Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

The Mermaids Singing by Val McDermid

    Though I reluctantly decided to read this story because friends wouldn’t stop urging me to do so, it immediately became one of my most favorite series and McDermid one of my most favorite authors in the genre. The books were also adapted into a TV series, Wire in the Blood.      … Continue reading The Mermaids Singing by Val McDermid

Audiobook, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly

Michael "Mickey" Haller is a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney with the type of clients you'd rather see him lose for in the courtroom. When he lands a "franchise" case representing Louis Roulet, a wealthy realtor, Haller feels like he's truly in the money and on the path towards more like-walleted clients.     What… Continue reading The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly

Romantic Suspense

Before the Storm by Leslie Tentler

Samantha Marsh ran from her old life six years ago and completely reinvented herself. She's a chef and owns a gourmet café in Rarity Cove, South Carolina. When hotel owner Mark St. Clair and his adorable daughter happen into her life, she resists what may be the relationship she's always dreamed of, for their sakes.… Continue reading Before the Storm by Leslie Tentler

2019 Challenges

2019 Library Love Challenge

Hosted by Angel’s Guilty Pleasures, this challenge seems perfect for me to do next year  since I love libraries and so many of the books I read are sourced by them. I’m signing up for Overdrive Junkie (36 books).   Here are the details Runs from January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019. You can… Continue reading 2019 Library Love Challenge

2019 Challenges

2019 Historical Reading Challenge

  I’ve decided to sign up for my first 2019 reading challenge. It’s hosted by Amy @ Passages to the Past and thanks to Mackey @ Macsbooks for making me aware of the challenge. I’m beginning to read more of this genre and am currently participating in a Goodreads group read of the Gaslight Mystery… Continue reading 2019 Historical Reading Challenge

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen

This is another series I’m reading with a group on Goodreads. We’re a bit further along but I’m posting the earlier reviews. This book series was developed into the television series Rizzoli & Isles that aired on TNT starring Angie Harmon & Sasha Alexander. The books are much grittier than the television show, however.  … Continue reading The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen

Historical Mystery

Murder on Waverly Place by Victoria Thompson

  This is another series I’m reading with a Goodreads group and we absolutely love it. It’s set in late 19th century New York City and we learn something of historical significance with each book.         Sarah Brandt receives a strange request from her mother, Elizabeth Brandt. She wants Sarah to accompany… Continue reading Murder on Waverly Place by Victoria Thompson

Historical Romance, Holiday

The Laird’s Christmas Kiss by Anna Campbell

For five years, 20-year old Elspeth Douglas has pined over Brody Girvan, the rakish Laird of Invermackie. He’s also friends with her brother, Hamish, and Fergus Mackinnon’s cousin. Now, she’s decided that it’s time to put childish feelings behind her and move on. Brody, however, has spent the past year taking stock of himself and… Continue reading The Laird’s Christmas Kiss by Anna Campbell