Interview with Sólveig Pálsdóttir. Earlier in 2021, we reviewed Silenced, the second crime novel to appear in English from Icelandic crime author Sólveig Pálsdóttir. Following on from The Fox. Also reviewed on our site, Silenced sees Reykjavik detective Gudgier Fransson investigating the death of a woman in prison...Read More
The Perfect Neighbor by Nora Roberts, The MacGregors. ” The Mystery Man Next Door. Brooding loner Preston McQuinn’s new apartment, like his life, was just the way he wanted it– dark and empty. But when sunny Cybil Campbell came barging into his well-ordered gloom, he couldn’t deny a grudging fascination with his bright, bubbly neighbor...Read More
Could Have Been Us by Corinne Michaels
“Do you want me?”
“Like the f…ing air I breathe.”
SQUEEEE! I really loved this book! It was heartfelt, romantic and full of feels!
I’ve loved Corinne Michaels’ books for years. Because they often have such a good balance of angsty romance and family connections and this book was no exception...Read More
Out of Sight by Martin Granger, When rogue junk collides with a television satellite 22,000 miles above the Earth. Blind cosmologist Harry Stones approaches Film Director Nathalie Thompson to make an investigative documentary.
Undeterred by Harry’s lack of sight, their quest leads them from the peaks of Arizona to a mile-deep mine in Yorkshire...Read More
Five New Books on the Horizon, No, no, we’re not talking about independence. This isn’t a political column. It’s Scots author Val McDermid’s new graphic novel, Resistance, which leads off our new books roundup this week...Read More
Kuan Yin by Maya van der Meer, illustrated by Wen Hsu. Two sisters discover the power of love and the true meaning of compassion in this princess-adventure story based on an ancient Chinese tale.
Miao Shan isn’t your typical princess. She likes to spend her time quietly meditating with the creatures of the forest or having adventures with dragons and tigers...
The Assistant by Kjell Ola Dahl, Oslo, 1938. War is in the air and Europe is in turmoil. Hitler ’s Germany has occupied Austria and is threatening Czechoslovakia; civil war rages in Spain and Mussolini reigns in Italy.
When a woman turns up at the office of police-turned-private investigator Ludvig Paaske...Read More
The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait by Cleo Coyle. Bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure and her gumshoe ghost team up. To solve the stunning mystery at the heart of a madwoman’s self-portrait in this all new installment. From New York Times bestselling author Cleo Coyle.
While gathering a collection of vintage book cover paintings for a special event in her qu...
Bea is for Blended by Lindsey Stoddard, Bea and her mom have always been a two-person team. But now her mom is marrying Wendell, and their team is growing by three boys, two dogs, and a cat.
Bea is for Blended by Lindsey Stoddard, Finding her place in her new blended family may be tough...
The Lost Village by Camilla Sten, Sixty years later, documentary filmmaker Alice Lindstedt wants to return to Silvertjärn. To find out what happened to the 887 residents and who killed Brigitta Lidman. That’s the set-up for The Lost Village, which appeared as Staden when it was first published in Sweden in 2019...Read More
Geiger by Gustaf Skordeman, For decades, Agneta has always known that this moment would come, but she is shaken. She knows what it means.
Retrieving her weapon from its hiding place, she attaches the silencer. She creeps up behind her husband before pressing the barrel to his temple...Read More
Perfectly Us by Jaclyn Osborn, Everybody likes Alex. He’s outgoing and flirty and people gravitate toward him. Alex has friends and dates, but his smiles do hide a deep pain that never seems to get easier. Shiloh is the opposite of Alex. He’s quiet and anxious and doesn’t make friends easily...Read More
A Man Named Doll by Jonathan Ames, Happy Doll is a charming, if occasionally inexpert. Private detective living just one sheer cliff beneath the glass houses. Mulholland Drive with his beloved half-Chihuahua half-Terrier, George.
