Category Archives: Mystery

Review: ‘Wink Poppy Midnight’ by April Genevieve Tucholke #SRC

You know something’s afoot when the tagline for the book is “A hero. A villain. A Liar. Who’s Who?” Wink Poppy Midnight spins you around like a kid playing Pin the Tail on the Donkey and does not disappoint. Falling into my... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘The Screaming Staircase’ by Jonathan Stroud #COYER

For the last fifty years or so, ghosts have been plaguing the earth in increasing numbers. People don’t go out after dark. People use all manner of defenses known to keep the phantoms at bay. People call in specialists to eradicate these... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Conjured’ by Sarah Beth Durst #COYER

  Lulling, nightmarish and unusual, Conjured makes you feel like you are the main character. Eve’s past is non-existent. She can’t remember anything, and often wonders how she knows things like what a seatbelt is, but not how to use... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘The Dark Days Club’ by Alison Goodman #SRC

Lady Helen Wrexall has a stain upon her character – one that she had nothing to do with. When her parents were drowned at sea, she and her older brother, Andrew, had to live with their aunt and uncle. There were always whispers and outright ugly... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘How We Fall’ by Kate Brauning #2016HW

I don’t know what to say. I just didn’t get what the point of the story was. It’s not poorly written; it’s just, well, skeevy. Like, an actual how-to manual for dating your first cousin. Jackie’s family moved from... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘The Heir and the Spare’ by Emily Albright

On occasion (or twelve), I will read a book and put off writing the review. There are always different reasons, but it happens. It totally sucks when it is a book that I’ve been asked to review, especially if I didn’t like it the first... Read More | Share it now!

Review: DiSemblance by Shanae Branham #2016HW

Under normal circumstances I make myself finish each and every title I read, especially those books that I have agreed to review. I have had this book for at least a couple of years, so I really needed to check this one off my to do list.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Perdita’ by Faith Gardner #2016HW

This mystery is off to a promising start. Part ghost story, it tells of the drowning of one of Arielle’s sister’s best friends. Arielle had just seen Perdita the day before at their house, talking to her sister and her sister’s newer... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Bad Magic’ by Pseudonymous Bosch

I must confess. I have had this book forever. OK, that’s stretching the truth a little bit, but I received this book back in July of 2014. Then, as it happens sometimes, it fell off of my e-reader. So when I was trying to catch up with my... Read More | Share it now!

Lizzie Borden took an ax… ~ NEW! ‘Sweet Madness’ by Trisha Leaver & Lindsay Currie #Review #BookBirthday

We are fascinated by the story of Lizzie Borden. Who doesn’t want to hear about a woman that not only was blamed for the gruesome death of her father and step-mother, but also was determined by the jury to be not guilty? The more we learn about... Read More | Share it now!