Category «Mystery & Crime»

ARC Mini Reviews: Undeadly, Stray Souls, and Blood Bond

You know how sometimes you get so excited when the new ARCs are released that you just have to request them all… but then you have to find enough time to read and review them?  That’s the boat I found myself in this month, so to catch up, I’m sharing three mini reviews about the …

ARC Review: Princess Elizabeth’s Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal

Princess Elizabeth’s Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal Book #2 in the Maggie Hope Mystery series Publication Date: 16 October 2012 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Bantam Books [box]Synopsis from Goodreads: Susan Elia MacNeal introduced the remarkable Maggie Hope in her acclaimed debut, Mr. Churchill’s Secretary. Now Maggie returns to protect Britain’s beloved royals against an …

Review: Pies and Prejudice by Ellery Adams

Pies and Prejudice by Ellery Adams Book borrowed from local library [box=blue]Synopsis from Goodreads: When the going gets tough, Ella Mae LaFaye bakes pies. So when she catches her husband cheating in New York, she heads back home to Havenwood, Georgia, where she can drown her sorrows in fresh fruit filling and flakey crust. But …

ARC Review: Broken Harbour (Dublin Murder Squad #4) by Tana French

Broken Harbour (Dublin Murder Squad #4) by Tana French *review copy of e-book received from netgalley  and the publisher* Rating: 5 Stars/Grade A Blurb: [box=blue]In BROKEN HARBOUR, a ghost estate outside Dublin – half-built, half-inhabited, half-abandoned – two children and their father are dead. The mother is on her way to intensive care. Scorcher Kennedy is given …

ARC Review: Off the Grid (Monkeewrench #6) by PJ Tracy

Off the Grid (Monkeewrench #6) by PJ Tracy *review copy of e-book received from edelweis  and the publisher* Rating: 3 Stars/Grade B- Blurb: [box=blue]On a sailboat ten miles off the Florida coast, Grace MacBride, partner in Monkeewrench Software, thwarts an assassination attempt on retired FBI agent John Smith. A few hours later, in Minneapolis, a fifteen-year-old girl is …

ARC Review: Don’t Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon

ARC Review: Don’t Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon Release date: August 28, 2012 Book Provided by Edelweiss and Harper Collins Genre: Young Adult [box color=yellow]Synopsis from Goodreads: Sixteen-year-old Noa has been a victim of the system ever since her parents died. Now living off the grid and trusting no one, she uses her computer-hacking skills …

Review: The Likeness by Tana French

The Likeness by Tana French *audio book borrowed from library* Rating: 5 Skulls/Grade A++ Blurb: [box=gray] Six months after the events of In the Woods, Detective Cassie Maddox is still trying to recover. She’s transferred out of the murder squad and started a relationship with Detective Sam O’Neill, but she’s too badly shaken to make …

New Release Review: A Bad Day for Mercy (Stella Hardesty #4) by Sophie Littlefield

A Bad Day for Mercy (Stella Hardesty #4) by Sophie Littlefield 5 Stars/ Grade A+ *Purchased Audio Book from Audible.com* [box=red]A call from Stella’s little sister brings the news that Stella’s step-nephew, Chip, has been threatened with serious bodily harm if he doesn’t settle his unpaid gambling debts. Stella makes the drive to Chip’s home in …

New Release Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn *E-book provided by Random House/Crown and Netgalley* [box=red]Marriage can be a real killer. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn, takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. As The Washington …

Review: Bad Day for Scandal by Sophie Littlefield

Bad Day for Scandal (Stella Hardesty #3) by Sophie Littlefield *audio book purchased from audible.com* Regina’s Rating: 5 Skulls; Grade A [box color=black]When Prosper homegirl turned big-city businesswoman Priss Porter returns to town with a body in her trunk, she calls Stella Hardesty to dispose of it. Her uppity ways don’t convince Stella to take the job, …

Review: Bad Day for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield

Bad Day for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield Audio book purchased from audible.com Regina’s Rating: 4.5 Skulls, Grade A [box color=red]Stella Hardesty, our salty, unlikely heroine, runs a sewing shop in rural Missouri. She also has a side business helping battered women with their abusive boyfriends and husbands. When Chrissy Shaw asks Stella for help, it seems …

Review: Bad Day for Pretty by Sophie Littlefield

Bad Day for Pretty by Sophie Littlefield Audio book purchased from audible.com [box color=red]Stella Hardesty, avenger of wronged women, is getting cozy with Sheriff  “Goat” Jones when a tornado blows none other than Goat’s scheming ex-wife, Brandy, through the front door. Adding to the chaos, the tornado destroys the snack shack at the demolition derby …

Hard Spell by Justin Gustainis

  Received via Netgalley thanks to Angry Robot publishing. Release Date: July 26, 2011 To see the publishing blurb for Hard Spell by Justin Gustainis Grade: Solid B+ or 4 Stars This was a fast paced, interesting novel. It reminded me a lot of Harry Dresden by Jim Butcher, which was a good thing as …

Midnight Fear by Leslie Tentler

ARC provided by NETGALLEY, release date July 26th, 2011. Grade : B+ It was a great suspense thriller with a side of romance. Reid Novak is an FBI Profiler, and on the hunt for a serial killer. We open the novel with a standoff between Killer and FBI and what happens haunts Reid in the …