Book one - Gingerbread Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke Enjoyed the dynamics of the characters, liked the recipThree mysteries, three authors in one book.
Book one - Gingerbread Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke Enjoyed the dynamics of the characters, liked the recipes, didn't guess "whodunit" right away - it was good.
Book two - The Dangers of Gingerbread Cookies by Laura Levine Haven't read others in the series, but will now be looking for them as I liked this one. Liked the quirky characters and liked the heroine - easy to relate to.
Book three - Gingerbread Cookies and Gunshots by Leslie Meier Part of her holiday series. Enjoyed the mystery and was happy to see the character "Nemo" back....more
The Collage to Kill for by Susan Wittig Albert - A China Bayles story, quite tight and well written. Only question I have is if someone is afraid forThe Collage to Kill for by Susan Wittig Albert - A China Bayles story, quite tight and well written. Only question I have is if someone is afraid for their life would they make an obscure clue - or just tell someone? 3/5 stars
The Gourd, The Bad and The Ugly by Maggie Bruce - I love irony and really liked this story. 4/5 stars
Call it Macaroni by Jan Burke - A little irony, a little of a cut at "perfect" crafts, a little bitchy - a very good story. 4/5 stars
No Good Deed by Dorothy Cannell - It made me smile, I liked it a lot - and don't forget that you should always worry about getting what you ask for. 5/5 stars
If You Meet The Budda by Susan Dunlop - It made me a little uncomfortable being in the protagonists head - it made me realize that we are all different in our responses, beliefs, presumptions. 4/5 stars
Strung Out by Monica Ferris and Denise Williams - Teens - parents - when to believe each other, when not to. 4/5 stars
Oh What a Tangled Lanyard We Weave by Parnell Hall - A little smug and not something I would read if expanded. 3/5 stars
How To Make a Killing OnLine by Victoria Houston - I think I've read a novel length version of this story, it worked but the ending just dangled. 4/5 stars
The M Word by Judith Kelman - Mental illness is always hard to read, people who's head I don't want in. 3/5 stars
Bewreathed by Margaret Maron - I adore the Deborah Knott series and this story is a good one. 5/5 stars
The Deepest Blue by Sujata Massey - Interesting, foreign, different, likable. 4/5 stars
Waxing Moon by Tim Myers - A little smug - but in a charming way, interesting. 4/5 stars
Light Her Way Home by Sharan Newman - Historical, a little confusing - the solution did not answer all of my questions. 2/5 stars
Ellie's Chair by Gillian Robers - A little too coincidental and a little convoluted, but enjoyable and different. 4/5 stars
Motherwit and Tea Cakes by Paula L. Woods - Enjoyed the characters, everyone isn't young and goodlooking, liked it - would rather have a recipe than the instructions to make a memory collage. 5/5 stars
This historical novel set where Vancouver now sits is well written, and the multiple stories have a common thread woven through them.
Each story has iThis historical novel set where Vancouver now sits is well written, and the multiple stories have a common thread woven through them.
Each story has interesting characters and it is sometimes wrenching to move from one era to another and leave the characters which you have grown to care about behind. In this manner it is very like reading Michener's books.
I picked up this book because I love short stories and really like Charlaine Harris, and the funny thing is, her Sookie Stackhouse story which kicks oI picked up this book because I love short stories and really like Charlaine Harris, and the funny thing is, her Sookie Stackhouse story which kicks off the book is one of the weakest stories in the group probably a 2 1/2 star out of 5.
The second story, Wizard Home Security by Victor Gischler was a strong 3 star.
Gray by Patricia Briggs was a 4 star story, I will be looking up more of her stories.
Squatters Rights by Rochelle Krich was wonderfully creepy - another 4 star.
Blood on the wall by Heather Graham was a little predictable but enjoyable - 3 1/2 stars.
The Mansion of Imperatives by James Grady was not a style I like much, 2 1/2 stars.
The Strength Inside by Melissa Marr was really interesting, I would happily have read an entire book on these characters and now need to find her novel Graveminder. - 5 out of 5
E E Knight's (eek night) Woolsley's Kitchen Nightmare was light and humourous and very enjoyable - 4 out of 5.
Through this House by Seanan McGuire kind of threw you into the story and you could sink or swim, it was worth paddling. 4 out of 5
The Path by S J Rozan was a little slow - does zen have to mean boring? 2 out of 5
Rick the Brave by Stacia Kane was great and I need to find her Chess series - dystopia with punkrock, drugs, ghosts and witchcraft and a liberal dose of dark humour - 5 out of 5.
Full-Scale Demolition by Suzanne McLeod was interesting, different, I need to find spellcrackers.com novels - 4 out of 5.
It's all in the rendering by Simon R Green was a great concept, very enjoyable. 4 1/2 out of 5
In Brightest Day by Toni L P Kelner - why is it that zombies and humour work so well together? Another 4 1/2 out of 5.