Genre: Mystery

The Promise of Deception by Jessica Sly – Book Review

The Promise of Deception by Jessica Sly – Book Review

Shrouded in mystery and magic, The Promise of Deception is set in fog-shrouded London at the turn of the 20th Century. Tensions between the Irish and English are at a peak. Just 30 years have passed since Jack the Ripper’s unsolved crimes puzzled Scotland Yard. Jessica Sly’s debut novel was […]

Carved in Stone by Elizabeth Camden – Book Review

Carved in Stone by Elizabeth Camden – Book Review

by Phyllis Helton
August 31, 2021
Book Reviews

I have come to expect learning interesting tidbits of scientific progress during the Progressive Era when reading books by Elizabeth Camden. Her knack for weaving history with fiction in a compelling manner makes learning these things a pleasure. Patrick and Gwen were separated by centuries of wealth and prejudice. He […]

To Write a Wrong by Jen Turano – Book Review

To Write a Wrong by Jen Turano – Book Review

by Phyllis Helton
August 12, 2021
Book Reviews

To Write a Wrong has an clever plot with humorous incidents. The interactions between Daphne and Herman were enjoyable. And Daphne’s penchant for swooning was cute and not overdone. Daphne’s attempts at disguising her identity as the wildly popular writer of mysteries only added to her charm. Whenever anyone began […]

The Barrister and the Letter of Marque by Todd M. Johnson – Spotlight & Excerpt

The Barrister and the Letter of Marque by Todd M. Johnson – Spotlight & Excerpt

I’m not familiar at all with Todd M. Johnson. When I saw this book and the synopsis, I was intrigued. I’m looking forward to reading this book in the future. Read on for a synopsis and an excerpt of this historical legal thriller. Excerpt Madeleine listened. From a distance behind […]

Pint of No Return by Dana Mentink – Book Review

Pint of No Return by Dana Mentink – Book Review

When I say my favorite character in this first book of the Shake Shop Mystery series is Noodles the service-dog school dropout, don’t let that worry you any. Because despite the fact Noodles was such a treasure, Pint of No Return is jam-packed with quirky, loveable characters, the charming small-town, […]