Friday, January 1, 2021

Read 2021

  1. Cuthbert's Way by L.J. Ross (kindle unlimited) 4****
  2. Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Varandarah (kindle prime) 4****
  3. The Zachery Case by Diana Xarissa (kindle unlimited) 3***
  4. In From the Cold by Matt Conway (kindle) 2**
  5. Pressed for Time by Elizabeth Spann Craig (hoopla) 3.5***
  6. Songbird by Pete Grainger (kindle Prime) 3***
  7. A Fatal Mistake by Faith Martin (kindle unlimited) 3.5***
  8. Island Escape by Diana Xarissa (kindle unlimited)2**
  9. The Devil’s Cliff Killings by Simon McCleave (kindle unlimited) 4****
  10. Christmas Calamity at the Vicarage by Emily Organ (kindle unlimited) 3***
  11. Tragedy at Piddleton Hotel Emily Organ (kindle unlimited) 3***
  12. The Berwyn River Killings by Simon McCleave (kindle unlimited)
  13. The Case of the Dotty Dowager by Cathy Ace (kindle unlimited) 3***
  14. Trials and Tribulations by Jean Grainger (kindle unlimited) 4****
  15. The Adams File by Diana Carissa (kindle unlimited) 2.5**
  16. The White Forest Killings by Simon McLeave (kindle unlimited) 4****
  17. Murder in Cold Mud by Emily Organ (kindle unlimited) 3***
  18. The Solace Farm Killings by Simon cCleave (kindle unlimited) 4****
  19. An Accidental Death by Peter Grainger (kindle unlimited) 3***

  1. Rest in Pieces by Elizabeth Spann Craig (hoopla) 4****
  2. Fire on the Fens by Joy Ellis (kindle unlimited) 4****
  3. The World Starts Anew by Jean Grainger ( kindle unlimited) 4***
  4. Hidden on the Fens by Joy Ellis (kindle unlimited) 4****
  5. On Pins and Neefles by Elizabeth Spann Craig (hoopla) 3***
  6. The Story Keeper by Lisa Wingate (hoopla) 3***
  7. Antiques Fate by Barbara Allan (hoopla) 2.5**
  8. Assassins of Athens by Jeffrey Siger (hoopla) 3.5***
  9. Teatime for the Firefly by Shona Patel (hoopla)
  10. Christmas at the Island Hotel by Jenny Colgan (nccls/hc)
  11. Antiques Frame by Barbara Allan (hoopla)
  12. 500 Miles From You by Jenny Colgan (nccls/hc)

  1. Diary of a War Crime by Simon McCleave (kindle unlimited)
  2. The Dark Horizon by Liz Harris (kindle unlimited)
  3. The Theatre Street Killings by Simon McCleave 
  4. The Postscript Murders by Elly Griffiths on hold 10/2/20

  1. Rope Enough by Oliver Tidy (kindle) Three Bullets to Queensland by Rick Mofina (nook)
  2.  Marriage Carol by Chris Fabry, Gary Chapman (kindle)
  3. Wnna Get Lucky by Deborah Coonts (kindle)
  4. Easy Innocence by Libby F. Hellman (kindle) 
  5. The Seventh Man by Max Brand (nook) 
  6.  Mortal Sin by Paul Levine (kindle)
  7. Murder on Spyglass Lane by J.M. Griffin (kindle) 
  8.  An Appalachian Christmas by Irene Brand (kindle) 
  1. The Four Winds by Kristen Hannah on hold 1/8/21 234 /2 copies

  1. Where Love Finds You ??

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Read 2020


  1. The Light Over London by Julia Kelly (nccls/hc) 3.5***
  2. The Invitation by Lucy Foley  (nccls/hc) 2.5**
  3.  Salt Lane by William Shaw (nccls/hc) 4****
  4. The Ragged Edge of Night by Olivia Hawker (kindle Prime) 4****
  5. This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger (nccls/hc) 3***
  6. The Castle Mystery by Faith Martin (kindle Prime) 3.5***
  7. The Daughter's Tale by Armando Lucas Correa (nccls/hc) 3***
  8. Daughter of Australia by Harmony Verna (nccls/pb) 3***
  9. Born Survivors by Wendy Holden (kindle Prime) 3***
  10. Magnolia Wednesdays by Wendy Wax (nccls/pb) 4****
  11. Sea of Troubles by Donna Leon (kindle Prime) 3***
  12. Deadly Chapel by N.C. Lewis (kindle Prime)3***
  13. Sarum: the Novel of England? by Edward Rutherfurd ((ncls/hc) 3***
  14. Poison in Paddington by Samantha Silver (kindle) 3***
  15. Wish Upon a Shell by Kay Correll (kindle) 2.5**

  1. Show No Fear by Perri O'Shaughnessy  (nccls/pb) 3***
  2. Widow's Wreath by Cynthia Riggs (nccls/hc) 3.5 ***
  3. Keepers of the House by Shirley Ann Grau (kindle Prime) 1.5*
  4. Goodnight from London by Jennifer Robson (nccls/ pb) 3***
  5. Christmas Sweets by Joanne Fluke (kindle Prime) 3.5***
  6. Clara by Kurt Palka (nccls/ hc) 2**
  7. The Messenger by Daniel Silva (have ) (pb) 4****
  8. Emily Alone by Stewart O'Nan (pb) SA bk club 3***
  9. What Would Nancy Do by Maureen Mullis  (kindle) 2**

  10. His Majesty's Hope by Susan E. MacNeal (nccls/hc) 3***
  11. Death Unholy by Philip Strang (kindle Prime) 2.5**
  12. The Christmas Gift by Beth Prentice (kindle) 1.5*
  13. Doomed to Die by Dorothy Simpson (hc) 3***
  14. White Rose Black Forest by Eoin Dempsey (kindle Prime) 4****

  1. A Death in Vienna by Daniel Silva (nccls/hc) 3.5***
  2. The Zig Zag Girl by Elly Girffiths (nccls/hc) 2.5**
  3. A Walk with the Dead by Sally Spencer (hc) 3***
  4. City of Dreams by William Martin (nccls/hc) 4****
  5. The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms (kindle Prime) 4****
  6. The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton  (nccls/hc) (SA book club) 4****
  7. Postcards from a Stranger by Imogen Clark (kindle Prime) 4****
  8. Postcards from Christmas by Imogen Clark (kindle Prime) 3***
  9. Lavendar Blue Murder by Laura Child (nccls/hc) 3***
  10. A Cold Dark Heart by Stephen Puleston (kindle) 4*** $2.99
  11. Penitent: A Scottish murder mystery by Pete Brassett 3*** ($.99 )
  12. The Road Beyond Ruin by Gemma Liviero (kindle Prime) 2**
  13. Death Notes by Ruth Rendell (hc) 2**
  14. Sleighing it in Kinsey Falls by Gayle Leeson (kindle) 2**

  1. The Mailbox Priority Murder by Mary Jane Forbes (kindle Prime) 3***
  2. The Last Thing She Ever Did by Gregg Olsen (kindle Prime) 2**
  3. The Plain Old Man by Charlotte MacLeod (hc) 2**
  4. The Good Liar by Catherine McKenzie (kindle Prime) 2**
  5. The Final Reckoning by Susan Moody (hc) 4****
  6. An Icy Death by Loretta Jackson, Vickie Britton (kindle) 2**
  7. Nefarious Doings by Ilsa Evans (kindle) 3.5***
  8. What Child is This by Rhys Bowen (kindle Prime) 4****
  9. Sacred Time by Ursula Hegi (hc) 2**
  10. The Country Inn Mystery by Faith Martin (kindle Prime) 3.5***
  11. Darkness on the Fens by Joy Ellis (kindle Prime) 2.5**
  12. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (pb) (SA book club) 4****
  13. Digging In by Loretta Nyhan (kindle Prime) 3***
  14. Hillary's Back by Faith Martin (kindle Unlimited)  3.5***
  1. Aunt Bessie Wonders by Diana Xarissa (kindle Unlimited) 2.5**
  2. The English Air by D.E. Stevenson (kindle Unlimited) 2.5**
  3. Bad Country by C.B. McKenzie (hc) 2**
  4. The Tanner Case by Diana Xarissa (kindle Unlimited) 3***
  5. The Somerset Case by Diana Xarissa (kindle Unlimited) 3***
  6. The Vicarage Murder by Joyce Cato (kindle Unlimited) 3***
  7. Aunt Bessie's X-ray by Faith Martin (kindle Unlimited) 2.5**
  8. The Flower Show Murder by Faith Martin (kindle Unlimited) 3.5***
  9. Constable on the HIll by Nicholas Rhea (kindle Unlimited) 2**
  10. Manor House Murder by Faith Martin  (kindle Unlimited) 4****
  11. The Shrine by L.J. Ross (kindle nlimited) 4****
  12. The Corner Shop by Elizabeth Cadell ($.99) 2.5**
  13. The Riverboat Mystery by Faith Martin (kindle Unlimited) 3.5***
  14. Dyeing Season by Karen MacInerney (kindle Unlimited) 3.5***
  15. The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen (kindle Unlimited) 4****
  16. In for a Penny by Kelsey Browning (kindle) 3***
  17. The Oxford Mystery by Faith Martin (kindle Unlimited) 3.5***

  1. The Star and the Shamrock by Jean Grainger (kindle Prime) 4****
  2. The Emerald Horizon by Jean Grainger (kindle Unlimited) 4****
  3. Wicked Harvest by Karen MacInerney (kindle Unlimited) 3***
  4. What Once Was True by Jean Grainger (kindle Prime) 4****
  5. Murder by the River Usk by Pippa McCathie (kindle Unlimited) 3.5***
  6. Last Day by Luanne Rice (kindle Unlimited) 4****
  7. Private Lives: A Bob Robbins Home Front Mystery by J.G. Harlond (kindle unlimited)  2.5**
  8. The Vernon Case by Dianna Xarissa  (kindle Unlimited) 3***
  9. Return to Robinswood by Jean Grainger (kindle Unlimited) 4****
  10.  Trouble in Nuala by Harriet Steel (kindle Unlimited) 3***
  11. Folly by Stella Cameron  (kindle Unlimited) 3***
  12. The Rose Girls by Victoria Connolly (nccls/pb) 4****
  13. Mystery on Hidden Lane by Clare Chase (kindle Unlimited) 2.5**
  14. Red Mountain Burning by Boo Walker (kindle Unlimited) 4****
  15. Death in the Off Season by Francine Matthews (nccls/pb) 4****
  16. A Simple Country murder by Blythe Baker  (kindle Unlimited) 3***
  17. Chocolate Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke (kindle Unlimited) 2.5**
  1. Dark Clouds over Nuala by Harriet Steel  (kindle Unlimited) 3.5***
  2. The Hard Way Home by Jean Grainger  (kindle Unlimited) 3***
  3. Tony's Wife by Adriana Trigiani  (kindle Unlimited) 4****
  4. Sea of  Memories by Fiona Valpy ****  (kindle Unlimited)
  5. Fatal Finds in Nuala by Harriet Steele  (kindle Unlimited) 3.5***
  6. Buried on the Fens by Joy Ellis (kindle Unlimited) 2.5**
  7. Off Stage in Nuala by Harriet Steel  (kindle Unlimited) 3***
  8. Thieves on the Fens by Joy Ellis (kindle Unlimited) 3.5***
  9. Rosie's Traveling Tea Shop by Rebecca Raisin (k9indle Unlimited) 4****
  10. Sisters One , Two, Three by Nancy Star (kindle Unlimited) 3***
  11. The Alice Network by Kate Quinn (SA book club) 4****
  12. A Buried Past by Alexandria Clarke (kindle Unlimited) 3***
  13. The Dead Woman Who Lived by  (kindle Unlimited) 3***
  14. Passage from Nuala by Harriet Steel  (kindle Unlimited) 3.5***
  15. Aria;s Traveling Bookshop by Rebecca Raisin (kindle) $6.99 3***


