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Aug 28
Cat With a Clue (A Bookmobile Cat Mystery #5) by Laurie Cass (review)

Cat With a Clue (A Bookmobile Cat Mystery #5) by Laurie Cass (review)

I had no idea who the killer was until about 3/4ths of the way into the book. Even then, it wasn’t anything specific, I just had a strong suspicion that that person had done it. There were a number of funny Eddie moments in the book. I especially liked what he did to one of the Library Director candidates! I also really liked Dana. I hope we get to see more of that character in future books. I also liked getting to see the antics her fellow library workers got up to, and the worries that getting a new Library… Read more »

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Aug 14
The Cat, The Collector and the Killer (A Cats in Trouble Mystery #8) by Leann Sweeney (review)

The Cat, The Collector and the Killer (A Cats in Trouble Mystery #8) by Leann Sweeney (review)

I liked how the crazy cat lady was done in this. And how she wasn’t actually a hoarder, even though she had so many cats. I also liked the police investigation, and the details that went into it. The cats themselves were adorable, and I liked how they weren’t central to finding clues. You can tell the author knows a lot about cats by the realistic way she wrote about them. There are a number of cozy mysteries I like or love with cats in them, but a lot of them make the cats smarter than credible. And they tend… Read more »

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Jul 17
A Grave Prediction (Psychic Eye Mystery #14) by Victoria Laurie (review)

A Grave Prediction (Psychic Eye Mystery #14) by Victoria Laurie (review)

I really like how Abby’s psychic ability works. And how snarky she is. She and Candice work really well together. In this book, most of the characters we’ve gotten to know from previous books aren’t around. Abby and Candice are in Los Angeles working on cases for the FBI there. Well, Abby is working on cases. Candice is a tag-along that wasn’t supposed to actually be there. She still helps Abby out a lot though. And I really liked getting to know Special Agent Hart, I hope we get to see more of her in other books. I didn’t really… Read more »

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Jul 10
A Toxic Trousseau (A Witchcraft Mystery #8) by Juliet Blackwell (review)

A Toxic Trousseau (A Witchcraft Mystery #8) by Juliet Blackwell (review)

This sounded like it might be fun, and then once I started reading it I realized that the Winchester Mystery House was part of the book! It’s been renamed, and the rifles and actual people from the House have also been renamed. But anyone who has ever been there will know exactly what the book is talking about, even with the name changes! I liked all the twists and turns the book took. Besides the main mystery, Lily is put in charge of San Francisco’s magical community. And there were a number of funny moments because of this. I’m super… Read more »

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Jun 19
Murder at Fontainebleau (Elizabethan Mysteries #5) by Amanda Carmack (review)

Murder at Fontainebleau (Elizabethan Mysteries #5) by Amanda Carmack (review)

I really love the attention to detail shown in this series. Everything from the clothes they wear, to who the characters could actually run into. The world is filled with little details that are easy to overlook if you aren’t interested in the history, but really make the characters and time come alive. I also like the fact that the series uses ciphers and spies, as well as the more usual elements of cozy mysteries. The characters are easy to like, and there are always interesting twists and turns in the story. I guessed who the killer was early on,… Read more »

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Jun 12
Books of a Feather (Bibliophile Mystery #10) by Kate Carlisle (review)

Books of a Feather (Bibliophile Mystery #10) by Kate Carlisle (review)

I didn’t know anything about book binding before I read the last book in this series. I still don’t really! But it was really interesting to read the little bits of info that Brooklyn thinks about when restoring old books. Reading this one in hardback, meant that I was able to see what she was talking about when she mentioned things like “end papers” and “headband”. I could still visualize it if it had been paperback, but it was easier (and far neater!) to actually SEE it. Most of the books Brooklyn was given for restoration were about birds, or… Read more »

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Jun 05
Sense of Deception (Psychic Eye Mystery #13) by Victoria Laurie (review)

Sense of Deception (Psychic Eye Mystery #13) by Victoria Laurie (review)

I loved all the crime investigation in the book. There were a few different murders that Abby and her friends were investigating, and it was interesting to see how they went about finding evidence to put the bad people away. There were references to the various CSI shows, as well as Finding Nemo. There is a lot of swearing in the book, which doesn’t bother me at all. And it adds humor in that every time Abby swears, even in her own mind, she has to pay 25 cents to a swear jar. I liked getting to know Abby and… Read more »

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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 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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