Sunday, October 24, 2021

A Murder Like No Author by Amy Lillard


Arlo and her book group are excited.  A new book out is being made into a movie and they are hosting it.  All is going well until someone says the author didn't write the book. 

Poisoned Pen Press and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published November 30th.

The next day they find the man who made the accusation dead.  He'd fallen from the balcony but there are handprints on his arms.  It looks like he was pushed.

Arlo tries to slow her book group down.  They want to find the murderer but the cop tells them to back off.  They don't listen.

This is an interesting mystery.  There are gay men, a rabid fan, cross dressers, and people from out of town involved.  With so many suspects it takes longer to determine who did it.  

One man confesses but the real killer has Arlo cornered.  Will she survive this threat?

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Claret and Present Danger by Sarah Fox




There is t
he Trueheart Renaissance Faire and Circus in town and it brings a lot of tourists.  Sadie welcomes them but is shocked to see one of the actors fall down dead after a performance.

Kensington Books and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on November 30th.

It turns out he was poisoned.  By whom and how was it done?  Sadie starts her own search for the killer.  She spends a lot of time asking questions and searching.  

Suddenly she's confronted by the killer, who plans to kill her, too.  I was amazed by the killer's identity.  They weren't on my suspect list.

Will Sadie survive?


Friday, October 22, 2021

As the Wicked Watch by Tamron Hall


Two young black women are found dead.  Their bodies have been mutilated, they've been burned and they are wrapped in plastic.  There is a serial killer in Chicago.

Harper/Collins sent me an ARC of the book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published on October 26th.

 Jordan is a news reporter and follows the story as well as tries to find the killer.  She's taken classes and can do double duty.

As she gets a list of suspects and works on finding out about them, she also becomes a victim.  She didn't know who attacked her in the parking garage but she knows he's the killer.

The cops pick up some boys and want to blame them, but Jordan isn't buying it.  It gets more and more dangerous with the passage of time.  

Will Jordan survive this investigation?

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Murder at the Lobstah Shack by Maddie Day


Mac is working in her store when she hears a scream.  Then she gets a phone call from the store next door requesting she come over.  In the freezer unit, there's dead woman on the floor...

Mac and her book group start asking questions.  The death was not what it appeared to be.

Kensington Books and Net Galley let me read the this book for review (thank you).  It will be published November 30th.

There are a lot of suspects.  She wasn't the most popular woman in town.  They work hard on determining who it would be the murderer.  I didn't figure out who the killer was - it was a surprise to me.

It was an interesting tale with all kinds of sideline subjects that were entertaining.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Big Trouble in Little Greektown by Kate Collins


Athena works at the Garden Center with her Mom and Dad.  She has a son and several siblings.  She and her boyfriend like to solve mysteries.

Kensington Books and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It wil be published on November 30th.

There are various family tensions as the girl's don't want to marry a Greek, they fallen in love with someone else.  But how to tell Mom?

There was a journalist that liked to dig up old news and shared it with the paper.  He's found dead in the woods.  Who killed him?

There is also a fight going on over the beach ad dunes area.  A lot of people would like to see a park there.  But the council wants to develop it.  This leads to bribery and blackmail of councilmembers.

There are several suspects, not everyone is telling the truth, and it's a hard road to follow to the killer.

That is, until Athena finds herself alone in a house, with the killer...

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

A Murder Yule Regret by Winnie Archer


Ivy has a dream assignment.  She's been hired to take pictures at a party an actress is putting on.  It's Dickens theme and everyone is in costume.  She listens to conversations as she takes pictures.

Kensington Books and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).It will be published November 30th.

Everyone is having fun at the party when suddenly someone screams.  There's a dead man at the bottom of the cliff.  They don't think it was suicide.

He was a journalist that only posted bad things about people.  Someone shoved him off that cliff.

As Ivy goes through a list of suspects, she finds a woman actress was drowned in the middle of her investigation.  Someone hit her in the head and dropped her in the pool.  Is it another killer or the same one?

The killer surprised me.  Ivy almost gets in trouble before she figures it out.  

Monday, October 18, 2021

The Deathwatch Beetle by Kjell Eriksson Series: Ann Lindell Mysteries (#9)

 


A man disappeared on an island town.  They think he's dead but they can't find him.

Minotaur and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on November 16th.

The woman who loved him searches just like the cops.  They found one witness.  But they don't know who it was.  As they continue asking questions they decide it was a woman.

Then another man died.  He was shot by arrows.  

This island is dangerous.  The murders eventually come clear and then you realize that living where they do it creates a lot of tension and angry.

It all moves a bit slow but you get a good look at the characters.  I bet you can't guess the murderer!

A Murder Like No Author by Amy Lillard

Arlo and her book group are excited.  A new book out is being made into a movie and they are hosting it.  All is going well until someone sa...