All posts tagged: Mystery

THE BURN has arrived!

A big BIG thank you to the wonderful Kathleen Kent for a review copy of THE BURN, book 2 in her Detective Betty series of crime novels. Many of you will know Kent for her historical novels, the award-winning HERETIC’S DAUGHTER and the equally successful follow up, THE TRAITOR’S WIFE. But I am so glad Kent decided to turn to a ‘life of crime,‘ bringing us the tough as nails Betty Rhyzyk, a Brooklyn born and bred cop, transplanted to Dallas. I’m really excited to be able to read and review THE BURN and catch up with what Betty, and the crew of dedicated cops she works with, get up to next. Oh, and here’s a bonus for you all, a trailer for THE DIME giving us a glimpse of what the TV series might have looked like had FOX not been bought out by Disney. Who knows, maybe further down the line, Betty will have her day on the small screen. This reader certainly hopes so. For more, check out my review of THE …

It’s time for THE BURN

THE BURN, the much anticipated sequel to THE DIME, by Edgar-nominated and ALA award-winning author, Kathleen Kent, will hit shelves February 11, 2020. But, thanks to her publisher Mulholland Books, Kathleen was toasting receipt of her ARCs with a bottle of Redhead red wine last night! How do you celebrate the arrival of the Advanced Reading Copies of THE BURN?. . .With a bottle of Redhead Red wine, of course!⁣ ⁣ — Kathleen Kent-Author (@kathleenkent214) August 6, 2019 Well, I’m happy to report that, due to my cheek, I’ll be in receipt of one of those much coveted copies for review. So, as they say, stand by for more. All power to the Gingers! BOOK DETAILS There’s not much that can make Detective Betty Rhyzyk flinch. But the wounds from her run-in with the apocalyptic cult The Family are still fresh, and she’s having trouble readjusting to life as it once was. She’s back at work as a narcotics detective, but something isn’t right–at work, where someone has been assassinating confidential informants, or at home, where …

Book Review: Resurrection Bay

DETAILS Title: RESURRECTION BAY Author: Emma Viskic Publisher: Pushkin Press ISBN: 9781782273622 Genre: Mystery | Suspense BACK COVER BLURB Caleb Zelic can’t hear you. But he sees everything. CALEB ZELIC IS ON THE HUNT FOR HIS FRIEND’S KILLER His childhood friend has been brutally murdered—fingers broken, throat slit—at his home in Melbourne. Tortured by guilt, Caleb vows to track down the killer. But he’s profoundly deaf; missed words and misread lips can lead to confusion, and trouble. HE NEVER FORGETS A FACE Fortunately, Caleb knows how to read people; a sideways glance, an unconvincing smile, speaks volumes. When his friend Frankie, a former cop, offers to help, they soon discover the killer is on their tail IT MIGHT JUST SAVE HIS LIFE Sensing that his ex-wife may also be in danger, Caleb insists they return to their hometown of Resurrection Bay. But here he learns that everyone—including his murdered friend—is hiding something. And the deeper he digs, the darker the secrets… WHAT I THOUGHT First of all, let me just begin by saying this debut …

Book Review: The Dark Lake

DETAILS Title: THE DARK LAKE Author: Sarah Bailey Publisher: Grand Central Publishing ISBN: 9781538759929 Genre: Mystery | Suspense BACK COVER BLURB The lead homicide investigator in a rural town, Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock is deeply unnerved when a high school classmate is found strangled, her body floating in a lake. And not just any classmate, but Rosalind Ryan, whose beauty and inscrutability exerted a magnetic pull on Smithson High School, first during Rosalind’s student years and then again when she returned to teach drama. As much as Rosalind’s life was a mystery to Gemma when they were students together, her death presents even more of a puzzle. What made Rosalind quit her teaching job in Sydney and return to her hometown? Why did she live in a small, run-down apartment when her father was one of the town’s richest men? And despite her many admirers, did anyone in the town truly know her? Rosalind’s enigmas frustrate and obsess Gemma, who has her own dangerous secrets—an affair with her colleague and past tragedies that may not …

Book Haul Happiness

After reading the wonderful review of SALT TO THE SEA by Sophie, yesterday—who gave this one a whopping 6 STARS. I decided to go put this one on my to buy list, and, while at Chapters Indigo, saw that they were offering the hardback for just $6. I mean, come on. SIX BUCKS? So, of course, I ordered it … Along with two other books because, you know, one lone book doesn’t qualify for free shipping. So swooning over my wish list, came up with two other suitable titles. And now, I have three books on the way. SALT TO THE SEA by Ruta Sepetys RESURRECTION BAY by Emma Viskic THE DARK LAKE by Sarah Bailey Oh boy, have I got some great books to read over the coming weeks. What with the four I still have on the coffee table, plus these, I think I’m set for a few weeks of decent reading. At least, that’s the plan. The Dark Lake and Resurrection Bay are both by Australian authors, who I’m on a roll …