Book Review: The Burning Gates, Parker Bilal

Book Review: The Burning Gates, A Makana Mystery Book 4, Parker Bilal   Mystery: The Burning Gates, A Makana Mystery Book 4, Parker Bilal   Detective Makana has worked for rich, powerful, and influential people, although most of his jobs keep him on the seedier streets of Cairo, his adopted home. He has never quite had […]

Book Review: The Ghost Runner, Parker Bilal

Book Review: The Ghost Runner, Makana Mysteries Book 3, Parker Bilal Mystery: The Ghost Runner, Makana Mysteries Book 3, Parker Bilal   Detective Makana takes a lot of cases that involve shadowing people through the streets of Cairo to see whether they are committing adultery or engaging in some other unsavory activity. So it is […]

Book Review: The Watchful Coroner, Paul Austin Ardoin

Book Review: The Watchful Coroner, Fenway Stevenson Book 6, Paul Austin Ardoin   Mystery: The Watchful Coroner, Fenway Stevenson Book 6, Paul Austin Ardoin   It would not be fair to say that everything is going smoothly for recently elected coroner Fenway Stevenson, but many things are better than they have been. Her father is lying […]

Book Review: The Courtroom Coroner, Paul Austin Ardoin

Book Review: The Courtroom Coroner, Fenway Stevenson Book 5, Paul Austin Ardoin   Mystery: The Courtroom Coroner, Fenway Stevenson Book 5, Paul Austin Ardoin   Having established a format in books 1-4, we know how a Fenway Stevenson novel will go. She will spend several days investigating the crimes with her colleagues in the sheriff’s office, traveling […]

Book Review: The Upstaged Coroner, Paul Austin Ardoin

Book Review: The Upstaged Coroner, Fenway Stevenson Book 4, Paul Austin Ardoin   Mystery: The Upstaged Coroner, Fenway Stevenson Book 4, Paul Austin Ardoin   The local private university is internationally renowned for its Shakespeare program. Students have graduated to become famous actors. Current students travel yearly to England to participate in workshops and plays […]

Blog Tour: Not the Deaths Imagined, Anne Pettigrew

Book Review: Not the Deaths Imagined, Anne Pettigrew   Mystery: Not the Deaths Imagined, Anne Pettigrew Blog Tour September 18, 2020   I missed reading Anne Pettigrew’s first book, Not the Life Imagined. That needs to be remedied! Perhaps it would have prepared me for Not the Deaths Imagined. Because I was not prepared for […]

Book Review: The Candidate Coroner, Paul Austin Ardoin

Book Review: The Candidate Coroner, Fenway Stevenson Book 3, Paul Austin Ardoin   Mystery: The Candidate Coroner, Fenway Stevenson Book 3, Paul Austin Ardoin   Despite her initial reluctance to run for the office she has held for a few months, Fenway Stevenson has been convinced by her friends and colleagues to run for County Coroner. Her […]

Book Review: The Reluctant Coroner, Paul Austin Ardoin

Book Review: The Reluctant Coroner, Fenway Stevenson Book 1, Paul Austin Ardoin   Mystery: The Reluctant Coroner, Fenway Stevenson Book 1, Paul Austin Ardoin   Fenway Stevenson got her name from her father, a lifelong Red Sox fan. (For those of you not into American sports, they are Boston’s Major League Baseball team.)   After […]