Big Little Spies by Krista Davis

Fantasy Mystery Fiction


Big Little Spies by Krista DavisA 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...

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The Cat And The Corpse In The Old Barn by Kate High

Mystery Fiction

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...

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Paladin’s Strength by T. Kingfisher

Mystery Fiction

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...

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Henry Oxshott by Simon Fraser

Young Adult Mystery

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...

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Talk of the Town by Joan Smith

Historical Romance Mystery

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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...

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Hop ‘Til You Drop by J.M. Griffin

Mystery Fiction

 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...

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A Game of Cones by Abby Collette

Mystery Fiction


            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 ...

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Under the Bridge by Jack Byrne

Historical Mystery Fiction
Under the Bridge by Jack Byrne, front cover

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...

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Fruit Baskets and Holiday Caskets by Gayle Leeson

Mystery Fiction

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...

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If I Fall by Merilyn Davies 

Mystery Fiction

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.


My Thoughts

If I Fall by Meri...

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Deadly Darkness by Kate Parker

Mystery Fiction

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.

July, 1939...

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Farm to Trouble by Amanda Flower

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...

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Spring Upon a Crime by ML Erdahl

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...

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Bridgerton: A Discussion, Part I

Historical Mystery

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

Production Values / Worldbuilding

Janin...

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The Cupid Caper by Larissa Reinhart

Mystery Fiction

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...

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18 1/2 Disguises by Larissa Reinhart

Romance Mystery Fiction

About 18 1/2 Disguises 


18 1/2 DISUISES  BY  LARISSA REINHART,  MAIZIE’S AFTER A COSTUMER’S KILLER WHO’S SEW EVIL, IT’S SHEAR MADNESS…

18 1/2 Disguises by Larissa Reinhart, Detectiving Maizie Albright might have once played a (teenage) private investigator on TV, but she’s now living the part. Her (mother’s) name is on her business cards...

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Mystery Bones Murders by Karen Randau

Thriller Mystery

Mystery Bones Murders: by Karen Randau

Mystery Bones Murders: by Karen Randau

When I was a kid and visited my dad’s parents, I never could figure out who were all those ginger-haired people who hung out there all the time. Sure, I knew their names, and their last name didn’t match mine or my grandparents...

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Winterkill by Ragnar Jonasson

Mystery Fiction
Winterkill by Ragnar Jonasson

Winterkill by Ragnar Jonasson, Translated by David Warriner — Arguably the finest novel in the Dark Iceland series, Winterkill sees Icelandic author Ragnar Jonasson writing as smoothly, confidently and incisively as ever...

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Winterkill by Ragnar Jonasson

Thriller Mystery Fiction

About The Book

Winterkill by Ragnar Jonasson, A blizzard is approaching Siglufjörður, and that can only mean one thing…
When the body of a nineteen-year-old girl is found on the main street of Siglufjörður, Police Inspector Ari Thór battles a violent Icelandic storm in an increasingly dangerous hunt for her killer … The chilling, claustrophobic finale to the ...

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Ten Things I Hate About the Duke by Loretta Chase

In Ten Things to I Hate About the Duke, your new historical romance, Lucius, the Duke of Ashmont meets Cassandra Pomfret when he fires a gun into the air to disperse a crowd. Cassandra’s horses to startle and her carriage crashes. Injured in the accident is her groom, Keefe, a former jockey as well as her friend and mentor.

Cassandra is angry and upset...

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On the Radar: Verbal by Peter Murphy

Thriller Mystery Fiction

Today we’re giving you the heads-up on five new crime novels, several of which are by up-and-coming writers who’ve either made their names outside mainstream US/UK crime fiction, or via ebook publishing. The first up is Verbal, based on the police slang for a false confession, by Peter Murphy...

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Stiff Penalty by Annelise Ryan

Mystery Fiction


Danger multiplies for a pregnant coroner investigating a math teacher’s murder in this hard-boiled mystery by a USA Today–bestselling author.

Deputy coroner Mattie Winston knows a thing or two about dead bodies. That’s why she’s on the case of Derrick Ames, a high school math teacher stabbed to death with a barbecue fork straight to the heart...

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Premeditated Mortar by Kate Carlisle

Mystery Fiction

This book releases TODAY!!


Premeditated Mortar (A Fixer-Upper Mystery)

Contractor Shannon Hammer gets tangled up in murder at a spooky old asylum in the latest Fixer-Upper Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Kate Carlisle. . . .

Shannon Hammer is about to embark on one of the biggest projects of her career...

