Space Hopper by Helen Fisher

Young Adult Fiction

About The Book

Space Hopper by Helen Fisher, Although Faye is happy with her life, the loss of her mother as a child weighs on her mind even more now that she is a mother herself. So she is amazed when, in an extraordinary turn of events, she finds herself back in her childhood home in the 1970s...

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The Foreign Girls by Sergio Olguin

Thriller Fiction
The Foreign Girls by Sergio Olguin front cover

The Foreign Girls by Sergio Olguin, Translated by Miranda France — Investigative journalist Veronica Rosenthal in on holiday in Tucuman when she meets the foreign girls of the title, Frida and Petra. A chance encounter in a bar leads to Veronica inviting the backpackers to stay with in her holiday villa...

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Just Friends by Holly McCulloch

Romance Fiction

About The Book

Just Friends by Holly McCulloch,  It’s easy to put someone in the friend zone. But what happens if you change your mind? Bea isn’t happy. Desperate for a change, she looks to her friends for inspiration. Every single one of them is paired off, perhaps that’s what she needs too.
So, she starts dating again...

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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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Interview: Eloísa Díaz

Interview Historical Thriller
Spanish crime fiction author Eloisa Diaz

On 24 March 1976, three generals overthrew the government of Argentina and began ruling the country as a military dictatorship, waging the Dirty War against their political opponents. Thousands disappeared – trade unionists, university students, members of left-wing political parties – and were tortured and killed by right-wing death squads...

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Timepiece by Merinda Brayfield

Historical Fiction

Timepiece by Merinda Brayfield, Frank Martin used to be a police officer, with a wife and two children. It was neither a great life, nor a happy one, but he did well enough. Now, he’s a corporal in the English army fighting in the deadliest war ever recorded...

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On the Radar: Your source for crime fiction news

General

One thing we’ve noticed over the past nine years since we started Crime Fiction Lover is that publishing schedules vary quite a bit. Some weeks, the big publishing companies go head to head with their leading writers – a battle royale of bloodletting, so to speak...

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The Long Long Afternoon by Inga Vesper

Historical Thriller Fiction

The Long Long Afternoon by Inga Vesper,  It’s the summer of 1959, and the well-trimmed lawns of Sunnylakes wilt under the California sun.
At some point during the long, long afternoon Joyce Haney, a seemingly happy housewife and mother, vanishes from her home, leaving behind only two terrified young children and a bloodstain on the kitchen floor.
With the stifli...

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The Obsession by Jesse Q Sutanto

Thriller Fiction

The Obsession by Jesse Q Sutanto A classic sort of love story…except somebody might wind up dead.

The Obsession by Jesse Q Sutanto, Nobody knows Delilah like Logan does. Nobody. He makes sure of it by learning everything he can through her social media and watching her through a hidden camera he has trained on her house. Some might call him a stalker...

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Repentance by Eloísa Díaz

Thriller Fiction
Repentance by Eloisa Diaz front cover

Repentance by Eloísa Díaz’s riveting new political thriller, takes place during two tumultuous periods in Argentina’s history. The present-day of the story is December 2001, when riots in Buenos Aires and elsewhere will lead to the resignation of the country’s president...

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Changes by Danielle Steel

Danielle Steel

Changes

Changes by Danielle Steel;  Dr. Peter Hallam heard the page again but, he didn’t stop.  They had a donor heart for Sally and his team was waiting.  When he arrived at the nurses station he quietly asked if Sally Block was on her way up.  The nurse looked up and seemed to snap to attention.  “Yes, Doctor...

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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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The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Comedy Romance Fiction

The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon,  Shay Goldstein has been a producer at her Seattle public radio station for nearly a decade, and she can’t imagine working anywhere else. But lately it’s been a constant clash between her and her newest colleague, Dominic Yun, who’s fresh off a journalism master’s program and convinced he knows everything about public radio...

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Other Half by Jordan Castillo Price

Thriller Fiction Novel

other half cover

Other Half by Jordan Castillo Price, Having discovered Dr. Kamal’s notebook, Vic and Jacob now know that Jacob is more involved in the psychic world than they once imagined. With Jacob and his family listed as involved with Kamal’s experiments, it is clear something happened in his past, but he is not sure what...

