Category: Mystery

May 29
Murder, Handcrafted (Amish Quilt Shop Mystery #5)  by Isabella Alan (review)

Murder, Handcrafted (Amish Quilt Shop Mystery #5) by Isabella Alan (review)

You know it’s going to be a good book when the very first paragraph grabs you. The rest of the book totally lived up to that first paragraph, which is also a huge plus! I really liked Angie and Jonah. All the characters were well written, and I loved learning about the town. There were a number of funny moments in the book, as well as a few sad ones when past deaths came to light. I had no idea who the killer was, but it made total sense once the reveal happened. There were a few minor mysteries woven… Read more »

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May 22
Seams Like Murder (Crochet Mystery #10) by Betty Hechtman (review)

Seams Like Murder (Crochet Mystery #10) by Betty Hechtman (review)

I liked how many things were going on in the book. Besides the murder, Molly was planning a yarn event with lots of different classes. One of the teachers had a bit of stage fright, and another was constantly trying to be in charge. Besides that, her current boyfriends daughter and ex-wife move in with him, so there was all that drama. AND her ex-boyfriend seemed like he was trying to win her back. I had no idea at all who the killer was. My only theories were completely wrong, and even the pages leading up to the reveal I… Read more »

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May 15
Ripped From the Pages (Bibliophile Mystery #9) by Kate Carlisle (review)

Ripped From the Pages (Bibliophile Mystery #9) by Kate Carlisle (review)

I haven’t read any mysteries that take place in a commune before. It was neat getting to know how this one started, and the people living in it. You also get some history, not only from the area the commune is in, but a bit of French history as pertains to the people who moved into the commune. There were some minor side mysteries that all tied into the main one. I really liked the hidden rooms with all the furniture and other treasures. I had no idea who the killer was, I mean, I had a few thoughts but… Read more »

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May 08
Gone With the Witch (A Wishcraft Mystery #6) by Heather Blake (review)

Gone With the Witch (A Wishcraft Mystery #6) by Heather Blake (review)

I loved how many side mysteries were in this book. It never felt like there was too much going on, and it wasn’t confusing following all the various mysteries. I guessed the answers to who the Elder was, as well as the mystery around the dove by about half-way through the book or so. But I liked getting to see how the plots would unfold. I had no idea who the killer was, and no idea who the petnapper was. But it made total sense once those mysteries were revealed. I liked the way Craft worked in the book, and… Read more »

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May 02
Vanilla Beaned (Cupcake Bakery Mystery #8) by Jenn McKinlay (review)

Vanilla Beaned (Cupcake Bakery Mystery #8) by Jenn McKinlay (review)

I loved Mel and Holly. Especially their first meeting, where Mel realizes she had been super mean, and how they get past that point. I loved Holly’s little girl Sydney, and Mel’s friends were funny as well. The twists and turns the plot took made me not want to put the book down until I was finished. I loved all the ideas they came up with as to who was behind the explosion. I had absolutely no idea who it was until around 3/4 of the way through the book. The way they caught the person was a huge plus… Read more »

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Apr 24
A Whisker of Trouble (Second Chance Cat Mystery #3) by Sofie Ryan (review)

A Whisker of Trouble (Second Chance Cat Mystery #3) by Sofie Ryan (review)

I liked that the main sleuths weren’t actually the main character in this book. Sarah helps out a lot, and comes up with a number of clues, but the actual detectives centered around her grandmother and her grandmother’s friends. They call themselves Charlotte’s Angels as a play on Charlie’s Angels. I liked how all the characters had their own quirks. And how Rose, Liz, and Charlotte were pretty much ignoring Sarah and Nick’s attempts to get them to act more like ‘normal’ old people and not get into trouble. My favorite characters were Sarah, Mr. P, and Nick, though I… Read more »

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Apr 18
The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse by Brian Farrey (review)

The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse by Brian Farrey (review)

I can honestly say, this book wasn’t what I was expecting. It was better! I went in thinking it would be a fairytale story about friendship and magic. And while it was, it was also so much more. Princess Jeniah and Aon were very well-developed. We got to see not only how they became friends, but also hopes and fears. Jeniah is afraid she won’t be as good a Queen as her mother was. Aon thinks she’s a failure because she isn’t happy all the time. The mystery surrounding the Carse was more complex than I had expected. I loved… Read more »

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Apr 17
A Churn for the Worse (An Amish Mystery #5) by Laura Bradford (review)

A Churn for the Worse (An Amish Mystery #5) by Laura Bradford (review)

If you know nothing about the Amish, you may be a little lost with some of the terms used. Mostly the book does a good job of explaining things, but certain terms (like “Ordnung” which is basically the rules by which the Amish live) aren’t explained quite enough for someone unfamiliar with Amish culture to completely understand. It may have been explained better in the earlier books though, and since most people don’t start a series with book 5 (except me apparently, since I was sent this and it looked good!) then it shouldn’t be an issue. However, those moments… Read more »

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Apr 10
An Unhappy Medium (A Family Fortune Mystery #4) by Dawn Eastman (review)

An Unhappy Medium (A Family Fortune Mystery #4) by Dawn Eastman (review)

I haven’t read any books in this series before. And usually with cozy mysteries that isn’t a problem. For the most part, it wasn’t. Enough was explained as I read, that the only thing I was left in the dark about was Clyde’s gift. You get a few tiny hints, but mostly you were expected to know what she was able to do already. At least until close to half-way through the book. A better explanation of her gift was towards the end. Kind of a silly quibble, but Clyde? For a girl? Yes, it’s short for a much longer… Read more »

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Apr 03
Moss Hysteria (A Flower Shop Mystery #18) by Kate Collins (review)

Moss Hysteria (A Flower Shop Mystery #18) by Kate Collins (review)

The cover is kind of cartoony, but don’t let that chase you off. I was sucked into this story from the first pages. And I haven’t read anything by this author before. I liked a lot of the characters, especially Abby and Marco. But I also liked reading about Jillian, and Francesca. I didn’t really like Mitzi or Rosa. Mitzi just irked me, she was totally one of those women who don’t mind lying to put themselves in the best light possible. She also had no issues with seducing married men. And Rosa was colored from Abby’s point of view,… Read more »

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