The Poison Pen

American ex-pat and Scottish bookseller Delaney has done it again. The amateur sleuth has become entangled in a murder, a hoarder’s life, a pushy attorney, and a possibly stolen national artifact. Can Delaney solve the crime and determine the proper answers to the other questions? You will spend a delightfulContinue Reading

Dead on Target

Private detective Agatha Raisin once again crosses swords (or in this case, arrows) with Detective Chief Inspector Wilkes in the 34th entry is this enchanting cozy mystery series. In Dead on Target, Agatha finds a body near a village fete. It’s the house-rich, cash-poor and maid grabbing landowner, Sir Godfrey.Continue Reading

Birder, She Wrote

Meg Langslow and her crazy family and friends are back for their thirty-third humorous cozy mystery with Birder, She Wrote. This time Meg’s friends take center stage when a gentrified area of town becomes riled up about a farmer’s beehives and take matters into their own hands by poisoning allContinue Reading

Steeped in Malice

It’s always delightful to step back into the world of Lily and her grandmother Rose in the Tea by the Sea cozy mysteries. In Steeped in Malice, it gets personal for Lily when a well-heeled guest is killed. Wesley, the victim’s new husband aka Lily’s abusive ex-boyfriend, has millions ofContinue Reading

A Cryptic Clue

A Cryptic Clue is the first in the new Hunter and Clewe cozy mystery series. The author also writes the excellent Blue Ridge Library series, so I was anxious to read her latest book. The book stars 60-year-old Jane Hunter, a recently laid off librarian, who has found a conservationContinue Reading

Misfortune Cookie

In Misfortune Cookie, Lana is now the manager of her family’s noodle house in Cleveland, Ohio. She and her sister, Anna May, go to a restaurant convention in Irvine, California. They are also visiting their Aunt Grace, who lives nearby. During the conference, Lana overhears an altercation between a fortuneContinue Reading

Misfortune Cookie

In Misfortune Cookie, Lana is now the manager of her family’s noodle house in Cleveland, Ohio. She and her sister, Anna May, go to a restaurant convention in Irvine, California. They are also visiting their Aunt Grace, who lives nearby. During the conference, Lana overhears an altercation between a fortuneContinue Reading