Dreamland by Nancy Bilyeau Book Review

Dreamland by Nancy Bilyeau is a historical thriller set on the Brooklyn shore during the gilded age. Twenty-year-old heiress Peggy Batternberg would rather spend her summer working in a Manhattan bookshop rather than socialising with her family and the moneyed elite on the shore. However, it’s 1911 and her late father’s debt means that Peggy needs to tow the line and join the family for the summer as her sister is

Daughters of the Lake by Wendy Webb Book Review

Daughters of the Lake by Wendy Webb is a moody gothic suspense novel that will keep you hooked by the folklore. Recovering from the shambles of her divorce Kate Granger retreats to her parent’s home on Lake Superior. Instead of the relaxing, recuperative environment she was expecting, her break from the stress of her life is destroyed when she discovers the corpses of a dead women and infant on the

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

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