In Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently is a holistic detective who believes that everything is connected. He sets out to help a man named Richard’s whose girlfriend’s father has been murdered and is convinced that the crime must be solved to clear his own name. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is the first book in the Dirk Gently series. Continue reading Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
In The Family Divided (A Guernsey Novel) by Anne Allen, Andy Bastite is on a quest to uncover the secrets of his family’s past. His father, Edmund, lost his place in the family and Andy wants to clear his name. With the help of divorced writer Charlotte Townsend, will he be able to uncover the truth and restore Edmund’s reputation? The Family Divided is the fourth book in the Guernsey series. Continue reading The Family Divided (A Guernsey Novel) by Anne Allen
In They’re So Vein (A Grateful Undead Book) by Susan Stec, Susan, a 58-year-old woman, encounters an altercation between a woman and a child in a public restroom where she stops while out with her sister. In her enthusiasm to film the conflict to post on her YouTube page, she inadvertently finds herself the object of the strange child’s ire. Susan wakes up to find that she looks 30 years younger and, oh yes, she’s also a vampire. The women in her life are eager to jump on this fountain of youth but the vampire world is much more organized than they thought it would be and their behavior is attracting attention they could do without. Is a youthful body worth the danger they’ve found? Continue reading They’re So Vein (A Grateful Undead Book) by Susan Stec
In Ukulele Deadly (Aloha Lagoon Mystery Book) by Leslie Langtry, Nani Johnson is settling into her life in Hawaii playing the ukulele for events. When she goes to pick up food for a last-minute dinner, a man dies behind her car. Turns out, the man is from the same super-small Kansas town that Nani and her ultra-nutty mom left a few years before. As the body count climbs and Nani and her mom hit the suspect list, can she solve the mystery of the murders before she finds herself playing ukulele behind bars for the rest of her life? Ukulele Deadly is the seventh book in the Aloha Lagoon Mystery series. Continue reading Ukulele Deadly (Aloha Lagoon Mystery Book) by Leslie Langtry
In The Mutt and the Matchmaker: A Matchmaker Mystery by J.B. Lynn, Tom Hanlon is a private investigator. As a favor to his elderly neighbor, he takes her dog out for some exercise and meets Armani Vazquez, an eccentric matchmaker who wants to set him up with his prime suspect in a serious crime, Jane Bly and her aptly named foster dog, Calamity. While Tom is looking for his thief will Jane steal his heart? The Mutt and the Matchmaker is the first book in the Matchmaker Mystery series. Continue reading The Mutt and the Matchmaker: A Matchmaker Mystery by J.B. Lynn
In Murder on the Page (A Harley Hill Mystery) by Kennedy Chase, Harley Hill and her agency partner, Cordelia, are hired to find a diary written by John Dee, advisor to Queen Elizabeth I. When their search leads them to a dead body, they find themselves thrust into the English underworld and into a plot that could end the monarchy. Murder on the Page is the second book in the Harley Hill Mystery series.Continue reading Murder on the Page (A Harley Hill Mystery) by Kennedy Chase
The Slaughtered Virgin of Zenopolis by David Blake features a throwback humor that smacks of the zany comedy of British films in the 1960s. Detective Capstan is a straight man in a world that no longer makes sense. Recently transferred to Bath, he meets young Becky Phillips when she helps some addled criminals in a bank robbery gone nonsensical. The Slaughtered Virgin of Zenopolis is the first book in the Inspector Capstan series.
In Who Killed Vivien Morse (A DCI Hatherall Book) by Diana J. Febry, Vivien Morse, a social worker, is found beaten to death in the woods, it seems an open and shut case. Obviously, Vivian’s estranged husband is her killer. What seems to be isn’t always the case when one of Vivian’s co-workers goes missing. Can D.C.I. Hatherall solve the case of Who Killed Vivien Morse?Continue reading Who Killed Vivien Morse (A DCI Hatherall Book) by Diana J. Febry
In Infamy (A Butch Karp-Marlene Ciampi Thriller) by Robert K. Tanenbaum, An army veteran kills an officer and claims that he’s was compelled to do so as a result of mind control experiments. When an influential criminal defense attorney with important friends steps up to defend the soldier, defense attorney Roger “Butch” Karp knows there’s more to this case than meets the eye. Infamy is the twenty-eighth book in the Butch Karp — Marlene Ciampi Thriller Series.
Over the past years, we reviewed tons of romance, chick-lit and cozy mystery books and we would like to take the opportunity to present and share some book reviews for Valentine’s day 2017. This is just a short list of books that readers may enjoy. Don’t forget to check out our other book reviews. Check out our romance, chick-lit and cozy mystery reviews.
Veronica Scott, science fiction, romance and a U.S. Today best-selling author, released Trapped on Talonque last year. Be sure to check out the latest review of the Sector series.
A classic everyone that enjoys adventure mixed with romance will like A Kiss at Kilhali by the New York Times best-selling author, Ruth Harris.
If you are into romantic suspense, try out The Rigid Rules by Christina Thompson. Readers with a passion for mysteries that contain elements of romance novels will enjoy Thompson’s Chemical Attraction series.
If you’re a fan of romance, particularly Regency, try out Sense and Sensuality by Alicia Quigley. This is a well-polished novel Quigley’s characters are witty, fast and wonderfully framed.
Andrea Weir’s A Foolish Consistency is a high-octane drama piece that gives readers the impression they are reading a real-life story. If you love reading romance novels with lots of ups and downs, this is the book for you.
Readers that have a knack for typical cozy mystery books should check out Hide nor Hair by Jo-Anne Lamon Reccoppa. The story takes place in New Jersey and contains everything that makes up a great cozy mystery. Also, check out the review of the first book, New Math is Murder.
Another cozy mystery series worth reading is Chef Maurice Series by J.A. Lang. If you are seeking a culinarian cozy mystery series with a dash of humor, be sure to check out Chef Maurice and a Spot of Truffle. You won’t be disappointed.
Romancing Mister Bridgerton by the New York Times best-selling author Julia Quinn, is a fun and interesting historical story. This book is the fourth one in a series. If you love Regency novels, be sure not to miss out on this series.
Playing Charlie Cool is a charming romance novel and the third book in the Trager Family Secrets series by the best-selling author, Laurie Boris. A smooth flow, great writing, clever plotting and wonderfully, fleshed-out characters make this book endearing to read.
What would a romantic recommendation reading list be without the author Ellie Campbell? In Meddling With Murder Cathy O’Farrell and her band of Crouch End crazies from Looking for La La are finally back. Cozy mystery readers that are looking for a book with beautifully ridiculous plot elements and a touch of humor will not want to pass up on this series.