Category Mystery and Suspense

The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman

My favorite septuagenarian sleuth quartet is back! The second installment of The Thursday Murder Club series is set about a couple of months after four friends from the Coopers Chase Retirement Village; Joyce, Elizabeth, Ron, and Ibrahim, solve their first murder mysteries. Now that the excitement from the murders has died down, it seems like […]

The Bone Code by Kathy Reichs

This is going to be a short review as I’m not sure where I stand with this book. Although The Bone Code can be read as a standalone, it is the twentieth book in the Temperance (Tempe) Brennan series. This is the series that inspired the TV show Bones, which is how I became interested in it. The Bone […]

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

This is one of the most gratifying modern crime novels I have read in a while. As you may know, crime is my go-to genre whenever I want a quick and easy read. Nowadays, I tend to pick the classics as I feel they have a cozy vibe to them that is missing in most […]

The Killings at Kingfisher Hill by Sophie Hannah

This year marked the 130th birthday of Agatha Christie, and to coincide with her birthday, William Morrow published the fourth installment of the New Hercule Poirot Mysteries written by Sophie Hannah. I usually avoid series that get continued after the death of the original author, but I made an exception for this as my friends […]

Redemption Point by Candice Fox

Two years ago before Ted Conkaffey’s life was turned upside down by the accusation that he had abducted thirteen-year-old Claire Bingley, raped her and left her to die in the woods, he was a narcotics cop who had just welcomed a baby daughter into the world with his wife, Kelly. Ted had been accused because […]

Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny

After receiving a mysterious letter from a notary who had been dead for six-months, Armand Gamache, the suspended head of the Sûreté du Québec arrives at a rundown farmhouse in a secluded area on a snowy evening. There Armand finds out that he along with Myrna Landers, his neighbour in Three Pines and Benedict Pouliot, […]

Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear

Sweet Little Lies has been on several most anticipated summer reading lists, so I was very excited to read it. It has an intriguing premise too. Cat Kinsella is a police detective based in London who seems to be somewhat stuck in her life. During a family visit to Ireland when Cat was eight-years-old, Maryanne […]

She Was the Quiet One by Michele Campbell

Bel and Rose Enright are twin sisters, but they couldn’t be more different from each other. Bel takes after their mom, so she is a dreamer and a stunner who turns heads around wherever she goes. Next to Bel, Rose is just plain looking, but what she lacks in looks, she makes up for with […]

See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

Lizzie Borden took an axe And gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, She gave her father forty-one. Sarah Schmidt’s debut See What I Have Done begins on August 4th in 1892 at Fall River, Massachusetts, soon after the body of Andrew Borden, a wealthy manufacturer/ entrepreneur is discovered by […]

Date with Malice by Julia Chapman

When it comes to contemporary mysteries, I prefer stories that take place in cities as opposed to villages so I wasn’t sure if Date with Malice set in a village in Yorkshire Dales would be my cup of tea. But when I started reading it I found it irresistible! It begins with Alice Shepherd, a […]

Lost Books and Old Bones by Paige Shelton

Lost Books and Old Bones is the third volume in Scottish Bookshop Mystery series. I haven’t read the previous two books in the series, but it didn’t matter because Lost Books and Old Bones could be read as a standalone novel. The heroine of Scottish Bookshop Mystery series is Delaney Nichols. Delaney is an American […]

Lullaby Road by James Anderson

Isn’t it vexing to pick a book only to realize it is a sequel! That’s what happened to me with Lullaby Road by James Anderson. 😐 People who have read the prequel The Never-Open Diner say Lullaby Road can be considered a standalone novel, but that was not my experience! I didn’t have a clue […]