A veteran of both the Navy and LAPD, Doll now works through the night at a local Thai spa...Read More
Five New Books on the Horizon, ie: The Perfect Lie by Jo Spain, When the couple living there hear a knock at the door, the wife answers but her detective husband goes to window and jumps to his death.
Here’s an interesting fact for you: sales of fiction books have gone up 16 per cent during lockdown according to British newspaper The I. Read more here...Read More
Grandeur and opulence are everything in the famed New Orleans Garden District where pets are family and no bling is too big. Opening Furry Godmother, pet boutique and organic treat bakery, is Lacy Marie Crocker’s dream come true–until the glitter gun used to make her Shih Tzu tutus becomes a murder weapon...Read More
In the Company of Men by Veronique Tadjo, Two boys venture from their village to hunt in a nearby forest. They shoot down bats and cook them over an open fire. Within a month, the boys are dead, their bodies ravaged by an unknown disease.
In the Company of Men by Veronique Tadjo, Experts caution against touching the sick. But their warning comes too late...Read More
What happens when you mix 1 (accidental) murder with 2 thousand wedding guests and then toss in a possible curse of an immigrant Chinese-Indonesian family?
You get 4 meddling Asian aunties coming to the rescue!
Dial A For Aunties by Je...Read More
A Marriage of Equals by Elizabeth Rolls, Risking everything…For love!
Having struggled so hard to become a successful business owner, Jamaica-born Psyché Winthrop-Abeni has no interest in relinquishing her freedom. Or being property to a husband...
The Measure of Time by Gianrico Carofiglio, Translated by Howard Curtis — Guido Guerrieri is a lawyer of middle years who practices in Bari, on Italy’s Adriatic coast. In this, Gianrico Carofiglio’s sixth legal thriller featuring Guerrieri, a case with uncomfortable links to the protagonist’s past finds its way to his door.
A woman named Lorenza Delle Fogli...Read More
The Duke Undone by Joanna Lowell, Janine: About a year ago, I read and reviewed Joanna Lowell’s Dark Season. Layla read it too and we had a fun offline conversation. We both agreed that the author had potential and that we were interested in her next book. When The Duke Undone appeared on the horizon, we jumped on it.
The year is 1881 and the place is England ...Read More
Summer Secrets at Streamside Cottage by Samantha Tonge, A new start can come from the most unexpected places…It’s been years since Lizzie Lockhart spoke to her parents. But she was safe in the knowledge she knew everything about them. Once upon a time, they were as close as could be. Until they weren’t.
After receiving the earth-shattering news of their p...Read More
Five New Books For Crime Fiction Lovers, We like fresh blood here on Crime Fiction Lover. So let’s introduce you to a new author and her debut in our weekly new books column. Before the Ruins by Victoria Gosling is an important release for Serpent’s Tail, and at its heart is a group of youngsters who have secrets they’d rather forget.
Lots more, as always...Read More
Monkey Bread Business by Jodi Rath
I am thrilled to have Jodi Rath here for a visit today!
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Thanks for having me here today! I’m Jodi Rath and I taught high school English for twenty-three years...Read More
Welcome to Cozy Wednesday!
I am thrilled to welcome Maggie Toussaint to Escape With Dollycas today!
Shrimply Dead (A Seafood Caper Mystery)
by Maggie Toussaint
Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
Hi, everyone. So happy you’re here...Read More
Vanished by James Delargy, The Kane family, Lorcan, Naiyana and their young son, are desperate to move their young family far away from the hustle and bustle of modern city life in Perth.
