Excerpt from First Family

Excerpt from First Family

I don't think I've ever been disappointed with a David Baldacci book. My current read, First Family, is part of the King & Maxwell series. Sean King and Michael Maxwell are complex characters, satisfying to read, and this book revolves around the mysterious kidnapping of the First Lady's niece. ...
Excerpt from Deep Freeze

Excerpt from Deep Freeze

Last week I read Deep Freeze, by John Sandford. This is part of the Virgil Flowers series, which I've read at least one book from before. John Sandford writes complex mysteries with plenty of twists and turns and misdirection. Virgil Flowers is a relatable detective, smart, and always a good read ...
Excerpt from Deadline

Excerpt from Deadline

This week I am reading Sandra Brown's Deadline. I have previously mentioned Low Pressure here. Sandra Brown's writing is not cookie cutter fiction, she produces thrillers that are fresh and new, with interesting characters and twists. ...
Excerpt from The Sleeping Beauty Killer

Excerpt from The Sleeping Beauty Killer

I've read a few other books in Mary Higgins Clark's Under Suspicion series, a series about a TV show that investigates cold cases, or in this case, investigates the claim of a woman who claims that she was wrongly convicted. The Sleeping Beauty Killer will keep you on your toes. The Queen of Suspense does not disappoint! ...
Toxo and a round-up of freebies

Toxo and a round-up of freebies

Hang onto your hats! Are you ready for another round-up of Kindle freebies? Toxo Caleb, an autistic teen is mistakenly arrested. Bad turns to worse when he is then apprehended from his family by DFS ...
Excerpt from Low Pressure

Excerpt from Low Pressure

I am currently reading Sandra Brown's Low Pressure. A murder mystery where the main character, Bellamy Lyston, has written a fictional novel based on her own sister's murder and all of the personalities involved. This might not seem like such a bad idea when the killer had already been caught, tried, and incarcerated, but if the wrong man ended up in prison, that would mean that the real killer is still on the outside. Brown ramps up the suspense as Bellamy digs into past to try to discover the bits of what happened that day that she has blocked from her memory.  ...
Excerpt from A Great Reckoning

Excerpt from A Great Reckoning

I've read and mentioned a few other Louise Penny books on this blog before. Based in Quebec, the Inspector Gamache series always delves deep into the setting and history, psychology, and the complex relationships between the characters. Gamache has dealt with a lot of betrayal and corruption in his time, and in this volume, he is once again trying to root out the source of the ongoing problems in the Sûreté du Québec and how it is tied into the mysterious map and disappearing villages ...
New Year's Specials!

New Year’s Specials!

Here we are on the cusp of a new year! I hope you're looking forward to 2019 and all it will bring you. Did you get a kindle, tablet, or other ereader this Christmas? Are you looking for some great deals to load onto it? Well, look no further, here you go! ...
Romance or crime?

Romance or crime?

Over the last month or so, I have watched way too many Christmas romance movies. My husband really likes them, so we have watched just about every one that has come on TV, or at least it feels that way. These movies tend to be very formulaic, as described in this satirical post that I saw on Facebook ...
Toxo, Medical Kidnap Files #4 and more new releases

Toxo, Medical Kidnap Files #4 and more new releases

It's time for a new release! Here's a new book for your Christmas stocking or brand new ereader under the tree! It is almost time for Jolabokaflod, the Christmas Eve flood of books! If you are looking for your Christmas Eve read, pick up Toxo or one of the other books featured below! ...
Excerpt from The Escape Artist

Excerpt from The Escape Artist

Brad Meltzer is a master of the political intrigue thriller. Looking at his Amazon page, he also writes biographies for children that look quite interesting! I am loving Zig in The Escape Artist, underdog, mortician for fallen soldiers at Dover Air Force Base, still in mourning over the death of his young daughter years before. He is an artist and a someone who believes deeply in making things right. Not a lot of writers can pull off main characters who are broken or depressed, but Meltzer does it well ...
Excerpt from Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

Excerpt from Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

I've read a number of Alex Cross books before, and was a little disappointed with Merry Christmas, Alex Cross. Rather than a cohesive plot, it was as if three or four different stories had been stitched together, none of them with anything to do with the others. It is still a thrilling read, just not to James Patterson's usual standards ...
Launch of He was Walking Alone and other new releases

Launch of He was Walking Alone and other new releases

He was Walking Alone, #4 in the Zachary Goldman Mysteries is now available! If you've been following the series, you know that Zachary Goldman is a private investigator with a difference. While the series is reminiscent of the old TV detective series, Zachary is a man tortured by his own demons, who is deeply empathetic toward his clients and the victims of the crimes he investigates. Each book can be read as a stand alone mystery ...
Excerpt from Alter Ego

Excerpt from Alter Ego

I am currently reading Alter Ego (#9 Jonathan Stride Series) by Brian Freeman. I'm not sure how many other Jonathan Stride books I have read, at least one other. A good police procedural that readers of Lee Child or James Patterson will enjoy. Good, well-rounded characters carry through the series and make for an enjoyable read ...
Excerpt from As Time Goes By

Excerpt from As Time Goes By

I am just finishing up As Time Goes By, by Mary Higgins Clark, the Queen of Mystery. It doesn't disappoint. Lots of intertwining stories, appearances by the beloved Alvirah Meehan and her husband Willy, courtroom drama, and last-minute revelations.   ...
She was Dying Anyway and a round-up of new releases

She was Dying Anyway and a round-up of new releases

Are you ready for some fresh reads? After walking through the crispy fallen leaves, curl up by the fireplace and grab one of these new releases! She was Dying Anyway, Book #3 in the Zachary Goldman Series is now available for purchase, and I have gathered together a shelf-ful of other new releases for your consideration ...
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 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! ...
The International Day of the Stim

The International Day of the Stim

September 17 is The International Day of the Stim, a day celebrating stimmies, loud hands and right to bodily autonomy.  ...
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