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Thread and Dead
by Elizabeth Penney
"Entertaining second entry in this cozy mystery series you'll want to visit in real life"
Posted July 30, 2020

Blueberry Cove’s annual Lobster Fest is approaching and everyone in town is getting ready for the big event. Iris Buckley and her Grammie are getting their vintage apron and linen shop, Ruffles and Bows, ready for the tourists and visitors when an unexpected phone call entangles them Read more...

Spells for the Dead
by Faith Hunter
"A must read for urban fantasy fans!"
Posted July 26, 2020

The death of a famous country singer draws a lot of attention, especially considering the gruesome nature of her death and the many deaths that quickly follow. The Psychometric Law Enforcement Division (PsyLED) of Homeland Security is called in as it appears something paranormal is at work. Nell Ingram Read more...

Murder with Honey Ham Biscuits
by A.L. Herbert
"Everyone wants to win... but who was willing to kill for it?"
Posted July 19, 2020

Halia Watkins is busy with her restaurant, Mahalia’s Sweet Tea, when an unexpected opportunity drops in her lap. A well-known cooking competition, Elite Chef, is filming in the area and Halia is invited to be one of the judges. Halia is initially skeptical, but her cousin Read more...

Alien Secrets
by Ian Douglas
"What if all the alien conspiracies are real?"
Posted July 19, 2020

US Navy Lieutenant Commander Mark Hunter’s world turned upside down during a secret mission in North Korea. He and his team were sent to a North Korean test site when events take a startling change. Surely Mark and his team didn’t witness a spaceship with Read more...

by Nora Roberts
"One game of hide and seek changed her whole world..."
Posted July 19, 2020

It all started with an innocent game of hide and seek. Caitlyn “Cate” Sullivan is already an actress at age 10, as her family has long-standing ties to Hollywood. Her world is turned upside down when she is kidnapped, and escapes to hide at the Cooper Read more...

To Kill a Mocking Girl
by Harper Kincaid
"Not many liked Tricia but who wanted her dead?"
Posted July 7, 2020

Quinn Caine is glad to be back home in Virginia. She’s enjoying her work as a bookbinder at her parents’ bookstore, while she spends time with her dog, RBG (Ruff Barker Ginsburg), and her cousin and best friend, Sister Daria. While dropping off dog food donations Read more...

A Sprinkling of Murder
by Daryl Wood Gerber
"Fairies, murder, and intrigue"
Posted July 7, 2020

Courtney Kelly loves sharing her belief in the world of fairies with others through her store, Open Your Imagination, where she teaches and sells various items to help with landscaping, to include designing fairy gardens. Her own personal fairy, Fiona, is visible to those who are willing to believe Read more...

This Is How I Lied
by Heather Gudenkauf
"Everyone has secrets...."
Posted June 23, 2020

The 1995 murder of Eve Knox has haunted the town of Grotto, Iowa, but now in 2020 new evidence has been found. Eve was only 16 years old when her body was found in the Ransom Caves. Despite numerous accusations against Eve’s boyfriend, Nick, Brady, by Eve Read more...

American Demon
by Kim Harrison
"An emotional return to The Hollows...."
Posted June 22, 2020

I’m not going to lie… I squealed just a little bit when I first saw that Kim Harrison was releasing AMERICAN DEMON. After all, we ended The Hollows series on a happy note and were told it Read more...

Come Tumbling Down
by Seanan McGuire
"A darkly fascinating story where death isn't always the end..."
Posted June 14, 2020

No one expected Jack to return to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children, certainly not in bolts of lightning inside the actual home. Jack needs help as her sister, Jill, has stolen her body and the fate of their adopted world is at risk. Christopher, Kade, Cora Read more...

Killer Chardonnay
by Kate Lansing
"Killer start to the series!"
Posted June 9, 2020

Vino Valentine is the culmination of Parker Valentine’s dreams. Opening day for her winery is crucial to the long-term success of her dream, and she’s planned well for this. Unfortunately, things go astray when a well-known food and wine critic shows up and Read more...

by Max Brooks
"What if Bigfoot was real?"
Posted May 26, 2020

Mt. Rainier has erupted, and the tiny ecological experimental town, Greenloop, is now cut off from the rest of civilization. Kate Holland is a relative newcomer to Greenloop, and her diary is one of the remaining clues surviving the charred wreckage of the town afterwards. What happened to Kate Read more...

