Mystery

B+
Aunty Lee's Delights

I spent two short, wonderful holidays in Singapore, and my fond memories of the city revolve largely around its magnificent and diverse food scene. Aunty Lee’s Delights is a worthy mystery tribute to one of the world’s finest cities for eating. Aunty Lee is thoroughly kaypoh, ...

B-
Off the Grid

After reading the first Monkeewrench book back in 2003, I couldn’t stop recommending the book with its brooding atmosphere, exceptional characters, and brilliant plotting. I faithfully followed the series though book four – released in 2006. However,by that time my enthusiasm had started to wan ...

B
Leader of the Pack

Since I know that romance readers read many other genres and also that many of you are pet and mystery lovers, I decided to review David Rosenfelt’s newest release Leader of the Pack. While Rosenfelt has settled into a pattern with his books, I am a pushover for a smart mouthed hero and Andy Car ...

D
Slightly Irregular

This is the fourth in the Finley Anderson Tanner (F.A.T.) mystery series, but the first I’ve read. And I should add that it’s the last I’ll read. I like Chick Lit and I like mysteries, but the combination didn’t work for me here, probably because the mystery was practically invisible and the ...

B
One Breath Away

I used to read mysteries on a regular basis, until a particularly bad read did me in. Over the years, I have dipped my toes back into the genre, but it is difficult finding a book in that happy medium – having more than a friendly busybody amateur sleuth but less than serial killer mayhem. I was p ...

B-
Cocaine Blues

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This is the first in the Phryne Fisher mystery series set in 1920s Australia. I read the 12th book first, and enjoyed it so much that I read a few more – out of order – before finally reading this one. I think that’s a good thing. If I’d started with this book I might never have continued th ...

B
Breaking Silence

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This is the third in the author’s mystery series set in Ohio Amish country. I haven’t read the previous entries, but this worked for me as a standalone. With a flawed main character, an unusual mode of murder, and a setting peppered with insights into conflicts between the Amish and Englishers, ...

B
Crunch Time

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I'm loving the food related cozy mysteries craze. I don't get to read as many as I'd like but when I do get the chance I make sure I have food nearby. These books are guaranteed to give you a serious case of the munchies! Especially with Davidson's books; her descriptions of food preparation leave y ...

B
One Dog Night

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I am not much for murder and mayhem. One reason is that I can’t stand to be in the mind of the killer. However, I find that after a steady dose of reading romance, I need a break. Luckily I discovered David Rosenfelt’s books with their perfect balance of mystery, comedic dialogue, hint of rom ...

A-
One Was a Soldier

When I got assigned to read One Was a Soldier for review, I was absolutely beside myself. I loved the previous books in the series, but I hadn't been reading them critically for review. What if this one didn't measure up? What if I drove myself insane trying to analyze it? Well, I have news for ever ...