Category: Crime Fiction

Review: The Lying Kind by Alison James

Posted February 2, 2018 by Minx
Review: The Lying Kind by Alison James

What a great investigative mystery that The Lying Kind delivered! From the beginning I was invested in this case and not just because of the mystery of it all, even though that was such a draw for me. There was a great dynamic between all the characters in this story, especially between Detective Inspector Rachel Prince and her partner Detective Sargent Mark Brickall. They were a great duo and all […]


Review: Five by Jane Blythe

Posted January 18, 2018 by Minx
Review: Five by Jane Blythe

Five might be my favorite book in the Count to Ten series thus far, it was that good! The start of this book takes place in the past and wow it was a memorable scene! Chilling, spine-tingling, and horrifying! I was immediately sucked into this book. I just couldn’t believe what was happening! From there the story moved on to the present where characters from previous stories were introduced and […]


Review: City of Endless Night by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

Posted January 10, 2018 by Minx
Review: City of Endless Night by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

City of Endless Night is the seventeenth book in the Pendergast series and it was a thrilling read! The start of this story snagged my interest mostly because I was wondering what the heck the kids had to do with anything related to the story. That was until they discovered a body in the oddest of places and the victim’s head was nowhere to be found. Then I was very […]


Review: The Devil’s Song by Lauren Stahl

Posted January 10, 2018 by Minx
Review: The Devil’s Song by Lauren Stahl

When I picked up this book, The Devil’s Song, I was intrigued with the story from the start. I immediately wanted to find out what had happened in main character Kate Magda’s past. Her memories gripped my imagination and I needed to know more. Kate was an assistant district attorney and she was completely committed to her job as a prosecutor. She also deeply desired to be a part of […]


Review: Swollen Identity by Rich Leder

Posted December 11, 2017 by Minx
Review: Swollen Identity by Rich Leder

Swollen Identity is a hilarious story filled with quirky characters, near impossible comedic situations, and a mysterious case of stolen identity. Swollen Identity is the second book in the McCall & Company series and this story picks up directly after the end of the first book, Workman’s Complication. This is not a series that has to be read in series order to enjoy because there is a mystery that is […]


Review: Sins of the Fathers by A.J. McCarthy

Posted November 29, 2017 by Minx
Review: Sins of the Fathers by A.J. McCarthy

Sins of the Fathers was a nicely done mystery that had elements of intrigue, suspense, and danger. The main character Charlene Butler owns a pub that she adores and everything in her life was as it should be. Though, due to her commitment to her business she did not have many close relationships with the exception of her employee Frank but she was okay with that. So, when she received […]


Review: Hunger Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff

Posted November 23, 2017 by Minx
Review: Hunger Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff

Previous books in the Huntress/FBI Thrillers Series:     ***Check out the Blog Tour Schedule and follow along with the tour.*** Review: Hunger Moon is the fifth book in The Huntress/FBI Thrillers series and it is a powerful story. In the previous story, Bitter Moon, FBI agent Matthew Roarke and serial killer Cara Lindstrom had finally come face to face. This confrontation was nothing like Roarke had ever imagined and it […]


Review: Flamingo Road by Sasscer Hill

Posted November 12, 2017 by Minx
Review: Flamingo Road by Sasscer Hill

I bought Flamingo Road a few months past because it looked like an interesting book. I was intrigued that it revolved around crime, horses, and the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau. The TRPB is a real agency, which I knew absolutely nothing about before I read this book. If you want to check it out here is a LINK to the home page of the organization. Pretty cool, right? Fia McKee […]


Mini-Review: The Late Show by Michael Connelly

Posted November 9, 2017 by Minx
Mini-Review: The Late Show by Michael Connelly

I was excited to read The Late Show because I am a fan of the Harry Bosch series and was looking forward to reading a story with a female lead detective from Author Michael Connelly. I will say that the lead detective in this story reminded me a lot of Detective Antoinette Conway from the Dublin Murder Squad series by Author Tana French. So, if you are a fan of that series then this book […]


Review: Workman’s Complication by Rich Leder

Posted October 13, 2017 by Minx
Review: Workman’s Complication by Rich Leder

I was interested in reading Workman’s Complication because I like reading stories about private investigators and a story where a private investigation business is inherited, well it peaked my interest that’s for sure. I enjoyed this story from the very beginning and it was hilarious. It had great one-liners and the main character Kate McCall had a lot of Moxie and I love that in a character. It was a […]