Marshmallow Malice
by Amanda Flower
"Weddings can be sticky when murder intrudes"
Posted May 26, 2020

What could be better than seeing Reverend Simon Brook and Juliet Brody finally tie the knot? Try watching Jethro, her emotional support pig, prancing down the aisle as a ring bearer. Unfortunately, Juliet’s wedding day isn’t going as planned. She’s already had a Read more...

Blackbird Rising
by Keri Arthur
"Will a nefarious force claim the King's sword and crown?"
Posted May 21, 2020

Gwen De Montfort’s genealogical line is responsible for looking after the Witch King’s memorial, including the sword buried in the stone. Lately she and her grandmother, Mo, have sensed something is amiss and an attack by demons on King’s Island confirms it. Meanwhile Read more...

Read or Alive
by Nora Page
"An emotionally-charged cozy mystery!"
Posted May 21, 2020

The Georgia Antiquarian Book Society is holding its annual fair in Catalpa Springs and librarian Cleo Watkins can’t wait to buy more books. Her gentleman friend, Henry Lafeyette, suggested their local town as a setting and is thrilled with the opportunity to showcase his own store, where Read more...

The Deception
by Kat Martin
"Blistering hot romance with a nice dose of action"
Posted May 7, 2020

Kate Gallagher’s sister ran away from home two years ago. She’s hoped ever since to find Christina, but unfortunately Christina is now dead in the morgue. Christina has been brutally murdered, and Kate is determined to find her killer. Jason Maddox is perhaps the last Read more...

Dead Ringer
by Annelise Ryan
"Was a man wrongly imprisoned as a serial killer?"
Posted May 7, 2020

A dead body offers a puzzling problem to Mattie Winston. In her role as a medicolegal death investigator, she notices certain similarities to another case she heard about at a conference recently. There’s just one problem. . . that serial killer is currently incarcerated. Meanwhile, Mattie is struggling with Read more...

Icing on the Casket
by Catherine Bruns
"Delightful cozy mystery with quirky characters"
Posted May 7, 2020

Sally Donovan has promised her husband, Mike, that her amateur sleuthing days are done after the recent birth of their daughter, affectionately called Cookie. The transition to parenthood hasn’t been easy for Sally and Mike as the lack of sleep on top of their full schedules is Read more...

Botched Butterscotch
by Amanda Flower
"Can Bailey uncover a thief in Harvest?"
Posted April 30, 2020

Harvest, Ohio, celebrates most occasion and Mother’s Day is no exception. This year, the local Amish community organizer, Margot Rawlings, has convinced Bailey King to provide desserts for a special Mother’s Day tea fundraiser for a local group home. However, not everyone is a fan Read more...

Six Cloves Under
by Gin Jones
"Did someone kill Aunt Peggy for her prized garlic?"
Posted April 30, 2020

Mabel Skinner has no intention of becoming a garlic farmer. In fact, all she wants to do is settle her aunt’s estate and get back home so she can code her apps in peace. Unfortunately, it’s harvest time for the garlic and everyone wants some Read more...

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27 comments posted.

Re: The Demigod Complex (3:34am February 22):

I love the premise of this one! Looking forward to reading
it :)

Re: Betraying the Billionaire (6:58pm December 21):

You and I had similar thoughts except I decided to mention
all my usual favorites in the intro and that select some in
categories I created LOL

Re: Chai Another Day (10:53am June 13, 2019):

Great series! Can't wait to read this one.

Re: Trial By Fire (5:39pm March 24, 2016):

I love that perspective! Now if only the general public
could get that through their heads.....

Re: Secret Sisters (7:53am January 16, 2016):

Miranda, you've never read one??? OMG, you HAVE to read one
of her books! And yes, great job, Netta!

