Open Your Eyes by James Carol My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is my first Jefferson Winter story and it is an intriguing, quick puzzle to introduce the characters. The Las Vegas setting is fun and the solution to the mystery is original. I will read more by James Carol and I am grateful… Continue reading Open Your Eyes (The Jefferson Winter Chronicles 3) by James Carol
Predator or Prey by J. New My rating: 4 of 5 stars Predator or Prey is a collection of short stories and flash fiction by British writer J. New. Each entry is a tale of mystery and suspense with a twist in the tail. ‘A Bolt from the Blue’ is a swift but shocking view… Continue reading Predator or Prey by J. New
Death on a Cold Night by Jess Faraday My rating: 4 of 5 stars Death on a Cold Night is a collection of eight short mystery stories, edited by Jess Faraday, with the shared themes of winter. The stories chosen are: the very short but satisfying, Hollywood-set Snow in Winter by Wendy Worthington; the quick… Continue reading Death on a Cold Night by Jess Faraday
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
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
Bryant & May's Mystery Tour by Christopher Fowler My rating: 4 of 5 stars Brilliant to have a Bryant & May fix, but I’ve docked it one star for being far too tantalisingly short! It’s a nice quick and quirky whodunit, with a few interesting London facts and some great Bryant-isms. Recommended.