  1. Rising Sun by Michael Crichton (pb) 3.5***
  2. Echo Park by Michael Connelly (pb) 4****
  3. Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane (pb)
  4. Shadow of a Century by Jean Grainger (kindle Prime) 4****
  5. The Cracked Spine by Paige Shelton (nccls/hc) 3***
  6. The Lantern Men by Elly Griffiths (nccls/hc) 4****
  7. Of Books and Bagpipes by Paige Shelton (nccls/pb) 3***
  8. Quilt or Innocence by Elizabeth Spann Craig (nccls/pb) 3.5***
  9. Checked Out by Elizabeth Spann Craig (nccls/pb) 3***
  10. Cooking is Murder by Elizabeth Spann Craig (nccls/Hoopla) 4****
  11. A Body in the Trunk  by Elizabeth Spann Craig (nccls/Hoopla) 3.5***
  12. Cruising for Murder  by Elizabeth Spann Craig (nccls/Hoopla)3***
  13. Mystic River by Dennis Lehane (pb) 3***
  14. Unquiet Souls by Liz Mistry (kindle) 3.5***

  1. Cleaning is Murder by Elizabeth Spann Craig (nccls/Hoopla) 3***
  2. Death by Jack-O'-Lantern by Alexis Morgan (kindle) 2.5**
  3. Delivered with Love by Sherry Kyle (nook) 2**
  4. Edit to Death by Elizabeth Spann Craig (nccls/Hoopla) 3***
  5. The Secret Servant by Daniel Silva (nccls/pb) 4****
  6. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (nccls/) (SA book club) 2.5**
  7. The Kashmir Shawl by Bery Matthews (Hoopla) 3.5***
  8. A Patch of Troubke by Elizabeth Spann Craig (hoopola) 3***
  9. The Uncertain Years by Beryl Matthews (nccls/pb) 3.5***
  10. Murder Takes the Cake by Evelyn David (kindle) 3***
  11. The Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jeffries (nccls/) 4****

  1. Pretty Girls Dancing by Kylie Brant (kindle Prime) 3.5***
  2. The Sapphire Widow by Dina Jeffries (nccls/hc) 3***
  3. The Christmas Surpise by Jenny Colgan (nccls/hoopla)
  4. Murder on Opening Night by Elizabeth Spann Craig (nccls/hoopla) 3***
  5. The Color of Air by Gail Tsukiyama (nccls/hc) 3.5***         
  6. The Darkest Evening by Ann Cleeves (nccls/hc) 4****
  7. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty (SA book club) 2.5**
  8.  The Thread by Victoria Hislop (nccls/hoopla) 4****
  9. The Emerald Affair by Janet McLeod Trotter (nccls/hc) 4****
  10. The Pearl of Penang by Clare Flynn  (nccls/hoopla) 3***
  11.    McNally's Last Case by John Barber (nook) 3***
  12. Girls on the Line by Aimie K, Runyan (kindle Prime) 3.5***
  13. The Usurper by Cliff Ball (nook) 1*
  1. Ain't Love Grand by Dana Taylor (nook) 3***
  2. An American Spy by Olen Steinhauer (pb) 3***
  3. Other People's Marriages by Rosie Thomas (nccls/hoopla) 2.5**
  4. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson (nccls/hoopla) 4****
  5. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Evans  (SA book club) 4****
  6. The Snowdonia Killings by Simon McCleve (kindle Prime) 4****
  7. Spring House by Mary Ellen Taylor  (Kindle Prime) 3.5***
  8. The House Between Tides by Sarah Maine 3.5***
  9.  Hushed Up by Elizabeth Spann Craig (hoopla)3***
  10. Overdue by Elizabeth Spann Craig (hoopla)3***
  11. The Beekeeper’s Promise by Fiona Valkyrie (kindle prime) 4****
  12. Target: Alex Cross by James Patterson (hc) 4****
  1. The Secret Book and Scone Society by Ellery Adams (kindle Prime) 2.5**
  2. Fall to Pieces by Elizabeth Spann Craig (hoopla)3.5***
  3. A Necessary Evil by Alex Kava (pb) 3***
  4. The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt (hoopla) 2.5**
  5. Borrowed Time by Elizabeth Spann Craig (hoopla)
  6. On Deadly Tides by Elizabeth Duncan (nccls/hc) 4****
  7. The  Xander’s Case by Diana Xarissa ( kindle unlimited) 3***
  8. All the Devils are Here by Louise Penny (nccls/hc) 4****
  9. Aunt Bessie Yearns by Diana Xarissa (kindle unlimited) 3***
  10. Up Country by Nelson DeMille (hc) 4****
  11. The Young Case by Diana Xarissa (kindle unlimited) 2.5**
  12. Rough Time in Nuala by Harriet Steel (kindle unlimited)
  13. Taken in Nuala by Harriet Steel (kindle unlimited) 3.5***
  14. The German Heiress by Anika Acott (hoopla) 4***
  15. The Harlech Beach Killings by Simon McCleave (kindle unlimited)
  16. Aunt Bessie Volunteers by Diana Xarissa ( kindle unlimited) 3***
  17. High Wire in Nuala by Harriet Steel (kindle unlimited) 3.5***
  18. The Dee Valley Killings by Simon McCleave (kindle unlimited) 3***
  19. Aunt Bessie Zeroes in by Diana Xarissa (kindle unlimited) 3***

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Read 2019

  1. The Quartet Murders by J.R. Ellis (kindle unlimited)  3***
  2. The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen (kindle unlimited) 4****
  3. Murder on the Marshes by Clare Chase  (kindle  unlimited) 2.5**
  4. The Clockmaker ‘s Daughter by Kate Morton (nccls/hc ) 3***
  5. Murder at the Book Club by Betsy Reavley (kindle unlimited) 3***
  6. Aunt Bessie Tries by Dianna Xarissa (kindle unlimited) 3***
  7. Murder in the Dark by Betsy Reavley (kindle unlimited) 3***
  8. Captive on the Fens by Joy Ellis (kindle unlimited) 3***
  9. Best Murder in Show by Debbie Young (kindle unlimited) 4****
  10. Trick or Murder by Debbie Young (kindle unlimited ) 3.5***
  11. Murder in the Manger by  Debbie Young (kindle unlimited ) 3.5***
  1. Murder by the Book by Debbie Young (kindle unlimited) 3.5***
  2. The Au Pair by Emma Rous (nccls/pb) 3***
  3. Murder on the Old Bog Road by David Pearson (kindle unlimitewd) 3***
  4. Murder at the Old Cottage by David Pearson (kindle unlimited) 4****
  5. Feared by Lisa Scottoline (nccls/digital) 3.5***
  6. The Infirmary by L.J. Ross (kindle unlimited) 3.5***
  7. The Wartime Sisters by Linda Cohen Loigman (nccls/hc) 4****
  8. Springtime for Murder by Debbie Young (kindle unlimited) 3.5***
  9. The Silent Wife by Kerry Fisher (nccls/) bookclub 4****
  10. Murder on Payday by David Pearson (kindle unlimited) 3***
  11. Murder at Larkfield Barn by Betty Rowlands (kindle unlimited) 3***
  12. The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison (pb) 3***
  13.  New Corpse in Town by Lucy Quinn (kindle) 2**
  14. Engulfed by Kathleen Cosgrove (kindle) 2**

  1. Dead on Demand by Sean and Daniel  Campbell (DCI Morton bk 1 kindle) 3***
  2. The Lost Bird by Margaret Coel (nccls/hc) 3.5***
  3. Small Great Things by Jodi Picault  (SA book club) (hc) 2.5**
  4. When Winter Comes by Celestia Whitehead  (kindle) 2**
  5. Murderous Mayhem at Honeychurch Hall by Hannah Dennison (nccls/hc) 4****
  6. We Must be Brave by Frances Liardet (nccls/hc) 3***
  7. The  Withdrawing Room by Charlotte MacLeod (hc) 3.5***
  8. Engineered Murder by Virginia Benson (kindle) 2.5**
  9. Diamonds Aren't Forever by Connie Shelton  (kindle) Heist ladies bk 1) $.99
  10. Edited for Death by Michele Drier (kindle) 3.5***

