Book Review of How to Bake a Murder by K. J. Emrick

When an unlikable bully suddenly dies after eating a pastry in Karen “Cookie” Williams’ bakery, she finds herself the center of a murder investigation. Cookie already has a ruthless businessman harassing her to sell her property, and a strange nightly… Read more

Greed: An Amber Monroe Crime Thriller Book 1 by C. M. Sutter Book Review

Greed by C.M. Sutter My rating: 3 of 5 stars Amber Monroe is a young, apparently attractive, deputy with the Washburn County PD. Amber is ambitious and hopes to make detective as soon as possible. When two dead bodies show… Read more

Review of Harbour Street by Ann Cleeves

  Seventy-year-old Margaret Krukowski is murdered on the Metro, shortly before the Christmas holiday. Detective Joe Ashworth and his daughter Jessie are on their way home in the same Metro car when the murder occurs. Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope welcomes… Read more

Review of Here and Gone by Haylen Beck

Audra Kinney and her two young children (Sean and Louise) are driving from NY to California to start a new life. Audra is fleeing an abusive husband, as well as her past life as an addict. Two years sober, and… Read more

Review of Murder Strikes Twice by Pendelton Wallace

Catrina Flaherty is a former cop and now successful private detective. When a distraught mother seeks Cat’s help in bringing her former son-in-law to justice for killing her daughter, Cat knows she has to help. Brody Barrette has gotten away… Read more

Review of The Babbling Brook Naked Poker Club by Ann Warner

Josephine Bartlett is Brookside’s resident curmudgeon and she’s happy to keep it that way. Sent to live in the assisted living home by her controlling son Jeff, Josephine doesn’t want anyone to know about her expensive belongings, funded by her… Read more

Review of A Friend of Silence by M. Lee Prescott

This story takes place at Old Harbor Friends Quaker boarding school, where comptroller and womanizer Milt Wickie is found murdered with an antique scrimshaw knife.  Art teacher and widow, Bess Dore is shocked to see the knife is part of… Read more

Review of The Last Verdict by Jamie Arpin-Ricci

This is the story of a mother who has lost her daughter, Mandy Goodman, and a mother whose son, Mark Williams, is accused of murdering Mandy. We see the circumstances of the murder, conviction and execution through the eyes of… Read more

Review of Spirits of the Bayou by Morgan Hannah MacDonald

  Nineteen-year-old Luc Boudreaux is adjusting to his paranormal abilities and getting used to being visited by spirits. When a young spirit named Charlotte visits him in his dreams to tell him he must “save the children” Luc uses his psychic… Read more

Review of The Girl Before by J. P. Delaney

This is the story of Emma and Jane…and a house. Emma is the girl before and Jane is the current occupant of One Folgate Street. Through alternating POV, we learn the tale of obsession, control and murder, while finding out… Read more