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The Burning Girls by CJ Tudor

Thriller Fiction

The Burning Girls  by C.J. Tudor

The Burning Girls  by C.J. Tudor at a rural parish in deepest Sussex. The two places are at opposite ends of the spectrum. In Nottingham the congregation was sparse and brought with it all the issues and challenges of an inner city community...

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The Captive by Deborah O’Connor

Thriller Fiction
The Captive by Deborah O'Connor front cover

The Captive by Deborah O’Connor, If you knew that if you pressed charges against the man who had murdered your loved one.  Would you be forced to host the prisoner in your home, would you do it? Or would you refuse to go ahead with the conviction? That’s the dilemma faced in The Captive by Deborah O’Connor.

When Hannah’s detective husband John is knifed in an ...

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Halfway to Harmony by Barbara O’Connor

Halfway to Harmony by Barbara O’Connor,  Walter Tipple is looking for adventure. He keeps having a dream that his big brother, Tank, appears before him and says, “Let’s you and me go see my world, little man.” But Tank went to the army and never came home. And Walter doesn’t know how to see the world without him.

Then he meets Posey, the brash new girl f...

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Meant to Be by Louisa Leaman

Romance Fiction

Meant To Be by Lousia Leaman.  After a spate of terrible boyfriends, Jess is sure she’s found her perfect man in dependable – but occasionally dull – Tim. But when her grandmother, tasks her with retrieving a family heirloom from a local auction she finds herself face to face with a charming stranger, Guy.
Guy has already bought her grandmother’s precious ne...

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Crime Fiction Lover: Top five books of 2020

General

Isolation. Lockdown. Restrictions. Pandemic. Plandemic. Recession. You don’t need me to tell you that 2020 wasn’t a year brimming with positives. With the challenges we’ve all faced, it’s been difficult to enjoy the darker crime novels that I normally read in quite the same way, so I’ve read fewer books in 2020 than in any year since we started Crime Fiction Lover...

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Forsaken Trail by Devney Perry

Romance Fiction

“Tomorrow, I’ll regret confiding in the enemy.”
“I’m still the enemy?” he asked.
“Of course.”
“Good.” He grinned.

WOOHOO!! If you love enemies-to-lovers romance, surprise pregnancies, moody billionaires with hearts of gold, and strong heroines who don’t need anyone to save them, then you’re going to love this book!

Aria Saint-James has pl...

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Getting Things Off My Chest by Melanie Young

General

Getting Things Off My Chest by Melanie Young.  Charge head-on into the battle with breast cancer, armed with these outstanding survivors’ tips on how to stay sane, focused, and in charge. Written by a breast cancer survivor with expert insights, handy checklists, and helpful questions to ask your doctors, all geared toward streamlining your new life...

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The Cornish Cream Tea Christmas by Cressida McLaughlin

Christmas Fiction

About The Book

The Cornish Cream Tea Christmas by Cressida McLaughlin.  Hannah Swan is looking forward to Christmas for the first time in years. Her new job as an eco-consultant is taking her – and her geeky colleague, Noah – to the beautiful Cornish village of Porthgolow for the first time.
They’re are helping the Crystal Waters Hotel to ramp up its green cre...

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In Pursuit of Happiness by Freya Kennedy

Romance Fiction

In Pursuit Of Happiness by Freya Kennedy, Jo Campbell is perfectly content in a perfectly structured life. Nothing ever changes in Jo’s life, and she likes it that way. Or at least, she tells herself she does.

Most of the time, she manages to push down the tiny voice that tells her to chase her dream and maybe, just maybe, open her battered and bruised heart up t...

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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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Christmassy Books 2020

Christmas Young Adult Children's

This has not been a good year, so this Christmas has to be more special than ever. With this purpose in mind, I made a selection of Christmas Books. They are all published this year and I think I have included all of the genres and ages. Be kind, and have some me time with these delightful books, I am sure they will lift up your mood. Ready?