Re: Asylum (10:00pm October 30, 2015):

When I was a kid, my brother and I were riding in the
back of a pickup truck (this was back in the days when
that was considered okay!). My parents were in the truck
driving us along a dark, forested area on some small road
in the middle of nowhere, SC. My brother and I have
overactive imaginations and swore we saw "tree people"
staring at us and banged loudly on the window and
demanded we all squeeze inside the truck so we'd be safe
from the "tree people". We still laugh about it to this

Re: The Summer Marked (3:56pm September 24, 2015):

Oh I'm definitely an end-peeker! I even read the end of the
Harry Potter series as I had to know who made it and who

Re: Waiting for Ethan (4:17pm September 15, 2015):

Oh I'm definitely an "end peeker" when it comes to books!

Re: Fudging the Books (3:45pm August 3, 2015):

I love to travel! My favorite place to travel is somewhere
new. This summer we explored Las Vegas and went to the
Grand Canyon. I also went on my first ghost tour in
Savannah, GA.

Re: Briar Queen (6:32am June 12, 2015):

I absolutely LOVE the Night and Nothing series!

Re: For Your Love (7:34am May 9, 2015):

How did I miss this one coming out? Love anything Beverly
Jenkins writes!

Re: Bittersweet (7:21pm April 6, 2015):

Love this series!

Re: Gideon (6:47am March 24, 2015):

I'm excited to hear about JERICHO!!

Re: The Perilous Journey of the Not-So-Innocuous Girl (8:05pm March 21, 2015):

Steampunk can be fun- especially seeing how the heroines
manage such adventures with their fancy dresses!

Re: The Dragon Conspiracy (12:55pm February 7, 2015):

I just recently read the short story in NIGHT SHIFT and have added a couple of your other books in my TBR pile as a result.

Re: Revenant (3:21pm December 19, 2014):

Love love LOVE Castiel! In fact, I love just about anyone on Supernatural as that still ranks as one of the best tv shows in that genre imo. And Hellboy... who can't help but love Hellboy just cause!

Re: Murder Of A Needled Knitter (7:56pm September 15, 2014):

Those 5 things are so very, very true!! I'm so sorry you couldn't find a way to put the Dooziers on a cruise- even the thought has me laughing like a loon. As for your question, I try to avoid hobby groups other than book clubs but yes, I've been in a book club with an individual that should be thankful the members didn't read a lot of mystery novels or I'm sure they'd have figured out a way to dispose of her permanently LOL!!!

Re: Zombified (12:34pm September 1, 2014):

I love vampires, shifters, and all sorts of other supernatural creatures... but a zombie? Oh this is one story I MUST read! Love your first paragraph of this blog as it hooked me.

Re: Going Down in Flames (8:06am July 11, 2014):

Love dragon stories and the comment about the oreos cracked me
up. Adding this one to my list to get.....

Re: Mirror X (8:03am July 11, 2014):

Okay, you got me intrigued... downloaded the book to my Kindle
just now!

Re: Vampire Trouble (8:02am July 11, 2014):

Adding this series to my ever growing list of books I need to

Re: Rebel (7:58am July 11, 2014):

Love sci fi/paranormal/romance blends! I've heard great things
about this series and own all the books- now I just need to
find time to read them!

Re: Darkwalker (6:05pm June 17, 2014):

Love the cover and can't wait to read the second book!

Re: The Strain (8:16pm March 11, 2014):

I'm so excited about this! LOVED LOVED LOVED the trilogy.

Re: The Promise (10:59am April 19, 2009):

Why do I read? That's almost like asking me why do I breathe?? I've been reading for as long as I can remember. My parents made sure I developed a love of reading. Anyone else old enough to remember the records that accompanied the children's books?? I had my own little record player and I played all of those little 45s and 33s to death!

Re: Turn Coat (7:04pm February 21, 2009):

What fun!I'm a huge fan of Jim Butcher so one day I hope to attend something like ConDFW....

Re: The Secret Life of Bees (11:16am February 8, 2009):

I usually try to read a book before seeing the movie. There are a few authors I prefer the movies to the books though, and John Grisham is one of those actually.

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