“As cozies go, this one is on top of the list. A quick read, a strong protagonist, good characters, and strong writing.”
“a fascinating novel, filled with facts about life in the fin-de-siècle of the Victorian Era, of the niche of women during that time, social comme
“a captivating story that leads to an emotional but satisfying bittersweet ending.”
“In They’re Gone, the ‘weaker sex’ is by no means weak. At all.”
“The two women provide a welcome humorous touch as they guide us through their world.”
“Full of British humor as well as a wealth of description of Brighton in the late Fifties, Murder by Milk Bottle is the best of the Constable Twitten novels thus far—at least until
“In spite of a few weak spots, for those who enjoy a cozy with its fast read, this one works. All things considered—a good read for a chilly weekend indoors.”
“Mma Ramotswe and her allies practice that love of land and courtesy to each other in gently amusing ways that eventually resolve the mysteries, potential crimes, and tensions of their live
“As cozies go, this one is well written with some good twists and turns to keep the reader turning the page.”
“Viewed as a ‘debut novel’ by R. W. Green, Hot to Trot is a fine first showing.
“Osman has done an outstanding job of bringing his characters to life and making them as individual as if they were real.”
“Gates does a particularly good job of setting clues and red herrings for the reader to deal with and ties up all the loose ends.”
As the Christmas season and the dead of winter commences in Lake Eden, MN, Hannah Swensen is busy making goodies at her shop, The Cookie Jar.
“The denouement ties life, love, and mystery together, as all excellent murder mysteries do.”
“If you enjoy timing your books to the seasons, Byron’s Halloween-themed Cajun mystery is a must-read for this time of year, an enjoyable spin through the kind of sensible, clue-laden plott
“restful yet stimulating reading . . .”
“Close enough to Christie’s own style that the reader could segue from Murder on the Orient Express into this present novel without a stumble.”
“Blackburn has created a clever mystery that follows a direct path to revelations about the killer, as well as Summer’s growth and acceptance of her inheritance—a bookstore that she never l
“the story is a deep dive into human psychology and the eternal battle between good and evil.
“Mums and Mayhem is light reading as mysteries go and lacks vibrancy in the romantic strand so typical of this subgenre of ‘cozy’ mysteries, but it embraces a char
“This is a perfect mystery for summer beach reading—or for motivating yourself to plan a Key West vacation—as long as you can stay clear of the business end of a chef’s knife or heavy-duty
“Anna Gerard’s cozy mystery, Peachy Scream, is a fun read. . . . Her writing style flows easily with some humor sprinkled throughout the story.”
“Love will have its way and murder will out, but it’s a harrowing and dangerous experience for the Kentucky heiress and her noble intended, with plenty of false clues and mysterious diversi
You don’t need to love dogs to love this book. You just have to love and respect animals and enjoy police procedurals.
In Essie Lang’s second book in her Castle Bookshop Mystery series, Death on the Page, protagonist Shelby Cox is settling into life as the co-owner, with her aunt Edie, of Bayside Books.