Sunday, April 27, 2014

A Murder at Rosamund's Gate by Susanna Calkins

This book was set in 17th century London. A chambermaid who worked for the Hargraves has a fellow maid who is murdered and Lucy's brother was accused and she starts to investigate the facts. A well written and researched story with developed characters and historical facts. I could not put it down until the end. It keeps you guessing as to the ending. ***This book was given free by the publisher in return for an honest review***

Blind Justice by Anne Perry

*** I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review*** This is my first Monk book, my favorites are Thomas and Charlotte Pitt, I can't seem to get enough of them. A well written story in Victorian England. One of Hester Monk's nurses is worried about how much money her father has given to his church's charity. When it is discovered that no charities are getting the money, Pastor Abel Taft is charged in court, where the judge tries to use his influence but fails. I prefer the Pitts over Monk but I do recommend that people decide for themselves.

Ruin Value: A Mystery of the Third Reich by J Sydney Jones

This book was set in Nuremberg,Germany during the famous trials of Nazi war criminals. There is no control over the city , the criminals run wild and the prostitutes are all over the bombed out buildings. The security teams are extremely nervous because there is someone killing GI's in a very horrific way, which brings Nate Morgan, aka Nathan Morgenstern. He is a member of the OSS which has been disbanded by the president. Colonel Geoffrey Adams brings him in to catch the murderer, he thinks he has Col. Adams full support but in truth he does not. This is a well written suspenseful book and the characters are well developed. I highly recommend this book. *** This book was received free in return for an honest review***

The Curse of Malenfor Manor by Ian Mc Chesney

***I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*** From the beginning I was glued to this story until I finished it. The paranormal activity was realistic and could be true happenings. There were some humorous parts such as a ghost changing his clothes. It is a hard book to review because you don't want to give away too much. Suffice it to say I highly recommend this well written and great characters story. I will keep my eyes open for this author and his future works..

City of the Sun by Juliana Maio

This was a wonderful historical fiction novel about life in Egypt during WWII. In Cairo, journalist Mickey Connelly writes articles no one will publish. The Brits want to throw him out of the country, but he meets Bill Donavan the head of the OSS and becomes a spy for the OSS and must find a Jewish scientist, the Americans need him to help build a bomb to end the war. He first meets the sister Maya and not knowing who she is pursues her and falls in love. How will it all end? Read City of the Sun to find out. This was a well developed suspenseful and well developed characters, I loved it. Thanks to Net Galley and Greenleaf Book Group.