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

Free To Kill by Julie Mellon Book Review

Free to Kill by Julie Mellon My rating: 5 of 5 stars FBI Agent Katie Freeman is recently reassigned from Louisiana to Tennessee when she’s immediately tasked with investigating the horrific death of a local woman. Katie and her hunky… 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 Dying in the Wool by Frances Brody

Kate Shackelton loves solving mysteries and since the war ended she’s managed to solve several missing soldier cases for friends and acquaintances. When former fellow VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment) nurse Tabitha Braithwaite asks Kate to locate her missing father so… Read more

Review of Cooking Spirits by Joanne Pence

Fabulous cook, Angie Amalfi, has a lot on her plate – pun intended. She’s trying to plan her wedding, dealing with jealous friends and bickering sisters, and in love with a house that may or may not be haunted. Good… Read more

Review of In the Spirit of Murder by Laura Belgrave

Detective Lieutenant Claudia Hershey has recently relocated with her thirteen-year-old daughter from Cleveland to a small Florida town. Claudia’s having some trouble fitting in, while dealing with her daughter’s anger over being uprooted. A gruesome murder throws Claudia quickly into… Read more

Review of A Recipe for Disaster by Jennifer L. Jennings

Private detective Sarah Woods is asked by her old friend, Lois, to check up on the suspicious behavior of Lois’s roommate Claire. Lois is alarmed when she “stumbles” across a bag full of cash in Claire’s room. Sarah and her… Read more

Review of A Grave Affair by Shelley Smith

Edmund Burke is both respected and hated. As a member of Britain’s House of Commons, Burke’s position can be a dangerous one. His every move is under scrutiny, so his infidelity must be kept secret. When Burke’s mistress is murdered,… Read more

Review of Mastiffs, Mystery and Murder by Sandra Baublitz

When Clarissa Haynes’ boyfriend needs an insider to help flush out a murder suspect in a dog show, Clarissa enters her Mastiff, Paw, in the competition. However, things get dangerous when there’s another murder. Will Clarissa and Paw be able… Read more

Review of Dark Heart by Catherine Lee

When real estate agent Fraser Grant is found mysteriously murdered, no one initially suspects that he’s the notorious “Adultery Killer” serial murderer police have been looking for the past ten years. Grant’s organs are harvested at the request of his… Read more