One More For Christmas by ...

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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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Christmas For The Shop Girls by Joanna Toye

Christmas Romance

Christmas For The Shop Girls By Joanna Toye. For Lily Collins and her fellow shop girls at Marlow’s Department store, another Christmas with ration books, shortages of goods and staff – not to mention a store coping with war damage – will be a real challenge.
But the girls rally round and put their worries aside to make this, the hardest wartime Christmas yet...

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Predator by Zoe Caldwell

Thriller Fiction
Predator by Zoe Caldwell

Predator by Zoe Caldwell, There’s a predator loose in West London. No, it hasn’t got dreadlocks, an invisibility hunting suit and strange talons where its mouth should be. Arnie ain’t gonna take this predator down. She comes wearing Jimmy Choo heels and Givenchy jewelry. By day, she edits the fashion magazine, Couture...

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Premeditated Mortar by Kate Carlisle

Mystery Fiction


Premeditated Mortar (A Fixer-Upper Mystery)

Premeditated Mortar by Kate Carlisle.  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. . . .

Premeditated Mortar by Kate Carlisle...

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IMPossible by Danielle Steel

IMPossible

By

Danielle Steel

IMPossible by Danielle Steel,  Sasha was the only child of Simon and Marjorie de Survey.  Simon was a daunting figure, tall, powerful build, stern features and dark eyes that could pierce to your soul.  Sasha was an interesting blend of her parents.  Her father’s dark looks and her mother’s ethereal softness...

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Archangel’s Sun by Nalini Singh

Archangel’s Sun by Nalini Singh, In Archangel’s War, the last book in your Guild Hunter series, Illium’s father, the archangel Aegaeon, awoke from Sleeping. His return caused a seismic shift in Illium’s mother, Sharine, otherwise known as the Hummingbird...

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Fishing for Trouble by Elizabeth Logan

Fishing For Trouble by Elizabeth Logan,  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.

Fishing For Trouble by Elizabeth Logan,  Summer has come to Elkview, Alaska, bringing twenty hours of sunlight every day...

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Lethal Voyage by Kevin G Chapman

Mystery Fiction
Lethal Voyage by Kevin Chapman

Lethal Voyage by Kevin G. 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?

Lethal Voyage by Kevin G. Chapman...

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Five Books on the Horizon

Mystery Fiction

Five  Books on the Horizon.  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...

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Carpet Diem by Misty Simon


Carpet Diem (A Tallie Graver Mystery)

Live and let dust . . .

Carpet Diem by Misty Simon,  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

Fantasy Mystery Fiction

SYN Consulting by A.G. Carothers, 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.

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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Christmas at Willoughby Close by Kate Hewitt

Christmas at Willoughby Close by Kate Hewitt. Welcome back to Willoughby Close, with four new residents and happy endings to deliver…

Belinda ‘Lindy’ Jamison has moved to the Cotswolds for a fresh start and to open a dancing school—her lifelong dream. Pushing forty and still looking for Mr. Right.

Christmas at Willoughby Close by Kate Hewitt...

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Play the Red Queen by Juris Jurjevics

About The Book

Vietnam, 1963. A female Viet Cong assassin is trawling the boulevards of Saigon, catching US Army officers off-guard with a single pistol shot, then riding off on the back of a scooter. Although the US military is not officially in combat, sixteen thousand American servicemen are stationed in Vietnam ‘advising’ the military and government...

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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 Book of Lamps and Banners by Elizabeth Hand

The Book of Lamps and Banners front cover

When we interviewed Elizabeth Hand way back in 2013, the multi-talented author described her crime fiction character Cass Neary as being in a “…self-inflicted emotional lockdown”. It’s an apt phrase with the fourth book in the series arriving in the middle of a pandemic and people around the world similarly locked down, although not necessarily at their own behest...

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Mixed Blessings by Danielle Steel

Mixed Blessings by Danielle Steel

Mixed Blessings by Danielle Steel,  three couples are looking for children.  Diana Goode comes out of the limousine looking like a beautiful bride.  She is in a competition with her sisters even though they don’t realize it.  She always felt that she had to do better than her sisters...