Vanished by James D...Read More
The Night Hawks by Elly Griffiths, Ruth Galloway is back, and happily she has returned to home turf in North Norfolk in this latest Elly Griffiths novel, the 13th in the series. A body is found on the beach by a bunch of metal detectorists who call themselves The Night Hawks, and soon DCI Harry Nelson is at the scene to take a closer look...Read More
Sweethand by N.G. Peltier, For the first time in forever, lifelong rivals Cherisse and Keiran are back in Trinidad at the same time. And while Keiran may have the most swoonworthy smile, he’s also the most annoying man Cherisse has ever met. Unfortunately, avoiding him is impossible...Read More
Five New Books On The Horizon, Today our new books column starts off with some very hot Mexican crime fiction by Élmer Mendoza, AKA the godfather of narco-lit. It seems that Latin American crime fiction just gets better and better, so see what you think of Kiss the Detective...Read More
Resistance by Val McDermid, Today we’ve got something special for you – a first peek inside the brand new graphic novel, Resistance, written by Val McDermid and with artwork by Kathryn Briggs.
This is the first time Val McDermid has written a graphic novel, and in it the leading Scottish crime author strikes out in a new direction because Resistance is more of ...Read More
The Numbers Game by Danielle Steel, “In Danielle Steel’s stunning novel, modern relationships come together, fall apart, and evolve over time, proving that age is just a number.”
“Eileen Jackson happily cast her dreams aside to raise a family with her husband, Paul...Read More
The Wedding Dress by Danielle Steel, “In Danielle Steel’s epic novel, the lives of four generations of women in one family span fortune and loss, motherhood, tragedy and victories...Read More
Past Perfect by Danielle Steel, she “weaves a spellbinding story of two families living a hundred years apart who come together in time, opening the door to major events in early-twentieth-century history—and to a rare friendship.”
“Sybil and Blake Gregory have established a predictable Manhattan life, raising their three children—until Blake acce...Read More
Sit, Stay, Slay by V.M. Burns, When her best friend Dixie is suspected of killing a dog show judge, Lilly must bring one sick puppy to heel . . . Sit, Stay, Slay by V.M. Burns, Tennessee transplant Lilly Echosby has two great loves: dogs and mysteries. So naturally, she’s named her poodles Aggie, after Agatha Christie, and Rex, for Rex Stout...
Silenced by Solveif Palsdottir, Translated by Quentin Bates — Corylus Books was set up a year or two ago with the aim of publishing crime novels that might not normally make it into English translation, and Silenced by Solveig Palsdottir is the company’s third release, following Solveig’s earlier novel The Fox, and Sword by Bogdan Teodorescu...Read More
The Closing Bid by Elle Wright, There were few bright spots in MLB Relief Pitcher Christian Knight’s life, and Mama Peaches was one of them. When she requests his presence at her neighborhood bachelor auction, he agrees—under one condition. His participation must be kept under wraps...
Bad Penny Blues by Cathi Unsworth, When Bad Penny Blues was published in 2009, it became a cult classic, the kind of novel other writers refer to as a landmark. If you’ve not yet discovered it this new edition, with an introduction by Greil Marcus and insightful afterword by the author, is for you...Read More
Look What You Made Me Do by Nikki Smith, Two people can keep a secret . . . if one of them is dead.
Look What You Made Me Do by Nikki Smith, Sisters Jo and Caroline are used to hiding things from each other. They’ve never been close – taking it in turns to feel on the outside of their family unit, playing an endless game of favorites.
Look What You Made Me Do...
Father of the Bride by Edward Streeter, Poor Mr. Banks! His jacket is too tight, he can’t get a cocktail, and he’s footing the bill…He’s the father of the bride.
Stanley Banks is just your ordinary suburban dad. He’s the kind of guy who believes that weddings are simple affairs in which two people get married...
Big Little Spies by Krista Davis, A pet detective on the hunt for a prominent pooch is found dead, and inn owner Holly Miller has to sort through her guest list for suspects in this all new Paws & Claws mystery in the New York Times bestselling series.
Big Little Spies by Krista Davis, The ladies of the Wagtail Animal Guardians, WAG for short, are in town for a...Read More
Silenced by Solveig Palsdottir, Anyone else think that April Fool’s Day is a bit outdated? After the year we’ve had, who’s got time for pranks? Or a silly press release, or lame corporate tweet? Yeah, yeah, yeah. Let’s get down to business, and to why you visit our site. Crime novels. Serious stuff. Even the humorous ones are serious stuff to us...Read More
The Distant Dead by Heather Young, A body burns in the high desert hills. A boy walks into a fire station, pale with the shock of a grisly discovery. A middle school teacher worries when her colleague is late for work. When the body is identified as local math teacher Adam Merkel, a small Nevada town is rocked to its core by a brutal and calculated murder.
