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***

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