Monday, November 30, 2015
The novel was based in Las Vegas. It had a mix of magic and mystery. The mystery is how did the magician die in front of an audience including his ex wife and son. It was an easy and fun read. ***I received this book in return for an honest review***
I do enjoy historical mystery novels. The language was not exactly of the Elizabethan age it seemed to be to much like present day language and it did not seem to be of the proper times. ***I received this book in exchange for an honest review***
Friday, November 20, 2015
This was a fun and one of the best Blackford Oakes CIA operatives books. He is sent to Great Britain to track down a spy who is giving nuclear secrets to the Soviets this was a well written, fun and good character mysteries. I do wish it was still in print. ***I received this book in return for an honest review ***
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Sunday, October 18, 2015
This book keeps you guessing until the very end. Set in Butte,Montana it describes the beautiful scenery, mystery and intrigue. The author gives insight into the mental health system, it is also a well written story line and fine characters. ***I received this book in return for an honest review***
Saturday, August 29, 2015
When Daniela Dunn must go back to Verona,Italy after he playboy father dies in a racing accident. She did not want to go back to her childhood home because she was terrified to go to it, the house held secrets and bad memories. An interesting story line and good characters. ***I received this book in exchange for an honest review***
Lt. Commander Owen Bradwell returns to London to have his sight checked because he has gone color blind. While in London an old friend assigns him a special mission, he is sent to spy on a spy. Excellent story line and interesting characters. ***I received this book in exchange for an honest review***
Friday, August 28, 2015
This is the first Van In, the Belgian Police Commissioner. He usually works with the deputy Prosecutor, who happens to be his wife. In this case a young girl finds a bone while playing in her backyard and it happens to be human. Good story line and interesting characters, it was fun finding out about the Belgian culture and hearing about the type of food they eat. ***I received this book in exchange for an honest review***
Benjamin is back with Virgile this time they are estimating the damage done at Armagnac estate by a fire in which the master distiller was also killed. The loss was substantial and the insurance company needs a dollar amount. I found this one as good as the other books I have read in this series,good story line and believable characters. ***I received this book in exchange for an honest review***
Inspector Sloan and Constable Crosby are called in when a nun is found at the bottom of the basement stairs at the Convent of St Anselma. Sloan is very uncomfortable at the Convent and dealing with the other nuns. This was a well written story with a diverse amount of characters. ***I received this book in return for an honest review***
Professor Dominic Halkyn is offered the Book of the Lion written by Geoffery Chaucer, a book everyone had thought this book to be lost so what will he do? Read it to find out. ***I received this book in exchange for an honest review***
Saturday, August 22, 2015
As a reader of many of the Le French Books this was as good as the other of their translations This was a great written story line with perfect characters. I can't wait until the next one comes along. ***I received this book in exchange for an honest review***.
This is another short mystery about a thrift store owner that finds a first edition of an Agatha Christie book signed by the author inscribed to the Queen of England, but then it disappears and she must find it. A good story line and characters. ***I received this book in exchange for an honest review***
A historical mystery based on a vendetta by relatives of the Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith's ancestors. A rare book dealer Michael Bevan hears about an original copy of an early Mormon book but he must get it authenticated. This has a fun story line and good characters. ***This book was given to me in return for and honest review***
Thursday, August 20, 2015
This was a fine and fun novella. If like me you like to go to where the story is based, you will love this book. Good story line and great characters. ***I received this book in return for an honest review***
There are multiple points of view in this book if you don't like that sort of book you might want to pass. I felt the characters needed needed a better history but I was intrigued enough to stay with it. Does anyone really know what happened to Julian Blake? ***I received this book in return for an honest review***
Henry returns to Plumford,Mass. to investigate the disappearance of a conductor on the Underground Railroad and the female slave he was transporting. As his friend Dr. Adam Walker helps as other deaths occur. This was a finely written book with many good characters. ***I received this book in return for an honest review***
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
This was a book written in the form of the 1920's. There were many different cases. It may be a little difficult for some people to get into the book but stick with it, the stories make it get more interesting as it goes along. Good characters and story lines. ***I received this book in return for an honest review***
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
This book has voodoo, a dead wealthy financier found dead in a horrible way and a wife who is crazy. Colin Pendragon and Ethan Pruitt investigate the death and other murders linked to the first death. Well written story line, good characters and a stimulating read. I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
Thomas Potts investigates the death and mutilation of a woman found on a haystack,by a vagrant, she was wearing men's clothes with no identification. He is told that the Devil's Monk killed her and when more deaths occur he must find the culprit and he also must endure his wife leaving him. I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
John Foss has an unexpected accident at the train station, he is helped by another passenger he is invited to a country hose,Bragley Court,where she is a guest. Serious things start to happen like a dog is killed,a painting destroyed and two people are murdered. But you must read it to solve the mystery . I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Benjamin and Virgile are back when a Chinese company hires Benjamin to do an audit to see if the cognac business is worth it to take over. Benjamin meets a former lover and really does not like the family that owns the vineyard so Virgile takes over while Benjamin visits his former lover. This is another well written storyline and of course wonderful characters and a great translation. Bring on the next one!!!! I received this book in exchange for an honest review!!!
