Sarah James is a medical intern in San Francisco living in a pre-war building in Pacific Heights. Overworked and often exhausted, Sarah enjoys her neighbors who are mostly senior citizens.
“With a diverse and colorful cast of characters, and two very challenging crimes to solve, The Empty Birdcage is a delightful telling of the relationship between a pair of siblings
“a lip-smacking light mystery flavored with lovable characters and Southern charm that readers of cozies will devour along with the scrumptious recipes included at the end.”
“Buzzelli presents a good story with lots of twists and turns but enough clues to keep the reader turning the page to meet the next part of the conundrum.”
Donna Andrews has done it again: served up another amusing and intelligent adventure in her Meg Langslow cozy mystery series—now up to volume 25.
“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.
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
“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.
“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.”