Category Archives: Mystery

Mostly ghostly ~ ‘Sisters of Blood and Spirit’ by Kady Cross #Review #COYER

I seem to be on a roll, reading books where bad things happen in asylums… Lark Noble is used to everyone thinking she’s crazy. Not that it doesn’t hurt, especially now that she’s back in her hometown after a stay at a mental... Read More | Share it now!

You’ll find no ‘Asylum’ here ~ by Madeleine Roux #Review #Coyer

Much like Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, Asylum has a cover that’s meant to creep you out. What’s worse is that the photo there, as well as the many inside, are real. Daniel Crawford is excited for his... Read More | Share it now!

#Review: ‘Red is an Attitude’ by Kathy Lynn Hall #COYER

Red is on a five-day cruise that her boyfriend, Joe, gave her as a surprise. It’s certainly a start on her quest to travel around the world. But strange things are happening aboard the ship, from having a warning from her dead husband to seeing... Read More | Share it now!

Lucky? ~ ‘The Number 7’ by Jessica Lidh #Review #COYER

Louisa’s family isn’t very close. She never met her Dad’s parents, and now they are both gone. Her family is the tight-lipped sort, so she, her father and her sister, Greta, don’t even talk much about their mother or the hole... Read More | Share it now!

The Gardner did it ~ ‘Heist’ by Laura Pauling #Review #COYER

In the early hours of March 18, 1990, two men entered the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum dressed as policemen. They tied up the two guards and proceeded to steal over $500,000,000 worth of paintings and other artwork. The perpetrators were never... Read More | Share it now!

A pirate’s life for me (not) ~ ‘Treasure Island’ by Robert Louis Stevenson #Review #COYER

I have had a copy of Treasure Island for a long time, though I can’t remember exactly why I bought it. It’s one of those cheap paperbacks that now has yellowed pages, doesn’t open fully, and smells funny. But, since I needed to read... Read More | Share it now!

It’s easy to know your enemies ~ ‘Dangerous Deceptions’ by Sarah Zettel #Review #COYER

**This is book 2 of the Palace of Spies series, so there may be some spoilers re previous volumes.** In this second volume, our heroine (and spy), Peggy, is still doing some work for Mr. Tinderflint. She’s still at the court of the Prince and... Read More | Share it now!

The most haunting thing isn’t the ghost ~ ‘Miramont’s Ghost’ by Elizabeth Hall #Review #COYER #CTRAT

Told completely in flashback, Miramont’s Ghost is the story of Miramont Castle in Manitou Springs, Colorado and how it came to be haunted. Well, to be honest, it’s the story of everything leading up to that. Adrienne Beauvier is the... Read More | Share it now!

Does the apple fall far from the tree? ~ ‘I Hunt Killers’ by Barry Lyga #Review #COYER #CTRAT

What if you’re father was an infamous serial killer? And you’d known this fact almost your entire life? And you father relished the idea that you would eventually join the family business?   Jasper “Jazz” Dent is just such... Read More | Share it now!

Something lurks at ‘Gotham Academy’ by Becky Cloonan, et al. #Review #COYER

The only time I ever read comic books was when I was a kid going on a car trip. It was always Archie or those creepy comics where something bad always happened to the wicked. This month, though, I was told about a reboot of the Archie comics; something... Read More | Share it now!