Spotlight on Forensic Specialist and THE CORONER Author Jennifer Graeser Dornbush!

    Welcome to a spotlight post featuring crime fiction author and forensic specialist Jennifer Graeser Dornbush. Jennifer is a forensic consultant on television shows (like Prison Break, Leverage, and Hawaii Five-0), frequently guest speaks and hosts webinars on topics like death investigation and crime fiction, and has recently had her debut mystery novel, The Coroner, published by Crooked Lane Books! […]

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Review: Shelved Under Murder (A Blue Ridge Library Mystery #2) by Victoria Gilbert

Review: Shelved Under Murder (A Blue Ridge Library Mystery #2) by Victoria Gilbert Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Crooked Lane Books. Thank you! Publication: July 10, 2018 by Crooked Lane Books Book Description: October in Taylorsford, Virginia means it’s leaf peeping season, with bright colorful foliage and a delightful fresh crew of tourists attending the annual Heritage Festival which celebrates local […]

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Must Read Monday (83): Adult Fiction from Miriam Toews, A.J. Pearce, Uzma Jalaluddin & more!

Welcome to another edition of Must Read Monday! This feature is where I spotlight older, recent, or upcoming releases I am looking forward to. The lists will include all genres I like to read, everything from picture books to comics, children’s lit to adult fiction.     It’s been…a while since the last Must Read Monday, even though I’ve been […]

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Must Read Monday (82): Titles from Emily Carpenter, Tayari Jones, Matt Haig, Rumaan Alam & more!

Welcome to another edition of Must Read Monday! This feature is where I spotlight older, recent, or upcoming releases I am looking forward to. The lists will include all genres I like to read, everything from picture books to comics, children’s lit to adult fiction! You may have noticed that these Must Read Monday posts are less frequent; it’s been […]

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Review: A Murder for the Books (A Blue Ridge Library Mystery #1) by Victoria Gilbert

Review: A Murder for the Books (A Blue Ridge Library Mystery #1) by Victoria Gilbert Source: ARC courtesy of Crooked Lane Books. Thank you! Publication: December 12, 2017 by Crooked Lane Books Book Description: Fleeing a disastrous love affair, university librarian Amy Webber moves in with her aunt in a quiet, historic mountain town in Virginia. She quickly busies herself […]

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Review: A Grave Issue (A Funeral Parlor Mystery #1) by Lillian Bell

A Grave Issue (A Funeral Parlor Mystery #1) by Lillian Bell Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Crooked Lane Books. Thank you! Publication: February 13, 2018 by Crooked Lane Books Book Description: After an on-air gaffe goes viral and jeopardizes her career, journalist Desiree Turner retreats home to Verbena, California for some peace and quiet. She begins working one of the quietest […]

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Review: No One Can Know (A Stillwater General Mystery #2) by Lucy Kerr

Review: No One Can Know (A Stillwater General Mystery #2) by Lucy Kerr Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Crooked Lane Books. Thank you! Expected publication: February 13, 2018 by Crooked Lane Books Book Description: When a pregnant car crash victim arrives at Stillwater General, ER nurse Frankie Stapleton and the team must work swiftly to deliver the baby safely. After hours of grueling effort, they finally save the baby, but the mother dies. The staff is already rattled, but then they learn that the accidental car crash was actually deliberate. Just when they thought the hard work was over, suspects begin rearing their heads one by one and no one is safe. There’s no shortage of motives. The victim was a social worker, and someone may have been seeking revenge. Or perhaps someone was trying to intimidate her up-and-coming politician husband. Then the baby goes missing. Now Frankie must race to uncover the truth in time to catch a killer and save a child in Lucy Kerr’s riveting second Stillwater General Mystery, No One Can Know. No One Can Know is the second entry in Lucy Kerr’s thoroughly entertaining and thrilling Stillwater General Mystery series. The debut, Time of Death, introduced readers to our protagonist: emergency room nurse Frankie Stapleton and her rather complicated return to her small hometown of Stillwater. In my review of Time of Death, I noted that I was captivated early on with Frankie’s voice and the […]

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Review: Nine Lessons by Nicola Upson

Review: Nine Lessons (A Josephine Tey Mystery #7) by Nicola Upson Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Crooked Lane Books. Thank you! Publication: October 10, 2017 by Crooked Lane Books Book Description: Called to the peaceful wooded churchyard of St-John’s-at-Hampstead, Detective Chief Inspector Archie Penrose faces one of the most audacious and unusual murders of his career. The body of the church’s […]

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