Tag: historical mystery

Oct 12
Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Case of the Clobbered Cad by Debra E. Marvin

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Case of the Clobbered Cad by Debra E. Marvin

Christian, Debra E. Marvin, giveaway, historical, mystery/suspense, romance 27

Inspired by the famous Girl Detective, the members of the Olentangy Heights Girls’ Detective Society, affectionately known as the Nosy Parkers, spent their formative years studying criminology, codes, and capers. Unfortunately, opportunities to put their unique skills to work were thin on the ground in the post-war boom of their… Read more »

Dec 09
Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Bad Day For a Bombshell

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Bad Day For a Bombshell

Author Interview, Christian, Christmas, giveaway, historical, mystery/suspense 2

December 5th, 1941. Houston socialite, Tracy Truworth, is always on the lookout for something suspicious. Especially after growing up with her nose in the latest Katie McClue mystery novel, a series featuring a twenty-something female detective and her constant feats of derring-do. And for Tracy, escaping reality through reading couldn’t… Read more »

Sep 23
Book Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Book Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

historical, Kerri Maniscalco, mystery/suspense, romance, YA 8

Tour Schedule Presented by James Patterson’s new children’s imprint, this deliciously creepy horror novel has a storyline inspired by the Ripper murders and an unexpected, blood-chilling conclusion… Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the… Read more »

Jun 16
Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Mrs. Odboddy Hometown Patriot by Elaine Faber

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Mrs. Odboddy Hometown Patriot by Elaine Faber

cozy mystery, Elaine Faber, giveaway, historical, mystery/suspense 14

Since the onset of WWII, Agnes Agatha Odboddy, hometown patriot and self-appointed scourge of the underworld, suspects conspiracies around every corner…stolen ration books, German spies running amuck, and a possible Japanese invasion off the California coast. This seventy-year-old, model citizen would set the world aright if she could get Chief… Read more »

Apr 28
Review (and a Giveaway!): The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder by Rachel McMillan

Review (and a Giveaway!): The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder by Rachel McMillan

Christian, giveaway, historical, mystery/suspense, Rachel McMillan, romance 8

  Meet best friends and flatmates Merinda and Jem, who launch their own Sherlock Holmes-esque consulting detective business in 1910 Toronto in Rachel McMillan’s The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder. The deaths of young Irish women lead Merinda and Jem deeper into the mire of the city’s underbelly. Merinda could well be… Read more »

Dec 12
Review: Chicago World’s Fair Mystery series by Shelley Gray

Review: Chicago World’s Fair Mystery series by Shelley Gray

Christian, historical, mystery/suspense, romance, Shelley Shepard Gray 5

Shelley Gray’s brilliantly crafted mystery trilogy is perfect for romantic suspense fans, especially those that lean toward the historical. (Not the hysterical, mind you. Let’s save our swooning for the kisses!) The recurring theme of people being more than what they appear resonates through all 3 books and is most perfectly illustrated in the comparison to the buildings constructed for the World’s Fair. Characters whose lives seem “outwardly impressive” are proven to be “structurally unsound” while the reverse is also true just as frequently. An entertaining and compelling reminder that, while we so often look no further than the outside, God sees our hearts.