Category Mystery

Audiobook Review: The Best Corpse for the Job by Charlie Cochrane

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 MysteryFiction

best course for the job audio cover

Narrator: David Maxwell
Length: 7 hours, 53 minutes

Adam is more than ready to call it a day. Lindenshaw St. Crispin’s, the school where Adam teaches, is looking for a new headteacher and it’s come down to three potential candidates, one of whom has just had his interview. Another called in sick, and the third … well, he’s dead. And not in the peaceful manner one hopes for, but in a ghastly and painful case of strangulation in the children’s cafeteria. Now, instead of heading home for a cup of tea, Adam is a potential suspect in a murder investigation.

Robin Bright was unfortunate enough to attend St. Crispin’s as a child. It was a time of being bullied and tormented, and the last thing he ever wanted to do was go back. But, as an Inspector, it’s his duty, like it or not...

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Vangie Vale and the Larcenous Lava Cake by R.L. Syme

Friday, August 7, 2020 MysteryFictionGeneral  No comments

Vangie Vale and the Larcenous Lava Cake (The Matchbaker Mysteries)

I never thought Edward would come back…

When the court case against my ex was finished, I thought we were finished, too. But it turns out, it was only the beginning.

The Larcenous Lava Cake is book four in The Matchbaker Mysteries, a new cozy culinary mystery series from USA Today Bestselling Author, R.L. Syme.

RECIPE INCLUDED: The Larcenous Lava Cake

Dollycas’s Thoughts 

The past comes back to bite Vangie when Edward returns. She lost everything because of him and she hoped he was out of her life forever. How did he get out of jail? She is sure he is running another scheme and wrapped her up in it again, but she isn’t going down...

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Never Forget by Michel Bussi

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 MysteryFiction

Never Forget by Michel Bussi front cover

Translated by Shaun Whiteside — With its release timed to coincide with the UK’s first French Book Week and Bastille Day, Never Forget is French crime author Michel Bussi‘s latest suspense thriller and the fifth to be translated into English.

Jamal Salaoui has a goal – to run the toughest race in France, the Mont Blanc Ultra-Trail, a 68k run which takes around 46 hours to complete. The difference is that Jamal will do it with a prosthetic leg.

One morning while on holiday in Yport, Normandy, Jamal runs his usual morning route, the coastal path along the cliffs and notices a red scarf tied to a fence. When he realises it’s a pure cashmere Burberry scarf worth a small fortune, he takes it and carries on running.

As he approaches the blockhouse he notices a young woman standing l...

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From Beer to Eternity by Sherry Harris

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 MysteryFiction  No comments

About From Beer to Eternity

A whip smart librarian’s fresh start comes with a tart twist in this perfect cocktail of murder and mystery—with a romance chaser.

MURDER ON TAP

With Chicago winters in the rearview mirror, Chloe Jackson is making good on a promise: help her late friend’s grandmother run the Sea Glass Saloon in the Florida Panhandle. To Chloe’s surprise, feisty Vivi Slidell isn’t the frail retiree Chloe expects. Nor is Emerald Cove. It’s less a sleepy fishing village than a panhandle hotspot overrun with land developers and tourists. But it’s a Sea Glass regular who’s mysteriously crossed the cranky Vivi. When their bitter argument comes to a head and he’s found dead behind the bar, guess who’s the number one suspect?

In trying to clear Vivi’s name, Chloe di...

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On the Radar: Drops of blood hit the Outback dust

Thursday, July 23, 2020 ThrillerMysteryFiction

From Arctic snowscapes to deep, dark forests and on to the heat of the Outback, wilderness noir is getting to be quite the thing. If it’s grabbed you then watch out for our lead book this week – The Hunted by Gabriel Bergmoser is set in a remote part of Australia and needless to say things get pretty desperate pretty fast once the bad guys turn up. Apart from this debut, we’ve got plenty to choose from including the latest by Karen Dionne and Julia Heaberlin.

