Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Gilbraith (J.K.Rowling)

I was quite surprised, I thought this was going to be like the normal everyday Private Investigator detective story, But I was wrong.Cormoran Strike has a complicated life with a business getting ready to go bust. This was a well written storyline with strong characters.When the supermodel death fell into his lap, his assistant Robin and Cormoran finally get to the bottom of this in a surprising manner. **This was given to me in return for an honest review***

Murder and Mendlesoon by Kerry Garland

This was my first Phryne Fisher mystery that I have read and quite honestly I found it quite boring. I found it stuffed with to much information about her household and how she converted a gay man to straight, and the drawn out descriptions of choir rehearsal ***I received this book in exchange for an honest review****.

The Red Swollen Sun by Matthew McBride

This book tells the story of the criminal element and drug dealers in Missouri. He wrote about the trailers that were used as meth labs and how these cookers could outsmart the police who did their best but there just was not enough of them. The characters,language and the region was so realistic. This book held my attention and I finished it in 3 days. I will certainly read more by Mr. McBride. ***This book was givent to me in exchange for an honest review***

Scotch rising by S.J. Garland

Captain Dalton just returned to England from the New World after being imprisoned. The history of this is slowly brought to light, he is then sent to Scotland to be the excise tax man, This was a refreshing story of Scotland, a big difference from England or America. The characters were well written as was the storyline. I enjoyed this book immensely . ***I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review***

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Bleiberg Project by David Khara

From the beginning I was engrossed by this book. Jeremy Corbin is a trader on Wall Street, he has been depressed and drinking quite a bit because of an accident in which he killed a young child. He learns his father is not who he thought he was. He was informed by CIA that his father was killed. He is given a Nazi medallion and put on a plane to Zurich accompanied by a female CIA agent who is quite beautiful. His mother is killed in a suspicious accident and they are being followed by a Mossad agent. Everything happens during the second world war and continues through present day. This is a well written plot with believable and great characters. ****I received this book from the publisher in return for an honest review*****

Murder at Mullings by Dorothy Cannell

Florence Norris is 14 years old when she begins at Mullings as a kitchen maid. The story gives background information of all the characters in a way you really get to know them. The storyline takes place over many years and begins with a suspected murder but can never be proved, the start of the story is in 1900. If you enjoy cozy mysteries in the countryside and a historical background you will love this book. ***I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review****

Who You Calling Silly by Kimberly R Lock

Overall this is a good book for those women who want to live by the beliefs of the Bible. I myself believe there is a higher being, but I think it should be a personal thing, this is more of a self help book. This author knows her biblical principles and is well organized in her writing and it is not boring. I would recommend this book to anyone looking to read a spiritual book. ****I received this book in exchange for an honest review****

Friday, June 13, 2014

Grand Cru Heist by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noel Balen

Another Benjamin Cooker,Winemaker Mystery. Benjamin is an extraordinary winemaker turned gentleman detective. Benjamin is car jacked,beaten and had his precious Mercedes is stolen along with his briefcase containing all his notes and comments about wines he has tasted. While he is recuperating at an all but empty resort, he reads about certain wines being stolen and people being murdered. He meets a guest who comes to stay for a few nights whom he finds he likes very much,but thing are not what they seem. This was finely written mystery with believable characters. I want to read more of the Winemakers Mystery series. *** I received this book from the publisher in return for an honest review****

Nightmare in Burgundy by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noel Balen

Benjamin Cooker is a winemaker turned sleuth. He is at a wine tasting event when people start being murdered with graffiti being left at the scene. Each saying contained a bible verse, Benjamin goes to his old friend the priest who helps him to try to figure it out. Although a short book its storyline was well developed and had good characters. I can not wait to read more of the Winemakers Mysteries. ***I received this book from the publisher in return for and honest reveiw*****