Tag: Crime

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 […]


Cover Reveal: Deadline by Jennifer Blackstream

Posted December 1, 2017 by Minx
Cover Reveal: Deadline by Jennifer Blackstream

 I am so excited to be able to share with you the cover of DEADLINE by Jennifer Blackstream today!    Deadline by Jennifer Blackstream (Blood Trails #1)   Blurb:  As a witch with a dark past, Shade Renard knows the Otherworld isn’t always successful at policing itself. Humans don’t believe in magic anymore, and their ignorance renders them easy prey. So when an FBI contact hires her to consult on […]


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 with Excerpt: Flame in the Dark by Faith Hunter

Posted November 28, 2017 by Minx
Review with Excerpt: Flame in the Dark by Faith Hunter

Flame in the Dark was such a fun read for me! I love the paranormal investigation team PSYLed Unit 18 and in this story, they are back and in full swing. This story starts out smack dab in the middle of an investigation. There had just been a shooting at a senator’s house and Nell is cutting her teeth as a full-fledged probationary paranormal investigator. Nell is officially done with […]


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: Mischief in Mudbug by Jana Deleon

Posted November 22, 2017 by Minx
Review: Mischief in Mudbug by Jana Deleon

I am a huge fan of Author Jana Deleon’s cozy mysteries. Mischief in Mudbug was no exception. Sabine’s character was introduced in book one of this series and I liked her immensely. In this story, things take a turn for the worst for Sabine’s character and even though she had failed to find any family members over the past decade, she really needs to now. Sabine has had health scares […]


Review: Die Before You Wake by D.A. Bale

Posted November 15, 2017 by Minx
Review: Die Before You Wake by D.A. Bale

Die Before You Wake is the fourth book in The Bartender Babe Chronicles and I really enjoyed the changes that have taken place for this cast of characters. This series follows Vicki Bohanan through a series of misadventures where she manages to get herself in some crazy and life-threatening situations. Definitely no shortage of humor and snark in this series and I love it! With the help of her best […]


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: City of Lies by Victoria Thompson

Posted October 22, 2017 by Minx
Review: City of Lies by Victoria Thompson

City of Lies was the type of book that only got better as it went on. At the start, I was introduced to Elizabeth Mile’s character and grifter ways, which I found most interesting. When things went bad with a deal, she wound up taking part in a suffragist march in order to try and throw some thugs off of her trail. Only that did not go as she had […]


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: The Secrets of Islayne by Kari Lynn West

Posted October 4, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Secrets of Islayne by Kari Lynn West

I was excited to read The Secrets of Isalyne because it sounded exciting and it was some serious cover love! I absolutely loved the whole idea of the lumination trade. I loved it! It was so original!! Luminators had a special ability. They were able to take faded memories and restore them. Brighten them in the mind so that the person receiving the service could have faded memories restored to […]


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: The Ninth Circle by C.A. Harland

Posted September 22, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Ninth Circle by C.A. Harland

The Ninth Circle was entertaining, fast paced and I liked the idea of the circles. Basically, think of the circles as levels of supernatural criminal activity. The lower the number the lower the threat. Each division was tasked with a different activity and were overseen by demons. What the characters of this story were unaware of was that there was a puppeteer pulling their strings and they were just the […]


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: Haunting the Deep by Adriana Mather

Posted September 19, 2017 by Minx
Review: Haunting the Deep by Adriana Mather

I was quite interested in reading a good paranormal story and when I came across a book that not only had a paranormal element but it revolved around the Titanic, I knew I had to read it! Haunting the Deep is the second book in the How to Hang a Witch series. This is a series that I would recommend reading in series order. Although the mystery in this book […]


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 […]