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Live and Let Pie by Ellie Alexander


Live and Let Pie: A Bakeshop Mystery

Life is sweet once you step into Torte, everybody’s favorite small-town bakeshop. But what happens when it becomes the scene of a crime?

The heat is on for pastry chef, family business operator, and unlikely sleuth Jules Capshaw...

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The Forger and the Thief by Kirsten McKenzie

Thriller Fiction
The Forger and the Thief by Kirsten McKenzie front cover

Set in Florence, Italy in the lead up the 1966 floods, The Forger and the Thief by Kirsten McKenzie sees five strangers in the Tuscan city, each loosely connected to an expert forger. World War II ended two decades ago, but it still seems fresh in the minds of this international group. Their own individual stories also drive what they do in post-war Florence.

Each ...

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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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The Bogeyman by Steve Dover

Young Adult Fiction

About The Book

As dusk and dark come earlier when time approaches Autumn and Winter brings calm cold mists to the streets, the lights throw shadows and shapes that awaken imagination and fear.
Are they all fleeting shadows or is there one that is something else. The Bogey Man. His abnormality has made him a figure of rejection...

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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 Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo

With the heart of an Atwood tale and the visuals of a classic Asian period drama, Nghi Vo’s The Empress of Salt and Fortune is a tightly and lushly written narrative about empire, storytelling, and the anger of women.

A young royal from the far north, is sent south for a political marriage in an empire reminiscent of imperial China...

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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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The Trouble with Trolls (An Enchanted Fairy Tale) by Sarina Dorie

Magic. Mystery. Twisted Fairy Tales to Delight!

Move over Beauty and the Beast—Make room for Beauty and the Troll.

In this fractured fairy tale, a wicked and selfish king accidentally marries a big beautiful troll. Their child is a troll changeling who becomes the king’s pet warrior, filling the role of monster the king needs to destroy his enemies.

Unfortuna...

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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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Bloodstock by Rod Humphris

  After what feels like a lifetime of mayhem, Simon Ellice returns to the Hampshire village where he grew up. He enjoys the solace and tranquility of rural life, working on a farm and getting to know the lively locals, but suddenly Simon walks right into a deadly mystery. Old friends are going missing and then turning up dead...

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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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Secrets In The Snow by Emma Heatherington

Romance Fiction

About The Book

As the winter snow falls on the small Irish village of Ballybray, Roisin O’Connor and her young son, Ben, are saying goodbye to their beloved neighbour Mabel Murphy.  Mabel lived a bold and colourful life, but the arrival of her brooding nephew, ‘blow-in’ Aidan Murphy, just makes life more complicated for Roisin...

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When Life Gives You Mangos by Kereen Getten

About The Book

A summer she can’t remember
A friendship she won’t forget
Nothing much happens in Sycamore, the small village where Clara lives – at least, that’s how it seems. She loves eating ripe mangoes fallen from trees, running outside in the rainy season and escaping to her secret hideout with her best friend Gaynah...

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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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Unfollow Me by Charlotte Duckworth

About The Book

You can’t stop watching her.
Violet Young is a hugely popular journalist-turned-mummy-influencer, with three children, a successful husband and a million subscribers on YouTube who tune in daily to watch her everyday life unfold.
Until the day she’s no longer there
But one day she disappears from the online world – her entire social media presenc...

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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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Watch Her Vanish by Ellery A. Kane

Thriller Fiction

About The Book

Returning home to Fog Harbor, California, to be closer to her little sister, Olivia Rockwell is struggling to adjust to life in a town so small she can hardly breathe. That is, until the sound of a scream leads her to the body of a local teacher in the shallows nearby...

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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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Zoya by Danielle Steel

Zoya  by  Danielle Steel

Zoya  by  Danielle Steel, an epic story of life, loss and everlasting love.  The story starts with Zoya, at the age of seventeen, riding in a troika with a family servant, Feodor, forced the shining black horses on with a whip.  She had just come from her ballet lesson and heading toward her cousins home in the Tsarskoe Selo...

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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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