Murder for Christmas

Splendid British Golden Age murder mystery. For several years, Benedict Grame, a rich eccentric billionaire, has invited his friends to celebrate a traditional Christmas celebration in his mansion in a remote British village. However, this year he has also invited celebrated amateur detective Mordecai Tramaine. On Christmas Eve, a woman’sContinue Reading

The Doll House

Evocative psychological thriller set in a dysfunctional family (aren’t they all) by a brand-new author. This is a story of two sisters, Corinne and Ashley. Ashley is happily married with a teenage daughter, a primary school son and a baby girl. Corinne is desperately trying to have her first childContinue Reading

Enigma

Four seemingly unrelated cases baffle FBI agents Sherlock and Savich in the 21st entry in the series. A woman is held hostage in her house by a dirty and confused man who says he only wants to protect her.  A killer is rescued from his initial prison transport and disappears.Continue Reading

The Saboteur

A wonderfully unique thriller set in Nazi-occupied Norway during World War II. It is nice to see Mr. Gross step out from the shadow of his frequent co-author, James Patterson.   The Saboteur is the story of the daring members of the Norwegian resistance during World War II.  Norway hasContinue Reading

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Come for the mystery but stay for the characters. A good solid entry in the Meg Langslow series. Gone Gull is the twenty-first book in the Meg Langslow series. I have read every one of them within a month of their being published. Within the series, everyone ages and theContinue Reading

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Brilliantly twisty thriller with a fantastic finale! First Lisa, then Sam and finally Quincy are the sole survivors at three separate mass murder scenes. The press starts calling them final girls, which is a horror movie term for the last survivor. Quincy has tried to forget her horrible night at Pine Cottage,Continue Reading

Exposed

Not as good as I expected from this author. Bennie Rosato and Mary DiNunzio are law firm partners.  Bennie handles the high profile clients.  Mary has a large volume West Philly neighborhood practice.  Mary’s childhood friend Simon is fired for his daughter’s large medical bills.  He asks Mary for helpContinue Reading

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Don’t Let Go is another riveting psychological thriller by Mr. Coben! Nap lost his twin brother, Leo, and Leo’s girlfriend, Diana, one high school night to a train collision.  The same night Nap’s girlfriend, Maura, disappeared.  When Don’t Let Go begins, it is fifteen years later. Nap is a policeContinue Reading

Innovative Detective in a good solid mystery. Crime Scene is the first book in a new series by Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman. It features sworn Coroner Division Deputy Clay Edison. Clay’s job is to investigate the scenes of deaths to determine the manner of death. There are only five choices:Continue Reading

Two Fantastic Mysteries in One Book. I absolutely loved this book. It starts with an editor reading the latest mystery written by their best selling author. The manuscript is written in the style of Agatha Christie’s books. It is set in a small English village where everyone is a suspectContinue Reading