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The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds
3.68
liked it
Wow - this has been once of my favorite series for quite a while. What a shock to find I'm a bit disappointed by this book. I have liked and admired I ...more
Jan 23, 2013
Jan 20, 2013
 
Watchers Of Time (Inspector Ian Rutledge, #5)
3.98
really liked it
I'm truly enjoying this series. However, I really am getting annoyed with the author ending this book and the previous one abruptly (or so it seems to ...more
Feb 07, 2013
Feb 05, 2013
 
Deader Homes and Gardens (Claire Malloy, #18)
3.44
liked it
Okay - now I remember why I stopped reading this series. Claire Mallory is so self-absorbed, so self-centered and so full of her herself, she gets unb ...more
Apr 12, 2012
Apr 07, 2012
 
Shades of Earl Grey (A Tea Shop Mystery, #3)
3.91
liked it
My third tea shop mystery. They are growing on me. Tea is much more complicated than I expected and actually more complicated than I care to know; but ...more
Nov 13, 2010
Nov 16, 2010
 
Rituals of the Season (Deborah Knott Mysteries, #11)
4.04
really liked it
I've said this before, but I'll say it again, I like Judge Deborah Knott. Yes, she gets involved in solving murders; however, she's much smarter about ...more
Aug 25, 2012
Aug 25, 2012
 
The Long Quiche Goodbye (A Cheese Shop Mystery, #1)
3.65
did not like it
Oh my God. Talk about "too stupid to live heroines", Charlotte Bessette is the epitome of the TSTL cozy mystery heroines. She's also extremely nosy an ...more
Apr 2014
Feb 10, 2012
 
Ghoul Interrupted (Ghost Hunter Mystery, #6)
4.09
really liked it
My best friend has an author (probably more than one; but one I know of for sure), that she calls her comfort read. I have a few authors I would call ...more
Jan 19, 2012
Jan 18, 2012
 
Due or Die (Library Lover's Mystery, #2)
3.96
liked it
Cute cozy. Love the fact that the heroine that does not think and act as if she is better than professionals at investigating the murder. Yes, she doe ...more
Sep 15, 2012
Sep 13, 2012
 
Just Desserts (A Savannah Reid Mystery, #1)
3.90
liked it
I’ve read several of the Savannah Reid series before and it’s usually mentioned that she once was a police officer on the San Carmelita police force. ...more
Jun 30, 2012
Jun 30, 2012
 
Legacy Of The Dead (Inspector Ian Rutledge, #4)
4.13
really liked it
These are complex and surprisingly enjoyable read. I say surprising because of all the angst and heartache and demons Inspector Rutledge is battling w ...more
Jan 20, 2013
Jan 19, 2013
 
Love, Lies and Liquor (Agatha Raisin, #17)
3.78
liked it
Tried this series after much time away, since the main character is not really very likeable.

Unfortunately, I've found she really is not better than
...more
Dec 18, 2010
Dec 18, 2010
 
The Diva Frosts a Cupcake (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #7)
4.11
really liked it
For cozies, which I think this is the category the series falls into; these books are more thoughtful, and more serious, in a sense, than most cozies. ...more
Dec 06, 2015
Dec 05, 2015
 
Dead Before Morning
3.47
liked it
My interest was piqued in this series, since it seems to crop up in recommendations and searches I've done for other mysteries. Thought I give it a go ...more
Aug 18, 2012
Aug 18, 2012
 
Better Read Than Dead (Psychic Eye Mystery, #2)
3.99
really liked it
I really enjoy this author. I started out with the Ghost Hunter series and did enjoy those books very much. I was disappointed to find I had read all ...more
Jun 18, 2011
Jun 18, 2011
 
Nail Biter (Home Repair is Homicide, #9)
3.78
liked it
I really liked this series in the beginning. Jake (Jacobia) Tiptree was not a stupid woman – is not a stupid woman. In her past, she was a very succes ...more
Feb 26, 2012
Feb 26, 2012
 
A Royal Pain (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #2)
3.85
liked it
Okay, I was all ready to say that this was it - I'm not continuing with this series. However, I was not done with the book. I was about 92% done when ...more
Mar 23, 2012
Mar 20, 2012
 
Royal Blood (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #4)
3.92
liked it
I can’t seem to help myself with this series.