This is a collection of seventeen crime stories. These show how authors wrote crime stories in London, they go in order by year. I totally enjoyed them all they were well written with great story lines with both good and bad characters. I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
Benjamin Cooker and his assistant Virgile are back this time they are in the middle of a heat wave and they are visiting vineyards trying yo figure a way to save the grapes. Benjamin's daughter is visiting from the US and goes on a date with a supervisor from one of the vineyards, she is involved in a car accident and Benjamin becomes suspicious and of course the investigation begins. I received this book in exchange for and honest review.
This was a mystery that was never really solved,but it was attention grabbing. It was a narrative written through testimony given by various suspects and professionals. It took me a little longer to read but it was a good book. I received this in exchange for an honest review.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
I really don't usually read many horror books but I decided to try this one. The storyline was scary yet it made you want to keep reading it, the characters were totally believable. It has an ending you would never guess. I received this book in return for an honest review.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Another Jack and Sarah mystery. A man that wrote crossword puzzles for the New York Post and a friend of Sarah's father Michael was found dead by Michael when he went to his friends house for their weekly game of chess. His will stipulates that Jack and Sarah are to watch his heirs while they try to solve a crossword puzzle to win his millions. I received this in return for an honest review!
Thursday, April 30, 2015
This book told the story of two secret societies, the Freemason's and the Thule, one evil and one well known. Inspector Marcus and Jade Zewinski are on the trail of some very sadistic people to try and solve the murders of many people. Then Thule date back to Germany and has some savage rituals. I hope to read the other installments of this series. It had a fine storyline and excellent characters. **This book was given to me in return for a honest review***.
This is the sequel to Judas the Apostle. Cloe and her son J.E. continue the quest to find the "cave of Jars" her father spoke about finding during war. They are joined by people from the Vatican and try to out run the Karik who took the place of the deceased Kolector in trying to find the cave once again in an attempt to bring down the Catholic Church. Once again a good storyline and interesting characters. **I received this book in return for an honest review***
Another Jack and Sarah mystery to solve. This one is at an all girl's school where strange things have been happening. I can't wait to read the next one. ***I received this book in exchange for an honest review***
A young man Henry Feathering who lives in the late 19th century meets and falls in love with Clemency St. James. He was visiting his uncle's home, a house that was in disrepair and an extremely dark place. This was a good novella and I love the Victorian era that it was set in. ***I received this book in exchange for an honest review****
This book tells all the trials and tribulations that the Windors suffered especially Princess Diana. And how it affected Prince William, it also covers some of Kate Middletons history. ***I received this book in return for an honest review***
Friday, April 24, 2015
Judge Pirro has written yet another fine book. ADA Dani Fox is trying to solve a mystery of a serial killer who killed a mob boss's daughter. Keep on writing these fine books your honor. ***I received this book in exchange for an honest review****
A house party at a isolated location, a gang of thieves ,a murder and a family legend. This was a mystery with many twists and turns with some funny moments. This was the first book Albert Campion appears, it is a well written story line and has good characters. I plan to read as many books of Albert Campion as possible. ***I received this book in return for and honest review****
Friday, April 10, 2015
A wonderful fairy tale with Baltic influences about the coming of age tale of a young girl. Jennie the girl has a legacy of supernatural dealings. The book has a fine storyline and likable and magical characters. The book was short but the Russian Fairy tales were very good. ***I received this book in return for an honest review***
This was a cozy mystery set in 1483 and 1484, in Bristol England. This mystery and its characters and events are in the culture and atmosphere of Plantagenet England in a small village starting to celebrate a few weeks of holiday merry making. Good storyline and characters. ***I received this book in exchange for an honest review***
This book was written when the author was only26 years old. The storyline was about an Egyptian tomb that had never been found. The group of eclectic characters that were trying to rob it inserted some humor. This was a fun book with a strange ending. ***I received this book in return for an honest review***
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
I normally enjoy all Victorian England mysteries, but not this one. Campbell Lawless is a wanna be, he gets involved in all sorts of messes. I did manage to read the whole but it was a long read. ***I received this book in exchange for an honest review***
Sunday, March 22, 2015
This was a mystery/adventure with a treasure hunt. Although the clues are easy enough, they have a creative and surprising touches. It was a fun time to travel around the Irish countryside.This has a good storyline and characters that race through abandoned churches, secret passages and empty museums and the characters are truly wonderful. ***I received this book in return for an honest review***
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Dr Clotile Lejeune, an ancient language expert who lives in Seattle and was estranged from her family in Louisiana for the last 25 years. She gets a call from her uncle that her father has been murdered. Her son J.E. and Clotile fly home to bury him and find themselves in a mystery of an oil jar her father had found years ago. A man called the Kolector was an evil man trying to get the jar to prover the Catholic church need to be destroyed. ***I received this book in exchange for an honest review***
Sunday, February 15, 2015
I was not sure what to expect but I knew it would be good if Jon wrote it as I went to school with him. This book tells the story of when the mob was at it best. It has humor,adventure and a kind of love story of cousin for a cousin, I could not put it down as a Hudson County girl,it took me back to the good old days and fond memories. Jon you have created a wonderful book and I think it would make a great movie,keep writing Jon you have a wonderful talent.