“the required tension-filled dénouement is well done and keeps the final pages turning.”
“High emotion is balanced by high intellect and a high level of craft, revealing an author at the top of her game.”
"‘The surreal, nightmare quality of the scene dissolved, and I saw only Joanna, impossibly still and silent.’"
“If the story followed the traditional journey of a cozy, the premise would be a good one.
“Similar in pace and tenderness to the Ladies’ Detective Agency mysteries of Alexander McCall Smith, this mystery fits neatly into the traditional mold, providing an enjoyable read that’s i
“Hirahara’s careful plotting and easy style help to create vibrant characters and a vivid picture of life for Japanese-Americans at a particularly difficult time.”
Once again Donna Andrews takes readers to Caerphilly, Virginia, in this cozy mystery series that’s loaded with quirky characters and weird yet credible crimes.
“A powerful story encased in an even more powerful narration in which love and cruelty rise, intermingle, and become the same.”
“Deadly Delights moves along at warp speed, and just when the reader thinks s/he knows who the killer is, Walker throws a speed bump on the highway.”
“Gilbert presents a good story, a fast read, and enough clues, red herrings, foreshadowings, and questions to keep the pages turning.”
“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