Genre: Mystery & Thrillers

The Lust Garden

The Lust Garden
Posted 27 April 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 2 Comments

My Review The Lust Garden is the debut novel from author Billy Jolie, and it does not read at all like a first work.  It was fiercely engaging, with a fantastic story and fabulous characters.  Although set amidst the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and New York, it is definately not a lighthearted, fluffy, “celeb” […]

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44
Posted 23 April 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review 44 was just about impossible to put down once I started.  From the very beginning, there was an air of mystery that kept me on the edge of my seat.  There was always a bit of the story that was just beyond my reach, a piece missing that was integral to Abby’s story.  […]

The Device

The Device
Posted 20 April 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review The Device is the debut novel by author Patirck Skelton, a dystopian/science fiction novel that I just couldn’t put down.  I am usually not a big science fiction fan because all too frequently the sci fi aspects become the entire focus, overpower the characters and their humanity, as well as overwhelming the story […]

Lake Charles

Lake Charles
Posted 7 April 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Lake Charles is the soon to be released standalone novel from Ed Lynskey.  I had not read anything by this author prior to this book and I very much enjoyed it.  Set in 1979 in the midst of the gas crisis and the Iran situation, the story brought me back to the time, […]

A Reckoning in Belvoir

A Reckoning in Belvoir
Posted 30 March 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This was a really interesting read, unlike anything I have read before.  The author instantly drew me into the time of the events, making me feel as if I were in the story itself.  Set in the time of the Civil War, the story follows the stories of the Randolph’s and the slaves […]

Anyone Can Die

Anyone Can Die
Posted 15 March 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 1 Comment

My Review NOTE:  Join me tomorrow, March 16th, for an interview with the author! Anyone Can Die revisits characters from LePore’s debut novel, A World I Never Made, in three short stories.  I have not read A World I Never Made, but reading these stories definately have made me want to!  Having read Anyone Can […]

Twenty-Five Years Ago Today

Twenty-Five Years Ago Today
Posted 4 March 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Twenty-Five Years Ago Today is the debut adult novel from author Stacy Juba.  It has all the makings of a classically great murder mystery:  high drama, murder, mystery, family dysfunction, unexpected twists, and even a bit of romance.  Kris Langley is a woman tortured by guilt over what she perceives as her blame […]

Shadowed Summer

Shadowed Summer
Posted 18 January 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 2 Comments

My Review Shadowed Summer takes place in the perfect southern, gothic setting of Louisiana in the summer, in a small town where nothing ever happens.  Iris and Collette are best friends, caught in the awkward stage between growing up and playing childhood games.  Their relationship, especially with the addition of a boy to the mix, is […]

The Midnight Show Murders

The Midnight Show Murders
Posted 3 January 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review The second in the Billy Blessing series, The Midnight Show Murders was most definately my favorite.  Al’s signature humor was obvious throughout the novel, blending wittiness and mystery well.  I love the eclecticness of the characters in the novels and how they fit into the storyline without that formula feel to the mystery.  […]

The Morning Show Murders

The Morning Show Murders
Posted 28 December 2010 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I picked this book up because I love Al Roker, and find him hysterical on Today, so I was interested to see how his humor would show itself in fiction.  Full of pop culture references, including a few self-deprecating references to Roker himself, there was a lot of unexpected humor for a murder […]