Tag: historical mystery

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Patricia Raybon & All That is Secret

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Patricia Raybon & All That is Secret

Posted October 14, 2021 / 28 Comments

I cannot properly express how EXCITED I am for All That is Secret by Patricia Raybon, so I’m beyond thrilled to have Patricia here on the blog today to share some things she learned about Christian fiction while writing it! ALL THAT IS SECRET SERIES: Annalee Spain Mystery #1 GENRE: […]



Book Spotlight: God Rest Ye, Royal Gentlemen by Rhys Bowen

Book Spotlight: God Rest Ye, Royal Gentlemen by Rhys Bowen

Posted October 9, 2021 / 18 Comments

GOD REST YE, ROYAL GENTLEMEN SERIES: A Royal Spyness #15 GENRE: British Historical Mystery PUBLISHER: Berkley RELEASE DATE: October 12, 2021 PAGES: 302 Georgie is back and hanging the stockings with care when a murder interrupts her Christmas cheer in this all-new installment in the New York Times bestselling Royal Spyness series […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Deadly Summer Nights by Vicki Delany

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Deadly Summer Nights by Vicki Delany

Posted September 2, 2021 / 8 Comments

DEADLY SUMMER NIGHTS SERIES: A Catskill Summer Resort Mystery #1 GENRE: Historical Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Berkley RELEASE DATE: September 7, 2021 PAGES: 304 A summer of fun at a Catskills resort comes to an abrupt end when a guest is found murdered, in this new 1950s set mystery series. It’s […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Deadly Cypher by Kate Parker

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Deadly Cypher by Kate Parker

Posted August 28, 2021 / 10 Comments

DEADLY CYPHER SERIES: Deadly #7 GENRE: Historical Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: JDP Press RELEASE DATE: August 24, 2021 PAGES: 211 Could a murder at Bletchley Park cost Britain the war? November, 1939. The British government has assembled a small group of intellectuals at an estate north of London as part of […]



Book Review: The Barrister and the Letter of Marque by Todd M. Johnson

Book Review: The Barrister and the Letter of Marque by Todd M. Johnson

Posted August 5, 2021 / 35 Comments

THE BARRISTER AND THE LETTER OF MARQUE GENRE: Inspirational Historical Mystery/Suspense PUBLISHER: Bethany House RELEASE DATE: August 3, 2021 PAGES: 416 As a barrister in 1818 London, William Snopes has witnessed firsthand the danger of only the wealthy having their voices heard, and he’s a strong advocate who defends the […]



Top Ten Tuesday: Spring Cleaning Reads

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring Cleaning Reads

Posted March 9, 2021 / 3 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is a spring cleaning freebie, and I decided to take a bit of a different approach and feature my version of spring cleaning reads – books with ‘spring’ in the title AND books that include a main character who is a housekeeper, […]



First Line Friday (week 197): The Case of the Beleaguered Bride

First Line Friday (week 197): The Case of the Beleaguered Bride

Posted June 12, 2020 / 15 Comments

Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!!! Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m featuring the first line of The Case of the Beleaguered Bride by Debra E. Marvin! and […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!):  Shelley Noble & Tell Me No Lies

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Shelley Noble & Tell Me No Lies

Posted November 8, 2019 / 10 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Shelley Noble to the blog today to share why she enjoys writing historical mysteries – and where the genre takes her (and her protagonist) in Tell Me No Lies! TELL ME NO LIES SERIES: Lady Dunbridge Mystery #2 GENRE: Historical Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Forge RELEASE […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): By Hook or By Rook by Rebecca Connolly

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): By Hook or By Rook by Rebecca Connolly

Posted July 4, 2019 / 2 Comments

SERIES: The London League #4 GENRE: Historical Romance/Intrigue PUBLISHER: Phase Publishing RELEASE DATE: July 1, 2019 PAGES: 183 The most dangerous journeys… Jeremy Pratt is a spy for the Crown, and one of the best. He had been in more dangerous situations than he can admit, and has always come […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Past and Present by Judy Penz Sheluk

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Past and Present by Judy Penz Sheluk

Posted September 29, 2018 / 7 Comments

SERIES: A Marketville Mystery #2 GENRE: Cozy Mystery PUBLISHER: Superior Shores Press RELEASE DATE: September 21, 2018 PAGES: 232 Sometimes the past reaches out to the present… It’s been thirteen months since Calamity (Callie) Barnstable inherited a house in Marketville under the condition that she search for the person who murdered her […]



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

Posted October 12, 2017 / 27 Comments

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 […]


Author Interview (and 5 Book Giveaway!): Laura Beers & Saving Shadow

Author Interview (and 5 Book Giveaway!): Laura Beers & Saving Shadow

Posted October 10, 2017 / 21 Comments

I am delighted to introduce you today to Laura Beers and her book Saving Shadow! Laura Beers spent most of her childhood with a nose stuck in a book, dreaming of becoming an author. She attended Brigham Young University, eventually earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management. Many […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

Posted September 23, 2017 / 16 Comments

In this hotly anticipated sequel to the haunting #1 bestseller Stalking Jack the Ripper, bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. Could it be a copycat killer…or has the depraved prince been brought back to life? Following the grief and horror of […]


Book Spotlight (and an Excerpt!): The Innkeeper’s Sister by Linda Goodnight

Book Spotlight (and an Excerpt!): The Innkeeper’s Sister by Linda Goodnight

Posted July 14, 2017 / 7 Comments

Welcome to Honey Ridge, Tennessee, where Southern hospitality and sweet peach tea beckon, and where long-buried secrets lead to some startling realizations…  Grayson Blake always has a purpose—and never a moment to lose. He’s come home to Honey Ridge to convert a historic gristmill into a restaurant, but his plans […]


Book Review: When Tides Turn by Sarah Sundin

Book Review: When Tides Turn by Sarah Sundin

Posted March 24, 2017 / 11 Comments

The last thing naval officer Dan Avery wants to see on his radar is glamour girl Quintessa Beaumont—even if she has joined the WAVES. When fun-loving glamour girl Quintessa Beaumont learns the Navy has established the WAVES program for women, she enlists, determined to throw off her frivolous ways and […]