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 […]

Book Review: Type and Cross, J.L. Delozier

Book Review: Type and Cross, Persephone Smith series, J.L. Delozier   Thriller: Type and Cross, J.L. Delozier Persephone “Seph” Smith is a profiler. Her acute empathy allows her to get into the minds of criminals, understanding the way they see the world and sometimes anticipating their next moves. When a killer executes a plot to release […]

Recipe & Review: Teatime with Mitford Books, Jan Karon

Recipe & Review: Teatime with Mitford Books, Jan Karon    Book Series Review: Mitford Books, Jan Karon Mitford, NC is an idyllic town in the Blue Ridge Mountains that bursts with all the drama of big city lights in the package of small town interpersonal relationships. In Mitford, cake competitions are as fierce as Superbowl Sunday […]

Recipe & Review: Teatime with China Bayles, Susan Wittig Albert

Recipe & Review: Teatime with China Bayles, Susan Wittig Albert    Book Series Review: China Bayles Herbal Mysteries China Bayles is the main character of the 28 and counting China Bayles Herbal Mysteries, a cozy mystery series by Susan Wittig Albert. After an intense career as a lawyer, China Bayles moves to the small college […]

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 Series Review: Binti, Nnedi Okorafor

Book Series Review: Binti; Binti: Home; Binti: The Night Masquerade, Nnedi Okorafor      Science Fiction Series: Binti; Binti: Home; Binti: The Night Masquerade, Nnedi Okorafor Binti is one of the most extraordinary students on earth, so special that she has been accepted to Oomza University, the best university in the galaxy. Adding to her uniqueness is her tribe, the Himba, […]

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 […]

Book Review: Song of the Lion, Anne Hillerman

Book Review: Song of the Lion, Anne Hillerman Fiction Mystery: Song of the Lion, Anne Hillerman For decades, Tony Hillerman brought New Mexico to life through the pages of his marvelous books. Featuring Navajo detectives Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, Hillerman wrote mysteries that shared the beauty of the Navajo nation and its people. Often the landscape […]

Book Review: Waypoint Kangaroo and Kangaroo Too, Curtis C. Chen

Book Series Review: Waypoint Kangaroo and Kangaroo Too, Curtis C. Chen      Science Fiction: Waypoint Kangaroo and Kangaroo Too, Curtis C. Chen May is Asian-American History month, so in honor of that we wanted to review one (or more) Asian-American authors on Scintilla. Curtis C. Chen has written two books in his “Kangaroo” series. Both are […]