Category Archives: crime

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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Madam Tulip and Knave of Hearts by David Ahern

I was sent a complimentary copy of this one by the author in return for an honest review – thank you very much! Synopsis: What should you do if you are an actress and your theater all of a sudden … Continue reading

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And Only to Deceive (Lady Emily 01) by Tasha Alexander

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Emily agreed to wed Philip, the Viscount Ashton, primarily to escape her overbearing mother. Philip’s death while on safari soon after their wedding left Emily feeling little grief, for she barely knew the dashing stranger. But her … Continue reading

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Six of Crows (Six of Crows 01) by Leigh Bardugo

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams. But to claim it, he’ll have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist: Break into the notorious Ice Court (a military stronghold that has never … Continue reading

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Ice Blue (Black Ice 03) by Anne Stuart

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Museum curator Summer Hawthorne considered the exquisite ice-blue ceramic bowl given to her by her beloved Japanese nanny a treasure of sentimental value—until somebody tried to kill her for it. The priceless relic is about to ignite … Continue reading

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Madam Tulip by David Ahern

I got a complimentary copy of this one from the author in exchange for an honest review – thank you very much! Synopsis (from Goodreads): Suspense, mystery, action, a little romance and lots of laughs Out-of-work actress Derry O’Donnell is … Continue reading

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Warped Ambition (A Jo Riskin Mystery Book One) by Debbie S. Tenbrink

I got a complimentary copy of this one from the author in exchange for an honest review – thank you very much! Synopsis (from Goodreads): When the battered body of a teenage girl is found in a dumpster, Lieutenant Jo … Continue reading

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Mini review: The Restorer (Graveyard Queen 01) by Amanda Stevens

Synopsis:  Amelia is a cemetery restorer who can see ghosts. Still seeing is one thing, interacting with them quite another. Her father has warned her time and again against acknowledging ghosts or being in company of people haunted by them … Continue reading

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Drood by Dan Simmons

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Drood… is the name and nightmare that obsesses Charles Dickens for the last five years of his life. On June 9, 1865, Dickens and his mistress are secretly returning to London, when their express train hurtles over … Continue reading

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Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs 01) by Richard K. Morgan

Synopsis: Twenty fifth century, Earth. A rich, influential man called Laurens Bancroft has been killed – or killed himself – in his own house. However, with his consciousness being carefully stored and updated every 48 h, he was promptly downloaded … Continue reading

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