This week an interesting new crime novel from Japan will be pulling into the station. Bullet Train by Kotaro Isaka is little different to most crime novels thus far translated from Japanese. Clever and sophisticated gives way to something that’s big on set-up, big on action, and populated with characters that tilt the balance more toward crazy than cultured...Read More
Wild Sign by Patricia Briggs, CW: sexual assault, incest, infanticide, forced pregnancy, child death, graphic violence, pet death.
Wild Sign by Patricia Briggs. Anna and Charles are two of my favorite fictional people and I was excited to dive into Wild Sign. I did find it completely engrossing and compelling. I ripped through the book in about 48 hours...Read More
Shucked Apart by Barbara Ross (A Maine Clambake Mystery) The Snowden Family Clambake Company has a beloved reputation in Busman’s Harbor, Maine. Almost as famous is the sleuthing ability of proprietor Julia Snowden. Two buckets of oyster seed worth $35,000, she wonders if somebody’s trying to mussel her out of business...Read More
Five New Books on the Horizon, Crime Fiction is no Laughing Matter… Or maybe it is. It happens, but all the crime novels here in our new books column this week come with a pinch of humor. Whether you’re riding the Bullet Train with a bunch of psychos in the latest crime novel from Japan...Read More
The Marriage Bureau by Penrose Halson, A riveting glimpse of life and love during and after World War II—a heart-warming, touching, and thoroughly absorbing true story of a world gone by.
The Marriage Bureau by Penrose Halson, In the spring of 1939, with the Second World War looming, two determined twenty-four-year-olds, Heather Jenner and Mary Oliver, decided...
A Waffle Lot of Murder by Lena Gregory
For diner owner Gia Morelli, her seasonal fall menu calls for two main ingredients—maple syrup and murder . . .
While the first hints of autumn grace Boggy Creek, Florida, Gia misses the colorful harvest traditions she left behind in New York...Read More
The Cat and the Corpse in the Old Barn by Kate High, Clarice Beech has two passions in life: animal rescue and Detective Inspector Rick Beech. She is devoted to the first but she and Rick have been separated for the past six months – life without him is hard.
Clarice shares her other love, for contemporary ceramics, with the charming Lady Vita Fayrepoynt...
The Secrets of Meadow Farmhouse by Katie Ginger, Amelia loves her life in Paris. But with the surprise inheritance of her childhood home, Meadow Farmhouse, she has no choice but to return to the small village of Meadowbank to restore her great-aunt’s old farmhouse. However returning to Meadowbank means she has to confront her past, including old flame Adam...Read More
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, the novelist who put the American West on the literary map through his works, best known for his Pulitzer Prize–winning novel Lonesome Dove, has died at the age of 84. The death was confirmed by Amanda Lundberg, a spokeswoman for the family. No cause was specified.
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, Spanning a career of over f...Read More
Paladin’s Strength by T. Kingfisher, He’s a paladin of a dead god, tracking a supernatural killer across a continent. She’s a nun from a secretive order, on the trail of the raiders who burned her convent and kidnapped her sisters.
Paladin’s Strength by T...
The Source by Sarah Sultoon, Former CNN journalist Sarah Sultoon has won awards for covering major stories across the globe. But in her first foray into crime fiction writing she sticks closer to home. With a tale centered firmly in the British establishment, set in the late 20th century and the start of the 21st.
Marie is an assistant producer at Nine News, a nati...Read More
KittyKai’s Easter Mystery: A Cobble Cove Story
by Debbie De Louise
Hi Debbie! Welcome to Escape With Dollycas.
