“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.
"Thin Ice is primed for a sequel."
“The premise that Graves lays out for her readers is a good one. The writing? Not to be unkind, but Graves could have used a good editor.”
“The story is a good cozy read, and the reader will be challenged to ride along with the characters and try to learn who the criminal is before Sammy does.
“a very interesting novel in which the concept of the discovery of a missing child’s remains giving closure to the family is a cogent one in today’s society.”
“Released on the day of Holmes’ 166th birthday, this book is for any reader who likes Sherlock Holmes, whether a dyed-in-the-wool devotee of the Great Detective or merely
Sheila Connolly has been a busy writer, cranking out five series since 2008, along with novels and short stories. This new book is volume 8 in her County Cork Mysteries.
“This is a fun book to read. It moves quickly and logically in spite of the many clues Penney throws in Iris’ path.
“add this fine reissue of The Bellamy Trial to your reading list.
“the storyline is strong and suspense is maintained throughout this fast-paced novel, but one would have hoped for more from Coes for the first book in a new series.”
“Once it was the custom on Christmas Eve to tell ghost stories.