Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sunblind by Michael McBride

One member of the US Border Patrol finds a woman in the desert with three words carved in her chest. He enlists the help of the border patrols two best trackers to find the rest of the pack crossing the border, they trek across the hot dry desert trying to uncover the evil that has taken many lives. This is a well written book with realistic places and characters. ***I received this book in exchange for an honest review***

The Bone Church by Victoria Dougherty

This book is like two stories melted into one, they both involve Felix and Magdalena who happens to be Jewish during WWII. It incorporates the resistance fighters and a assassination plot. This author chronicles the lives and difficulties for Jews,Czechs and the gypsies under Nazi's occupation. The bone church is a small Roman Catholic chapel in Sedec in the Czech Republic , which keeps the bones from skeletons which are arranged to form furniture and decorations. This was a well written story which wonderfully created characters. ***This book was received in exchange for an honest review***

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Death and the Olive Grove by Marco Vichi

This book was another Inspector Bordelli translated by Stephen Sartarelli a superb translator. This is about Italy trying to rebuild from the destruction made by WWII. A finely written story and completely memorable characters that are treated with compassion and warmth. ***This book was received in exchange for an honest review***

The Clock Strikes Twelve by Patricia Wentworth

At a New Year's Eve celebration hosted by James Paradine he makes an announcement that something has been stolen from him and must be returned to him by midnight. The entire family is in shock at midnight when James is found dead. Miss Silver is called in to find the killer. This is a well written cozy mystery and has a cast of characters that any of them could have been the murderer. ***This book was received in exchange for an honest review.***

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Dead Five's Pass by Colin F. Barnes

I am so glad I decided to try this author's work, it had me captured from the start. A story about two volunteer mountain rescuers who had a failed relationship, they have to join forces to try and rescue four climbers who have stumbled on some strange happenings in a newly discovered cave. This was a well written plot with likeable characters. I would recommend this book to everyone, I read this in one sittings. ***I received this book in an exchange for an honest review***

Hardcastle's Quartet by Graham Ison

A constable finds a dead woman in the basement stairway of her home, she is Georgina Cheney the wife of a Naval Commander. As DDI Ernest Hardcastle starts to investigate with his assistant Detective Sergeant Charles Marriot, as the investigation goes forward more murders are discovered and some very strange happenings start. This is a very well written book with a fine plot and cast of characters. I enjoyed this book immensely and would highly recommend it as a wonderful read. ***I received this book in exchange for an honest review.***

Ash and Bone by Lisa Von Biela

I think this could have been turned into a full length novel, I finished it in one day. Eileen Maroni goes to Cromwell Bay for a new life and she buys an abandoned hotel, she cleans it up and opens, but from the start people are complaining about the goings on in Room #8. The only thing that really disappointed me was the great build up and then the let down at the end. I love this author as I have also read the Janus Legacy and enjoyed it immensely. ***I received this book in return for an honest review***

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Broken Sigil by William Meikle

Joe Conner is an internal affairs officer who has to investigate the death of his former partner and it seems another cop is the murderer. As Joe gets further along in the investigation things get very weird. I found this to be a well written book with good characters. ***I received this book in exchange for an honest review***

The Black Church by Toby Tate

There is not much I can say without giving away the plot and the story away. I can say that rugs can be dangerous. It was a fast read and enjoyable. It had fine characters and a good storyline. ***I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

The Janus Legacy by Lisa Von Biela

When Jeremy Magnusson inherits SomaGene after his father Ivan dies, he discovers that his father was secretly trying to find a cure for Crohns disease that Jeremy suffers from. This make Jeremy really dig down to make some moral decisions. This was one of the few medical thrillers that I truly enjoyed reading. It has a believable storyline and realistic characters. ***I received this book in exchange for an honest review***