Recipe and Review: Coffee Chip Cookies for An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good

Book Review and Recipe for: An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good, Helene Tursten Book Review: An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good, Helene Tursten   Sweden may be a much more dangerous place than the travel brochures imply. An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good is a collection of short stories […]

Book Review: Little Siberia, Antti Tuomainen

Book Review: Little Siberia, Antti Tuomainen — Blog Tour: October 2, 2019 Mystery: Little Siberia, Antti Tuomainen I received an electronic advanced readers copy of Little Siberia so that I could participate in the blog tour promoting its release on October 17, 2019. Everything about the book appealed to me: a mystery, set in Finland, […]

Book Review: The Tale Teller, Anne Hillerman

Book Review: The Tale Teller, Anne Hillerman Mystery: The Tale Teller, Anne Hillerman Anne Hillerman’s The Tale Teller returns to the Dinetah and to the beloved characters who populate her books (and her father’s books before her). Retired police detective Joe Leaphorn still takes on consultations that interest him as a private detective. When the […]

Book Review: Bannerless, Carrie Vaughn

Book Review: Bannerless, Bannerless Saga Book 1, Carrie Vaughn Fiction: Bannerless, Carrie Vaughn In the dystopian future, being “bannerless” could mean any number of things. Many of them are not good. On the least pejorative side of the meaning, one simply has not yet earned the right to receive a banner. Banners are given when […]

Book Review: The Night Tiger, Yangsze Choo

Book Review: The Night Tiger, Yangsze Choo Fiction: The Night Tiger, Yangsze Choo Defying categorization, The Night Tiger falls somewhere in between mystery and fantasy and historical romance. Yangsze Choo’s second novel is beautiful, with memorable characters and a compelling plot full of twists.   Ren is a very young houseboy. He claims to be […]

Book Review: The Fifth to Die, J.D. Barker

Book Review: The Fifth to Die, J.D. Barker Fiction Mystery/Thriller: The Fifth to Die, J.D. Barker   He’s ba-a-ack!   Considering the cover of the book says this is a “4MK Thriller,” I’m not giving too much away by saying that The Fifth to Die, J.D. Barker’s sequel to The Fourth Monkey, features the return […]

Book Review: The Fourth Monkey: J.D. Barker

Book Review: The Fourth Monkey, J.D. Barker Fiction Mystery/Thriller: The Fourth Monkey, J.D. Barker Hear no evil. See no evil. Speak no evil. Most of us are familiar with the three monkeys and their advice, often depicted with actual images of monkeys covering eyes, ears, and mouth. J.D. Barker’s book tells us about The Fourth Monkey: do […]