Category: Mysteries

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

The Secrets She Keeps a Stand-Out Stand Alone from Michael Robotham

The Secrets She Keeps - Michael Robotham Ever since I read Suspect book one in the Joe O'Loughlin series from Michael Robotham I have been a fan. The Secrets She Keeps Robotham's fourth stand alone novel only increased my love for his books.  His three other stand alone books are The Night Ferry, Life or Death, and Bombproof. Bombproof is the only one of the four I have not read yet! Boo me! About Michael Robotham's Books From Michael's Website... Michael’s novels have since been translated into 23 languages and have won or been shortlisted for numerous awards including: The...

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...

Mysteries

Marked for Life by Emilie Schepp – One of the best of 2016!

Marked for Life - Emelie Schepp   Sometime last month I picked up Emelie Scheep's book Marked for Revenge. On the cover it said that she was "2016  Swedish Crime Writer of the Year". I am a fan of Nordic crime writing. That meant there was no way this book was not gong home with me. When I got it home though I discovered that the book was the second book in a trilogy. I decided that there was no sense in reading book two first and then book one so I checked out the first book of the trilogy...