Category: mystery/suspense

Thankful Hearts Giveaway: Robin Patchen

Thankful Hearts Giveaway: Robin Patchen

Posted November 16, 2016 / 113 Comments

  Welcome to Day 5 of the Thankful Hearts giveaway! Just as a reminder – You can keep up with all the posts in the giveaway series by clicking on the Thankful Hearts giveaway graphic in the sidebar. More chances to win each day! I hope you are enjoying the […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Deadly Dog Days by Jamie M. Blair

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Deadly Dog Days by Jamie M. Blair

Posted November 16, 2016 / 15 Comments

New to the historic town of Metamora, Indiana, Cameron Cripps-Hayman is looking to make friends with her neighbors. What she isn’t looking for is one of their bodies floating in the canal. When she and her estranged husband, the town sheriff, are both named suspects for the murder, Cameron takes […]


Book Review: Locking Up Santa by Nikki LeClair

Book Review: Locking Up Santa by Nikki LeClair

Posted November 12, 2016 / 0 Comments

It’s the Christmas season, and seven months since Phoebe Mercer’s life dramatically changed. She went from being an overworked legal assistant, to a CEO of a popular beauty company. She moved from the bustling big city, to a quaint seaside town. She’s gone from living with a fiancé, to living […]


Death in the Shadows by Paul McCusker | Book-Set Giveaway

Death in the Shadows by Paul McCusker | Book-Set Giveaway

Posted November 9, 2016 / 0 Comments

Can Father Gilbert, who traded in his detective’s badge for an Anglican priest’s collar, champion the truth in time to stop more people from dying? Find out in Death in the Shadows, Paul McCusker’s new book releasing November 27. Pre-order a copy of Death in the Shadows and check the mystery-lover off […]


Book Review: Out of the Frying Pan by Michelle Griep and Kelly Klepfer

Book Review: Out of the Frying Pan by Michelle Griep and Kelly Klepfer

Posted November 9, 2016 / 8 Comments

When the chef of Sunset Paradise Retirement Village ends up dead, life for sisters-in-law Fern and Zula Hopkins is whipped into a froth. Their zany attempts to track down the killer land them in hot water with Detective Jared Flynn. Should he be concerned about their safety or the criminal’s? […]


Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Mystery/Suspense Series

Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Mystery/Suspense Series

Posted October 25, 2016 / 58 Comments

It’s Halloween Freebie week on Top Ten Tuesday! I’m not into vampires or werewolves (except Remus Lupin of course). I do like ghost stories but they have to be done right. I’ve only read two horror-type novels in my life – and liked them both – but they were really […]


Book Review: Fractured by Catherine McKenzie

Book Review: Fractured by Catherine McKenzie

Posted October 13, 2016 / 5 Comments

Welcome, neighbor! Julie Prentice and her family move across the country to the idyllic Mount Adams district of Cincinnati, hoping to evade the stalker who’s been terrorizing them ever since the publication of her bestselling novel, The Murder Game. Since Julie doesn’t know anyone in her new town, when she meets […]


Book Review: Homestands by Sally Bradley

Book Review: Homestands by Sally Bradley

Posted October 8, 2016 / 7 Comments

When baseball star Mike Connor stumbles across his ex-wife six years after their divorce, he’s stunned to find that she’s the mother of a kindergartner who wears his jersey. And shares his last name. The last thing Meg Connor wants is to be around Mike. After all, he was the […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The General’s Wife by Sara R. Turnquist

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The General’s Wife by Sara R. Turnquist

Posted October 7, 2016 / 41 Comments

Ismene, a beautiful, somewhat naïve, young noblewoman, is torn from her childhood home in Greece and her first love. Bound by honor and duty, she marries Pharoah’s chief military commander, Alistair. Though determined to remain true to the man she left behind, her new husband stirs feelings in her she […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Unlucky Charms by Linda O. Johnston

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Unlucky Charms by Linda O. Johnston

Posted October 7, 2016 / 7 Comments

Rory Chasen, manager of the Lucky Dog Boutique in Destiny, California, hopes her new line of good-luck doggy toys will be a hit, especially the stuffed rabbits with extra-large feet. The timing of the line’s debut proves ill-fated, though, as several local shops―including Rory’s―are ransacked and vandalized with spilled salt […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Villains Who Kept Me Guessing

Top Ten Tuesday: Villains Who Kept Me Guessing

Posted October 4, 2016 / 27 Comments

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is “All About Villains” and to be honest I struggled with a topic idea for this one. I don’t have a plethora of favorite villains. In fact, I can’t think of any off the top of my head… unless they end up NOT being […]


Book Review: The Book Club Murders by Leslie Nagel

Book Review: The Book Club Murders by Leslie Nagel

Posted September 29, 2016 / 6 Comments

In a charming cozy mystery series debut, Leslie Nagel’s irrepressible small-town heroine finds that her fellow mystery book club members may be taking their Agatha Christie a bit too literally—and murder a bit too lightly. Charley Carpenter has poured heart and soul into her clothing store, Old Hat Vintage Fashions. […]



Book Review: Stolen Secrets by Leann Harris

Book Review: Stolen Secrets by Leann Harris

Posted September 25, 2016 / 0 Comments

Fat Tuesday 1972, a floater surfaces in Sheriff Colin McDonald’s parish, south of New Orleans. The body–a Russian diplomat throws local and Federal law enforcement into chaos. Sheriff McDonald isn’t excited to have the FBI stepping into his investigation, but knows his parish doesn’t have the funds to sort out […]


Book Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Book Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Posted September 23, 2016 / 8 Comments

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 […]


Book Review: Vain Empires by Brandilyn Collins

Posted September 18, 2016 / 3 Comments

They were stuck on this remote island, all of them. Trapped in this show. No way to stop whatever came next. No way at all. —————————– Six people arrive on a remote island–contestants in the “reality show of the century,” Dream Prize. The winner will be the person who learns […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Duke’s Last Hunt by Rosanne E. Lortz

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Duke’s Last Hunt by Rosanne E. Lortz

Posted September 16, 2016 / 11 Comments

With her third London season drawing to a close, the shy Eliza Malcolm seems unlikely to find any husband, let alone a titled one. But when the hunting-crazed Duke of Brockenhurst invites the Malcolms to visit Harrowhaven, Eliza’s father jumps at the chance to gain a wealthy son-in-law. Surrounded by […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Color of Danger by Alexa Verde

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Color of Danger by Alexa Verde

Posted September 13, 2016 / 21 Comments

Former runaway Mari Del Lobo works hard to save her struggling restaurant and to trust people again. Dallas surgeon Dr. Luke Goodman turns her world upside down with terrifying news. A recent murder has her late brother’s – aka the Smiling Killer – signature and MO. When attacks on her […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Starving Hearts by Janine Mendenhall

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Starving Hearts by Janine Mendenhall

Posted September 10, 2016 / 4 Comments

Since her assault, Miss Annette Chetwynd has been plagued by nightmares and worries about an arranged marriage. But she yearns to find her anonymous rescuer. Unfortunately, her health and intellect prevent it. Both repel suitors and cause Annette to doubt God’s existence, at least until He answers her prayers in […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Story to Kill by Lynn Cahoon

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Story to Kill by Lynn Cahoon

Posted September 9, 2016 / 5 Comments

Former English professor Cat Latimer is back in Colorado, hosting writers’ retreats in the big blue Victorian she’s inherited, much to her surprise, from none other than her carousing ex-husband! Now it’s an authors’ getaway—but Cat won’t let anyone get away with murder… The bed-and-breakfast is open for business, and […]