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m a librarian at a public library and the author of the Cobble Cove cozy mystery series that currently has 5 full-length books and 4 short eBooks including my new release, KittyKai’s Easter Mystery that is on blog...Read More
Henry Oxshott by Simon Fraser, It is the 1980s. Henry Oxshott is a cat of medium intelligence, lazy but well bred. He lives in a flat which was left to him by one of his relatives who spent most of her time buying antiques and paintings which now fill the flat. He has no job, no income and is down to his last few pounds...
The Housewife by Alex Kane, Even perfect mothers have secrets…
Leah. She’s the perfect mum to ten-year-old Samuel, wife to loving husband Thomas, head of the PTA. But her closet is full of skeletons – and if the truth gets out, her world could be destroyed.
Annie. She’s the gangster’s moll with a brain...
On the Radar: A drop of the Irish, Scottish crime fiction is booming, Wales is getting its own national crime fiction festival and this week we’re kicking off our news column with a new novel by one of Ireland’s finest and most respected crime authors, Ken Bruen. So it seems as though crime fiction from the Celtic fringe is in rude health...Read More
The Dare by Lesley Kara, As a child, it was just a game. As an adult, it was a living nightmare. ‘This time it’s different. She’s gone too far now. She really has.’
When teenage friends Lizzie and Alice decide to head off for a walk in the countryside, they are blissfully unaware that this will be their final day together – and that only Lizzie will...
Talk of the Town by Joan Smith, Daphne Ingleside’s visit to her Aunt Effie in London was meant to add a little spark to her placid country life. And it did—once the two women decided to write Effie’s memoirs. For Effie, a faded divorcée, had been the beauty of London in her day, and many of the ton feared their misbehavior would be disclosed.
The Duke o...
Hop ‘Til You Drop by J.M. Griffin
I am excited to share my thoughts about Hop ‘Til’ You Drop !
Hop ‘Til You Drop
When an Easter egg hunt becomes a crime scene, it’s up to Jules and Bun to crack the case . . .
Juliette “Jules” Bridge is devoted to rabbit rescue and rehabilitation on her beloved Fur Bridge Farm in rural New Hampshire...Read More
The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse. High up in the Swiss Alps perches Le Sommet, a luxury hotel which used to be a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients. In the late-19th and early-20th centuries Switzerland had numerous sanatoria where people with long-term illnesses were sent to recover in the clean, crisp mountain air.
It is in this remote setting that British poli...Read More
Future Perfect by Felicia Yap, What if today was your last day…A bomb has exploded during a fashion show, killing a beautiful model on the catwalk. The murderer. is still at large… and he may strike again. Yet this is the least of Police Commissioner Christian Verger’s worries. His fiancée Viola has left him. He has to keep his tumultuous past a secret...Read More
The Missing Queen by Sally Watson, King Tutankhamon is dead. The possibly-divine ivory cat Nefru is still (perhaps) putting a paw into royal Egyptian affairs. Lord Ay wants a royal wife-Tut’s widow, actually-to give him the blood-right to the throne. She flees marriage with him and finds long-lost relatives...
A Game of Cones (An Ice Cream Parlor Mystery) by Abby Collette
A Game of Cones by Abby Collette. In this charming mystery series set in an ice cream shop, no case is too cold to crack!
A Game of Cones by Abby Collette, Bronwyn Crewse is delighted that Crewse Creamery, the ice cream shop her family has owned for decades, is restored to its former ...
A Prince and a Spy by Rory Clements. At the centre of the intrigue in each of Rory Clements’ World War II espionage novels sit true historical events. A Prince and a Spy by Rory Clements, Cambridge history professor Tom Wilde’s task is to step in and save the world from the iron glove of Nazi tyranny. One false move and the consequences will be lethal.
No p...Read More
Under the Bridge by Jack Byrne, A debut crime novel with a title echoing that of a Red Hot Chilli Peppers song. Must be set in Los Angeles, then? Nope, put all thoughts of the US aside, because this Under the Bridge refers to a part of Garston, a run down docklands area of Liverpool.
