Category: Mystery Fiction

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 […]


Skydive by Susan O’Brien

Posted November 25, 2016 by Minx
Skydive by Susan O’Brien

Entertaining, witty and an easy read! This is the third book in the Nicki Valentine Mystery series and I had no issues picking up the history of the series. It could be read as a stand-alone but where would the fun be in that? Nicki is a fabulous character and I love that although she is a confident woman she is not written as perfection. Life as a private investigator […]


The Hunger Pains by Chelsea Field

Posted October 5, 2016 by Minx
The Hunger Pains by Chelsea Field

What is there not to love about this book? Hmmm, since you have not read it yet I will tell you. It is wonderful and there is nothing unlovable about it! I can say wholeheartedly that the first book in this series, Eat, Pray, Die, was not a one-hit wonder! The Hunger Pains is a welcomed addition to what is becoming one of favorite must follow series. Izzy is back […]


Eat, Pray, Die by Chelsea Field

Posted September 2, 2016 by Minx
Eat, Pray, Die by Chelsea Field

“Almost daily, another celebrity or political figure is in the news for doing something stupid under the influence. Sometimes they sabotage their own careers. Sometimes it’s the last thing they ever do – a fatal drug overdose. The general public take the stories at face value, as I had until a few months ago. Now I knew better. The climb to power and fortune is a war zone and poison […]


Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton

Posted August 24, 2016 by Minx
Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton

This is a new series from Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton that pairs an eccentric billionaire, Emerson Knight, with a rookie financial analyst, Riley Moon, together in a questionable investigation of missing gold. This investigation was a bit more of a heart pounding, run for your life type of investigation that would leave a few scratches, lead to some torture, and bring to light a scam hatched by a family […]


A Time of Torment by John Connolly

Posted August 8, 2016 by Minx
A Time of Torment by John Connolly

As my moniker implies I like to flirt across literary genres. I try to dip into mostly every kind of genre and I find I have not read a thriller in a few months. This book, A Time of Torment, hits that note as well as being part horror and part mystery all rolled up into one. I have not read a previous book in the Charlie Parker series and […]


The Pursuit by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

Posted August 5, 2016 by Minx
The Pursuit by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

This is another follow-up to a book that made my Terrific Tuesday’s postings. I received the book The Scam as an ARC when it was re-printed by a new publisher. Before then I will honestly say that I had never read a book from either Janet Evanovich or Lee Goldberg (but I had watched the Monk television series that he was a screenwriter on). I absolutely loved The Scam and […]


The Scam by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

Posted July 25, 2016 by Minx
The Scam by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

While reading this book it struck me that this series is the happily ever after of the movie Catch Me If You Can. Nick Fox once a con-man and master thief is now spending his time and energy teaming up with Kate O’Hare to run scams that end with the bad guys going bye-bye. The story starts out fast and the pace never slows down. Kate and Nick are tasked […]


Cat with a Clue by Laurie Cass

Posted July 11, 2016 by Minx
Cat with a Clue by Laurie Cass

Minnie Hamilton is an assistant library director in the small town of Chilson. Her cat and confidante Eddie is the officially unofficial ambassador of the bookmobile that Minnie and Eddie drive through the county and in his downtime he is a typical cryptic feline out for his own gain. Life in this small town is quaint and typically nothing really happens there. It is full of well meaning neighbors and […]