Excerpt from The Hollow City

Excerpt from The Hollow City

My teaser is from Hollow City, book 2 of the series Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I just started it, but it has been interesting so far, picking up where book one finished and continuing Jacob's trip away from the island and into his journey of self-discovery.  ...
Excerpt from Occam's Razor

Excerpt from Occam’s Razor

I have read a few interesting books lately. Right now, I am on Occam's Razor, (Joe Gunther Mysteries Book 10), by Archer Mayor. (Occam's Razor, in case you are wondering, has sometimes been summarized as "When you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras.") It is a good solid police procedural, and I am enjoying it so far! ...
Excerpt from The Weekenders

Excerpt from The Weekenders

This week I am reading on of Mary Kay Andrews' books, The Weekenders. I am just getting into it, but enjoying the characters and the beautiful island setting. The protagonist was, unfortunately, just about to divorce her husband, who she didn't know had been both cheating on her and hiding their dire financial situation, when he is murdered. This puts her in a somewhat awkward decision when the police start looking for suspects! ...
Excerpt from Every Fifteen Minutes

Excerpt from Every Fifteen Minutes

I am currently reading one of James Patterson's Women's Murder Club mysteries, which I always enjoy, but another book made such an impression on me last week, I had to present another book here! Every Fifteen Minutes, by Lisa Scottoline managed to get me going in the wrong direction not just once, but twice. A great psychological suspense! ...
Excerpt from The Lost Symbol

Excerpt from The Lost Symbol

I'm reading one of Dan Brown's Robert Langdon books at the moment. The Lost Symbol is all that you would expect from Dan Brown; brain teasers, actions, and edge of the seat action. I have run into one plot point that doesn't quite make sense, but I'll overlook it for the sake of the rest of the story! ...
Excerpt from I Can See You

Excerpt from I Can See You

I had a tough time deciding which book to do an excerpt from today! I just finished books 1 and 2 of Michael Leese's Jonathan Roper Investigates series. I quite enjoyed these books, with a team made up of neurotypical police detective Brian Hooley and autistic consultant Johnathan Roper. My excerpt is from book 2, I Can See You.  ...
Excerpt from Criminal

Excerpt from Criminal

I am currently reading Karin Slaughter's Criminal, book 6 in the Will Trent series. I have not read any of the other books in the series, but haven't had any problems with jumping in mid-series. While the series is named after Will Trent, the story has been more about his boss Amanda than about Will. I do want to hear more about Will and might have to check out some of the other books ...
Excerpt from Crocodile on the Sandbank

Excerpt from Crocodile on the Sandbank

Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters is the classic mummy mystery. First book in the Amelia Peabody series, if you're looking for an Egyptian adventure with a strong female lead, look no further! ...
Excerpt from Wicked Appetite

Excerpt from Wicked Appetite

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme. Read the rules and more teasers at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along. It was time for a lighter read for me, so I have read a couple of Janet Evanovich books in the past week. Wicked Appetite, book 1 of the Lizzy & Diesel series, is a paranormal cozy mystery, a truly fun ride — with cupcakes. Handsome and charming men, delightfully quirky women, and Evanovich's signature style combine in this new series; I look forward to reading more of them ...
Excerpt from The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers

Excerpt from The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers

Here's a book that is a change from my usual mystery / suspense fare! The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers by Amy Hollingsworth is a not quite a biography of Mr. Rogers, but a study of his values and what he taught the people around him. I'll admit that I was never a big Mr. Rogers fan as a child. I was familiar with it and watched it sometimes, but found it boring. But I am enjoying reading his philosophies now! ...
Excerpt from Face Off

Excerpt from Face Off

This is an interesting book! The International Thriller Writers have put together FaceOff, an anthology by 23 major crime writers collaborating to bring their characters together in 11 head-to-head stories. I've enjoyed a lot of these writers and their characters, and it's been a lot of fun to see them meeting each other and interacting! ...
Excerpt from Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Excerpt from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

This is one book that's been on my reading list for some time. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs, has been made into a movie by Tim Burton, but I had my eye on it even before then. It is first in a series of three ...
Excerpt from Simply Genius

Excerpt from Simply Genius

Looking over my shelf, I see I actually read two David Baldacci books in the last week. I've picked Simply Genius for my excerpt today. Baldacci is the master of building suspenseful plot, and this one was no exception. I enjoyed the more diverse than usual cast, including an ex-soldier with a prosthetic limb and the murder victim's neurodiverse daughter ...
Excerpt from The Life We Bury

Excerpt from The Life We Bury

I mentioned The Life We Bury in my last post, and I had to bring it up again to give you a teaser. I really enjoyed this one. Faintly reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird, this well-woven mystery is a pleasure to read. The writer/sleuth has a complex background and a younger brother with autism. The brother is treated as a real person and not just a foil or token diverse character.  ...
Your Summer Reading List

Your Summer Reading List

I want to hear what you're reading (or planning to read) this summer! Let's get a good list going in the comments section ...
Excerpt from Scorpion Strike

Excerpt from Scorpion Strike

This week I am reading Scorpion Strike (A Jonathan Grave Thriller) by John Gilstrap. I don't think I've read any of the other books in the series. A hostage-taking on an idyllic island paradise quickly ramps up the tension. Lots of great characters and a good, quickly moving plot ...
Excerpt from The Yard

Excerpt from The Yard

I just finished The Yard by Alex Grecian an hour ago. I don't think I've read anything else by this author. It was an enjoyable police procedural with lots of good historical details about Victorian England. There are several intersecting plots and the identity of the killer is revealed fairly early. The character development is good and I would definitely read others in the series.  ...
Excerpt from Island of Shipwrecks

Excerpt from Island of Shipwrecks

I just finished reading Island of Shipwrecks, book #5 of the YA Fantasy Unwanteds series by Lisa McMann. This is probably not a series that you want to jump into the middle of like I did! While there are enough clues to puzzle out the backstory, you will be missing a lot of the depth of the story and the characters. ...
Excerpt from A Wanted Man

Excerpt from A Wanted Man

I can always rely on Jack Reacher to entertain me! I am reaching A Wanted Man by Lee Child, book #17 in the Jack Reacher series. The interesting thing about this book is that so far, almost all of the Jack Reacher scenes have been in the car. It's interesting how much tension  you can build with four people stuck in a car together. But then, if you've been on a family vacation, you probably already know that!  ...
Excerpt from A Banquet of Consequences

Excerpt from A Banquet of Consequences

A Banquet of Consequences is not the first Elizabeth George mystery I have read this year. It is part of the Inspector Lynley series, though I haven't heard much from Lynley yet! I am not too far into the book yet, and am interested in seeing how the suicide and the investigation end up being connected. Elizabeth George builds unique, well-rounded characters.  ...
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