  1.  Impact for Murder by Cherri Galbiati (kindle) 3***
  2. Let Me Whisper in your Ear by Mary Jane Clark (pb) 3.5***
  3. Dangerous Shadows by Stella Whitelaw (kindle) 3***
  4. Running of the Bulls by Christopher Smith (kindle) 3***
  5. Twisted Perception by Bob Avery (kindle) 2.5**
  6. Death Wore Brown Shorts by Audrey Claire (kindle)y2**
  7. Writing can be Murder by Marilyn Rausch & Mary Donlon (kindle) 3***
  8. The Moor by L.J. Ross (kindle) 4**** $2.99
  9. Classic in the Barn by Amy Meyers (hc) 3***
  1. Buttercream Murder by Carol Durand (kindle) 2**
  2. Ancestral Truths by Sara Maitland (hc) 1.5*
  3. Cake Icing, Butt Paste nd Tea Lids by Renee Andrews (kindle) 1*
  4. Death at a Drop-In by Elizabeth Spann Craig (kindle)3.5***  $2.99
  5. Be Still My Beading Heart by Janice Peacock (kindle) 1.5*
  6. Zoned for Murder by Evelyn David (kindle)
  7. Wedding Bells and a Body by Holly Plum (kindle) 3***
  8. Death at Penrose Hill by Rebecca Moisio (kindle) 2**
  9. Child of Silence by Abigail Padgett (kindle) 4****
  10. Aunt Bessie Understands by Diana Xarissa ( kindle )  $2.99
  11. The Headmaster's Wager by Vincent Lam  (nccls/digital) 3***
  12. Christmas on the Island by Jenny Colgan (nccls/digital) 4****
  13. A Murder of Honor by Robert Andrews (hc) 2.5**
  14. The Dead Ringer by M.C. Beaton (nccls/hc) ***
  1. The Stone Circle by Elly Griffiths (nccls/hc) 4****
  2. Death of an Honest Man by M.C. Beaton (nccls/hc) 3***
  3. Postcards from the Past by Marcia Willett (nccls/hc) 3.5***
  4. The Marmalade Murders by Elizabeth Duncan (nccls/hc) 4****
  5. Assaulted Caramel by Amanda Flower (nccls) 3***
  6. Astrid and Veronika by Linda Olsson (nccls/hc) 2.5**
  7. No, I Don't Want to Join a Bookclub by Virginia Ironside (nccls/hc) 2.5**
  8. The Christmas Caramel Murder by Joanne Fluke (nccls/hc) 3***
  9. Aunt Dimity and the King's Ransom by Nancy Atherton (nccls/hc) 3***
  10. Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich (nccls/hc) 3.5***
  11. Broken Bone China by Laura Child (nccls/hc) 3.5***
  12. Queen Bee by Dorothea B. Frank (nccls/hc) 4****
  13. Teatime Murder by Faith Martin (kindle) 3.5*** $2.99
  14. The Patrone Case by Diana Xarissa (kindle) 3*** $.99
  15. Steamed Open by Barbara Ross (nccls/pb) 3.5***
  1. (A) Flaky Alibi by Eryn Scott (kindle) 3***
  2. Headlong by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (nccls/hc) 4****
  3. Summer by the Tides by Denise Hunter (nccls/hc) 4****
  4. Till the Boys Come Home by Cynthia Harrold-Eagles (nccls/hc) 4****
  5. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee (nccls/hc) 4****
  6. Closely Akin to Murder by Joan Hess (nccls/pb) 2.5**
  7. Death at Breakfast by Beth Gutcheon  (nccls/pb) 3***
  8. Surfside Sisters by Nancy Thayer (nccls/hc) 4****
  9. The Quinton Case by Diana Xarissa (kindle) 3***  $.99
  10. The Family Gathering by Robyn Carr (nccls/hc) 4***
  11. Malta Exchange by Steve Berry (nccls/hc) 4****
  12. Directed Verdict by Randy Singer (nook) 3.5***
  1. Nowhere to Hide by Stephen Puleston (kindle) 3*** $.99
  2. Crazy Love You  by Lisa Unger (nccls/hc) 4****
  3. Penshaw: A DCI Ryan Mystery by L.J. Ross (kindle) 3.5*** $2.99
  4. Encore Murder by Marian Babson (hc) 1*
  5. Winter Solstice by Elin Hilderbrand (nccls/digital) 4****
  6. Vintage Teachup Club by Vanessa Greene (nccls/pb) 4****
  7. The Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann (nccls/pb) 2**
  8. Best Beach Ever by Wendy Wax (nccls/pb) 3***
  9. The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah (nccls/hc) 4****
  10. Silver Anniversary Murder by Leslie Meier (nccls/hc) 2.5**
  11. The Deep End by Denver Murphy (kindle) $.99
  12. The Seafront Tearoom by Vanessa Greene (nccls/pb) 4****
  13. Trumpet of Death by Cynthia Riggs (nccls/hc) 3.5***
  14. Antiques Fruitcake by Barbara Allan (nccls/pb)  3***
  15. Antiques St. Nicked by Barbara Allan (nccls/pb) 2.5**
  16. The Deep End by Denver Murphy (kindle) 2.5** $.99
  17. Visions of Sugar Plums by Janet Evanocich (nccls/hc) 3.5***
  1. Miss Dimple Disappears by Mignon Ballard (nccls/hc)  3***
  2. Eggs on Ice by Laura Childs (nccls/hc) 4****
  3. The Dry by Jane Harper (nccls/hc) 4****
  4. Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffith   (nccls/hc) 4****
  5. Elinor Oliphant is Perfectly Fine by Gail Honeyman  (nccls/pb) 4****
  6. The Affliction by Beth Gutcheon  (nccls/hc) 3***
  7. The Confessor by Daniel Silva (nccls/hc) 3.5***
  8. Pearls and Poison by Duffy Brown (nccls/pb) 
  9. The Bookshop on the Shore by Jenny Colgan (nccls/) 4****
  10. The Oysterville Sewing Circle by Susan Wiggs (nccls/hc) 4****
  11. A Better Man by Louise Penny (nccls/hc) 3.5***
  12. Consigned to Death by Jane Cleland (nccls/hc) 4****
  13. Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne Fluke (kindle prime) 3***

  1.  Rembering the Dead by Elizabeth Duncan (nccls) 4****
  2. The Long Call by Ann Cleeves (nccls/hc) 3.5***
  3. The Death of Amelia Marsh by MaryJo Dawson (kindle) 2.5**
  4. Mistress of the Vatican by Eleanor Herman (kindle) DNF SA bk club  $1.99
  5. Caramel Crush by Jenn MacKinlay (pb) 3***
  6. Borderlandby  L. J. Ross (kindle) 4**** $2.99
  7. Murder by the Book by Lauren Elliot (kindle Prime) 3***
  8. Murder and the Heir by Beth Byers (kindle Prime) 3***
  9. Death a la Fenice by Donna Leon (kindle Prime) 3***
  10. Give Murder a Hand by Beth Prentice (kindle) 2**

  1. Winter Cottage by Mary Ellen Taylor (kindle Prime) 4***
  2. The Secret River by Kate Grenville  (kindle Prime) 3.5***
  3. The Spirit Woman by Margaret Coel (nccls/ pb) 3.5***
  4. The Memory of us by Camille De Maio (kindle Prime)  3***
  5. Home Front by Kristin Hannah (nccls/ hc) 4****
  6. Before We Were Yours by Lisa WIngate (nccls/hc) 4***
  7. Force of Nature by Jane Harper (nccls/hc)  3.5***
  8. Lethal Licorice by Amanda Flower (nccls/ hc) 3***
  9. Haunted House Murder by Leslie Meier (nccls/hc)  3.5***
  10. Death on the Riviera by John Bude (nccls/pb) 2.5**
  11. Yule Log Murder by Leslie Meier (nccls/hc)
  1. Pack Up Your Troubles by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles  (nccls/hc) 4****
  2. The Last Nazi by Andrew Turpin (kindle Prime) 3.5***
  3. The Christmas Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke (kindle Prime) 3***
  4. Murder on the Iditarod Trail by Sue Henry (nccls/hc) 3.5***
  5. Daughters of the Lake by  Wendy Webb  (kindle Prime) 3.5***
  6. The Art of Inheriting Secrets by Barbara O'Neal (kindle Prime) 4****
  7. Invitation Only Murder by Leslie Meier (nccls/hc) 3***
  8. Indian Pipes by Cynthia Riggs on hold (nccls/hc) 3.5***
  9. Red Mountain by Boo Walker  (kindle Prime) 4****
  10. Town in a Wild Moose Chase by B.B. Haywood (nccls/pb) 3***
  11. Broken Music by Marjorie Eccles (nccls/hc) 3***
  12. Beating About the Bush by M.C. Beaton (nccls/hc) 2.5**
  13. Quietly in Their Sleep by Donna Leon (kindle Prime) 3.5***
  14. Red Mountain Rising by Boo Walker (nccls/pb) 4****
  15.  (The) Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand  (nccls/hc) 4.5****
  16. Tunnel Vision by Sara Paretsky 3.5***
  17. The Birdwatcher by William Shaw (nccls/ hc) 4****
  18. Fatal Remedies by Donna Leon (kindle Prime) 3.5***
  19. Paper Wife by Laila Ibrahim (kindle Prime) 3.5***

Monday, January 1, 2018

Read 2018

January .
  1. Heavenfield by L.J,Ross  (kindle unlim) 4****
  2. Arrvials  and Arrests by Diana Xarissa (kindle unlim) 3***
  3. From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon  (kindle unlim) 3***
  4. The Lighthouse Keeper by Cynthia Ellingsen  (kindle unlim) 4****
  5. Angel by L.J. Ross (kindle unlim) 4****
  6. An Amish Christmas: the Bakery by Samantha Bayarr (kindle unlim) 3***
  7. Murder in Cottage #6 by Dianne Harmon (kindle unlim) 2**
  8. The Diplomat's Daughter by Karin Tanabe (nccls/pb) 3***
  9. A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner (nccls/audio) 3.5***
  10. High Force  by L.J,Ross  (kindle unlim) 4****
  11. The Silver Music Box by Mina Baites  (kindle unlim) 3***
  12. The Bishop's Disgrace by Samantha Bayarr (kindle unlim) 3***
  13. The Amish Girl and her Garden by  Samantha Bayarr (kindle unlim) 2.5**
  14. Cragside by L.J,Ross  (kindle unlim) 4****
  15. Crime on the Fens by Joy Ellis ( kindle unlim) 3***
  16. Aunt Bessie Provides (jan 19th release) (kindle unlim) 3***
  17. Hearts of Resistance by Soraya M. Lane  (kindle unlim) 3***
  18. A Quiet Life in the Country by T.E. Kinsey (kindle unlim) 2**
  19. Dark Skies by  L.J,Ross  (kindle unlim) 4****
  20. Wives of War by Soraya Lane  (kindle unlim) 3***
  21. Shadow over  the Fens by Joy Ellis  (kindle unlim) 4****
  22. Her Sister's Shoes by Ashley Farley  (kindle unlim) 4****

  1. Hunted on the Fens by Joy Ellis  (kindle unlim) 3***
  2. Irish Lady by Jeannette Baker  (kindle unlim) 2**
  3. Sweet Tea Tuesdays by Ashley Farley (kindle unlim) 4****
  4. Lost Lives by Malcolm Richards  (kindle unlim) 2**
  5. Lowcountry Stranger by Ashley Farley (kindle unlim) 3***
  6. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne DuMaurier (nccls/digital) 2.5**
  7. Murder on the Oxford Canal by Faith Martin  (kindle unlim) 4****
  8. Killer on the Fens by Joy Ellis (kindle unlim) 3***
  9. An Amish Wedding: The English Groom by Samantha Bayaar  (kindle unlim) 2.5**
  10. Magnolia Nights by Ashley Farley (kindle unlim) 3.5***
  11. Murder at the University by Faith Martin (kindle unlim) 4****
  12. Murder of the Bride by Faith Martin (kindle unlim) 4****
  13. Saturdays at Sweeney's by Ashley Farley  (kindle unlim) 3.5***
  14. Murder in the VIllage by Faith Martin  (kindle unlim) 4****
  15. Murder in the Family by Faith Martin  (kindle unlim) 3***
  16. Murder st Home by Faith Martin (kindle unlim) 3***  
  17. Murder in the Meadowby Faith Martin  (kindle unlim) 4****
  18. Murder in the Mansion by Faith Martin  (kindle unlim) 4****
  19. Stalker on the Fens  by Joy Ellis (kindle unlim) 3***
  20. Deadly Lies by Chris Colette (kindle unlim) 3.5***
  21. Murder in the Garden bFaith Martin (kindle unlim) 4****
  22. Special Circumstances by Sheldon Siegel (kindle unlim) 2.5**
  1. The Women in the Castle  by Jessica Shattuck (nccls/digital) 4****
  2. Behind Closed Doors by J.J. Marsh (kindle) 2**  $3.33
  3. A Time to Kill by Stephen Puleston (kindle) 4****  $3.99
  4. Murder Strikes Pink by Josephine Pullein-Thompson (kindle) 2**
  5. The Mysterious Package by Christa Nardi (kindle) 2**
  6. Pleading Guilty by Scott Turow (pb) 2**
  7. Plum Tea Crazy by Laura Childs (nccls/hc) 3***
  8. Aleutian Grave by William Donovan (kindle) 1*
  9. Saint Maizie by  Jami Attenberg (nccls/hc) 1*
  10. Ashes to Autumn by Maria Grazia Swan (kindle) 2**
  11. Live and Let Diet by Morgana Best (kindle) 214 pgs Australia 2**
  12. Murder by Fire by Faith Martin (kindle) 4****  $.99
  13. Nine Lives: Death and Life in Orleans by Dan Baum (arc) 2.5*
  14. Summer People by Aaron Stander (kindle) 3***
  15. Bitter End by Christine Kling (kindle) 3***

  1. A Crushing Blow by Penny Kline (kindle) 3***
  2. Beyond the Sand Creek Bridge by ? Wyatt (kindle) 3***
  3. The Ancient Ones by Lorri Hines (kindle) 1*
  4. Buzz Off by Deb Baker & Hannah Reed (kindle) 3***
  5. Love, Alice by Barbara Davis (kindle) SA book club selection  4**** $9.99
  6. Deadfall in Berlin by R.D. Zimmerman (kindle) 3***
  7. Summer at Hideaway Key by Barbara Davis  (nccls/pb ) 4****
  8. Blind Man's Alley by Justin Peacock  (hc) 4****
  9. Exposed by Lisa Scottoline (hc) 4****
  10. Poison Ivy by by Cynthia Riggs  (nccls/hc ) 3***
  11. Bloodroot by Cynthia Riggs  (nccls/hc ) 3***
  12. A Canterbury Crime by Brian Kavanagh (kindle) 3***
  13. A Nantucket Wedding by Nancy Thayer (nccls/hc) 4****
  14. Buyout by Roy Green (kindle) 3***
  15. Too Much to Lose by Trisha Fuentes  (nook) 1*
  16. Alert by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge (hc) 4****
  1. Raw Material by J.J. Marsh (kindle) $3.33
  2. Tread Softly by  J.J. Marsh (kindle) $3.33
  3. The Blitz Business by D. A. Spruzen (kindle) 4****  $.99 
  4. Tuxedo Park by Laura Furman (hc) 3.5***
  5. My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Stout  (nccls/hc) 1*
  6. Murder at the Mystery Bay Hotel by Marcia Spillers (kindle) 2**
  7. Murder at Work by Faith Martin (kindle) 3.5*** $.99
  8. A Life for a Life by Lynda McDaniel (kindle ) 4****
  9. Murder in Thrall by Ann Cleeland (nccls/hc)  3***
  10. Me Before You by JoJo Moyes ( pb) 4****
  11. Bleeding Kansas by Sara Paretsky (pb) 3***
  12. Murder Never Retires by Faith Martin (kindle) 4**** $3.99
  13. Crime of privliege by Walter Walker (pb) 3***
  1. Claws for Alarm by Karen MacInerney (kindle) 3*** $4.99
  2. After You by Jojo Moyes (nccls) 4****
  3. By Invitation Only by Dorothea Benton Frank  (nccls/hc) 4****
  4. Ice Blue (Lord and Lady Hetheridge by Emma Jameson (kindle ) 3***
  5. Iced Under by Barbara Ross (nccls/pb) 3.5***
  6. (The) Ghost of Robert Brown: a Mystery Novel by P. Wish (kindle) 2.5**
  7. Stowed Away by Barbara Ross (nccls/pb) 3.5***
  8. Nosy Neighbors by Lori Copeland  (kindle) 3***
  9. Rum Cake Murder by Carol Durand  (kindle) 2**
  10. Silver Bay by Jojo Moyes (nccls/pb) 3.5***
  11. Last Messages to Berlin by Philippe van Rjndt 3.5***
  12. The Last Letter From Your Lover by Jojo Moyes (nccls/digital) 3***
  13. Murder of a Lover by Faith Martin (kindle) 3*** $2.99   
  14. Seven Bridges by L.J. Ross (kindle) 4****   $2.99   
  15. Shadow Play by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (nccls/hc) 3***
  16. Only You by Jojo Moyes (nccls/hc) 4****
  17. Eula May and the Clowns of Doom by Amy Mull Fremgen (kindle) 3***
  18. The Ghost Walker by Margaret Coel (nccls/pb) 4****
  1. Antiques Disposal by Barbara Allan (nccls/hc) 3***
  2. Uncatalogued by Julie Kaewert (nccls/pb) 3***
  3. An Unmentionable Murder by Kate Kingsbury ( nccls/hc)  3***
  4. The Endless Beach by Jenny Colgan (nccls/) 4****
  5. Mind Your Own Beeswax by Hannah Reed  (kindle) 2**
  6. Moving Can Be Murder by Susan Santangelo (kindle) 3***
  7. Walking on my Grave by Carolyn Hart (nccls/hc) 4****
  8. The Dream Stalker by Margaret Coel (nccls/hc) 3.5***
  9. Miss Zukas and the Library Murders by Jo Dereske (ncclspb) 3***
  10. The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey  (nccls/pb) 3***
  1. Sweetshop of Dreams by Jenny Colgan (nccls/hc) 4****
  2. The Mask Carver's Son by Alyson Richman (nccls/pb) 3***
  3.  Blind Overlook by J.C. Simmons  (kindle) 3***
  4. Black Bottom Murder by Carol Durand (kindle) 3***
  5. Baking is Murder by Kathy Cranston (kindle) 3***
  6. Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths (nccls/hc) 4****
  7. Christmas under a Cranberry Sky by Holly Martin (kindle)  2** $.99  
  8. Raw Justice by Diane Capri (kindle) 3***
  9. Rest in Pieces  by Katie Graykowski ( kindle ) 2**
  10. (A) Crabby Killer by Leighann Dobbs (kindle) 3***
  11. A Zen for Murder by Leighann Dobbs (kindle) 3*** $2.99
  12. The Chilbury Ladie's Choir by Jennifer Ryan (nccls/hc)  4****
  13. Antiques Chop by Barbara Allan (nccls/hc)  3***
  14. Murder in Merino  by Sally Goldenbaum  (nccls/hc) 
  15. Murder Never Misses by Faith Martin ( kindle )  $2.99
  16.  Closure by Randall Wood ( nook) 3.5***
  17. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (nccls/hc) 2**
  18. A Family Affair by Mary Campisi (nook) 3***

  1. Antiques Swap by Barbara Allan (nccls/digital) 3***
  2. Ghost on the Case by Carolyn Hart (nccls/hc) 3***
  3. Murder at Midnight by Faith Martin (kindle) 3*** $2.99
  4. Fatal Obsession by Faith Martin (kindle)  3*** $.99
  5. The Story Teller by Margaret Coel  (nccls/ pb)  3***
  6. Antiques Con by Barbara Allen (nccls/hc) 3***
  7. Buried Lies by Chris Collette (kindle) 3*** $.99
  8. Protecctor by Lauren Dewey (nook) 3.5***
  9. Wild Fire by Ann Cleeves (nccls/hc) 4****
  10. The Nest by Cynthia D 'Aprix  Sweeney (pb) 4****
  11. Britt Marie was Here by Fredrik Backman (nccls/hc) 3.5***
  12. Child's Play by Kevin P. Hill (nook) 1*
  13. Caroline's Secret by Amy Lilliard (kindle) 3*** $1.99
  14. Accomplished in Murder by Dara England  (kindle ) 3***
  15. Scorched Eggs by Laura Child (nccls/hc) 3***
  16. Waiter, There's a Clue in my Soup by Camille LaGuire (nook) 1*
  17. A Sinister Slice of Murder by Constance Barker (kindle) 2**
  18. The Girls in the Garden  by Lisa Jewell (nccls/hc) 3***
  1. The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See (nccls/hc ) 3.5***
  2. Desolation Mountain by William Kent Kreuger (nccls/hc) 4****
  3. Written in Blood by Stephen Puleston (kindle)  4**** 
  4. Kelly's Koffee Shop  by Dianne Harman (kindle) 2.5**
  5. (A) Thyme to Live and a Thyme for Murder by Phoebe Eggle (kindle) 2**
  6. A Hair Raising Blowout by Constance Barker (kindle) 2**
  7. Overdue for Murder  by Teresa Trent  (kindle) 3***
  8. Death of a Nurse by M.C. Beaton (nccls/hc) 2.5**
  9. Murder in Mind by Faith Martin ( kindle ) 4****
  10. .Sugar and Iced  by Jenn MacKinlay (nccls/pb) 3***
  11. Pushing up Daisies by M.C. Beaton (nccls/hc) 3***
  12. Her Sister's Shadow by Katharine Britton (book  4****
  13.  Dark Chcolate Demise by Jenn MacKinlay (nccls/pb) 2.5**
  14. The Hermitage by L.J. Ross (kindle) 4**** $2.99
  15. Little Island by Katharine Britton (kimdle)  3.5*** $4.99

  1. Scent of Roses by Kat Martin (pb) 2.5**
  2. Prince  of Fire by Daniel  (pb) 3***
  3. In the Blood by Lisa Unger (pb) 3***
  4. Wedding Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke (nccls/hc) 3***
  5. Murder at Honeychurch Hall  (nccls/hc) 4****
  6. Searching for Sarah by Lynn Erickson (pb) 4****
  7. Hillary's Final Case by Faith Martin (kindle) 3*** $2.99
  8. Not Quite Dead by Lyla Payne (kindle) 2**
  9. Deadly Desires at Honeychurch Hall  (nccls/hc) 4****
  10. Aunt Bessie Remembers by Diane Xarissa  (kindle unlimited) 3***
  11. The Gate Keeper by Kathryn Smith (pb)2.5**  $6.78
  12. A Killer Ball at Honeychurch Hall  (nccls/hc) 3.5***

  1. Aunt Bessie Solves by  by Diane Xarissa  (kindle unlimited) 3***
  2. Hope to Die by James Patterson (pb) 4****
  3. The Wickenham Murders by Amy Myers (kindle unlimited) 3***
  4. The Appleton Case by DianA Xarissa (kindle unlimited) 3***
  5. The Bennett Case by Diana Xarissa (kindle unlimited) 3***
  6. The Chalmers Casre by Diana Xarissa (kindle unlimited) 3***
  7. The Donaldson Case  by Diana Xarissa (kindle unlimited) 3***
  8. Close to the Bone by Kendra Elliot (kindle unlimited) 3***
  9. Murder at Hawthorn Cottage by Betty Rowlands (kindle unlimited) 3***
  10. The Ellsworth Case by Diana Xarissa (kindle unlimited) 3.5***
  11. The Fenton Case by Diana Xarisssa (kindle unlimited) ***
  12. The Green Case by Diana Xarissa (kindle unlimited) 3***
  13. The Hampton Case by Diana Xarissa (kindle unlimited) 3.5***
  14. The Irwin Case by Diana Xarissa (kindle unlimited) 3***
  15. The Birthday Murders byFaith Martin (kindle unlimited) 3***
  16. The Body in the Dales by J.R. Ellis (kindle unlimited) 3***
  17. Boats and Bad Guys by d
  18. Diana Xarissa  (kindle unlimited) 2**
  19. The Joy Ride by Melody Carlson (hc) $4.00 3.5***
  20. The Jackson Case by Diana Xarissa (kindle unlimited ) 3***
  21. The Kingston Case by Diana Xarissa (kindle unlimited) 3***
  22. The Lawley Case by  Diana Xarissa (kindle unlimited) 3***
  23. The Moody Case by  Diana Xarissa (kindle unlimited) 3***
  24. The Norman Case by  Diana Xarissa (kindle unlimited) 3***
  25. Longstone by L.J. Ross (kindle unlim,ited) 4****
  26. Kingsom of the Blind by Louise Penny (nccls/hc) 3.5***
  27. Murder in the Morning by Betty Rowlands (kindle unlimited) 3.5***
  28. Iced Inn by Karen MacInerney (kindle unlimited) 4****
  29. Aunt Bessie Questions by Dians Xarissa (kindle unlimited) 4****
  30. Murder in the Valleys: A cozy Welsh Crime by Pippa McCathie (kindle unlimited) 4****

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Read 2017


  1. Browsing for Trouble by Amy Lilly  (kindle) 3*** $1.99
  2. Hushaby by Celina Grace (kindle) 3***
  3. Imago by Celina Grace  (kindle) 3***
  4. Invitation to Murder by Elizabeth Bright/Tim Meyers (kindle) 3***
  5. Eula Mae and the Flim Flam Nun by Amy Mull Fremgen (kindle) 2.5**
  6. Worse than Dead by Stephen Puleston  (kindle) 3*** $3.49
  7. Sunrise Point by Robyn Carr (pb)  4**** $.20
  8. Dreaming Southern by Linda Bruckheimer 2** $.20
  9. The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan  4****  $.20
  10. A Rather Lovely Inheritance by C.A. Belmond 4****  $.20
  11. The Lilac Bus by Maeve Binchy 4****  $.20
  12. True Blue by Luanne Rice  4**** $.20
  13. My One and Only by Kristen Higgins 4****  $.20
  14. Picked to Death (Pickers in Paradise bk 1) by Maggie West 2**  (kindle)
  15. Peanut Butter Crumble Murder by Deany Ray  (kindle) 2**

  1. The Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett (pb) 4**** $.20
  2. Broken Highway by Brian Springer  (nook) 1*
  3. Crimes for Profit by Tom Raley (kindle ) 1*
  4. The Fargenstropple Case by Lia London (kindle)2.5**
  5. Fatal Frost by Karen MacInerney (kindle) 4****  $2.00
  6. Chasing Tinsel by Ellie Ashe (kindle) 3***
  7. Death Visits the Hair Salon by Amy Anderson (bk 1) (kindle) 2**
  8. Dead Man's Diamonds by A.R. Winters (kindle) 2**
  9. Sage Advice to Cover Up a Murder by Phoebe Eggli  (kindle) 2**,
  10. X is for Xmas by Troy Dennison (nook)  1*
  11. Welcome to Midnight by Natalie Potts (nook) 1*
  12. Cat's Cradle by Shannon Donnelly (nook) 2.5**
  13. The Last Days of a Rake by Donna Lea Simpson (nook) 3***
  14. Under the Lake by Stuart Woods  (pb) 3***
  15. Together Alone by Barbara Delinsky ( pb ) 4****
  16. The Whistler by John Grisham ( nccls/digital) 4****
  17. Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain (pb) 3.5***
    1. One Shot by Lee Child  (pb) 4****
    2. A Measure of Mercy by Lauraine Snelling (nook) 3***
    3. No Sin in the House of Death by T.M. Raymond (kindle) 1*
    4. Enduring Passions by David Wiltshire (nccls/hc) 4****
    5. (The) Bird House by Kelly Simmons  (nccls/pb) 4****
    6. Angora Alibi by Sally Goldenbaum  (nccls/pb) 3***
    7. No Distance too Far  By Lauraine Snelling (Blessing #2) (nccls/hc) 3***
    8. (A) Dictionary of Mutual Understanding by Jackie Copleton (nccls/pb) 4****
    9. Murder at Merisham Lodge by Celine Grace (kindle) 3***
    10. Pekoe Most Poison by Laura Childs (nccls/hc)  3***
    11. Pictures of the Past by Deby Eisenberg (kindle) 4**** $7.99
    12. The Bookseller by Mark Pryor (1st Hugo Marston (nccls/hc) 4****
    13. The Fashion Police by Sibyl Hodge (nook) 2**
    14. The Devil's Kitchen by Stephen Puleston (kindle) 4****
    15. Curiosity Killed Dolly Kendall by Gillian Larkin (kindle) 1.5*
    1. Grave Music by Cynthia Harrod- Eagles (nccls/hc) 4****
    2. Against the Tide by Stephen Puleston (kindle) 4****  $3.99
    3. Death in the English Countryside by Sara Rosett   (kindle) 3.5*** $.33
    4. Death in an English Cottage by Sara Rosett  (kindle) 3.5*** $.33
    5. Death in Stately Home by by Sara Rosett   (kindle) 3.5***    $.33
    6. Cometh the Hour by Jeffrey Archer  (nccls/hc) 4****
    7.  Jams, Jellies, and Bodies by Donna Walo Clancy (kindle) 3***
    8. A Bridge Across the Ocean by Susan Meissner (nccls/pb) 3***
    9. Clam Wake by Mary Daheim (ccls/digital) 2.5**
    10. Holidays Can Be Murder by Connie Shelton (kindle) 2.5**
    11. The Eagle Catcher by Margaret Coel (nccls/pb)  4****
    12. In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen (nccls/hc) 4****
    13. Garden of Lamentations by Deborah Crombie (ccls/digital) 3.5***
    14. Killing Time by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (nccls/hc) 4****
    15. The Fortunate Ones by Ellen Umansky (ncclc/hc) 4****
    16. Meet me at the Cupcake Café by Jenny Colgan (nccls/digital) 4.5****
    17. Cold Earth by Ann Cleeves (nccls/hc) 4****
    18. A Body at Book Club by Elizabeth Spann Craig (kindle) $.99
    1. Agatha's First Case by M.C. Beaton (kindle)3***
    2. Murder in Plain Sight by Marta Perry (nccls/digital) 2**
    3. Her Last Breath by Linda Castillo (nccls) 2**
    4. Murder in Another Inn by Barbara Fox (kindle) 2**
    5. Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore  (ccls/digital) 3***
    6. Some Danger Involved by Will Thomas (nccls) 3.5***
    7. The Japanese Lover by Isabelle Allende (nccls/hc) 4****
    8. A Village Murder by Carola Goodman (pb) 3***
    9. The Lavender Lane Lothario by David Handler (nccls/hc) 3.5***
    10. Murder on the Tor by Frances Evesham (kindle) 3***
    11. Mrs. Thistlethwaite and the Magpie by J.B. Hawker  (kindle) 3.5***
    12. The Girls of Summer by Mary Alice Monroe  (nccls/pb) 3.5***
    13. Small Town Christmas by Isse Brooke (kindle) 3***
    14. A Country Road, a Tree by Jo Baker (nccls/hc) 2**
    15. Tin God by Stacy Green (nook) 2**
    16. Secrets in Summer by Nancy Thayer  (nccls/hc) 4****
    17. Absolute Liability by J.W. Becton  (kindle) 2**
    18. Beware the Orchids by Cynthia Hickey (kindle) 3***
    1. Dead on Your Feet by Stephen Pulestan (kindle)  4**** $2.99
    2. Same Beach, Next Year by Dorothea Benton Frank  3.5*** (nccls/hc)
    3. Aunt Dimity and the Widow's Curse  by Nancy Atherton  (nccls/hc) 3***
    4. The Chalk Pit by Elly Griffiths  (nccls/hc) 4****
    5. Artless by Kathy Hammad  (kindle ) 3***
    6. Angels in the Snow by Melody Carlson  (kindle) 4****
    7. Shallow Grave by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (nccls/hc) 4****
    8. Gone Tomorrow by  Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (nccls/hc) 4****
    9. Shadow of Power by Steve Martini (hc) 3***
    10. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (pb) (SA book club) 4****
    11. Blood Sinister by  Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (nccls/hc) 3.5***
    12. ROTTEN EGGs by Terrie Curran (kindle) 2**
    13.  Too Close for Comfort by Adam Croft  (nook) 1*
    14. Blue Monday by Nicci French (pb) 4**
    15. Long Time Coming by Vanessa Miller 3*** ( nook)
    16. Kiss Carlo by Adrianea Trigiani (nccls/hc) 3.5***
    17. The Hanging Valley by Peter Robinson (pb) 4****
    18. Christmas at the Cupcake Café by Jenny Colgan (nccls/digital) 4****
    19. Rewriting Monday by Jodie Thomas (pb) 3***
    1. Under an English Heaven by Alice K. Boatwright (kindle) **** $.99 
    2. Black Ice by Anne Stuart (pb) 2**
    3.  Hilda Hopkins, Murder She Knit by Vivienne Fagan (kindle) 4****
    4. Dear Departed by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (nccls/hc) 4****
    5. Any Port in a Storm by Elaine Orr (kindle) 2.5**
    6. Murder is for Keeps by Elizabeth Duncan  (nccls/hc) 4**** 
    7. Sacred and Profane by Faye Kellerman (pb) 3***
    8. Murder on the Danube by William S. Shepard  (kindle) 1.5*
    9. Egg Nog Murder by Leslie Meier (ccls/digital) 3 * * * 
    10. Radio Girls by Sarah-Jane Stratford (nccls/pb)  (SA book club) 2**
    11.  In Big Trouble by Laura Lippman (pb) 3***
    12. Speechless by Stephen Puleston (kindle) 3*** $.99
    13. Burn by James Patterson (pb) 4***
    14. High Strung by Janice Peacock (kindle) 3***
    15. What the Bishop Saw by Vannetta Chapman (kindle) 3*** $.79
    16. Hotel Paradise by Martha Grimes (pb) 2.5**
    17. (A) Bird in the Hand by Diane McCaslin (kindle) 3***p
    18. Death in Devon: A Coppins Lock Myst  by Lucinda D. Davis (kindle) 3.5***
    19. Just a Touch Dead by Jordaina Sidney Robinson (kindle) 1*
    20. Minding Ben by Victoria Brown  (pb) 3***
    21. Grammy's Secret Recipe: Strawberry top short myst by C. C. Dragon (kindle) 1.5*
    22. Long Lost by Linda Castillo (nccls/digital) 3***
    23. The Case of the Screaming Beauty by Alison Golden (kindle) 3***
    24. Hunting Badger by Tony Hillerman (pb) 3***

    1. A Shiver at Twilight by Erica Quinn (kindle) 1*
    2. Vanished by Joseph Finder ( pb) 4****
    3. Exit Wounds by J.A. Jance (kindle) 3.5***
    4. Death Penalty by William J. Coughlin  (pb) 4****
    5. Schooled in Lies by Angela Henry (kindle) 1*
    6. The English Assassin by Daniel Silva (pb) 4****
    7. All Girl Filling Station Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg (ccls/ digital) 4****
    8. The Case of the Midnight Burglar by Katherine Greenlee (kindle ) 3*** 
    9.  Game Over by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (hc) 4****
    10. Bedeviled Eggs by Laura Childs  (pb)  3***
    11. The Sea Garden by Deborah Lawrenson,  (hc) 3.5***
    12.  All the Little Liars by Charlaine  Harris  (hc) 3.5***
    13. The Quiet Game by Greg Iles (hc) 4****
    14. Fell Purpose by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (hc) 4****
    15. The Railwayman's Wife by Ashley Hay (hc) 3***
    16. The Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry (hc) 4****
    17. The One Man by Andrew Gross (hc) 4****
    18. The Russian Affair by Michael Wallner  (hc) 2.5**
    19. Hidden by Vannetta Chapman (kindle) 2**
    1. Body Line by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (nccls/hc ) 4****
    2. Telling Tales by Ann Cleeves (nccls/hc) 3.5***
    3. Kill My Darling by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (nccls/hc ) 3.5***
    4. Sulfur Springs by William Kent Krueger (nccls /hc) 2.5**
    5. Seagull by Ann Cleeves  (nccls/hc ) 4****
    6. Stake and Eggs by Laura Childs (nccls/pb) 3.5***
    7. Turning Angel by Greg Iles (nccls/hc) 2**
    8. This Was a Man by Jeffrey Archer (nccls/hc) 3.5***
    9. The Café by the Sea by Jenny Colgan (nccls /hc) 4****
    10. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (nccls/hc) 4****
    11. Cloche and Dagger by Jenn McKinlay (nccls/pb) 3***
    12. Death of a Mad Hatter by Jenn McKinlay (nccls/pb 3***)
    13. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (nccls/hc) 5*****
    14. Blood Never Dies by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles  (nccls/hc) 4****
    1. Keep the Home Fires Burning by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles  4****
    2. Turkey Trot Murder by Leslie Meier (nccls/hc) 3***
    3. The King's Deception by Steve Berry (pb) 3***
    4. The Tudor Plot by Steve Berry (pb) 3***
    5. The Murder at Sissingham Hall by Clara Benson (kindle) 3***
    6. The Old Cape House by Barbara Struna (kindle) 2**
    7. Agatha Raisin and the Witches Tree by M.C. Beaton (nccls/hc) 3***
    8. The Shop on Main by Kay Correll (kindle) 3***
    9. Armoires and Arsenic by Cassie Page (kindle) 3***
    10. Hard Going by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (nccls/hc) 3.5***
    11. Ready to Die by Lisa Jackson  (pb) 4****
    12. Chateau of Secrets by Melanie Dobson (nccls/pb) 3***
    13. Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince by Nancy Atherton (nccls/hc) 3***
    14. The Land of my Dreams by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (nccls/hc) 3.5***
    15. Spider in the sink by Celestine Sibley (pb) 2.5**
    16. Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford (nccls/hc) 3.5***
    17. Alas, She Drowned by Monica Knightley (kindle) 2**
    18. Glass Houses by Louise Penny (nccls/hc) 3.5***
    19. The Chocolate Moose Motive by JoAnna Carl (nccls/hc) 3***
    20. Star Fall by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (nccls/hc) 4****
    21. One Under by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (nccls/hc) 4****

    1. The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva (nccls/hc) 3***
    2. Unsolicited by Julie Kaewert (nccls/pb) 3***
    3. Unsigned by Julie Kaewert (nccls/pb) 2**
    4. Egg Drop Dead by Laura Childs  (nccls/hc) 4****
    5. Old Bones by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles  (nccls/hc) 3.5***
    6. Gone to Soldiers by Marge Piercy (nccls/hc) 2.5**
    7. The Death Factory by Greg Iles (nook) 3***
    8. Hot Water by Herman Weiss (pb) 2**
    9. The Long Long Trail by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (nccls) 4****
    10. Down a Dark Road by Linda Castillo (digital/ccls) 3.5***
    11. Power Play by Joseph Finder (hc) 3***
    12. Turning Tide by Kate Genet (nook) 1*
    13. The Keepsake by Tess Gerritsen (pb) 3***
    14. Aunt Bessie Knows by Diane Xarissa (kindle unlim) 3***
    15. Deadly Brew by Karen McInerney (kindle unlim) 3***
    16. (The) Budapest House by Marcus Ferrar  (nook) 1*

    1. The Divine Circle of Ladies Digging the Dirt by Dolores Stewart Riccio (kindle unlim) 3.5***
    2. Aunt Bessie Likes by Diane Xarissa (kindle unlim) 3.5***
    3. Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan (kindle) 4**** $1.99
    4. Dig Deep for Murder by Kate Kingsbury (kindle unlim) 3.5***
    5. Aunt Bessie Meets by Diane Xarissa (kindle unlim) 3***
    6. The Divine Circle of Ladies Burning Their Bridges by Dolores S. Riccio (kindle unlim) 4****
    7. Wedding Rows by Kate Kingsbury  (kindle unlim) 4****
    8. Beach Rental by Grace Greene (kindle unlim) 3***
    9. Beach Winds by Grace Greene (kindle unlim) 3***
    10. Beach Wedding  by Grace Greene (kindle unlim) 2**
    11. Aunt Bessie Needs by Diana Xarissa   (kindle unlim) 3***
    12. Mistletoe Murder by Karen MacInerney (kindle unlim) 3.5***
    13. The 13th Gift by Joanne Huist Smith (nccls/hc) 2**
    14. Holy Island by L.J. Ross  (kindle unlim) 4****
    15. Christmas on the Coast by Rebecca Bexall (kindle unlim) 3***
    16. Sycamore Gap by L.J. Ross  (kindle unlim) 4****
    17. Service for Two by Kate Kingsbury (kindle unlim) 2.5**
    18. Aunt Bessie Observes by Diane Xarissa (kindle unlim) 3***
    19. In the Light of the Garden by Heather Burch (kindle unlim) 3***


      Friday, January 1, 2016

      Read 2016


      1. Watches of the Night by Sally Wright (kindle) 4****
      2. The Lake House by Kate Morton (nccls) 4.5****
      3. Murder Freshly Baked by Vannetta Chapman (kindle) 3.5*** $1.99
      4. Joy by Celina Grace (kindle)  3***
      5. Death at the Manor by Celina Grace (kindle) 3***
      6. In this Hospitable Land by Lynmar Brock  Jr. (kindle) 3***  $.87
      7. Aunt Bessie Enjoys by Diane Xarissa (kindle) 3*** $2.99
      8. Due North by Melanie Jackson ( kindle ) 2**
      9. Tempest in the Tea Room by Libi Astaire (kindle) 2** 
      10. Aunt Bessie Finds by Diane Xarissa (kindle)  3.5*** $2.99u
      11. A Slice of Murder by Kathy Hunter ( kindle ) 1*
      12. California Schemin' by Kate George ( nook) 2**
      13. Starlight on Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs (ccls/digital) 4****
      14. Granny Smith Investigates by G.M. Dobbs (kindle) 3***
      15. Stars over Sunset Boulevard by Susan Meissner (pb) 3***
      16. Portrait of a Gossip by Melanie Jackson (kindle) 2.5**
      17. Aunt Bessie Goes by Diane Xarissa ( kindle )  $2.99

      1. The Curious Case of the Black Swan Song by Andrea Frazer (kindle) 3***
      2. Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer (nook) 4****
      3. A Place Called Freedom by Ken Follett (pb) 3.5***
      4. The Innocents by Francesca Segal (pb) 2**
      5. East Coast Toast by  Walker Newton (kindle) 2.5**
      6. Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer (nccls) 4****
      7. Roselli's Gold by Michael Parker ( kindle ) 3***
      8. Aunt Bessie's Holiday by Diane Xarissa (kindle) 3***  $2.99 
      9. Second Honeymoon by James Patterson (nccls) 3.5 * * * 
      10. Best Kept Secrets by Jeffrey Archer ( nccls ) 3.5***
      11. Geared for the Grave by Duffy Brown (kindle)  3.5*** $ 1.99
      12. Be Careful What You Wish For by Jeffrey Archer (nccls) 4****
      13. Not a Suspicious Death by Amanda Glenn (kindle) 2**
      1. Mightier than the Sword by Jeffrey Archer (nccls) 4****
      2. Alex Cross's Trial by James Patterson (hc) 2**
      3. Devonshire Scream by Laura Childs (nccls) 3***
      4. A Man of Some Repute by Elizabeth Edmundson (kindle) 3.5 ***  $2.00
      5. Double Fudge Brownie Murder by Joanne Fluke (nccls/digital) 3***
      6. A Question of Inheritance by Elizabeth Edmundson (kindle)  3.5*** $ 2.00
      7. X by Sue Grafton (nccls) 4****
      8. Christmas on Candy Cane Lane by Sheila Roberts (nccls digital) 3***
      9. A Holiday Yarn by Sally Goldenbaum   (nccls) 4****
      10. The Heart of Heathley House by Ruby Loren ( kindle ) 3*** $2.99
      11.  All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani (ccls/digital) 2.5**
      12. The Leaves of Llewellyn Keep by Ruby Loren (kindle) 2**
      13. The Snow of Severley Castle by Ruby Loren ( kindle ) 2.5**
      14. The Little Beach Bakery by Jenny Colgan  (ccls/digital 4****
      15. The Frost of Friston Manor by Ruby Loren ( kindle ) 3***
      16. The End of the Point by Elizabeth Graver (nccls/digital)  2**
      17. The Irish Cream Killer by Summer Prescott (kindle) 3***
      18. The Gin and Chowder Club by Nan Rossiter   (nccls)  4****
      19. Strawberry  Cream Murder by Susan Gillard (kindle ) 3***
      20. Murder at the Lighthouse by Frances Evesham  (kindle ) 3***
      21. The English German Girl by Jake Wallis Simons   (nccls) 4****
      22. A Dyeing Shame by Elizabeth Spann Craig (kindle) 3.5***
      23. The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach  by Pam Jenoff  (nccls) 3***
        1. A Date to Die For by Kathryn Long (nook)  2**
        2. The First 48 by Tim Green (hc) 3***
        3. Perfect Family by Pam Lewes (hc) 2**
        4. Goodbye, Piccadilly by Cynthia Harrod-Eargles ( nccls ) 4****
        5. Death to Go by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles ( nccls ) 3.5***
        6. The Last Noel by Michael Malone ( nook ) 3***
        7. Play Dirty by Sandra Brown ( pb ) 3***
        8. Ghost Wanted by Carolyn Hart (ccls/digital) 3***
        9. The Gauguin Connection (Genevieve Lenard bk 1) by Estelle Ryan  (nook) 2.5**
        10. Photo Finished by Laura Childs (nccls/digital) 3***
        11. The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson  (nccls) 4****
        12. The New Hope by Robyn Carr (ccls/digital) 4****
        1. Scones and Death in the Cricket Pavilion by Phil Church (kindle) 3***
        2. The Funeral Dress by Susan Gregg Gilmore (pb) 4****
        3. Robbery, Murders and Cups of Tea by Phil Church ( kindle ) 3***
        4. Summer at the Little Beach Street Bakery bJenny Colgan ( nccls ) 4****
        5. Christmas Crumbles by M.C. Beaton (nccls/digital) 4****
        6. The Woman in Blue by Elly Griffiths (nccls) 3***
        7. Murder on the Rocks  (Boddington Bay  Bk 1) by Lucinda D. Davis (kindle) 2**
        8. The Blackhouse (Lewis trilogy #1) by Peter May (nccls/digital) 3***
        9. Power, Wealth and Murder by Summer Prescott (kindle) 2**
        10. The Prime Minister's Secret Agent by Susan Elia MacNeal (nccls/digital) 3***
        11. Scam (Stanley Hastings myst bk 12 by Parnell Hall (kindle) 2**
        12. The Eleventh Commandment by Jeffrey Archer (hc) 4****
        13. The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan ( nccls / digital ) 4****
        14. Retirement can Be Murder by Susan Santangelo ( kindle )  3***
        15. Murder at the Bed and Breakfast by Diane Harman  (kindle ) 2***
        16. Shallow Waters by Rebecca Bradley (kindle ) 4****
        17. No Greater Sacrifice by John C. Stipe (kindle)
        1. The Quarryman's Daughter Tracie Peterson ( pb) 2.5**
        2. One Hoof in the Grave by Carolyn McSparren (kindle) 2.5**
        3. Stalker by Faye Kellerman (hc) 4****
        4. Ransom for a Russian Prince by Donna Nitz Muller (kindle) 3***
        5. (The) Quilt Ripper by Mary Devlin Lynch and Debbie Devlin Zook (kindle ) 4****
        6. Tapas,  Carrot Cake and a Corpse by Sherri Bryan  (kindle ) 2.5**
        7. Dishing the Dirt by M.C. Beaton (ccls/digital) 3***
        8. River of No Return by Bee Ridgeway (arc) 2**
        9. The First Directive by Joseph D. McNamara (pb) 3***
        10. Death Runs Adrift by Karen MacInerney (nccls) 3***
        11. Aunt Bessie Invites  by Diane Xarissa (kindle) 4**** $2.99
        12. A Hearse of a Different Color by Tim Cockey (nccls/hc)  3***
        13. Musseled Out by Barbara Ross (nccls/pb) 3.5***
        14. All Summer Long by Dorothea Benton Frank (nccls/hc ) 4****
        15. Buffalo Bill's Dead Now by Margaret Coel (nccls) (hc) 3***
        16. Mary Mary by James Patterson ( hc )  3***
        17. Murder in the Mystery Suite by Ellery Adams (nccls/digital) 3***
        18. Fogged Inn by Barbara Ross pb (nccls/pb)  3.5***
        19. The Island House by Nancy Thayer  (nccls/hc) 3***
        20. A Clubbable Woman by Reginald (nccls/hc)  2.5**
        21. Murder on the Hour by Elizabeth Duncan  (nccls/hc)
        1. Christmas at Rosie Hopkin's Sweetshop by Jenny Colgan (nook) $2.99
        2. Vanishing Time by Katharine Britton  (kindle ) 3***  $2.99
        3. Vanilla Beaned by Jenn McKinlay (pb) 3***
        4. The Murder Road by Stephen Booth ( kindle )  4**** $2.99  
        5. Pretty is as Pretty Dies by Elizabeth Spann Craig (nccls/pb) 3.5***
        6. Antiques Flee Market by Barbara Allan  (nccls/hc) 3***
        7. Prayers for the Dead by Faye Kellerman ( pb) 3***
        8. The Death of an Ambitious Woman by Barbara Ross  (nccls/hc) 3.5***
        9. Killing Custer by Margaret Coel  (nccls/hc) 4****
        10. The Cherry Harvest by Lucy Sanna (nccls/pb) 4****
        11. Murder in the Air by Marilyn Levinson  (kindle) 3***
        12. The House by the Lake by Ella Carey (kindle) 2.5** $4.99
        13. Wildest Dreams by Robyn Carr  (ccls /digital) 4****
        14. Aunt Bessie Joins by Diane Xarissa  (kindle) 3.5*** $2.99
        15. Rosemary's Gravy by Melissa Miller (kindle) 4****
        16. A Husband for Margaret by Ruth Ann Nordin (nook) 1*
        17. Missing Joseph by Elizabeth George (pb) 2**
        18. Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich (ccls/digital) 4****
        19. Murder Al Dente: A Southern Pasta Shop Mystery (bk 1) by Jennifer L. Hart $.99
        20. The Marble Mask by Archie Mayer (hc) 2**
        21. Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich (ccls/audio)

        1. The Retribution by Val McDermid  (nook ) 2**
        2. Firecrackered: An Essie Cobb mystery by Patricia Rockwell  3*** $2.99
        3. The Deal by Sabin Willett (pb) 3***
        4. Killer Road Trip  (sweet southern sleuths bk 5) by Hope Callaghan (kindle) **
        5. Snobbery with Violence by Marion Chesney (nccls) ***
        6. Here's to Us by Elin Hilderbrand  (ccls/audio) **
        7. Degree of Guilt by Richard North Patterson ( pb ) 3***
        8. The Key to Rebecca by Ken Follett (nccls) 3***
        9. The Successor by Stephen W. Frey (nccls) 4****
        10. Executive Privilege by Philip Margolin  (nook) 3***
        11. The Last Telegram by Liz Trenow (nccls/digital) 5*****
        12. Talking God by Tony Hillerman (pb) 2.5**
        13. The) Unburied Dead by Douglas Lindsay (kindle) 2**
        14. Pagan Spring by G.M. Malliet (nccls/audio) 3.5***
        15. The Girl at the Lion D'or by Sebastian Faulks (nccls/pb) 2**
        16. The Expatriates by Janice Y. K. Lee  (ccls/digital) 4****
        17. The Body in the Wardrobe by Katherine Hall Page (nccls/digital) 3***
        18. Memories from Cherry Harvest by Amy Wachspress (nccls/pb) 2**
        1. Songbird by Laci Barry Post (kindle)  2**  $3.79
        2. The Serpents Trail by Sue Henry (nccls/hc) 3***
        3. Death of a Nurse by M.C. Beaton (nccls/hc) 2.5**
        4. Miss Julia Inherits a Mess by Ann B. Ross  (ccls/digital) 2**
        5. Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure by Nancy Atherton  (ccls/digital) 3***
        6. The Tooth of Time by Sue Henry (nccls/hc) 4****
        7. A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams ( ccls/digital) 3***
        8. Death with a Cherry on Top (twisted sisters ice cream bk 1 by Molly Dox 2.5**
        9. The Rule of Nine by Steve Martini (nccls/hc)3***
        10. Vanilla Baked Murder by Tom Soule ( kindle ) 2**
        11. Mistletoe and Murder (Presley Thurman myst bk 5 by Laina Turner (kindle) 1*
        12. Peppermint Pandemonium by Constance Barker (kindle) 2.5**
        13. A Death in Tuscany by Jennifer L Jennings ( kindle ) 3***
        14. Straight into Darkness by Faye Kellerman (pb)  4****
        15. Miz Scarlet and the Holiday Houseguest by Sara Barton (kindle) 2.5**
        16. Manitou Canyon by William Kent Kreuger (nccls/hc) 4****
        17. Antiques Knock-Off by Barbara Allan (nccls/hc) 3***
        18. At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen (nccls/digital) 3.5***
        19. Mira's Cozy Birthday by Annette Morgan (kindle) 2**
        20. Sunshine Beach by Wendy Wax (nccls/hc) 4****
        21. Garden of Stones by Sophie Littlefield (nccls/digital)  4****
        22. Dying in the Wool by Frances Brody ( nccls / digital ) 3***
        23. Murder Makes a Claim by Gillian Larkin (kindle) 2**
        24. Pistachio Lemon Glazed Murder (donut hole myst bk 12) by Susan Gillard 2**
        25. Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah (nccls/hc) 5*****
        26. Flight Patterns by Karen White (ccls/digital) 4****
        27. Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon bt Nancy Atherton  (nccls/hc) 3***
        28. Sick of Shadows by Marion Chesney  (nccls/hc) 3***

        1. Traveling Teas shop by Belinda Jones (nccls/pb) 3.5***
        2. Naomi's Story by Melanie Schmitt ( kindle ) 2.5**
        3. A Plot to Die For by C.A. Larmer 3***  $.99 
        4. British Manor Murder by Leslie Meier (nccls/hc) 3***
        5. Killer Christmas (Emma Wilde Holiday series bk 1) by Harper Lin (kindle) 2**
        6. Trader of Secrets by Steve Martini (nccls/hc) 2.5**
        7. Christmas Crazy (Zoe Donovan bk 3) by Kathi Daley (kindle) 2**
        8.  Rising Sun, Falling Shadow by Daniel Kalla (nccls/hc) 4 ****
        9. Bossy Cakes by K.P. Hilton (kindle) 2**
        10. Appalachian Serenade by Sarah Loudin Thomas (kindle ) 3***
        11. Bound to Die: Strawberry Shores myst (bk 1) by Mak K. Hans (kindle) 2**
        12. Among the Wicked by Linda Castillo (nccls/hc) 4****
        13. The Gingerbread Cookie Murder by JoAnne Fluke (nccls/hc) 3***
        14. Winter's Child by Margaret Coel Wind River reservation series #20  (nccls/hc) 3.5***
        15. The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro (nccls/hc) 4****
        16. Winter Storms by Elin Hilderbrand (nccls/hc) 4****
        17. The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan (nccls/hc) 4****
        18. A Fair Murder by Gillian Larkin (kindle) 1.5*
        19. A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny (nccls/hc) 4****
        20. Summer in a Small Town: Welcome to Icicle Falls/Treasure Beach by Sheila Roberts and Emilie Richards  (kindle) 2**  $1.99
        21. Pumpkin Pied by Karen MacInerney (kindle) 3***

        1. Jasmine Nights by Julia Gregson  (nccls/pb) 3.5***
        2. Unbound by Julie Kaewert (nccls/pb) 3***
        3. Taxed to Death by Debra Purdy Kong (kindle) 1*
        4. Unprintable by Julie Kaewert (nccls/pb) 3***
        5. Mirror Ball Man by Joel Brown (kindle) 3***
        6. Eternal Murder by Matthew Ismail  1947 Istanbul (nook) 2.5**
        7. (A) Shroud for Delilah by Anthea Fraser (kindle) 3.5***
        8. Pall Bearers and Pepperoni by Patti Benning (kindle) 3***
        9. Bacon Cheddar Murder by Patti Benning (kindle) 3***
        10. The Hollow Chest by Alice Tilton (pb) 2**

        1. Dying Room Only by Kate Kingsbury (nccls/pb) 3***
        2. Paint by Murder by Kate Kingsbury (nccls/pb) 3.5***
        3. The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flag (ncclshc) 2***
        4. Fire When Ready by Kate Kingsbury (nccls/pb) 4****
        5. Berried Alive by Kate Kingsbury (nccls/hc) 4****
        6. New Math is Murder by Jo-Ann Lamon Recopper (kindle) 3***
        7. Death is Long Overdue by Amy Lilly (kindle)  3*** $.99
        8. Nightfall over Shanghai by Daniel Kalla  (nccls/hc) 3***
        9. Summer Reading is Killing Me by Amy Lilly (kindle)  3*** $.99 ?
        10. Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham (hc) 3***
        11. Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich  (hc) 3***
        12. Permanently Deleted by Amy Lilly (kindle) 3*** $.99

          Sunday, May 31, 2015

          Review: Making Your Mind Up by Jill Mansell


          Hardcover, 352 pages
          Published January 30th 2006 by Headline Review (first published 2006)               

          ISBN: 0755304896 (ISBN13: 9780755304899)                
          edition language : English
          From Goodreads:

          Lottie Carlyle isn't looking for love when she meets her new boss, Tyler Klein. Living in a beautiful cottage with her two adorable - sometimes - kids in an idyllic village in the Cotswolds, on good terms with her ex-husband and with friends all around, she's happy enough with her lot. But Tyler's perfect for Lottie and quickly she falls for him - and he for her. Unfortunately, there's a problem. For reasons that are totally unfair, Lottie's children HATE Tyler. When a rival for Lottie's affections comes on the scene in the shape of charmer Seb, the children adore him, and he's certainly a distraction. But he's not Tyler - and he's not even at all what he seems. Lottie's got a problem - but thanks, in classic Jill Mansell style, to a tobogganing accident and a delicious series of mix-ups, all will be revealed and true love will find a way.

          My thoughts:

          Ah, another Jill Mansell book; always a fun read and  never a disappointment. Her stories consistently have light  moments along with tender moments and lots of heart. Toss in some humor and what you get is an enjoyable few hours of reading pleasure.

          I think it is the characters that are so endearing and the situations they get themselves into that makes for such a fun reading experience. Mansell really gives her characters personality, so much so that they come to life on the page with plenty of scintillating verve. Mansell really knows how to show her characters' feelings and their coping mechanisms for the relationships they're in. I've yet to find one that has let me down.

          Making Your Mind Up is a reprint from 2006. Even so, it is still timely and a wonderful piece of women's contemporary fiction.

           For two former reviews of Mansell's books please click on the following links:


          You can tell I really like her books! 4****

          Disclosure: A review copy of the book was provided by Netgalley/Sourcebooks Landmark  in exchange for my honest opinion.

          Saturday, April 25, 2015

          Review: Sisters of Heart and Snow by Margaret Dilloway

          Hardcover, 400 pages
          Expected publication: April 7th 2015 by G.P. Putnam's Sons
          ISBN: 0399170804 (ISBN13

          From Goodreads:

          The award-winning author of How to Be an American Housewife returns with a poignant story of estranged sisters, forced together by family tragedy, who soon learn that sisterhood knows no limits.

          Rachel and Drew Snow may be sisters, but their lives have followed completely different paths.

          Married to a wonderful man and a mother to two strong-minded teens, Rachel hasn’t returned to her childhood home since being kicked out by her strict father after an act of careless teenage rebellion. Drew, her younger sister, followed her passion for music but takes side jobs to make ends meet and longs for the stability that has always eluded her. Both sisters recall how close they were, but the distance between them seems more than they can bridge. When their deferential Japanese mother, Hikari, is diagnosed with dementia and gives Rachel power of attorney, Rachel’s domineering father, Killian becomes enraged.

          In a rare moment of lucidity, Hikari asks Rachel for a book in her sewing room, and Rachel enlists her sister’s help in the search. The book—which tells the tale of real-life female samurai Tomoe Gozen, an epic saga of love, loss, and conflict during twelfth-century Japan—reveals truths about Drew and Rachel’s relationship that resonate across the centuries, connecting them in ways that turn their differences into assets.

          My thoughts: Dilloway has done it again! She captured my attention from the cover; precursor of what was to come - hard, cold, steely image entwined with soft fragile flowers.. The  characters of both caliber found inside . Told from points of view from strong women, one of the twelfth  century Japan and sisters from present day San Diego.

          Sisters of Heart and Snow is a wonderful story of family drama, sisterhood/love and motherhood. When Hikari, mother of Rachel and Drew, requested the book, the sisters are somewhat baffled as to the meaning of it all. As time goes by, the sisters begin to empathize with the characters in the book, seeing themselves as either the samurai,Tomoe Gozen or Yamabuchi, housewife and mother.

          Both time frames are equally gripping as the women have to deal with life and all it's ups and downs. Not only do they learn a lot about their reticent mother but also a lot about themselves. One thing about Dilloway's books is the fact that the characters stick with me for a long time. I read How to be an American Housewife several years ago and still remember the plot, the characters and how much I liked the book. The same with The Care and Feeding of Roses. Dilloway is an extraordinary author in this respect. I've read hundreds of books since I read Dilloway's first and yet I still remember it while some books I read last week, I can't even remember a single character. This says a lot about the author's ability to capture the reader's attention and make the plot truly memorable. 4****

          Disclosure: A review copy of the book was provided by G.P. Putnam's Sons/Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

          Thursday, April 2, 2015

          Review: The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessey by Rachel Joyce

          Hardcover, 384 pages
          Published March 3rd 2015 by Random House (first published October 7th 2014)

          ISBN: 0812996674 (ISBN13: 9780812996678)
          edition language: English
          I really liked this one. By the author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy fills in the blanks of Queenie's friendship with former co-worker Harold Fry. I read Harold Fry a few years ago and enjoyed that one too. It was a little quirky but I liked the characters and the premise was so unusual; that of a man who hadn't spoken to a woman in twenty years, yet he sets out to walk 600 + miles across England to see her one more time before she dies. Maybe this sounds a little morbid but actually it isn't. I got really caught up in Harold's journey, the intriguing hints at his relationship to his son and wife.

          In The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy, we learn a lot more about Harold's son and his relationship to Queenie through a letter she is writing to Harold while she waits for him to show up.

          I think Rachel Joyce did a fantastic job with her characters and setting. I was very emotionally invested in all of them and enjoyed her writing quite a bit. I think you could read The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy alone but I would recommend reading The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry first.

          Disclosure: A review copy of The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy was provided by Random House/Library Thing in exchange for my honest opinion.


          Tuesday, February 24, 2015

          Review: The Lost and the Blind by Declan Burke

          Hardcover, 240 pages
          Expected publication: April 1st 2015 by Severn House Publishers      
          ISBN :0727884646 (ISBN13: 9780727884640)

          From Goodreads: 
          This gripping Irish thriller is an intriguing new departure for comic noir writer Declan Burke."
          A dying man, if he is any kind of man, will live beyond the law. The elderly German, Karl Uxkull, was senile or desperate for attention. Why else would he concoct a tale of Nazi atrocity on the remote island of Delphi, off the coast of Donegal? And why now, 60 years after the event, just when Irish-American billionaire Shay Govern has tendered for a prospecting licence for gold in Lough Swilly?
          Journalist Tom Noone doesn t want to know. With his young daughter Emily to provide for, and a ghost-writing commission on Shay Govern s autobiography to deliver, the timing is all wrong. Besides, can it be mere coincidence that Karl Uxkull s tale bears a strong resemblance to the first thriller published by legendary spy novelist Sebastian Devereaux, the reclusive English author who has spent the past 50 years holed up on Delphi?
          But when a body is discovered drowned, Tom and Emily find themselves running for their lives, in pursuit of the truth that is their only hope of survival.

           My thoughts: For a book that is billed as a thriller, this one just did not do it for me. That's almost strange because I love books set in Ireland and I love conspiracy theories. Nazi characters involvement in a story fascinate me for some bizarre reason. So, all told, this should have been right up my alley. Wrong!

          I found the pace excruciatingly slow, the characters not well developed and the thriller bits were somewhat MIA. My attention kept wandering. This type of book should have had me spellbound and riveted to the pages. Sadly, that did not happen.

          I hate to write a negative review but honesty is my primary goal This is just MY experience with the book, you however might love it. Sorry, but this one garners the "meh" 2** rating from me.

          Declan Burke is a Goodreads author and can be found on his page here

          Disclosure: A review copy of the book was provided by Severn House Publishers/Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion.