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Melancholy Manor (Hera Hunter Mystery 2) by Ellie DeFarr

Melancholy Manor by Ellie DeFarr My rating: 5 of 5 stars Melancholy Manor is the second mystery novel by Ellie DeFarr to feature tough private eye Hera Hunter, following ‘Haunting Memories from a Troubled Past’ last year. This story begins with Hera contemplating the execution - via the sights of her rifle - of a… Continue reading Melancholy Manor (Hera Hunter Mystery 2) by Ellie DeFarr

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Cherringham – Murder on Thames (Cherringham: Mystery Shorts Book 1) by Matthew Costello & Neil Richards

Murder on Thames by Matthew Costello My rating: 5 of 5 stars Cherringham “A Cosy Crime Series” is a joint writing project by US-based novel and games writer, Matthew Costello, and UK-based producer and writer, Neil Richards, to produce 12 mystery novellas over a year, based in the fictional English town of the title, in… Continue reading Cherringham – Murder on Thames (Cherringham: Mystery Shorts Book 1) by Matthew Costello & Neil Richards

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Out of the Past (Reed Ferguson 5) by Renee Pawlish

Out of the Past by Renee Pawlish My rating: 5 of 5 stars Out of the Past is the latest in Renée Pawlish’s comic mystery series featuring Denver Private Eye, Reed Ferguson. In this tale, Reed is strong-armed – both physically and metaphorically – into baby-sitting the spoiled brattish daughter of local businessman, Forrest McMahon.… Continue reading Out of the Past (Reed Ferguson 5) by Renee Pawlish

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Reese’s Leap—An Island Mystery (Island Mystery Series 2) by Darcy Scott

Reese's Leap—An Island Mystery by Darcy Scott My rating: 5 of 5 stars Reese's Leap is the second instalment in the Island Mystery Series by Darcy Scott, following 2012’s Matinicus. Botany’s answer to Indiana Jones, whisky- and women-loving Dr Gil Hodges, is back. This time he is a rather unwelcome visitor to Mistake Island, gate-crashing… Continue reading Reese’s Leap—An Island Mystery (Island Mystery Series 2) by Darcy Scott

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Dying To Be Noticed by Catherine Leggitt

Dying To Be Noticed by Catherine Leggitt My rating: 5 of 5 stars Dying to be Noticed is a stand-alone suspenseful murder mystery thriller by Catherine Leggitt, author of the Christine Sterling Mystery series. Heroine Avenelle Rossi Duprey is the obituary and society news writer for the weekly Marin County Journal, who lives alone with… Continue reading Dying To Be Noticed by Catherine Leggitt

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Rise of the Black Hand: The Case Files of Thomas Morelli (The Black Hand 1) by C.J. Fella

Rise of the Black Hand: The Case Files of Thomas Morelli by C.J. Fella My rating: 4 of 5 stars Rise of The Black Hand is the debut novel by US writer, C. J. Fella, and is the first in a series. The book is an effective mix of futuristic science fiction and old-school, hard-boiled… Continue reading Rise of the Black Hand: The Case Files of Thomas Morelli (The Black Hand 1) by C.J. Fella