Nw Iberia Blues

New Iberia Blues is another great southern police procedural from James Lee Burke. The crucifixion death of a woman leads Detective Dave Robicheaux to a Hollywood director in town to make a movie. What follows is a slam-bam thriller. While New Iberia Blues is not the best book in theContinue Reading

Rock Stars at Home

With brief descriptions of their lifestyles, Rock Stars at Home offers an inside look at lives that can only be dreamed of by regular folks. Starting with Frank Sinatra’s famous Palm Springs home all the way to Noel Gallagher from Oasis, this book has a chapter for fans of allContinue Reading

Belting Inheritance

The author won the Edgar Award for best crime novel four years before the Belting Inheritance was published in 1965. An orphan is brought to stay at Belting at twelve. There is the formidable Lady Wainwright, and her two adult sons, Stephen and Miles along with Stephen’s wife, Clarissa. LadyContinue Reading

Murder Likes it Hot

Pleasurable cozy read set in the world of yoga, infertility, and homeless teens. Murder Likes It Hot is a good choice for a late night book reading session. Kate owns her own business, Serenity Yoga. She and her newlywed husband Michael, who owns a pet store, are having infertility issues.Continue Reading

Coming Storm

In the near future, the Coming Storm is not just the latest superstorm to hit the East Coast but also a reaction to the federal government’s over-the-top response to immigrants. In 2023, the United States is fighting a war at home. Poor, mostly immigrant neighborhoods in New York City haveContinue Reading

Anonymous Girl

Jessica is an Anonymous Girl in a New York City. She works hard as a freelance makeup artist, while waiting for her big break into Broadway plays. She has had a bad experience with her last off-off-Broadway theater makeup position but hopes to move past it soon. Working as aContinue Reading

Au Pair

In Au Pair, twins Seraphine and Danny are born and the same day their mother throws herself off a cliff saying they took my baby. The twins have an older sibling, Danny, who was also a twin. His brother, Theo, fell off the cliff two years earlier. Year later, theirContinue Reading

Invisible

First, there was Superman to help mankind. Then, Batman arrived to fight crime. Now, it’s The Janitor because everyone knows they’re Invisible but have access to everything. The Janitor, playing soon at your local multiplex starring Ben Affleck. Paul decides not to reenlist as an Army Special Forces Military IntelligenceContinue Reading

She Lies in Wait

A young girl’s body is found 30 years after her disappearance in She Lies in Wait. Benners, Connor, Brett, JoJo, Coralie, Topaz and her younger sister Aurora go camping. One evening of drinking, drugs and sex later, Aurora is missing. Despite an intense searching effort, she remains an open coldContinue Reading

Footsteps in the Dark

Priest holes, mysterious ghosts, secret passages and skeletons figure prominently in Footsteps in the Dark. Siblings Peter, Celia and Margaret inherit the Priory, a large ancient country estate, from their Uncle. They, along with Celia’s husband Charles, decide to move in. Footsteps in the Dark was originally published in 1932.Continue Reading

Guy Who Died Twice

A man walks into a police station insisting he has been murdered. With a record of mental issues, he is sent home. Less than nine hours later, he is stabbed to death in the Guy Who Died Twice. Detective D.D. Warren and her partner investigate the man’s murder. Arriving homeContinue Reading

Watching You

Newlywed Joey has a deep attraction for her married neighbor Tom in upscale Melville Heights, Bristol, England in a new family thriller, Watching You. Everyone is watching everyone in the small neighborhood. Jenna thinks Tom, who is headmaster at her school, has an inappropriate relationship with her best friend, Bess.Continue Reading

Valentine Candy Murder

Two Lucy Stone novels, Valentine Murder #5 originally published in 1998 and Chocolate Covered Murder #18 originally published in 2012, are combined in Valentine Candy Murder. Two weeks before Valentine’s Day, Lucy is attending her first library board meeting. When she goes to the basement looking for Bitsy, the librarian,Continue Reading

Steamed Open

Steamed Open, the seventh in the Maine Clambake Mysteries, has great characters and will teach the reader about clamming but the mystery was too easy to solve. Bartholomew Frick, a stranger in town, inherits theHendrickson mansion, lighthouse, and beach after 101-year-old Lou’s death. His first move is to bar accessContinue Reading