Annie Lawerence runs a little mystery bookstore called Death on Demand and something sisnter is going on in her Sunday night mystery writters group. WAnnie Lawerence runs a little mystery bookstore called Death on Demand and something sisnter is going on in her Sunday night mystery writters group. When Elliot Morgan is killed in her shop when it is full of people and noone saw a thing Annie is the prime suspect. With the help of her sometimes lover Max they will discover the secrects everyone has been hiding and the real killer.
While I figured out who the killer was early on as a avid mystery book reader I enjoyed all the literary references to the mystery worlds elite crime fighters. This is a series I will continue to read....more
When Ophelia took the job as a local library in Summerset she was hiding from the world little did she know that that Richard Davis would upset the trWhen Ophelia took the job as a local library in Summerset she was hiding from the world little did she know that that Richard Davis would upset the tranquil life that she lead. But richard is not who he says he is and something in this small town is just not right. With all the chemical thefts and the dead body Ophelia and Richard find it appears Summerset is in the middle of a crime wave. And now with the nightmares Ophelia is having she knows something bad is going on. Ophelia has inheritaded her grandmother psychic powers. With the help of Richard, her grandmother Abby and her friend Darci, Ophelia is going to find out how the secrets little towns like to keep.
This book was ok. It is part of a series staring Ophelia and Abby. There is talk of magik but it is of theone with nature/psychic varity and not the conjuring spirts kind. I enjoyed the characters and how the author connected all the dottes at the end. ...more
This is the first apperance of Nero Wolfe. For those who dont know Nero Wolfe is an eccentric genius who never leaves his house and grows orchids on hThis is the first apperance of Nero Wolfe. For those who dont know Nero Wolfe is an eccentric genius who never leaves his house and grows orchids on his roof. He is also a P.I. and with the help of his employee Archie solves crimes. In this book Marie Maffei comes to Nero to find her missing brother Carlo. He was suppose to meet her for dinner and never showed up. After negotating a fee (Mr. Wolfe is also very cheap) he aggrees to take the case and sends Archie over to invsetigate Carlo's boarding room. The next day Carlo's body is found by the police. Now Mr. Wolfe and Archie must find who killed him. And why did Carlo cut out an article in the paper about a preseident of a Univeersity dieing on the golf course?
The book was originally published in 1934 and the language and manner of writing is from that era. There are many references from that time that went right over my head. However I enjoyed this book. For true fans of the crime novels Nero Wolfe is a must and a classic...more
Former Texas Lawyer turned herb shop owner China Bayles is not having a good week. It started out ok but it went straight downhill. First her good friFormer Texas Lawyer turned herb shop owner China Bayles is not having a good week. It started out ok but it went straight downhill. First her good friend Jo Gilbert dies and it looks like suicide. But China and her friend Ruby donot buy it. Yea Jo was sick but she was a fighter and would not have given up. Then during the one night that week she might get to spend some good quality time with Mike McQuaid, Roz Kotner returns to town and wants to stay in China's guest cottage. After that someone breaks into Jo's house. Then 2 more bodies are found. Definetly a bad week. But what is really going on in this quite little Texas town and what does it have to do with Jo's death???
Lydia was right I really enjoyed this book. China Bayles is offically one of my favorite ameatuer dectives. China is a fun slightly complicated and flawed character that is a joy to read. Throw in her freespirted, newage best friend and a cute excop turned professor and your in for a good time. ...more
Stephanie Plum is back and she does not disappoint. In this Between-the-Numbers novel, Grandma Mauzer finds a bag full of money and does what any selfStephanie Plum is back and she does not disappoint. In this Between-the-Numbers novel, Grandma Mauzer finds a bag full of money and does what any self respecting senior from New Jersey does heads to Atlantic City and starts playing the slots and she not alone. She takes Randy Briggs to act as body guard. Soon Stephanie, Lulu and Connie are on the way to Atlantic City in hot pursuit. Along with the mysterious and oh so YUMMY, Diesel. But they are soon joined by a leprechaun named Snuggy, Ok he is not a real leprechaun but he is short and thinks he is a leprechaun, and he wants his money back. Soon everyone is getting lucky in Atlantic City is it possible that Snuggy is the real deal and whats up with the talking horse?
I enjoyed this book. It was funny and easy to read. If you dont read the Stephanie Plum series (which i am not sure why you wont) then at least read the short "novellas". No sex no violence. Just some good clean funny and serious flirting, but then what girl wouldnt flirt with Diesel....more
Lori Shepard is shocked when she finds out that Aunt Dimity died. Mostly because she thought she was a fictional character her mom made him to tell heLori Shepard is shocked when she finds out that Aunt Dimity died. Mostly because she thought she was a fictional character her mom made him to tell her bed time stories. Not only is she real but she has left her a task to complete and then she will receive $10,000. Lori could really use the money so off she goes to Merry Old England to stay in Aunt Dimity's cottage. With her is Bill Willis the son of her Aunt Dimity's lawyer to help her with the task. But once at the cottage strange things start to happen. Could it be Aunt Dimity?
I really enjoyed this book it was a quick fun read. And although it is the first book in a series it does not leave you hanging and wraps up all the strings very nicely. ...more