“The Child” by Fiona Barton

I loved Fiona Barton’s first book, The Widow. I wondered if her second book, The Child, would be as good. Reporter Kate Waters is back in this tense, psychological mystery. Her curiosity is piqued when a baby’s body is discovered during the excavation of a building in London. While the headlines of all the papers are centered on the upcoming Olympics, the story of the gruesome … Continue reading “The Child” by Fiona Barton

“Cat’s Meow” (Shig Sato Book 4) by Joseph Mark Brewer

The Shig Sato mysteries by Joseph Mark Brewer has been one of my favorite series for a few years. Cat’s Meow, the fourth book in the series has Sato, formerly a police inspector, now a private investigator, on the trail of a serial killer in Japan. As he investigates recent killings, he recalls one of the early investigations he was part of while still on … Continue reading “Cat’s Meow” (Shig Sato Book 4) by Joseph Mark Brewer

Cold Iron (The Watchmage Chronicles Book 2) By C.A. Sanders

  A couple of things attracted me to this book. Number one, I read C.A. Sanders first book in The Watchmage Chronicles, The Watchmage of Old New York. I loved it. Secondly, the title of this book, Cold Iron. Cold iron was said to be harmful to witches, fairies, and ghosts. It was also thought to repel evil supernatural creatures. Cold Iron brings back the … Continue reading Cold Iron (The Watchmage Chronicles Book 2) By C.A. Sanders

“Surrender, New York: A Novel” by Caleb Carr

I loved Caleb Carr’s first two books and thought I would give Surrender, New York a try. The fact that I am from New York, and New Yorker’s don’t surrender, also had something to do with my choice. I’d read the negative reviews, and I thought, how bad could it be? I don’t know what the other reviewers were reading, because I liked this book … Continue reading “Surrender, New York: A Novel” by Caleb Carr

“Xaghra’s Revenge” by Geoff Nelder

It takes a high degree of skill to write a book that takes an event in history and blends it with a compelling fiction. Geoff Nelder accomplishes this in his historical fiction, Xaghra’s Revenge. To add to the captivating plot, Nelder has injected an unlikely romance between two delightful characters and a tragic love from the past; a love that might dramatically change the face … Continue reading “Xaghra’s Revenge” by Geoff Nelder

“The Path of Silence” by Edita A. Petrick

Author Edita A. Petrick wastes no time in grabbing her readers’ attention in this crime thriller, The Path of Silence. When Baltimore Homicide Detective Meg Stanton and her partner Ken Leahman leave their desk jobs in the cold case unit and make a quick stop at the local 7-Eleven they are pulled into the strangest case of their careers. On leaving the convenience store they … Continue reading “The Path of Silence” by Edita A. Petrick

Stumble Stones” by Marilyn Baron

  What do a writer for a steamy soap opera and a hedge fund manager have in common? To begin with, in Stumble Stones by Marilyn Baron, both are coming out of unhappy relationships. Hallelujah Weiss has just divorced her cheating husband and decides she will exact her revenge by maxing out her ex’s credit card. Modeling the “new” Hallelujah on the character Polly she … Continue reading Stumble Stones” by Marilyn Baron

“No Pit So Deep” by James Nathaniel Miller ll

The title of this book by James Nathaniel Miller ll, No Pit So Deep, captures the complex difficulties of a war veteran suffering from post traumatic stress syndrome. However Cody Musket is not the only character suffering from PTSD in this intense romantic thriller. Brandi Barnes is a young single mother whose work as a journalist has put her in danger; danger Cody Musket steps … Continue reading “No Pit So Deep” by James Nathaniel Miller ll

“What the Dead Know” by Laura Lippman

Laura Lippman is skilled at creating stories that have more twists and turns that a country road. What the Dead Know is a perfect example of her talent. From the first page she sets up the mystery, presenting the main character caught up in a situation she did not foresee and is ill prepared for. With flashbacks, different characters perspectives, and a puzzle thirty years … Continue reading “What the Dead Know” by Laura Lippman

“Target in the Sun” by Lynda Filler

I’ve enjoyed Lynda Filler’s “Jet” series and was eager to read her book, “Target in the Sun”. Winning an autographed copy in a contest I never expected such a compelling story. The book is written in a very unique style; told from the perspective of three characters through using e-mails and journals as well as narrative. It’s much more than a romance; it’s the story … Continue reading “Target in the Sun” by Lynda Filler