Month: June 2018

A High-End Finish by Kate Carlisle

June 26, 2018 | Filed Under: Book Review
A High-End Finish by Kate Carlisle

I love a good cozy mystery so I was thrilled when I saw this one on sale for $1.99. So thrilled in fact that I gobbled it up as fast as I could! A High-End Finish is the first book in the series. There are a few more that have been released after this one, so if your looking for a new cozy series to get into this would be a good one as there aren’t too many books to catch up with. Also, Kate Carlisle does a fantastic job at mixing a little bit of romance with a great mystery. So, you can’t go wrong with this one if you are a fan of one or both of these genres! In this installment, readers […]

Tart of Darkness by Denise Swanson

June 22, 2018 | Filed Under: Book Review
Tart of Darkness by Denise Swanson

Tart of Darkness is the first book in an all new cozy mystery series by Denise Swanson. This is a culinary cozy where the heroine has opened a catering business that prepares meals for couples, parties, and lunch options for those who don’t like to cook. It’s a charming story with a fantastic set of characters, an interesting and enjoyable plot, and a “who-dun-it” that I couldn’t figure out until it was revealed.  Cozy mystery fans are going to really enjoy this novel especially if you have enjoyed the authors previous books and series. I am fairly new to her work and have read a few books but I know that I am going to be HOOKED on this series. I love culinary mysteries with […]

Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett

June 18, 2018 | Filed Under: Book Review
Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett

Gosh I wish this town truly existed! I would be THRILLED to live in a small town that has the streets lined with book stores!!  I will keep this review short as I haven’t written a formal review on goodreads but do plan to read the rest of the series. This is a must read for anyone who loves books and amateur sleuths. It’s truly the whole package.

Too Many Crooks Spoil the Plot by Sarah Osborne

June 10, 2018 | Filed Under: Book Review
Too Many Crooks Spoil the Plot by Sarah Osborne

Too Many Crooks Spoil the Plot is the first book in the Ditie Brown Mystery series. As with all cozies, there is a murder, a sleuthing woman hellbent on finding the killer (sometimes a male, but mostly women), and some twists and turns. For the most part, I did enjoy reading this one. I liked the characters and setting. However, this book didn’t feel lighthearted like most cozies. There was a ton of emotion wrapped into the book as the sleuth becomes a guardian for her friends children who happened to be the victim of the story. So not only was she trying to solve her friends murder but she was also thrust into a mothering role herself for the kids. This is all original […]

Asking for a Truffle by Dorothy St. James

June 5, 2018 | Filed Under: Book Review
Asking for a Truffle by Dorothy St. James

I am going to keep this review short because I don’t have too much to say about the book. First and foremost, I think this is a good start to the series but I am hoping the books improve as it continues. Otherwise, I won’t waste my money as the newer books are pricey for the length. Next, there were a couple of things that bothered me about this book. First, the series name is A Southern Chocolate Shop mystery. Nothing about this book felt southern to me besides the characters saying where they were from. And when I say nothing I mean ZILCH. There wasn’t any character slang, there didn’t seem to be any southern values, and these characters certainly didn’t have the southern charm I […]