I am probably one of many who picked this up after it was name-checked during My Favorite Murder’s discussion of the Texas Yogurt Shop Murders, and I found it to be incredibly informative, not just concerning the crimes, but also the factors that have made it so notorious, and so hard to solve. Beverly Lowry’s detailed account explores the facts of the horrifying crime, from the girls’ lives and families, the landscape of Austin before and after, through the decades long investigation. But it isn’t a clinical point for point account, effectively weaving in interviews with one of the lead […]
Ok I have to get this out of the way first. Multiple animals are in peril in this book. Some don’t make it. I had a little bit of a hard time with some of it. I’ll lay out the basics, and you can decide if you can handle it. A dog dies, but we didn’t meet her first, and there are literally no details about it. This one normally would’ve been rough for me, but because there aren’t any details, and it’s only brought up a few times throughout the book, I got over it. A cat dies, and […]
Ok so this was another one of my random pickups at the library. It had death in the title, so I figured I’d like it. I think I did? It was an audiobook, so the fact that it felt like I was being read to by a little old lady really soothed me. No offense to Cynthia Darlow, I have no idea how old she is, but she sounded to me like a little old lady. I mean that in the best way possible. This was kind of a story about two middle aged women and their nosiness. Hope and […]
Thank goodness I borrowed this ebook for free from the library. The last ebook I reviewed here (Sense and Insensibility), I paid about $4 for, and I would’ve paid double, because it was awesome. I just went to Amazon to get the link for this post, and saw that this is $7. I maybe maybe maybe would’ve paid a dollar, but absolutely no more than that. Anyway, like my title says, it was not a good book. However, I wanted to read it to the end to see what the twist was. Do not read this book, I’ll just tell […]
So I randomly picked this audiobook out at my local library. I was there with my nieces to read to dogs. Sidebar – my library has this awesome program where young readers can read whatever book they want to therapy dogs. It’s awesome, and my seven year old niece looks forward to it every month! This is her reading Dragons Love Tacos to one of the dogs a few months ago. Aaaaanyway, back to this book. I realized after I finished it that it’s book three in a series. I really can’t count the […]
I cannot tell a lie, dear reader: This is, technically, another cozy mystery. But it’s an awful lot more fun than the Scottish Play.
I’ll open this review by saying I have a very low tolerance for books or movies that feature torture. I just don’t want those images in my head. I don’t want to think about the fact that human beings do such depraved and terrible things to other human beings. I don’t want to think about the fact that people’s last hours have been filled with pain and horror initiated by the whims of another person. I don’t even want to think about how an author or director can sit there and conjure up terrible things to do to characters in […]
Trigger warning: Rape/captivity Helena Pelletier is just about as happy and at peace in her life as she can be. She has a loving husband, two daughters whom she loves, a jam making business and strong connection to nature and the world around her. In the first chapter or two, I was seriously envious, then the other shoe drops and we learn that Helena has been keeping secrets about her past. Now, due to her father escaping from prison (after fashioning a shiv out of toilet paper and toothpaste, say whaaaaaa???) not far from her house that her past is […]