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Fishing for Trouble by Elizabeth Logan

About Fishing For Trouble

Something fishy is going on at a local seafood processing plant, and Charlie Cooke is on the hook to solve the case in this new Alaskan Diner Mystery.

Summer has come to Elkview, Alaska, bringing twenty hours of sunlight every day, not to mention a surge of tourists and seasonal workers...

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Lethal Voyage by Kevin G Chapman

Mystery Fiction
Lethal Voyage by Kevin Chapman

Let’s put my cards on the table from the off – I’ve never really fancied a cruise, though lots of my friends swear by this form of vacation. I don’t like the idea of being stuck in the middle of the ocean with a bunch of people I don’t know. Well, anything could happen, couldn’t it?

Maybe NYPD detectives Mike Stoneman and Jason Dickson should have heede...

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Out for Blood by Deborah Masson

About The Book

A young man, the son of an influential businessman, is discovered dead in his central Aberdeen apartment.
Hours later, a teenaged girl with no identification is found hanged in a suspected suicide.
As DI Eve Hunter and her team investigate the two cases, they find themselves in a tug-of-war between privilege and poverty; between the elite and those o...

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Witness by Simon Maltman & Four Other Books

Mystery Fiction

The people of Northern Ireland thought that The Troubles were behind them, but Brexit might be unravelling all of that. And art imitates life, doesn’t it? Or is it the other way around? Anyway, in our lead book this week a straight-down-the-line Belfast clergyman just wants to do the right thing but finds himself neck deep in violent Unionist shenanigans...

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Carpet Diem by Misty Simon


Carpet Diem (A Tallie Graver Mystery)

Live and let dust . . .

Now that Tallie Graver’s cleaning business is starting to shine, she’s ready to go squeegee to squeegee against Audra McNeal for a major contract at the Astercromb mansion. Tallie’s not afraid of a little friendly competition from the new cleaner in town...

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SYN Consulting by A.G. Carothers

Mystery Fiction


Danica is so not like other girls. It’s not just the natural beauty, or how good she looks in leather pants and a corset, or her knee-length copper hair. Mostly, it’s because she’s a dragon. The first female dragon born in a very long time, and once the other dragons find out she exists, it will be an all out war to own her...

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Murder Most Sweet by Laura Jensen Walker

Mystery Fiction


Murder Most Sweet: A Bookish Baker Mystery

In this series debut for fans of Jenn McKinlay, baker Teddie St. John spends her time away from the oven writing murder mysteries. But is she herself a murderer?

Everyone in Lake Potawatomi, Wisconsin, knows Teddie St. John. Tall, curly-haired Teddie is a superb baker, a bohemian bon vivant, and a mystery writer...

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Boston Scream Murder by Ginger Bolton

Mystery Fiction


Boston Scream Murder (A Deputy Donut Mystery)

Halloween in the small town of Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, is the perfect season for Deputy Donut owner Emily Westhill to unmask a killer.

October 31 is just around the corner and Emily Westhill’s Boston cream donuts, carved with a scream, have made an indelible impression on local eccentric Rich Royalson...

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The Enigma Game by Elizabeth Wein

1940. Facing a seemingly endless war, fifteen-year-old Louisa Adair wants to fight back, make a difference, do something-anything to escape the Blitz and the ghosts of her parents, who were killed by enemy action...

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Noble Prince by Devney Perry

Mystery Fiction

“I’m doing be best to stay in control here.”
… She leaned in close. The whisper of her breath skated across my chest. “Lose control, Luke.”

WOOHOOOO!!!

I loved this book! It was a sexy, swoony small town enemies-to-lovers romance with a heart-melting, protective hero in charge of the heroine’s safety, and there was also a suspenseful mystery woven in that ...

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Number 10 by CJ Daugherty

Young Adult Mystery Fiction

About The Book

After a wild night with friends is splashed across the tabloids, Gray is grounded for two weeks at Number 10 Downing Street, no ifs no buts.
Left alone one night, with her mother at an important meeting, Gray discovers a secret network of government tunnels leading from 10 Downing Street to the Houses of Parliament and beyond...

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Till Death Do Us Tart by Ellie Alexander

Mystery Fiction

On Flashback Fridays I will share with you
the books I was not able to review
when they were first released that have been screaming at me
from my To-Be-Read bookshelf.

Torte—the small-town bakeshop no one can resist—is hosting a midsummer night’s wedding . . . where merry-making and murder are served up in equal measure...