We arrive there in 2004, as developers are starting to tear down the old and repla...Read More
The Left Behind Bride by Mahrie Reid, Maggie Conrad’s husband of ten days is sent overseas in WW1 and never comes home. A second suitor is lost at sea in Nova Scotia’s August Gale. Turning thirty, and on her own, she resolves to make a life for her herself and her younger brother, Ivan.
Against her wishes, Ivan goes to work for the rum runners and operates a ...
The Abduction by A.A. Chaudhuri; Kramer and Carver are back…for the next thriller.
The Abduction by A. A. Chaudhuri; Madeline Kramer has finally got her life back on track at top City law firm Sullivan, Blake, Monroe. Two armed, masked men burst into a conference room one lunchtime...Read More
Fruit Baskets and Holiday Caskets by Gayle Leeson; Christmas comes with chaos—and a murder—in the fifth book in the Down South Café cozy mystery series!
Fruit Baskets and Holiday Caskets by Gayle Leeson; Amy Flowers thinks her biggest problem is going to be creating an enormous cake dummy to mount atop her car for Winter Garden’s upcoming Christmas parade...Read More
Edge of the Grave by Robbie Morrison, Glasgow has a hard reputation, as anyone who has been ‘kissed’ by one of its residents will tell you. In his first novel he takes us back to the 1930s.. The city and its denizens are at the heart of Edge of the Grave, the debut crime novel by Robbie Morrison. Shipbuilding was still a booming industry on the Clyde...Read More
If I Fall by Merilyn Davies, We were told to meet at a rooftop bar.
Four friends, bound by one terrible secret.
No one knew why we were there.
Then we saw a woman, watched as she fell from the edge and plunged to her death.
The police think it’s suicide, but I know better.
Someone is sending a message.
Now they’re coming for us.
If I Fall by Meri...Read More
Float Plan by Trish Doller, Anna Beck is still grieving the death of her fiance, Ben Braithwaite, by suicide some months before the book begins. He had been fixing up a sailboat, an Alberg (as yet unnamed) and planning on sailing it from their home in Fort Lauderdale to the Turks and Caicos Islands, a journey of some 1700 nautical miles...Read More
Deadly Darkness: A World War II Mystery (Deadly Series)
by Kate Parker
Deadly Darkness by Kate Parker, As Britain prepares for an imminent invasion, the murder of a celebrated Arctic explorer leads to the discovery of a web of Nazi spies on the south coast.
Angelino Heights by Adam Bregman, Quirky thrillers that don’t follow typical hero’s journey plotting have great appeal. You really don’t know what’s coming next. Adam Bregman’s debut thriller is one of these books, with the quirkiness intensified by the characters’ passion for the Los Angeles of decades ago...Read More
Moral Compass by Danielle Steel, “at an elite private school in Massachusetts, a wide circle of lives will be forever changed by devastating events in Danielle Steel’s riveting novel.”
“Saint Ambrose Prep is where the wealthy send their children for the best possible education...Read More
Beauchamp Hall by Danielle Steel, “Winona Farmington once dreamed of graduating from college and moving to New York City. Then real life got in the way and she returned to her small Michigan hometown to care for her sick mother.”
“Years later, Winnie is stuck in a dead-end job and an unsatisfying relationship...Read More
Passenger 23 by Sebastian Fitzek, Five years ago Martin Schwarz, a police psychologist, lost his wife and son. They were holidaying on a cruise ship when they simply vanished. A lack luster investigation was unable to shed any light on what happened – murder-suicide being the coroner’s verdict...Read More
Return To Us by Corinne Michaels
“What’s that saying about if something is right for you, you should let it go?”
“And if it’s meant to be, it might just come back.”
SQUEEEEE!!! I absolutely loved this book!
It’s a second chance romance with a single dad hero and it has all the angsty feels that I was hoping for.
