Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Tuesday Book Review


Four-star Review of Pilfered Promises (A Victorian San Francisco Mystery Book 5) by M. Louisa Locke

 Annie Fuller, now married to lawyer Nate Dawson, is asked to investigate thefts at the new store The Silver Strike, a Victorian-era department store. When the women’s clothing designer and head seamstress is killed, she suddenly has more than one crime to solve. All my favorites from Annie’s boarding house, Nate’s sister Laura and new characters from the store help in their new adventure. The meticulously researched historic details of 1880 San Francisco and early department stores add to the enjoyment of the book. This historical mystery series never disappoints.

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Tuesday Book Review

Five-star review of NoFixed Line (A Kate Shugak Investigation) by Dana Stabenow

 I always enjoy the stories about Kate in the wilds of Alaska. In this one, a plane goes down in a violent snowstorm and is buried in the side of a mountain. Kate’s friends, staying in her cabin for New Year’s Eve, see in happen and investigate, finding two small children in the rear of the plane who speak only Spanish. With the help of Jim, the half-wolf mutt, the aunties and all the parkrats we’ve met throughout this series, Kate gets to the bottom of what the plane was doing out in the storm. After many years, I’m still loving this series.

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Tuesday Book Review on Thursday

Five-Star Review of Heir of Uncertain Magic (Whimbrel House Book 2) by Charlie N. Holmberg

Holmberg rarely disappoints and hasn’t in this sequel to Keeper of Enchanted Rooms. Hulda and Merritt must deal with her missing director at BIKER, the investigation by LIKER, the London equivalent of the Boston agency, into missing funds, and another magic-user putting obstacles in their path. Owein, the ghost who used to inhabit the walls of Whimbrel House and now living in the body of a dog, is as always delightful as they try to teach him letters so he can spell out messages to them. Others from the first Whimbrel House story are also on hand, including Baptiste. Meanwhile, Merritt must grapple with his family, who he hasn’t seen in many years. The developing romance between Hulda and Merritt enriches the historical fantasy.