Mystery

F
Martin Misunderstood

I listen to a lot of audiobooks and have read mysteries for years, so Karin Slaughter's Martin Misunderstood, an original audio novella, seemed perfect. It wasn't. Martin is an obese 36-year-old who lives with his mother. Bullied all his life by his mother and his peers, he's now bullied by his ...

B+
Lean Mean Thirteen

I should point out straight away that I have been a Stephanie Plum fan from day one and that I have read all of the books in the series with an almost equal degree of enjoyment. I don’t mind the similarities and comparative lack of development, and while I did want the love triangle resolved aroun ...

B
Murder Unfolds

The latest entry in the Stain-busting mystery series featuring Josie Toadfern opens with the gang literally up to their necks in trouble and the action is virtually non-stop from there. Josie has been asked to speak at the opening of the Pearl Oglevee Ohio History room at the local ...

B
Acts of Violets

The Flower Shop mystery series is written by a former romance writer and deliciously mixes a fun on-going romance with a cozy mystery and more than a mere soupçon of humor. Abby Knight owns a flower shop and fancies herself an amateur detective. After being accosted and threatened by Snuggles ...

B
Glossed and Found

This is the third romantic mystery in the Bath and Body mystery series, and after having gobbled up all three in one week, I hate to wait months for another one. Persia Vanderbilt mixes personal scents for Venus Envy, the beauty spa she co-owns with her Aunt Florence. Persia has her hands full b ...

A-
The Snow Dogs of Lost Lake

Although Foxglove Corners may be covered in snow, school-teaching sleuth Jennet Greenway’s mind is focused on spring and her upcoming marriage. And, with Christmas only a few weeks away, Jennet looks forward to spending time with her fiancée, Crane, as well as friends and family. But her perfect ...

A+
The Thirteenth Tale

The Thirteenth Tale, Diane Setterfield's debut novel, is without reservation the best book I have read all year. It's complex, engrossing, improbable and yet appealing, especially to my fellow bibliophiles. Although it's not overly long, it took me several weeks to read for I found it so intense tha ...

B+
Grave Surprise

Grave Surprise follows Grave Sight in Charlaine Harris's new series about the adventures of Harper Connelly, a lightning-strike victim who can now see the dead, at least as long as she's touching their graves. But seeing the dead isn't Harper's only talent. She can also experience their last ...

B
The Cameo Clue

Although designated a Mystery on its spine, The Cameo Clue reads as a romantic suspense novel and will keep romance readers happy as the heroine chooses between two very different heroes and solves a dandy mystery in the bargain. After a few years floating around the world teaching English on ar ...

C-
Twelve Sharp

Twelve Sharp, Janet Evanovich’s twelfth Stephanie Plum novel, is light, funny, and peopled with memorable, lovable characters. Readers new to the bounty-hunting world of Plum, Morelli, and the delectable Ranger will be amused and charmed by this novel. Readers like me, however, the loyal readers o ...