A gem of a mystery, set in London, the first in a new series, as well as the author, Sherry Thomas, for me. I'm intrigued by the heroine, Charlotte H A gem of a mystery, set in London, the first in a new series, as well as the author, Sherry Thomas, for me. I'm intrigued by the heroine, Charlotte Holmes and the fascinating ways she sleuths and yet keeps herself mostly hidden. I really enjoyed it and looking forward to more.
From Amazon: USA Today bestselling author Sherry Thomas turns the story of the renowned Sherlock Holmes upside down…
With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper class society. But even she never thought that she would become a social pariah, an outcast fending for herself on the mean streets of London.
When the city is struck by a trio of unexpected deaths and suspicion falls on her sister and her father, Charlotte is desperate to find the true culprits and clear the family name. She’ll have help from friends new and old—a kind-hearted widow, a police inspector, and a man who has long loved her.
But in the end, it will be up to Charlotte, under the assumed name Sherlock Holmes, to challenge society’s expectations and match wits against an unseen mastermind....more
I was drawn to this book by the cover, and after reading some of the excerpts on the back, and seeing that its set in Black Mountain, NC, I knew I wo I was drawn to this book by the cover, and after reading some of the excerpts on the back, and seeing that its set in Black Mountain, NC, I knew I would like it. Ann Hite is a wonderful writer, and I want to read her first book, Ghost on Black Mountain too. The Storycatcher is a ghost story, and has many twists and lovable characters, with the exception of a few, that brings this story of right and wrong, that catches you off guard. The Storycatcher is told by multiple narrators, and out of chronological order so at first it was a little hard to remember certain characters, but as I read, it all came together and made a beautiful story.
From Amazon: From the author of the “wonderfully crafted” (San Francisco Book Review) Ghost on Black Mountain comes a haunting gothic novel set in the Depression-era South about two young women who form an unlikely alliance when the spirit of a dead woman takes up residence in their home.
Shelly Parker never much liked Faith Dobbins, the uppity way that girl bossed her around. But they had more in common than she knew. Shelly tried to ignore the haints that warned her Faith’s tyrannical father, Pastor Dobbins, was a devil in disguise. But when Faith started acting strange, Shelly couldn’t avoid the past—not anymore.
Critically acclaimed, award-winning author Ann Hite beckons readers back to the Depression-era South, from the saltwater marshes of Georgia’s coast to the whispering winds of North Carolina’s mystical Black Mountain, in a mesmerizing gothic tale about the dark family secrets that come back to haunt us....more
Another great read by this new-to-me author. I've read four now, and they were all outstanding! Great edge of your seat plot, and interesting charact Another great read by this new-to-me author. I've read four now, and they were all outstanding! Great edge of your seat plot, and interesting characters bring the story altogether in one heart-stopping book. Loved it and a huge fan now and forever.
From Amazon: In this prequel to The Bookseller, former FBI profiler Hugo Marston has just become head of security at the US Embassy in London. He’s asked to protect a famous movie-star couple, Dayton Harper and Ginny Ferro, who, while filming a movie in rural England, killed a local man in a hit and run.
The task turns from routine to disastrous almost immediately. Before Hugo even meets them, he finds out that Ferro has disappeared, and her body has been found hanging from an oak tree in a London cemetery. Hours later a distraught Harper gives Hugo the slip, and Hugo has no idea where he’s run off to.
Taking cues from a secretive young lady named Merlyn, and with a Member of Parliament along for the chase, Hugo’s search leads to a quaint English village. There, instead of finding Harper, more bodies turn up. Teaming with local detectives and then venturing dangerously out on his own, Hugo struggles to find connections between the victims. Is this the work of a serial killer—or something else entirely? Knowing he’s being tailed, the killer prepares for the final, public act of his murderous plan, and Hugo arrives just in time to play his part. . . .
I have enjoyed every book that I've read by Ron Rash and this one was really good. A collection of stories set in the Appalachians, that he just know I have enjoyed every book that I've read by Ron Rash and this one was really good. A collection of stories set in the Appalachians, that he just knows and writes about with an amazing accuracy of the myths, mountain folk, suspense, and heartbreak as well as rich detail in every powerful story. I am a fan forever!
From Amazon: From the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling award-winning author of Serena and The Cove, thirty of his finest short stories, collected in one volume.
No one captures the complexities of Appalachia—a rugged, brutal landscape of exquisite beauty—as evocatively and indelibly as author and poet Ron Rash. Winner of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, two O Henry prizes, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, Rash brilliantly illuminates the tensions between the traditional and the modern, the old and new south, tenderness and violence, man and nature. Though the focus is regional, the themes of Rash’s work are universal, striking an emotional chord that resonates deep within each of our lives.
Something Rich and Strange showcases this revered master’s artistry and craftsmanship in thirty stories culled from his previously published collections Nothing Gold Can Stay, Burning Bright, Chemistry, and The Night New Jesus Fell to Earth. Each work of short fiction demonstrates Rash’s dazzling ability to evoke the heart and soul of this land and its people—men and women inexorably tethered to the geography that defines and shapes them. Filled with suspense and myth, hope and heartbreak, told in language that flows like “shimmering, liquid poetry” (Atlanta Journal Constitution), Something Rich and Strange is an iconic work from an American literary virtuoso. ...more
I'm really enjoying the "Cottage Grove Mysteries" series, set in a campground, in coastal California, and can't wait for the next book. Julie is a ve I'm really enjoying the "Cottage Grove Mysteries" series, set in a campground, in coastal California, and can't wait for the next book. Julie is a very gifted writer, and I love her books.
From Amazon: Another Christmas mystery is unfolding in the town of Cottage Grove ...
When Tasha called Lorena's wassail recipe "deadly," she'd only been teasing. Who knew the new camp director in town would soon be found poisoned to death~and Lorena, the camp cook~would be a suspect? After Tasha's own brush with death the year before, she had promised her boyfriend, Marc, to stay far away from sleuthing. But with Marc out of town, and all eyes on Lorena, what choice does Tasha have? With Christmas coming, and a criminal on the loose, can Tasha solve the mystery ... before the killer strikes again? ...more
This was a nice little mystery, with a bit of romance and I enjoyed it very much.
From Amazon: There's a thief in Cottage Grove, and Tasha's a suspe This was a nice little mystery, with a bit of romance and I enjoyed it very much.
From Amazon: There's a thief in Cottage Grove, and Tasha's a suspect. Not exactly the dream she'd had in mind when she moved into her rustic fixer-upper cottage. Marc Shepherd wasn't part of her plans either. The Stetson-wearing contractor moved in next door, kicking up dust and threatening to cut down a beloved pine that shaded Tasha's cabin. With Christmas around the bend, and a criminal threatening the community's peace, will Tasha solve the puzzle ... before it's too late?
All Was Calm, Book 2 in the Cottage Grove Mystery Series, is now available....more