I’ve always loved second chance love st...Read More
Farm to Trouble by Amanda Flower, Coming home to a run-down farm, gossipy neighbors, and a shady investor is a lot to handle… but a murderer on the loose is the final straw!
Shiloh Bellamy cashed in her big city job and 401K to return home to Michigan to save the family farm, but turning Bellamy Farms into a sustainable, organic operation—complete with a farm-t...Read More
Opposites Attract by Camilla Isley, First law of magnetism: opposite poles attract. Single mom Vivian has been burned by love once before. Her job as a divorce lawyer has presented enough evidence to convince her there are no good men left in New York City.
The worst offender is her new neighbor: Dr...
Spring Upon a Crime by ML Erdahl(A Seattle Wilderness Mystery)
I am excited to shine my Spotlight on Spring Upon a Crime today!
About Spring Upon A Crime
Spring Upon a Crime by ML Erdahl, Wilderness guide Crystal Rainey leads a group of college students to a private campground amidst the awe-inspiring Olympic Rain Forest...
The Night Hawks by Elly Griffiths, I kept putting off opening the latest Elly Griffiths book. Not because I didn’t want to read it – on the contrary, I was itching to get started. But I just felt the need to delay, for a little longer, that moment when I arrived once more in North Norfolk...Read More
Children of Chicago by Cynthia Pelayo, Lauren Medina is a mess, but just how much of a mess this 25 year old Chicago homicide detective is will only be revealed as the novel unfolds. We first meet her at Lake Humboldt Park, where a crime has taken place...Read More
Uncoupling by Lorraine Brown, Could one split second change her life forever?
Hannah and Si are in love and on the same track – that is, until their train divides on the way to a wedding. The next morning, Hannah wakes up in Paris and realises that her boyfriend (and her ticket) are 300 miles away in Amsterdam!
But then Hannah meets Léo on the station platform,...
The Heritage Heist (Century Cottage Cozy Mysteries)
by Dianne Ascroft
I am so happy to welcome Dianne Ascroft
to Escape With Dollycas today!
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Hello everyone. I’m Dianne Ascroft. I grew up in Toronto, Canada, and moved to Britain three decades ago...Read More
Smoke Screen by Thomas Enger & Jorn Lier Horst, Oslo, New Year’s Eve. The annual firework celebration is rocked by an explosion and the city is put on terrorist alert.
Police officer Alexander Blix and blogger Emma Ramm are on the scene, and when a severely injured survivor is pulled from the icy harbour, she is identified as the mother of two-year-old Patricia...
The Little Lies by Valerie Keogh, An eye-catching cover showing two sweet, tiny, baby shoes in the palest blue sets out the stall for this psychological thriller. The ‘little secrets’ of the title must include an infant, right?
But Valerie Keogh is such a tease! She wrong-foots the reader from the off, with an opening chapter depicting a happy domestic scene ...Read More
Bridgerton: A Discussion, Part I, Please welcome my friend Layla, who is joining DA as an additional book reviewer. When we were watching Bridgerton, Layla and I texted back and forth about it. It was so much fun that we decided to write a series of posts that included our thoughts on different aspects of the show. –Janine
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The 2021 Summer Horror Winners Are Here, Whether you’re a huge fan of all things horror or are ready to dip your toes into the world of horror, the Summer Scares list is an excellent way to experience the incredible depths of these books. This year’s slate of 2021 Summer Scares winners is especially exciting, as it was open to international authors as well as U.S...Read More
The Kiss by Danielle Steel, “Isabelle Forrester is the wife of a prominent Parisian banker who has long since shut her out of his heart. For years, Isabelle has lived a life of isolation, caring for her desperately ill son and her teenage daughter...Read More
The Cupid Caper by Larissa Reinhart, She uses her criminal past to catch crooks. He wants her back. In the grift. And in his life. Can Finley Goodhart convince Lex that doing good is the greatest hustle of all?
Ex-grifter Finley Goodhart may try to stay on the straight and narrow, but walking that thin line becomes wobbly when she believes her friend Penny was murd...Read More