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Broadcast 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton

 About Broadcast 4 Murder

Broadcast 4 Murder

All of Arizona’s Sun City West heard Sophie “Phee” Kimball’s mom scream bloody murder, but it’s up to the reluctant sleuth to find the killer . . .

Phee’s mother Harriet is going to be a star! At least, that’s how the Sun City West retiree describes her chance to host a live radio program of her book club’s Boo...

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The Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly

The Law of Innocence Michael Connelly crime fiction

Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller has featured in six books in his own right and made guest appearances in other Michael Connelly novels – most notably the Harry Bosch series (Haller and Bosch are half brothers). But what makes The Law of Innocence so different from the others?

Well, Haller himself is in the dock, facing a murder rap, and he’s going to need all his we...

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Betrayal by Lilja Sigurðardóttir

About The Book

Burned out and traumatised by her horrifying experiences around the world, aid worker Úrsula has returned to Iceland. Unable to settle, she accepts a high-profile government role in which she hopes to make a difference again.
But on her first day in the post, Úrsula promises to help a mother seeking justice for her daughter, who had been raped by a ...

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Slightly Murderous Intent by Lida Sideris

Slightly Murderous Intent: A Southern California Mystery
by Lida Sideris

About Slightly Murderous Intent

There’s a shooter on the loose who keeps missing his target. But that doesn’t stop him from trying again…and again. It’s up to Corrie Locke, rookie lawyer and spunky sleuth, to find the gunman before he hits his mark, Assistant Deputy D.A...

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Saddled with Murder by Eileen Brady

Mystery Fiction General


Saddled with Murder (Dr. Kate Vet Mysteries)

First in a new vet books mystery series, perfect for fans of cozy mysteries by Miranda James and Leann Sweeney!

Veterinarian and amateur sleuth Kate Turner has her hands full trying to juggle two boyfriends, a thriving practice, and a criminal investigation.

It’s the Christmas season and veterinarian Kate Turner is not fee...

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Bad Debt by William H.S. McIntyre

About The Book

Defence Lawyer Robbie Munro’s wife has been stalked by a witness in a trial she is prosecuting. When the stalker is killed and Robbie is charged with murder his friends are only too willing to come up with schemes to prove his innocence. In the end though, will it be his enemies who make the difference?


My Thoughts

Robbie Munro will have a diffi...

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Egg Drop Dead by Vivien Chien

Mystery Fiction

Egg Drop Dead: A Noodle Shop Mystery

In the fifth in Vivien Chien’s Noodle Shop delectable mystery series, Egg Drop Dead, the Ho-Lee Noodle House takes its business to the next level—only to end up in hot water.

It was supposed to be a fancy, intimate dinner party by the pool...

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On the Radar: Jack is back

Although the sound of Santa’s sleigh is still well off in the distance, when November comes you can usually start to see how things will shape up in terms of the crime Christmas bookshelf. For example, Lee Child fans will be singing a jingle next week when the new Jack Reacher novel hits the shelves – it’ll make an ideal gift for crime fiction lovers everywhere...

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Fields’ Guide to Dirty Money by Julie Mulhern


Fields’ Guide to Dirty Money (The Poppy Fields Adventures)

Poppy Fields, social influencer and secret spy, is on Grand Cayman. Her mission? Maid of honor at her mother’s wedding to Russian billionaire Yurgi Prokorhov. No surprise, Chariss Carlton is a difficult and demanding bride.

When Poppy witnesses a murder, her days change from irritating to dangerous...

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Play the Red Queen by Juris Jurjevics

Mystery
Play the Red Queen by Juris Jurjevics wartime crime novel

This posthumous publication is Jurjevics’ third novel. The co-founder of Soho Press died in 2018 from the long term effects of Agent Orange on his heart. Like so many other Vietnam veterans, Jurjevics’ experiences of that war stayed with him for the rest of his life and they informed his writing.

By October 1963, the Vietnam War had already been going for eight...

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Rattlesnake Rodeo by Nick Kolakowski

Rattlesnake Rodeo by Nick Kolakowski crime novel

The last time we saw Idaho bounty hunter Jake Tapper, his wife Janine, and his gun-running sister Frankie, they were walking away from a deadly encounter with some of the richest and most powerful men in Idaho. That story was told in Boise Longpig Hunting Club.

Top of Jake’s to-do list is to retrieve his daughter and get the hell out of Dodge...

