Books On My TBR That I Think Will Be 5 Stars Reads

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is all about the books we want to read and think will be 5 star reads. Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish but is currently being run by That Artsy Reader Girl. A theme is assigned every Tuesday, and I will hopefully be discussing it with you here each week. Continue reading “Books On My TBR That I Think Will Be 5 Stars Reads”

Top 10 Favorite Mystery Book Covers

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is a book cover freebie so I’ve chosen to spotlight my favorite cozy mystery book covers. Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish but is currently being run by That Artsy Reader Girl. A theme is assigned every Tuesday, and I will hopefully be discussing it with you here each week. Continue reading “Top 10 Favorite Mystery Book Covers”

Dead and Breakfast by Kate Kingsbury – Book Review

Dead and Breakfast by Kate Kingsbury

Dead and Breakfast by Kate Kingsbury is a 2017 Crooked Lane publication.

Source: audio book through Overdrive app

Melanie West is getting her life back on track after a messy divorce when her grandmother, Liza Harris, asks her to open a B&B with her. Together, Liza and Melanie purchase a purportedly haunted mansion on the Oregon coast and jump right into clearing out the cobwebs. But while attempting to remove wallpaper in an upstairs bedroom, the new B&B owners stumble upon a very real skeleton in their closet.

The police suspect the skeleton is that of the wife of the previous owner of the B&B, but no one in town seems to want to say much about her. As the inn owners try to juggle renovations with their own amateur investigations, their grand opening looms closer and closer–and a friendly ghost in their walls starts playing tricks. But it all comes crashing to a halt when a new body is found stabbed to death on the beach below the inn–the victim chillingly close in resemblance to Melanie herself.

It seems someone doesn’t appreciate newcomers prying into the small town’s past, and now it’s up to Melanie and Liza to get to the bottom of these murders to save their business…and their lives.” – Goodreads Continue reading “Dead and Breakfast by Kate Kingsbury – Book Review”

2020 Craving For Cozies Reading Challenge

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I’ve decided to take on a few challenges for 2020 to encourage myself to read more this year. I’ll update my progress and of course write reviews on the wonderful (hopefully) books that I’ll be reading.

The first challenge I want to share with you is the 2020 Craving for Cozies challenge hosted by the wonderful blog Escape With Dollycass Into A Good Book. I’ve committed to read between 51-75 cozy mysteries , or the “yearning” level. There are 8 levels to choose from, so there’s plenty of options for any level of reader. Let’s see if I can live up to it. Be sure and check out her blog for any cozy mystery review you could ever want to read. There are thousands on her site! It’s heaven!

Beating About The Bush by MC Beaton – Book Review

 

Beating About The Bush by MC Beaton

Beating About The Bush by MC Beaton is a 2019 St. Martin’s Press publication.

Rating: 5 stars

Source: an advanced copy through NetGalley

“When private detective Agatha Raisin comes across a severed leg in a roadside hedge, it looks like she is about to become involved in a particularly gruesome murder. Looks, however, can be deceiving, as Agatha discovers when she is employed to investigate a case of industrial espionage at a factory where nothing is quite what it seems.

The factory mystery soon turns to murder and a bad-tempered donkey turns Agatha into a national celebrity, before bringing her ridicule and shame. To add to her woes, Agatha finds herself grappling with growing feelings for her friend and occasional lover, Sir Charles Fraith. Then, as a possible solution to the factory murder unfolds, her own life is thrown into deadly peril. Will Agatha get her man at last? Or will the killer get her first?” – Goodreads Continue reading “Beating About The Bush by MC Beaton – Book Review”

Vintage Sundays – The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories

Christmas Card Crime by Martin Edwards

The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories edited by Martin Edwards is a 2019 Poisoned Pen Press Publication.

Rating: 5 star

Source: advanced copy from NetGalley and Poisoned Pen Press

“A Christmas party is punctuated by a gunshot under a policeman’s watchful eye. A jewel heist is planned amidst the glitz and glamour of Oxford Street’s Christmas shopping. Lost in a snowstorm, a man finds a motive for murder.

This collection of mysteries explores the darker side of the festive season – from unexplained disturbances in the fresh snow, to the darkness that lurks beneath the sparkling decorations. Continue reading “Vintage Sundays – The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories”