langslow is an artisan blacksmith is volunteering at the local Episcopalian church

The Punishment she Deserves by Elizabeth George

The Punishment She Deserves by Elizabeth George is the latest release from the Detective Lynely series (book 17 in the series). In this book, Elizabeth George follows the lead of Agatha Christie in creating a complex mystery with a large cast of characters that keep pulling at the intertwining threads until you start to see that all these people are connected in a sinister cover-up in a crime that few

A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie

A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie is a Miss Marple novel and one of Christie’s later works. I thought that I had read most of the Miss Marple series and I was delighted when this book popped up as a recommendation on my Facebook feed. No surprise that I went and bought it immediately. In this book, we join Miss Marple at the Golden Palm resort on St Honoré a