Review: Old Scores by Will Thomas

Posted September 29, 2017 by Minx
Review: Old Scores by Will Thomas

I really enjoyed that this book was titled Old Scores as it was indeed a book about settling old scores. Cyrus Barker was an enigma of a man and in this installment readers will learn more about Cyrus’s history and how his past and present collide in a drastic way. In addition, there is also a nice mystery, character growth, a little bit of romance, and a surprise ending to keep […]


Review: Mackenzie’s Trust by Jane Blythe

Posted September 21, 2017 by Minx
Review: Mackenzie’s Trust by Jane Blythe

Mackenzie’s Trust is the second novella from the Flashes of Fate series. In this story, I was quickly caught up in the nightmare that was Mackenzie’s reality. Let me tell you that it was not a situation I ever want to encounter myself. It was an absolutely terrifying scenario to consider! I loved how I was able to feel Mackenzie’s fear, loathing, and anxiety from the start of this short […]


Review: Paint by Murder by Amanda Siegrist

Posted September 16, 2017 by Minx
Review: Paint by Murder by Amanda Siegrist

Paint by Murder was inspired by the daughters of Author Amanda Siegrist. Once a week her daughters will give her prompts for her flash fiction posts and she will choose one and write a short post, essentially a chapter, based on that prompt. This story started with the prompt “I never paint…” and voila an idea was born. Although it started out as just a blurb it quickly morphed into […]


Review: Sweet Nightmares by Zizi Cole

Posted September 12, 2017 by Minx
Review: Sweet Nightmares by Zizi Cole

Sweet Nightmares grabbed my attention from the start. The horror elements in this book were tightly twined with suspense and a little romance too. I was immediately horrified by the story unfolding as well as chilled to the bone trying to figure out why it had happened. I immediately had a sense of foreboding that had me immediately engaged with this story. Alexandrea Cooper’s family was brutally murdered and somehow […]


Review: Storm of Attraction by Lily Black

Posted August 16, 2017 by Minx
Review: Storm of Attraction by Lily Black

Storm of Attraction is an action-packed second chance romance. Alexa is a black belt instructor at Crouching Tiger, a studio that has been teaching the local community the art and mantra’s behind the martial arts. When her old flame comes back to Willowdale, Alexa is not thrilled. Especially once she learns that Drew is interested in opening up a mixed martial arts studio that will be in direct competition with […]


The Dark Net by Benjamin Percy

Posted August 1, 2017 by Minx
The Dark Net by Benjamin Percy

The Dark Net is about the “what if’s” regarding the internet. What if the internet could be utilized for truly evil purposes and possession? What if there was a demonic select that had a location on Earth, specifically Portland, that they used for their ritualistic reasons? What if they were tired of the status quo and hatched a plan for worldwide domination? If you ever considered any of those questions, […]


Four by Jane Blythe

Posted July 20, 2017 by Minx
Four by Jane Blythe

I enjoy reading the Count to Ten series because Author Jane Blythe is not afraid to bring to life the graphic violence that truly can occur with crime. Before I started reading Four though, I had to take a moment and metaphorically put on my big girl panties to ready myself for this story. I might enjoy and appreciate this series but that does not mean that it doesn’t scare […]


Smugglers & Scones by Morgan C. Talbot

Posted May 26, 2017 by Minx
Smugglers & Scones by Morgan C. Talbot

Smugglers & Scones was a delightful cozy mystery that was filled with adventure, mystery, and murder most foul. This setting for this story is in a small, quaint town named Seacrest. This town is nestled on a narrow strip of land between the Pacific Ocean and the coast of Oregon. In this sleepy town is an establishment called the Moorehaven Bed and Breakfast Inn. This inn is unique in that […]


Review: Forgotten by Neven Carr

Posted May 25, 2017 by Minx
Review: Forgotten by Neven Carr

Forgotten was just lovely! It is a superb tale that is intricately woven with details and developed characters. This story takes place over a matter of days but the start of it all stretches back over a decade. Claudia has never really been bothered by her lack of memory from before the age of seven but it quickly becomes apparent that there is something being hidden from her, something that […]


The Watcher by Bella Jewel

Posted May 24, 2017 by Minx
The Watcher by Bella Jewel

Suspense, thrill, and romance? Check, check, check. I loved this story! The Watcher is the kind of book that you read and pray that it never happens to you! The start of this novel had my heart pumping and it did not stop from there! The story is told in the present but there are creepy and suspenseful flashbacks that tell us readers what Marlie suffered through. It is like […]