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Read and Review (R&R) – Murder in the Bayou Boneyard

With an engaging plot, inviting setting, kooky characters, and recipes, this book is a “delicious” read!

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Read and Review (R&R) – “A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder”

Holly Jackson’s first novel – “A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder.” I read this 387-page mystery in five days. I couldn’t put it down. Suspense, suspense, suspense! Great storytelling and characterization on this roller coaster of a ride, cleverly written, YA mystery.

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Read and Review (R&R) – “Punning with Scissors”

I was lucky and won a copy of “Punning with Scissors.” Becky Clark’s second book in her Crossword Puzzle Mystery series. I call this book an “I can’t wait to see what happens next, whodunit!” A great read filled with puns and humor. It is an entertaining, page-turning cozy mystery with loads of suspects and […]

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I was so fortunate to receive an ARC copy of “Harm Not the Earth.” This is Liz Milliron fourth book in her Laurel Highland Mystery series set in beautiful Western Pennsylvania involving Sally Castle, a public defender, and Jim Duncan, a state trooper. In “Harm Not the Earth,” two experienced outdoorsmen from an environmental group […]

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My latest read was a book by Maggie Blackburn called “Little Bookshop of Murder.” Below is my review~ Snobbish Summer Merriweather, a Shakespearean professor, is returning from England to her hometown, St.  Brigid’s Island, to attend her mother’s funeral. Her seemingly healthy, loved by everyone on the island, free-spirited mother, Hildy, has died of an […]

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Recently “Close to the Bone,” a publisher of pulp, noir, crime, dirty realism & horror contacted me to see if I was interested in reading and reviewing Weston-Super-Nightmare by John Bowie. Bowie’s articles, poetry, short stories, and novels have appeared in Red Dog Press, Close to the Bone, and Bristol Noir, to name a few. […]

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When I heard that Liz Milliron was writing a second book involving her character Betty Ahern in the Homefront Mystery Series, I couldn’t wait to read it. Below is my review. History and Mystery It’s 1942, and Betty Ahern is back and leaving her mark not only on the engines she builds at Bell Aircraft […]

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I was super excited when I was lucky and received an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of Annette Dashofy‘s new stand-alone book “Death By Equine,” coming out on May 11. If you haven’t read this author, I highly recommend her books! She has ten Zoe Chamber’s Mysteries and once you’ve read one, you will be hooked […]

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Cozy Review- Dying for Devil’s Food

Recently the luck of the draw made me a winner in a free book contest. – katiescottagebooks.com The book was the new release- Dying for Devil’s Food – Jenn McKinlay This book was the eleventh in the Cupcake Bakery Mysteries (but my first read by this author).  –jennmckinlay.com The book centers around a 15 year […]

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