I have no sympathy for Georgiana, an impoverished royal, 34th (soon to be 35th) inline to the throne. I
...more
May 21, 2012
May 16, 2012
 
Dead Dancing Women (Emily Kincaid Mystery #1)
3.41
liked it
I haven't figured out what to say about this book. I guess I'm intimidated a bit by the author, a teacher of writing at a Michigan college. I guess I ...more
Sep 05, 2012
Jan 22, 2012
 
Fundraising the Dead (Museum, #1)
3.60
liked it
**spoiler alert** Enjoyed this book on the whole. A bit predictable, but not overly so, so that the development of the story is more smooth.

Nell is t
...more
Dec 24, 2010
Dec 23, 2010
 
The Blue Rose (English Garden Mystery #1)
3.32
really liked it
Much more complex and thought provoking than the cozy mysteries I have been reading lately. Don't get me wrong - cozy mysteries have their place. They ...more
Sep 02, 2011
Aug 28, 2011
 
Crescent City Kill (Skip Langdon, #7)
3.87
liked it
**spoiler alert** This was one of my favorite authors for a long while. I don't recall why I stopped reading her books. I came back to this series, re ...more
Nov 27, 2010
Nov 24, 2010
 
Hiss of Death (Mrs. Murphy, #19)
3.63
liked it
Used to love, love, love this series. It is now getting too preachy and too, too, too insular. I enjoyed the mystery; but I'm really getting tired of ...more
Nov 2015
Nov 01, 2015
 
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Flavia de Luce, #4)
4.09
it was amazing
I have truly enjoyed this series. (I say “enjoyed” since this is the fourth and latest book in the series. I hope there are more.)

Flavia de Luce is an
...more
Jan 08, 2012
Jan 08, 2012
 
A Crafty Killing (Victoria Square, #1)
3.85
liked it
As a new friend has said, another A,B,C mystery. Fairly formulaic, but I still enjoyed this book.

Find myself reading a lot of these A,B,C mysteries l
...more
May 07, 2011
Apr 30, 2011
 
Bean There, Done That (Maggy Thorsen Mystery #3)
3.77
liked it
Another series that has caught me by surprise.

I've come to dislike and distrust cozy mysteries very much; mostly because they involve incredibly nosy
...more
Sep 06, 2014
Sep 06, 2014
 
The Girl on the Train
3.88
it was ok
I haven’t reviewed any book I've read in a while. Mostly, I really didn't have anything of thought or value to say. They were good reads, for the most ...more
May 11, 2015
Jan 10, 2015
 
The Forgotten Affairs of Youth
3.84
really liked it
I’ve loved and admired this series for a while. So thoughtful, so erudite, and so much more philosophical (of course) than most books that this was a ...more
Dec 26, 2011
Dec 26, 2011
 
Naughty in Nice (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #5)
3.98
liked it
The last few books have Georgie in circumstances more fitting to her "station" as a royal family member. If you've read my reviews of this series befo ...more
May 29, 2012
May 28, 2012
 
A Duty To The Dead (Bess Crawford, #1)
3.90
really liked it
I haven't been keeping up with my reviews lately - its hard to say something at times, without feeling like you are repeating yourself or saying the s ...more
Nov 04, 2012
Nov 03, 2012
 
Sleeping With Anemone (A Flower Shop Mystery, #9)
3.99
liked it
What an annoying heroine. She can’t commit and dithers about commitment with her boyfriend, ignores his professional advice (he owns a bar, has his ow ...more
Feb 18, 2012
Feb 14, 2012
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