Category Archives: contemporary

Author interview and review: Madam Tulip and the Bones of Chance by David Ahern

Today I am hosting David Ahern, the author of Madam Tulip series – welcome and thank you for visiting my humble blog! David very kindly agreed to answer some questions which, I suppose, might explain a bit Madam Tulip magic … Continue reading

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Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

Product info (from Goodreads): Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace: he has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You’d like to get to know Grace better. But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are … Continue reading

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It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover

Synopsis: SOMETIMES THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU IS THE ONE WHO HURTS YOU THE MOST Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from … Continue reading

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The Burgas Affair by Ellis Shuman

I got a complimentary copy of this one from the author in exchange for an honest review. Product info: It is a story which contains some reality: the terrorist attack at Burgas Airport in 2012, during which five Israeli tourists … Continue reading

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Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles 01) by Ilona Andrews

Product info (from Goodreads): On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest … Continue reading

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Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach

Synopsis: When Leila discovers the Web site Red Pill, she feels she has finally found people who understand her. A sheltered young woman raised by her mother, Leila has often struggled to connect with the girls at school; but on … Continue reading

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The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon

Synopsis (from Goodreads): For sixty years, Jewish refugees and their descendants have prospered in the Federal District of Sitka, a “temporary” safe haven created in the wake of revelations of the Holocaust and the shocking 1948 collapse of the fledgling … Continue reading

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The City and the City by China Mieville

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad finds deadly conspiracies beneath a seemingly routine murder. From the decaying Beszel, he joins detective Qussim Dhatt in rich vibrant Ul Qoma, and both are enmeshed in a sordid … Continue reading

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The Wings of the Sphinx by Andrea Camilleri (Inspector Montalbano 11)

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Food, love, and murder-Sicilian style-in the gripping eleventh installment of The New York Times bestselling Montalbano mystery series. Things are not going well for Inspector Salvo Montalbano. His relationship with Livia is once again on the rocks … Continue reading

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Malice by Keigo Higashino

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Acclaimed bestselling novelist Kunihiko Hidaka is found brutally murdered in his home on the night before he’s planning to leave Japan and relocate to Vancouver. His body is found in his office, a locked room, within his … Continue reading

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