Category: Mystery Fiction

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 […]


Dangerous Minds by Janet Evanovich

Posted July 19, 2017 by Minx
Dangerous Minds by Janet Evanovich

Dangerous Minds is the second installment of the Knight and Moon series. What draws me to this series is that it is just comical. I mean where else can I read a book that has phrases like “whack-a-doodle and “crap on a cracker.” I also very much enjoy the light-hearted romance that is developing between Emerson and Riley. I like that they are both aware of the building attraction but […]


Poison and Prejudice by Chelsea Field

Posted June 20, 2017 by Minx
Poison and Prejudice by Chelsea Field

I absolutely adore the Eat, Pray, Die Humorous Mystery series. It feels like my birthday every time a book in this series releases. I always enjoy reading about what is going on with Izzy and her gang. This series installment was no exception. It kept me chuckling and hanging on to see what crazy situation Izzy was going to get herself into again. In Poison and Prejudice, Izzy and all […]


Searching for Gatsby by Niki Danforth

Posted June 15, 2017 by Minx
Searching for Gatsby by Niki Danforth

In this story, Searching for Gatsby, Ronnie Lake’s close friends, Win and Marilyn, seem to be the perfect couple. When questionable situations come up, Ronnie begins to wonder what is really going on between her friends. When a murder occurs at their home Ronnie is given a chance to use her new PI skills to deduce the what and whys of the matter. All she has to go on is […]


Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew J. Sullivan

Posted June 6, 2017 by Minx
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew J. Sullivan

As a book reviewer, I am almost always drawn to stories involving bookstores or libraries. When I came across Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore I was of course drawn to it. Adding the murder-mystery just made it even more enticing. Also helps that the cover is very eye catching. What I thought was going to be a cozy mystery turned into a true murder-mystery style story with red herrings, […]


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 […]


Intricate Deceptions by Jennifer Rayes

Posted May 23, 2017 by Minx
Intricate Deceptions by Jennifer Rayes

What drew me to this story was that it involved human trafficking and that is a tough subject to tackle. Intricate Deceptions starts out with its main character Gaia waking up in a cell without any memory as to how she came to be there or where “there” even is. Gaia also quickly realizes that she is trapped and is not alone. Not only is she not alone in the […]


The Miseries of Mister Sparrows by Matthew A.J. Timmins

Posted May 16, 2017 by Minx
The Miseries of Mister Sparrows by Matthew A.J. Timmins

The Miseries of Mister Sparrows is not just a title intended to gather your interest. This book is truly about the misery that Robin Sparrows has to endure at the behest of his employers. He has been charged with retrieving an item and delivering it to the most hated criminal of the times. Beyond his task there is not much else that happens that matters to him. That is not […]


Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault by Candace Robinson

Posted May 12, 2017 by Minx
Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault by Candace Robinson

Author Candace Robinson states that she has a history of “growing up with horror movies, fairytales and real life unsolved mysteries” and you can definitely feel that influence in this story. Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault is an amazing story that takes very different genres and weaves them together seamlessly. It was nothing like I had read before, different, and I liked it! When I first started this book, I felt […]


Full Wolf Moon by Lincoln Child

Posted May 10, 2017 by Minx
Full Wolf Moon by Lincoln Child

Full Wolf Moon starts off with a gruesome and mysterious attack, death by mauling, that has the investigators stymied. These attacks are nothing like they have ever seen and seem to be occurring in relation with the full moon. At the start these attacks are thought to be caused by a rouge bear or wolf. Mysteriously though, the true culprit can’t seem to be identified. There is just something off […]


Bad to the Bone by Linda O. Johnston

Posted May 5, 2017 by Minx
Bad to the Bone by Linda O. Johnston

Bad to the Bone is a cozy mystery that is pet oriented and the third story in the Bakery & Biscuits Mystery series. This story is written in first person with Carrie Kennersly being the narrator. There is lots of puppy love throughout this story and I mean that literally. With each character in this story there is inevitably a doggy companion. This is a must read for dog lovers! […]


The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick

Posted May 3, 2017 by Minx
The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick

The time period is set in the 1930’s era of glamorous Hollywood and the location is a small town set outside of Los Angeles, California. The story starts off with Irene on the run from a situation that she did not fully understand. What she did understand was a message from beyond the grave from her employer that implored her to “run.” That was a fantastic way to start out […]


Two Can Play by Kate Kessler

Posted April 3, 2017 by Minx
Two Can Play by Kate Kessler

I loved It Takes One by Author Kate Kessler and have been seriously looking forward to reading Two Can Play. I hadn’t had the chance to buy it and when I came across this book at my local library I was thrilled. It seemed that now was the time to read this book. Audrey Harte is back and she has been put in charge of the East Coast location of […]


Knock Before You Enter by D.A. Bale

Posted March 8, 2017 by Minx
Knock Before You Enter by D.A. Bale

Knock Before You Enter is the third book in the Bartender Babe Chronicles. It follows Vicki as she heads off to Louisiana to spend a week on vacation with her best friend Janine at Janine’s grandmother’s estate. Too bad Janine’s brother, George, is also there. That character is such a creep. Vicki has not been to the De’Laruse estate in years and much has changed. Addie the De’Laruse matriarch has […]


Poison is the New Black by Chelsea Field

Posted January 24, 2017 by Minx
Poison is the New Black by Chelsea Field

This is the third installment in the Eat, Pray, Die Humorous Mystery series and I am finding that I am just loving this series! This story starts directly after the end of the “Taste of Christmas” novella. Izzy and Connor have just spent a few days together but duty calls and they need to get back to the real world. Their employment with the Taste Society can makes things quite […]


Bryant & May: Strange Tide by Christopher Fowler

Posted January 21, 2017 by Minx
Bryant & May: Strange Tide by Christopher Fowler

Now I cannot say that I have read every Bryant & May book out there but I have read a few and I can say that this for me was one of my favorites. The last book I had read was at the beginning of Arthur’s mental deterioration so to have a conclusion to that saga was quite nice. This story starts out on rather a low note for the […]


The Sour Taste of Suspicion by CeeCee James

Posted January 19, 2017 by Minx
The Sour Taste of Suspicion by CeeCee James

The Sour Taste of Suspicion is the third book of the Angel Lake Mystery Series. This is the first book that I have read from Author CeeCee James and it was a delightful cozy mystery. It was enjoyable how the story gave an old time feel but was set in the current day and age. Elise is the protagonist in this series with the aid of her best friend Lavina. […]


Peril in the Park by Barbara Venkataraman

Posted December 4, 2016 by Minx
Peril in the Park by Barbara Venkataraman

This story is told from the point of view of Jamie Quinn. She is an attorney who has had her hand in solving mysteries with the help of private investigator Duke. She is currently dating Kip Simons who was her ex-boyfriend from high school but had recently come back into her life. The Author did a wonderful recap of the main character’s background and relationship’s up until this start of […]