Review: French Exit by Patrick deWitt

Review: French Exit by Patrick deWitt Source: Hardcopy courtesy of House of Anansi Press. Thank you! Publication: August 28, 2018 by House of Anansi Press (paperback) Book Description: Frances Price — tart widow, possessive mother, and Upper East Side force of nature — is in dire straits, beset by scandal and impending bankruptcy. Her adult son Malcolm is no help, […]

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Review: Burning Ridge (Timber Creek K-9 Mystery #4) by Margaret Mizushima

Review: Burning Ridge (A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery #4) by Margaret Mizushima Source: ARC courtesy of Crooked Lane Books. Thank you! Publication: September 11, 2018 by Crooked Lane Books Book Description: Colorado’s Redstone Ridge is a place of extraordinary beauty, but this rugged mountain wilderness harbors a horrifying secret. When a charred body is discovered in a shallow grave on […]

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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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