Historical Mystery

Murder in Morningside Heights by Victoria Thompson

  I’m reading this series in one of my Goodreads groups and it’s one of our favorites. It’s set in turn-of-the-century (19th) New York City featuring Sarah and Frank Malloy who often find themselves investigating murders together.         Frank finally gets a meaty case for his new detective agency. It involves the… Continue reading Murder in Morningside Heights by Victoria Thompson

Historical Fiction

Bethlehem by Karen Kelly

Joanna Collier is the mother of two young children and married to Frank, an engineer working for his family’s business...Bethlehem Steel. After his father’s death, Frank’s responsibilities increased dramatically and felt the pressure to move his family to the headquarters in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. And, he needed to be closer to his aging grandmother and mother,… Continue reading Bethlehem by Karen Kelly

Historical Fiction

Montauk by Nicola Harrison

The year is 1938 and the setting is New York City where college educated Beatrice Beaudreaux lives with Harry, her husband of five years. They’ve tried unsuccessfully to have a child and she’s noticed that some of the spark is missing between them. When Harry makes plans for them to spend the summer in Montauk… Continue reading Montauk by Nicola Harrison

Audiobook, Fantasy

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

We pause from The Mortal Instruments and continue the prequel trilogy, as recommended by the author and many readers. This final book continues the reach back into the past of the Shadowhunters & Downworlders.       I was wondering how this final book in the trilogy was going to tie up so many loose… Continue reading Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Historical Mystery

Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue by Victoria Thompson

    I’m reading this series in one of my Goodreads groups and it’s one of our favorites. It’s set in turn-of-the-century (19th) New York City featuring Sarah and Frank Malloy who often find themselves investigating murders together.         Sarah and Frank Malloy are on their honeymoon in Europe, leaving Maeve and… Continue reading Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue by Victoria Thompson

Audiobook, Historical Fiction, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

The Reckoning by John Grisham

On an unremarkable morning in October 1946, Pete Banning, decorated war veteran and one of the town of Clanton, Mississippi’s favorite sons, left his farm and drove to the Methodist church and, without fanfare, shot and killed the minister, Dexter Bell. He returned home, offering no explanation for his action. The mystery of why Pete… Continue reading The Reckoning by John Grisham

Historical Romance

The Highlander’s Lost Lady by Anna Campbell

Diarmid Mactavish, Laird of Intertavey in the Scottish Highlands, is out for an early morning ride when he discovers the body of a man on the beach who’s obviously drowned. Nearby is another one, a woman who is still alive. After reviving her, she tells him that she has no memory of who she is… Continue reading The Highlander’s Lost Lady by Anna Campbell

Historical Fiction

Murder on Amsterdam Avenue by Victoria Thompson

  I’m reading this series in one of my Goodreads groups and it’s one of our favorites. It’s set in turn-of-the-century (19th) New York City featuring midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy who often find themselves investigating murders together.         Sarah Brandt accompanies her mother on a condolence call to… Continue reading Murder on Amsterdam Avenue by Victoria Thompson

Audiobook, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Young Adult

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

  We pause from The Mortal Instruments and begin the prequel trilogy, as recommended by the author and many readers. This first book starts the reach back into the past of the Shadowhunters & Downworlders.     The year is 1878 as we step back in time from The Mortal Instruments. This prequel trilogy begins… Continue reading Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Historical Fiction

The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams

Miranda Schuyler returns to Winthrop Island, her former home she left 18 years before following tragic events. She’s now a famous Shakespearean actress married to a famous director and this is the first time she’s visited since then. A lot happened then and she’s not quite sure why she’s back but has reached a pivotal… Continue reading The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams