Sunday, December 31, 2023

Stella the Stinky Cat by Hayley Rose

Stella was a fart filled cat.  She was stinky and had farts.

It's fun book to read. It's a picture book for young ones.

You will like it!

Saturday, December 30, 2023

The Lost Castle by Deborah Grant-Dudley

This was an interesting story.  It was set in Japan and had many different stories.

Cameron uncovers a story of priceless treasure, Samurai protectors, a cryptic message and a deadly weapon. Can he unlock the puzzle that has been waiting for over 300 years?

It takes a tale to find everything.  He made friends with a Japanese boy but had to leave him behind.

The ending is fine.  

Can you figure out what happened?

Friday, December 29, 2023

The Jungle Crew by Emma Scott

This is a picture book that starts with a lion.  As he walks along he adds to his crew.

The more animals, the merrier!  All the animals are different and most of them have their own eccentries.  The lion is the talker and most of the illustrations show you how the animals look.

This is a very good book for young ones.  I enjoyed reading it.  Will you?

Thursday, December 28, 2023

A Gentle Murderer by Dorothy Salisbury Davis

The lady was dead.  She was hit with a hammer.  Who did it?

Ben Goldsmith is a cop and is trying to find the killer. The worst part is that no one knows who did it.

As it gets to the end of the book, you will know who did it.  It amazed me.

Do you think you will be able to figure it out?

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Holy Mole!

This is a picture book that has a young boy in it.

The young man is hungry but Viceroy is coming in two hours and they have to feed him

They work on it all together but the young boy gets in the way.  The tray of various goods, goes into into the soup.  

The soup is very popular and the Viceroy really likes it!

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Deadly Partners by Christine Green

This was an interesting story.  A woman is found dead.  No one know who did it.

The man who did it was still on the island.  As time goes on, Nigel is missing.  He is not the killer.

It is the end that is telling you who the killer is.  Not someone I would suspect...

Can you tell who the killer is?

Sunday, December 24, 2023

The Brittany Murders by Anne Penketh

This was an interesting story.  They had found two murders but didn't know who did it.

One of them died in a slurry pit, the other one was shot.  

It's a twisted story and has politics in it.

Will you be able to find the killer?

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Murder of Identity by Veronica Heley

There are three bodies in this story.  Who killed them?

Ellie tries to find out who killed them.  The police think that Neil did it but Ellie doesn't.

It's a twisted mystery with the killer in the background.

Who was the killer?

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Come again, Pelican by Don Freeman

This was a good story for young ones.

The boy went with his parents to the beach each summer.  This time he made friends with a pelican.

He took his boots off and played in the water.  He didn't notice that the tide was coming in.

He saved one boot but the other got away.  He got it back though.  The pelican got it for him!

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Christmas Stalkings by Charlotte MacLeod

This is a book of stories that has death in each story.

I enjoyed reading it.  There are all different authors.

The stories were long and short.  The mystery is who is going to die?

If you like mysteries, this is the book for you.

Sunday, December 17, 2023

The Missing Red Carpet Mystery by Rachel Ward

The royal visit is coming to town.  Everyone gets busy to make 
Kingsleigh look like nice.

A young boy is found dead.  They knew Evan was after him and thought he may have killed him.  That wasn't true but the police are out after Evan...

Evan is hiding.  No one knows where he is.  He talks to Bea for a while and then quits.

They need red carpet but they can't find it.

It's a mess of twists and turns.  

The ending is good.  If you like mysteries, you'll like this book.

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Tales: Short Stories Featuring Ian Rutledge and Bess Crawford by Charles Todd (Author)

This was short stories by Charles Todd.  They are for adults.

I enjoyed reading them.   The stories are good.  Ian and Bess are the main characters.

No matter if you like short stories; these are good.

It has several short stories.  They read easily and then on the next one.

If you like short stories, this one is for you.

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Death at the Dog Show by Peter Boland

The Christchurch Dog show was going well until they find a dead body.  If that wasn't bad enough, they find another dead woman.

The ladies that were there and were friends decide to find out who killed them...

It takes a lot of questions and more than one suspect.

I had no idea who did it but it all came clear at the end.

It'll keep you reading....

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

The Cornish Mystery by Agatha Christie

This was a good mystery.

It has a woman who died and they think it was from natural causes.  But Poirot and his mate don't think so.

Someone poisoned her.

It's a mess and was it her husband?

It takes a while to figure it out.

Can you figure it out?

Monday, December 11, 2023

The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie

This is Tommy and Tuppence mystery.

First Tommy goes missing.  Tuppence looks for him.

It has lots of twists and turns.

Eventually she finds him and they decide to marry.

It was a good read.

Sunday, December 10, 2023

The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie

This was a good mystery. Agatha writes good mysteries.

There are killers, people who fall in love with Anne, and war.

I'm always trying to find out who the killer was.  Think you can do it?

Friday, December 8, 2023

The Mystery of the Blue Jar and The Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie

These are two stories that make you wonder how she can write books like this.

I enjoyed both stories.  I think you will, too.  Agatha writes good stories.

The Mystery of the Blue Jar was good.  The Witness for the Prosecution is fake.  The woman wants to get rid of her man.

Read it and enjoy it!

Thursday, December 7, 2023

MURDER BY BICYCLE by Veronica Heley

Ellie makes quiche but when the crowd eats it several of them get sick.  One dies.

She knows she didn't put anything in it that would do that.  So she decides she will find the killer.

She finds that the killer rides a bike.  There are several people who ride bikes.  Who did it?

It's an interesting mystery.  Everyone thinks Ellie did it but she didn't.

The killer gets rid of everybody she doesn't like.  But she can't get rid of the woman she doesn't like.

As the bodies build up, the group wonders who has done it.

Can you figure out who did it?

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Star Passage, Book One, the Relic by Clark Rich Burbidge

This was an exciting book.  It was quite a busy story with Stars that take them like time travelling.  You never know what is coming next.

It keeps you busy reading.  You know it has various time sessions.  They even get to meet George Washington.

It'll keep you reading and wondering what the Stars will do next.  They are wonderful and take you anywhere in the past.

There are two more books in the series.  Read them all.

Monday, December 4, 2023


This was an interesting book.  Three men die and Andy is trying to find out why?

The box that was found in the lake has coins in it that are worth money.

Andy starts a list of those who might be killers.  The worst part is at the end when the killer confesses and then tries to kill Andy.

Who do you think will win?

Sunday, December 3, 2023

The Mystery of Mistletoe Hall by Benedict Brown

It starts with one body.  They are snowed in and someone is killing them.  Who is doing it?

Soon there are two more bodies.  Someone is killing them one by one.  Who?

It has to be someone there, but who?

It takes a lot of investigating and the killer is confessing to the woman who is the next one to be killed.

What happens next?

Friday, December 1, 2023

Signed Sealed and Dead by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson

Lily is the investigator (not on purpose) and tries to find the killer.

The chapters are long and there are a lot of people involved.

Lily is the one that the kids don't like and they make some bad words in her driveway.  

She feels she knows the man they took in is not the killer.  The man killed is poisoned by an syringe.

Lily works on finding the killer.  But the killer finds her first.  The only thing that saved her was her dog.

Did you think the killer was?

Out of Sight, Out of Mind by Evonne Wareham

Everyone has secrets. Some are stranger than others. Madison Albi is a scientist with a very special talent – for reading minds. When she s...