Tag: historical mystery

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 […]


Book Review: The Piper by Charles Todd

Book Review: The Piper by Charles Todd

Posted February 28, 2017 / 2 Comments

Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge returns shell shocked from the trenches of World War I, tormented by the spirit of Hamish MacLeod, the young soldier he executed on the battlefield. Now, Charles Todd features Hamish himself in this compelling, stand-alone short story. Before the Great War, Hamish is farmer in […]


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

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

Posted December 9, 2016 / 2 Comments

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 […]


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 Blast (and a Giveaway!): As Death Draws Near by Anna Lee Huber

Book Blast (and a Giveaway!): As Death Draws Near by Anna Lee Huber

Posted July 9, 2016 / 4 Comments

The latest mystery from the national bestselling author of A Study in Death tangles Lady Kiera Darby and Sebastian Gage in a dangerous web of religious and political intrigue. July 1831. In the midst of their idyllic honeymoon in England’s Lake District, Kiera and Gage’s seclusion is soon interrupted by […]


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

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

Posted June 16, 2016 / 14 Comments

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 […]


Readers Appreciation Giveaway: Rachel McMillan

Readers Appreciation Giveaway: Rachel McMillan

Posted May 28, 2016 / 42 Comments

  A couple of days left in the HUGELY AWESOME Readers Appreciation Giveaway put together by 10 of your fave authors!  Today we get to hear from the super cool and always delightful Rachel McMillan. I am an author, but I am first and foremost a reader. I love readers because I […]


Book Spotlight: A Pressing Engagement by Anna Lee Huber

Book Spotlight: A Pressing Engagement by Anna Lee Huber

Posted May 26, 2016 / 2 Comments

A Pressing Engagement (Lady Darby Mystery #4.5) by Anna Lee Huber Publication Date: May 17, 2016 InterMix eBook; 83 Pages Series: Lady Darby Mysteries Genre: Historical Mystery     In this delightful novella from the national bestselling author of A Study in Death, Lady Kiera Darby has one last mystery […]



Review: A Pattern of Lies by Charles Todd

Review: A Pattern of Lies by Charles Todd

Posted April 20, 2016 / 13 Comments

  About A Pattern of Lies • Paperback: 352 pages • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (April 12, 2016) A horrific explosion at a gunpowder mill sends Bess Crawford to war-torn France to keep a deadly pattern of lies from leading to more deaths, in this compelling and atmospheric mystery from the New York Times bestselling […]


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

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

Posted December 12, 2015 / 5 Comments

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.