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.
“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
“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.”
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.
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.”