The Medieval Knight

The Medieval Knight was popular from 1200-1500 throughout Europe. English kings and nobles originally required forty days of knightly service, either fighting or standing guard, in exchange for bequeathing land to the knight. However, they were soon forced to pay the knights too. It was getting increasingly expensive to beContinue Reading

The Stolen Letter

The Stolen Letter is the fifth book in the Scottish Bookshop Mystery series. The book successfully blends a cozy mystery plot, British royalty, and many paranormal elements like reincarnation and book characters that give advice. And it has more plot than a bushel of other cozy mysteries. Yet the authorContinue Reading

Measure of Malice

A sharpened pickax, a full water butt (barrel), a marline-spike, an obscure poison are all used (or maybe not used) for murder with A Measure of Malice in this new collection of British golden and silver-aged mysteries. Fourteen more intriguing, but unfortunately forgotten, tales from famous (Arthur Conan Doyle) andContinue Reading

Lady in the Lake

“Alive, I was Cleo Sherwood. Dead, I became the Lady in the Lake, a nasty broken thing.” Maddie is feeling unfulfilled in her life as a full-time wife and mother of one. It’s 1965, when women can dream of careers—and Maddie is a good dreamer. She leaves her husband ofContinue Reading

Truth or Die

In Truth or Die, Detective Sergeant Imogen and her partner (and friend with benefits), DS Adrian are investigating a professor’s death. The philosophy professor’s head was bashed in with a glass paperweight. Their sleuthing uncovers an awful truth playing out at the university. Both Imogen and Adrian are getting overContinue Reading