Lake Eden’s too small to have more than one murderer. (Kindle edition, location 3056) More cozy, more cats, more murder, all inside!
I still haven’t quite figured out what it is with me and cozy mysteries, but I can tell you I picked this one up on a freebie deal from amazon because it’s set in a small town in Wyoming. My people are from Wyoming, so I was hoping McLinn would do all right with the characterization.
Things have improved in my mind just a little since the disaster that was introducing Ross 2 books ago. There are still irritating moments when Hannah “struggles” to adjust to being married (What if Ross doesn’t like this?, I think I might want kids, but does he?), but at least the mystery solving is back to what it usually is, and there’s more Hannah and friends-family to bring back the banter. The twist this time is that Hannah actually does not discover any bodies. This time, it’s Delores’ turn. The change works out well enough, but the opening sequence of […]
I am not particularly partial to psychic-based mysteries, and I don’t know if I would have read this one had I known beforehand that it fell into that category, but I’m glad I went in blind, because I really got swept up in reading this one. Finley is a budding psychic and college student, who rather than listen, is trying to escape the voices and ghosts of people she sees and hears all around her. When Finley starts hearing a strange noise over and over again and can’t get away from it, her grandmother, Eloise, knows what is in store for […]
Rachel Morgan is an earth witch (which means she uses wooden charms activated with drops of her own blood to do magic, as opposed to layline witches who draw their power from laylines) and works for the IS (Inderland Security), a police force consisting of supernaturals like witches, living vampires, werewolves, fairies and pixies. They police the supernatural crimes, while the FIB (Federal Inderland Bureau) is its mundane, human counterpart. For the last year, Rachel has had a run of truly awful assignments and what seems like very bad luck on top of things. She’s sick and tired of being […]
Book seven in the Chicagoland Vampire series is based on this premise: Two rogues vanishing without a trace. Someone is targeting Chicago’s vampires, and anyone could be next. With their house in peril, Merit and her Master, the centuries-old Ethan Sullivan, must race to stop the disappearances. But as they untangle a web of secret alliances and ancient evils, they realize their foe is more familiar, and more powerful, than they could have ever imagined. Once again, there is a villain to hunt down and I feel like we’re treading water here. The start of the book covers familiar ground, […]
3.5 stars English teenage boy James “Jamie” (although he really would prefer it if you didn’t call him that, even if NO ONE seems to listen to him) Watson has been given a scholarship to a preppy boarding school in Connecticut, not far away from where his father lives with his new family. He’s rather excited about the chance to meet another of the students there, though, the already famous Charlotte Holmes. James and Charlotte’s great-great-great-grandfathers were one of the most famous pairings in history, after all, and even though their families don’t exactly keep in touch much after all […]
Happy sigh. This is one of my favorite re-reads. I tend to read it around the Christmas season. But seriously. I needed a happy (as it can be) In Death book. It gets to be a bit of a grind to just read about rape and murder in every other book. Memory in Death (In Death #22) is a really good Eve Dallas and Roarke book. We get to spend about equal time with Roarke in this one. And I just sadly realized it’s been a while since we got a significant third person POV of Roarke in an In […]