Tag: amateur sleuth

First Line Friday (week 372): Deadly Burden

First Line Friday (week 372): Deadly Burden

Posted December 14, 2023 / 7 Comments

Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! It’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today I’m continuing all things Christmas & featuring the first line of Deadly Burden by Janet Sketchley! I’m getting ready to do a […]


Book Review: I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died by Amanda Flower

Book Review: I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died by Amanda Flower

Posted November 19, 2023 / 5 Comments

I HEARD A FLY BUZZ WHEN I DIED by Amanda Flower SERIES: An Emily Dickinson Mystery #2 GENRE: Historical Mystery/Amateur Sleuth (Clean) PUBLISHER: Berkley RELEASE DATE: November 14, 2023 PAGES: 337 When a literary icon stays with the Dickinson family, Emily and her housemaid Willa find themselves embroiled in a […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Death Takes a Bath by Sharon Lynn

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Death Takes a Bath by Sharon Lynn

Posted August 23, 2023 / 9 Comments

DEATH TAKES A BATH by Sharon Lynn SERIES: A Cotswold Crimes Mystery #1 GENRE: Traditional/Cozy Mystery (Clean with mild language) PUBLISHER: Level Best Books RELEASE DATE: December 6, 2022 PAGES: 350 When Maddie McGuire lands an archeology internship at the Roman Baths in England, she assumes everything will go her […]


Author Interview: Jill Piscitello & A Sour Note

Author Interview: Jill Piscitello & A Sour Note

Posted August 17, 2023 / 5 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Jill Piscitello to the blog today to chat about her cozy mystery, A Sour Note! I enjoyed this book last month and look forward to more in the series! Jill Piscitello is a teacher, author, and an avid fan of multiple literary genres. Although she […]


Book Review: A Sour Note by Jill Piscitello

Book Review: A Sour Note by Jill Piscitello

Posted July 28, 2023 / 1 Comment

A SOUR NOTE by Jill Piscitello SERIES: A Music Box Mystery #1 GENRE: Cozy Mystery (Clean) PUBLISHER: The Wild Rose Press, Inc. RELEASE DATE: June 26, 2023 PAGES: 217 On the heels of a public, broken engagement, Maeve Cleary returns to her childhood home in Hampton Beach, NH. When a […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Water Tower by Amy Young

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Water Tower by Amy Young

Posted July 16, 2023 / 4 Comments

THE WATER TOWER by Amy Young SERIES: A Lakeview Mystery #1 GENRE: Mystery/Thriller (General Market) PUBLISHER: Level Best Books RELEASE DATE: June 20, 2023 PAGES: 250 Josie Ashbury was a successful Hollywood actress with a booming career—until an on-set breakdown sends her back to her small Ohio hometown to recover. […]