The Hunted by Gabriel Bergmoser

The Hunted by Gabriel Bergmoser front cover Australian crime fiction

This much in demand crime debut by Australian author Gabriel Bergmoser brings with it a touch of horror and a whole lot of tension. First there is Allie, who heads into the Outback to stay with her grandfather, Frank, owner of a service station on a remote highway...

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The Smuggler’s Daughter by Claire Matturro

Friday, July 24, 2020 MysteryFiction

Claire Matturro, The Smuggler's Daughter

Avoiding the beach this summer? Missing sand and surf? Claire Matturro’s crime thriller set on Florida’s Gulf Coast will take you there. You can soak up the atmosphere while her protagonist, Kate Garcia, gets into some mighty deep waters.

Kate has a boyfriend who wants to marry her. Raymond Slaverson is a police detective in the town of Concordia and he and his partner are investigating the fatal shooting of state attorney Alton Weaver.

Kate is the head reference librarian at the county library and the fifth generation of her family to live on the Gulf Coast. She’s up in arms about a phosphate mining operation’s plans to open up a major facility likely to become an environmental disaster...

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Quiche of Death by Mary Lee Ashford

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 RomanceMystery  No comments

About Quiche of Death


When editor Sugar Calloway and baker Dixie Spicer went into business creating cookbooks, they found a sideline as amateur sleuths. Now a bitter family grudge could leave a fatal aftertaste…

At Sugar & Spice Community Cookbooks, the friends and business partners have secured a tasty new commission: producing a cookbook for the Arbor family. The Arbors have made their fortune in quiches, and Sugar and Spice have been invited to a weekend gathering where all the siblings, along with crusty matriarch Marta, will be in attendance. But it’s soon clear that this trip will come with a hefty slice of drama.

Theo, the only grandson, arrives with his flaky fiancée, Collette, who quickly stirs up trouble . . . and is found dead the next day...

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The Grove of the Caesars by Lindsey Davis

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 MysteryFiction

In the sacred grove of Julius Caesar, something deadly stirs in the undergrowth—a serial killer, who haunted the gardens for years, has claimed another victim—

At the feet of her adoptive father, renowned private informer Marcus Didius Falco, Flavia Albia learned a number of important rules. First and foremost—always keep one’s distance from the palace, nothing good comes from that direction. But right behind it—murder is the business of the Vigiles, best to leave them to it.

Having broken the first rule more often than she’d like, it’s no surprise to anyone when she finds herself breaking the second one...

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Dangerous Games by Danielle Steel

Friday, July 31, 2020 MysteryFiction  No comments

Dangerous Games  by Danielle Steel, A riveting tale of  ambition and politics, passion, corruption, and ultimate justice, brings together a cast of fascinating characters who play Dangerous Games.  These are the tales of Alix Phillips, TV News Reporter and Ben Chapman, cameraman and ex Navy Seal.

Alix and Ben came home after reporting where in Alabama there was a factory that closed and put thousands out of work. Her reports had been great as usual.  The riot police had been called in from other towns to keep the peace since there had been a lot of damage done.

It wasn’t long before they were sent to New Delhi, but Felix gave her a package to do research on the Vice President...

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Game of Dog Bones by Laurien Berenson

Monday, July 27, 2020 MysteryFiction  No comments


Standard Poodle owner Melanie Travis is an excellent judge of dogs—and people. But what happens when an unnamed killer emerges at one of the fiercest all-breed competitions ever?

As Greenwich, Connecticut, slows down during a bitterly cold February, Melanie and her spunky Aunt Peg head to the city that never sleeps for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden. Aunt Peg can’t wait to demonstrate her judging chops on national TV, even after being hounded by frustrating mishaps—all seemingly orchestrated by Victor Durbin, an ousted Paugussett Poodle Club member with a bone to pick. But the bright lights of the show ring grow dim when Victor is found murdered, and she’s the one topping the suspect list . . .

Driven to solve the crime on her aunt’s behalf, Melanie...

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