Women Sleuths

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“There’s a lot of entertainment in seeing Eliza apply the methods of a fictional detective to the hazards of her dangerous life.

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Author Cherie Priest in her latest cozy novel Flight Risk takes the cozy mystery down a somewhat different path.

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“This skillfully written and well-polished ‘new classic’ mystery is a perfect winter read, ideal for an armchair journey that’s a page-turner without forcing you to check the locks on the w

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“Treasure State is an action-packed page turner, with enough peeks into the minds of the local villains that the threat level to Cassie Dewell rises swiftly.

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“Again, Thomas Kies does not disappoint!”

Who doesn't like a nice, juicy scandal especially when it involves a vain, egotistical, self-centered SOB?

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“A welcome entry in the series, tackling a current crime that will undoubtedly continue its insidious way into the future.”

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“The quality of Ann Cleeves’ writing far surpasses that of the usual police procedural.

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“McCall Smith is an author who sees his characters and their world, fully and tenderly. And that makes for a book that is as comforting to sink into as well-worn armchair.”

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“Fair warning: Lock your doors and turn on ALL the lights before you sit down to read. This book starts out with a bang.”

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“What makes this an exceptionally good read is that Schellman does not distract or deviate from the premise of the story.”

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“For anyone looking for a new cozy this book will be a disappointment.”

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“Part of the fun of any Rizzoli & Isles novel is watching Jane and Maura fit the pieces together to make sense of a puzzle board of clues.

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In this, the 14th title of the Kate Burkholder series, we find Kate, the police chief for Painters Mill, Ohio, visited by the elders of the Amish community of Kishacoquillas Valley, Pennsylvania.

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“It’s easy to get wrapped up in Weaver’s storytelling skills as she carefully unfolds her story.”

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Kali Mähoe, a detective with the Maui Police Department, is summoned to a scene on Lana’i island where a corpse has been found stuffed in a refrigerator that was buried on the grounds of a now defu

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“Schellman’s fans will, no doubt, like Last Call at the Nightingale in spite of it not being her best story.”

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“full of derring-do, luscious descriptions in the cities of England and France, and appealing and not-so-appealing characters.”

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“Lorenzo Carcaterra creates a warm and fuzzy read with a feel-good plot—a cozy mystery in its truest form.”

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“First published in Sweden in 2020, the novel is eerily prescient in its depiction of Russian duplicity and ruthlessness. It even has a nasty thing or two to say about Vladimir Putin . .

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“One of Vic’s friends makes a comment near the end that sums up why this investigator finds her work worth the effort: Max comments, ‘If everyone sat at home watching Netflix, we’d never ha

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“Margolin is a wizard who creates a story that brings all the issues to a neatly trimmed head.”

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“. . . a keeper that could easily end up in someone's private special collection.”

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“Cates provides a story that moves along at a good pace while educating the reader on all thing’s witchery.”

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“Reyes does well when creating her primary characters.

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“The Left-Handed Twin is a disappointment.”

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