Category Archives: mystery

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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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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Late Whitsun by Jasper Kent

I’ve been sent a complimentary copy of this ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review – thank you very much! Synopsis: Brighton, 1938. Charlie ‘Big Bad’ Woolf thought it would be easy money, and there’s precious little … Continue reading

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Hold Your Breath (Search and Rescue 01) by Katie Ruggle

Synopsis (from Goodreads): In the remote Rocky Mountains, lives depend on the Search & Rescue brotherhood. But in a place this far off the map, trust is hard to come by and secrets can be murder… As the captain of … Continue reading

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Claws of the Cat (Shinobi Mysteries 01) by Susan Spann

Synopsis (from Goodreads): When a retired samurai is brutally murdered in a Kyoto teahouse, master shinobi (Japanese ninja) Hiro Hattori has just three days to find the killer. If he doesn’t, the dead man’s vengeful son promises to kill both … Continue reading

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Full Circle by Kevin E. Hatt

I got a complimentary copy of this one from the author in exchange for an honest review – thank you very much! Official synopsis When asked to look into the death of a man in a town known for pagan … Continue reading

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The Crook Factory by Dan Simmons

Synopsis (from Goodreads): In 1942, at the height of World War II, the famous writer Ernest Hemingway sought permission from the U.S. government to operate a spy ring out of his house in the Cuban countryside. This much is true… … Continue reading

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The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard

Lovely Melfka recommended this one to me – thank you very much, you rock! Synopsis (from Goodreads): Paris has survived the Great Houses War – just. Its streets are lined with haunted ruins, Notre-Dame is a burnt-out shell, and the … Continue reading

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