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Fields’ Guide to Pharaohs by Julie Mulhern


Fields’ Guide to Pharaohs (The Poppy Fields Adventures)

Poppy Fields, Hollywood IT girl and super-secret spy, travels to Egypt looking for answers.

But amidst assassination attempts, money launderers, and missing treasure, answers are hard to come by.

Poppy must trust new allies, forgive old wrongs, and find a forgotten pharaoh or the next tomb she enters may be h...

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The Kingdom by Jo Nesbo

The Kingdom, Jo Nesbo, scandinavian crime fiction

Translated by Robert Ferguson — Though Jo Nesbo is famous for his Harry Hole series, which details the trials and tribulations of an Oslo police detective, some of his finest writing is found in his standalone novels. They’re where he explores ideas, characters and atmospheres that would be out of place in Harry Hole’s world...

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The Solace of Bay Leaves by Leslie Budewitz


Welcome to Cozy Wednesday!

I am thrilled to welcome Leslie Budewitz back to Escape With Dollycas!

Armchair Travel

by Leslie Budewitz

Whoever first called reading “armchair travel” was brilliant.

Or, to quote another brilliant mind, though Dr. Seuss wasn’t talking about books, “Oh, the places you’ll go.”

I’ve always loved exploring new places by reading, ...

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An Unusual Boy by Fiona Higgins

About The Book

Julia Curtis is a busy mother of three, with a husband often away for work, an ever-present mother-in-law, a career, and a house that needs doing up. Her fourteen-year-old daughter, Milla, has fallen in love for the first time, and her youngest, Ruby, is a nine-year-old fashionista who can out-negotiate anyone.
But Julia’s eleven-year-old son, Jackso...

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The Webs We Weave; The Fuhrer’s Orphans; Betrayal;++

From historical crime fiction through to psychological thrillers, adventuresome crime solving and even a puzzle novel, this week’s new books will hopefully tide you over – especially if you’re pinned down by the latest COVID restrictions. Crime fiction is certainly infectious, but we think it’s what you need to survive the pandemic…

The Webs We Weave by Mich...

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A Painter in Penang by Clare Flynn

About The Book

Sixteen-year-old Jasmine Barrington hates everything about living in Kenya and longs to return to the island of Penang in British colonial Malaya where she was born. Expulsion from her Nairobi convent school offers a welcome escape – the chance to stay with her parents’ friends, Mary and Reggie Hyde-Underwood on their Penang rubber estate.
But ...

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A House East of Regent Street by Pam Rosenthal

Note from Janine: Guest poster and romance author Pam Rosenthal, whose novella A House East of Regent Street is being published in digital format for the first time tomorrow, has contributed the lovely essay below.

How do you read during a pandemic? For facts or for escape? Survival information in the baleful here and now, or a reminder of how life ought to be?

Fo...

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The Postscript Murders by Elly Griffiths

The Postscript Murders by Elly Griffiths front cover

Her Dr Ruth Galloway books have won her legions of fans and myriad awards, and in addition to the Brighton Mysteries series, in recent years Elly Griffiths has turned her hand to the standalone format too. The Stranger Diaries was a big success, and among the characters featured in it was DS Harbinder Kaur.

Now Kaur is back, in another standalone book that is a pur...

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Murder in the Bayou Boneyard by Ellen Byron

Murder in the Bayou Boneyard: A Cajun Country Mystery
by Ellen Byron

About Murder in the Bayou Boneyard 


Murder in the Bayou Boneyard: A Cajun Country Mystery

Maggie Crozat has the Halloween heebie-jeebies in USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award-winning author Ellen Byron’s howlingly funny sixth Cajun Country mystery.

Maggie Crozat, proprietor of a historic Caj...

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The Innocent Dead by Lin Anderson

The Innocent Dead by Lin Anderson front cover

The Innocent Dead is 15th in Scottish author Lin Anderson’s long-running series of police procedurals featuring forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod and the Glaswegian team she works with. Echoes of several of those earlier books appear rather frequently in the pages of this new one, although this is the first of hers I’ve read.

Forty-five years before the book ope...

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15 Minutes of Flame by Christin Brecher

15 Minutes of Flame (Nantucket Candle Maker Mystery)
by Christin Brecher

About 15 Minutes of Flame


As Stella Wright’s Nantucket candle store thrives, her knack for solving mysteries burns equally bright—especially when a Halloween haunted house uncovers evidence of a centuries-old murder . . .

When Stella’s friend inherits a creaky, abandoned home in Nantucket...

