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 […]

Book Review: The Escape Artist, Brad Meltzer

Book Review: The Escape Artist, Brad Meltzer Mystery/Thriller: The Escape Artist, Brad Meltzer   The Escape Artist is Brad Meltzer’s latest thriller. Coming twenty years after The Tenth Justice, his new work shows a greater familiarity with his craft and introduces some interesting characters as well.   Jim “Zig” Zigarowski is a mortician at Dover (DE) Air […]

Book Review: Cave of Bones, Anne Hillerman

Book Review: Cave of Bones, Anne Hillerman Mystery: Cave of Bones, Anne Hillerman Cave of Bones is the fourth novel by Anne Hillerman set in the Dinetah, the homeland of the Navajo people. Continuing with characters established by her late father, Tony Hillerman, Anne Hillerman succeeds in making this series her own. Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee are […]

Book Review: Head On, John Scalzi

Book Review: Head On, John Scalzi Science Fiction/Mystery: Head On, John Scalzi Fans of John Scalzi’s previous novel Lock In will be delighted with this 2017 sequel. Head On features the return of FBI agent Chris Shane, his partner Leslie Vann, and the world of the “Hadens,” people who have survived a usually fatal illness only […]

Recipe & Review: Teatime with Mary Russell, Laurie King

Recipe & Review : Teatime with Mary Russell, Laurie R. King     Mystery Series Review: Mary Russell Novels, Laurie R. King Mary Russell is the leading character in Laurie King’s mystery series that takes place between World War I through the roaring 1920s. American raised 15 year old, Mary Russell meets the retired detective Sherlock […]

Recipe & Review: Teatime with The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter, Susan Wittig Albert

Review & Recipe: Teatime with The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter Series, Susan Wittig Albert          Book Series Review: The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter, Susan Wittig Albert The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter series by Susan Wittig Albert is filled with many delightful ingredients — cozy mystery, historical Lake District setting, fantasy elements. […]

Book Review: The Fallen, David Baldacci

Book Review: The Fallen, David Baldacci   Fiction: The Fallen, David Baldacci   Amos Decker remembers everything. He cannot forget. After a traumatic brain injury on the football field, his mind changed and he developed a literally photographic memory. This is a terrific help when it comes to solving crimes for the FBI, but far from helpful when […]