Category: Mystery Series

2017 Reads, Books, Mystery Series

Alex Kava’s Before Evil Chronicles Maggie O’Dell’s Early Days as a FBI Special Agent

Before Evil by Alex Kava (Maggie O’Dell Book 0.5 ) Several days ago I finished Before Evil the latest release from one of my favorite mystery writers Alex Kava. Before Evil is book 0.5 as it is a prequel to A Prefect Evil which is Book 1 in Kava’s Maggie O’Dell series. A Perfect  Evil was the first Alex Kava book I read. I loved it and I’ve read almost every book since. About Maggie O’Dell Maggie O’Dell is a profiler with the FBI and over the course of the eleven books that comprise the series Maggie has faced some pretty big challenges....

2017 Reads, Books, Mysteries, Mystery Series

Carter Blake Hunts The Samaritan (Hint Not a Good Samaritan)!

The Samaritan - (Carter Blake #2) - Mason Cross   The Samaritan is book two in the Carter Blake series from Glasgow author Mason Cross. It is also the second of Blake's adventures that I have read about.And I must say that I found this episode more enjoyable than the first. So I am really looking forward to Winterlong the third book in the series, that has been languishing on my library books to be read shelf for about five weeks!! See I checked it out of the library and then found out it was book three in the series....

2017 Reads, Mystery Series

Can Steve Hamilton’s Nick Mason Find His Exit Strategy?

Exist Strategy - Steve Hamilton  (Nick Mason #2)   Exit Strategy is the second. book in the Nick Mason series from author Steve Hamilton. The Second Life of Nick Mason  was the first book in the series and it introduced readers to a different kind of hero. Nick Mason was a prisoner serving 25 years as the result of a robbery gone wrong. While in prison gang kingpin Darius Cole offers Nick his freedom, but not without a catch. The catch is that Nick has to carry out any mission assigned to him. And if he doesn't hs ex-wife and nine-year...

Mysteries, Mystery Series

Is Parnell Hall’s Puzzle Lady Series Getting Better and Better?

A Puzzle to Be Named Later - Parnell Hall Ok so maybe juts maybe Parnell Hall is not going to win any major literary awards for his Puzzle Lady series. But if you are looking for a fast, funny and just enjoyable read try a Puzzle Lady book! I admit I have not read even close to the majority of the book series. I usually just pick up one of them at the library when I need a laugh break from all the murder and mayhem that I read. And the latest one that I just finished A Puzzle to...

Books, Historical Fiction, History, Mystery Series, Reading Challenges Books, Thrillers

Five Books for the End of February…..

  And the Beginning of March...... Since there are only six days left in February, I will probably not finish any more books. That means I will end the month having read five books.And I will have read thirteen books in 2017. But maybe just maybe one I will be able to finish one of the following five books. Even if I don't finish any of the books I will a good start on March;s reads! Five Proposed Reads for the End of February and March Books I am Currently Reading.... I have already started two of the five books...

2017 Reads, Books, Mystery Series

The Killing Kind – Chris Holm – 2016 Anthony Winner!

The Killing Kind - Michael Hendricks #1 - Chris Holm (Book 3 0f 2016)   One of the sub-challenges of my 2017 Mystery/Thriller Reading Challenge is to read  twelve books written by authors whose work I have never read.The first of those books and the third overall book read in 2017 is The Killing Kind by Chris Holm. The Killing Kind is the first novel in Holm's Michael Hendricks series. Hendricks is a hitman with a twist. He hits hitmen before they can complete their hit. Michael contacts the target of the hit and offers to save the target for a...