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The Woman Who Built a Bridge by CK Crigger

Shay Billings is pleasantly surprised at discovering a new bridge over the river, as it cuts several miles from his trip into town. Ambushed and left for dead, he has even more cause to be grateful when the bridge-builder saves his life. Shay’s savior turns out to be a mysterious young woman with extraordinary skills...

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Killer Queen by Julie Mulhern

Another day, another dead woman in Ellison Russell’s study.

Only this one claimed to be Mrs. Anarchy Jones.

As Ellison juggles mothers, daughter, unhappy wives, and near-miss murder attempts, one thing is clear—someone will go to any lengths to hide the truth.

Can Ellison and Anarchy catch a killer before the body count rises? Or will Ellison be the next corpse i...

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The Country Escape by Jane Lovering

Welcome to the idyllic country retreat of Christmas Steepleton, and let Jane Lovering whisk you away with the most heart-warming, romantic and comforting read of the year.
Leaving London and her ex-husband Luc behind, Katie and her 14-year-old daughter Poppy move into their very own, very ramshackle cottage near the village of Christmas Steepleton on the Dorset coast...

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The Request by David Bell


When a man agrees to do a favor for a friend, he gets more than he bargained for as he becomes embroiled in a woman’s murder in this new thriller from the USA Today bestselling author of Layover.

Ryan Francis has it all—great job, wonderful wife, beautiful child—and he loves posting photos of his perfect life on social media...

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A Song of Isolation by Michael J. Malone

About The Book

Film star Amelie Hart is the darling of the silver screen, appearing on the front pages of every newspaper. But at the peak of her fame she throws it all away for a regular guy with an ordinary job.
The gossip columns are aghast: what happened to the woman who turned heads wherever she went?
Any hope the furore will die down are crushed when Amelie’s bo...

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An Accidental Corpse by Helen A Harrison

An Accidental Corpse by Helen A Harrison front cover

On the night of 11 August 1956, less than a mile from his home in East Hampton, artist Jackson Pollock crashed his green, convertible Oldsmobile 88 into a tree. The 44-year-old Pollock and a female passenger were killed instantly. Ruth Kligman, Pollock’s mistress, survived the accident...

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Oranges and Lemons by Christopher Fowler

Oranges and Lemons by Christopher Fowler front cover

Nursery rhymes, as we all know, often have disturbing and violent messages. The old London rhyme Oranges and Lemons is no exception. When the speaker of the House of Commons Michael Claremont is badly injured under a delivery of citrus fruit near St Clement’s Church, it’s clear (to some) this is no freakish accident...

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Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews

Attractive white couple, both with dark hair, she is wearing a long sparkly emerald halterneck/strappy evening gown with a plunging neckline and silver detailing under the bust and he is wearing a tux without the jacket and with the bowtie undone and shirt unbuttoned at the top. He is holind a gun pointing down and away and she is holding a sword, they are almost back to back but both facing front and there are swirling green and yellow sparkles behind them.

Spoiler Alert: Hidden Legacy series spoilers follow. I’m avoiding spoilers for Emerald Blaze but it’s not possible to talk about this book without mentioning spoilers from previous books in the series.

CW: gore, violence, death, reference to sexual assault and human trafficking

Sapphire Flames made my best books of 2019 list so, like most people I know in Roman...

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Mortmain Hall by Martin Edwards

Mortmain Hall, Martin Edwards

Right from the title, you know the stately Yorkshire family home Mortmain Hall will play a pivotal role in this classic mystery. The legal doctrine of mortmain, after all, refers to owners’ attempts to control the fate of their property after their death. As you can imagine, the influence of mortua manus – the dead hand – opens succeeding generations to all sort...

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Vintage Crime Anthology by CWA

About The Book

Vintage Crime is a CWA anthology with a difference, celebrating members’ work over the years. The book will gather stories from the mid-1950s until the twenty-first century by great names of the past, great names of the present together with a few hidden treasures by less familiar writers...

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The Key Lime Crime by Lucy Burdette


National bestselling author Lucy Burdette’s tenth Key West Food Critic mystery is piping hot with pie-enthusiasts and murder suspects.

When a fierce rivalry between key lime pie bakers leads to a pastry chef’s murder, food critic Hayley Snow is fit to be pied.

During the week between Christmas and New Year’s, the year-round population of Key West, Florida, fac...

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The Revolt by Clara Dupont

About The Book

Richard Lionheart tells the story of his mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine. In 1173, she and three of her sons instigate a rebellion to overthrow the English king, her husband Henry Plantagenet...

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