“The crafting . . . is superb . . .”
Sentient animals are tricky to characterize in novels without making them cartoonish.
“Brushes aside the extraneous and immediately takes the reader into the investigation and the array of characters and motives with no wasted verbiage.”
“The interchange between Gwen and Iris is worth the price of admission. It is a laugh out loud escapade that would fit perfectly on British Channel 4.”
“Jessica Fletcher experiences numerous crises, a lot of tension, and a multitude of unexpected events as she falls down this rabbit hole while investigating two murders and attempting to pr
“As the 24th novel in this long-running series, Bitter Brew is a welcome entry in which Savannah Reid’s detecting skills shine.”
“If the other stories in this series are this enjoyable, they all belong in the reader’s library.”
“Trouble on the Books is a charming cozy mystery populated with delightful people.”
“A slow, rich novel of a distant time and a man who is ‘Othered’ in most aspects of his life.”
Spoiler alert: The new Joanne Fluke mystery provides answers to the last few. Read the others first, or plunge into this one and suffer the consequences.
“It’s a foregone conclusion that adults picking up The Golden Tresses of the Dead are sneakily opening up the book on their own, under the covers at night.”
At first read, Diane A. S. Stuckart’s new book Fool’s Moon is a questionable read, with most of the story written from a cat’s point of view.
“sure to whet the appetites of whodunit lovers. Set with colorful and charming characters, the plot offers a bit of humor . . .”
Mary Higgins Clark readers know exactly what they are going to get.
“A comedy of criminal errors with a Monty Pythonesque flavor, written with the author’s tongue firmly implanted in cheek.”
The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series is in its 20th year, and the 19th novel is The Colors of All the Cattle. For fans of the series, the new book doesn’t disappoint.
Fans of the Murder, She Wrote TV series and made for TV movies will enjoy Murder, She Wrote: Manuscript for Murder. It takes the reader right back to where the series left off, wi
“From the decadence of high-society balls, to the swankiness of Belmont horse racing, murder and scandals abound.”
“a slow-paced chronicle of abduction and murder with some very dramatic high points giving the victim’s point of view”
“an example of a single event taking precedence over a more monumental one.”
“Though these provincially-based stories aren’t true ‘culinary mysteries,’ the reader will have the vicarious delight of seeing a crime solved and becoming a gourmand in the process.”
For fans of the TV series, Murder, She Wrote, this latest entry in the written series by the same name has everything they will need to travel back in time and revisit Cabot Cove.
“a tale of how a single decision can change a life—or end it forever.”
Con Lehane, in his recent mystery Murder in the Manuscript Room has enough twists and turns to keep any reader interested.
Alyssa Maxwell’s A Devious Death is the third in her A Lady and Lady’s Maid Mysteries.