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A Spoonful of Murder (Soup Lover's Mystery, #1)
it was ok
What is it with editors and publishers these days? Just to make a buck is it? Well the discrepencies are blatant in this novel. The questions as to wh ...more
Sep 28, 2012
Sep 25, 2012
A Deadly Grind (Vintage Kitchen Mystery, #1)
it was ok
I am more than half-way through the book and I get so irritated by the procrastination. if one wants the murder on their backporch solved, you just do ...more
Jun 10, 2012
Jun 07, 2012
Final Sentence (Cookbook Nook Mystery, #1)
did not like it
Let me begin by saying I read. A lot.

Chapter one had me hooked but then chapter two comes along with a jumble of characters and incidents that results
Aug 27, 2013
Aug 24, 2013
Caught Dead Handed (Witch City Mystery, #1)
it was amazing
Excellent! I am only sorry I have to wait until next year for another Witch city novel. the characters are well defined. Lee is not a typical "dumb" h ...more
Sep 16, 2014
Sep 14, 2014
Drizzled with Death (Sugar Grove Mystery, #1)
it was ok
Despite the fact the story was disjointed, full of flowery language not realistic of actual conversations, or thoughts, I sort of enjoyed it.

to begin
Jul 10, 2014
Jul 08, 2014
Adrift on St. John (Mystery in the Islands, #1)
did not like it
Well this just shut the door on another author: Rebecca Hale. I read her first "Cat" novel and liked it but couldn't get through the next installment. ...more
Mar 16, 2012
Mar 13, 2012
Murder in the Mystery Suite (Book Retreat Mysteries, #1)
did not like it
If you gravitate to pseudo-intellectuals and nose-in-the-air snobbery, this is the novel for you. I am very disappointed in this book and will not giv ...more
Sep 08, 2014
Sep 06, 2014
Killer Mousse (A Della Cooks Mystery #1)
it was ok
Pretty basic and very kindergarten as far as the "cooking classes". Come on, Halloween cupcakes step by step including red icing instructions? And tul ...more
not set
Apr 02, 2009
One Foot in the Gravy (A Deadly Deli Mystery, #2)
liked it
So many discrepencies betwee nthe first deli novel and the second one. it was obvious the author is not "delia rosen". The story itself was good but h ...more
Mar 05, 2012
Mar 04, 2012
To Helen Back (River Road, #1)
really liked it
Excellent! A very gripping fast paced read. Clean and precise.
Aug 29, 2014
Aug 28, 2014
Mamie Garrison: A Tale of Slavery, Abolition, History & Romance (The Garrisons, #1)
it was amazing
The author wove such an enticing tale I didn't want to put down the book. The life trials of Mamie, what she saw, what she heard, what she endured, we ...more
Dec 29, 2015
Dec 26, 2015
Chorus Lines, Caviar, and Corpses (Happy Hoofers Mystery #1)
did not like it
Terrible. I recommend not wasting your time. Pretty people. Pretty awful.
Dec 21, 2014
Dec 20, 2014
Murder of a Snake in the Grass (A Scumble River Mystery, #4)
it was ok
I will admit that this installment of Scumble River is the best so far. But really Skye needs to mature. Is it the authors' fantasy to be a plus size ...more
not set
Sep 04, 2009
Murder of a Royal Pain (A Scumble River Mystery, #11)
did not like it
Skye does not fail to disappoint: still a spineless wonder of a heroine. The books are not hilarious. They are a poor attempt of cutesy writing that f ...more
not set
Sep 23, 2009
Maple Mayhem (Sugar Grove Mystery, #2)
it was ok
I was hoping the author would produce a more mature form of writing of this 2nd sugar grove mystery but I am disappointed to find the same flowery lan ...more
Jul 11, 2014
Jul 10, 2014
Mimosas, Mischief, and Murder (A Mom Zone Mystery #6)
it was ok
I tried really hard when reading book #5 to not be so critical but now #6 has me going again.

Chapter 2. Ellie is stuck behind the crime scene tape at
not set
Nov 04, 2012
Murder for the Halibut (A Clueless Cook Mystery, #3)
it was ok
the Clueless cook is a clueless author. I am only on page 3 and it is obvious the author doesn't know either Miami is on the Atlantic side of Florida ...more
Feb 19, 2013
Feb 19, 2013
Scrapbook of Secrets
really liked it
I am about a third of the way through this book. At first I thought it was pretty disjointed. Actually it is disjointed. But then it sunk in that this ...more
Apr 07, 2012
Apr 04, 2012
Nickeled-and-Dimed to Death (Devereaux's Dime Store Mystery, #2)
it was ok
Ok, so I gave Ms. Swanson too much credit for the first Devereaux dime Store Mystery. I am having one heck of a time getting through #2. It is suppose ...more
Aug 06, 2013
Aug 04, 2013
Foul Play at the PTA  (Beth Kennedy #2)
did not like it
Less than 100 pages to go and I am determined to finish this book. In my opinion it is as bad as the first one. How can Beth be such a namby pamby abo ...more
Feb 12, 2012
Feb 10, 2012
Mad as Helen (River Road, #2)
really liked it
helen. i love her mind, how it works. she is a well drawn character that must be modelled after someone the author knows. ms mcbride writes a clean. c ...more
Sep 03, 2014
Sep 02, 2014
Murder Unmentionable (Sweet Nothings, #1)
it was ok
I am over halfway finished reading this book and get drawn out of the story with discrepencies. Ms. London gets away with several things that a good p ...more
Sep 22, 2012
Sep 21, 2012
Murder of a Sweet Old Lady (A Scumble River Mystery, #2)
it was ok
The chapter titles are ridiculous. Skye is not much of a heroine. For a psychologist, she certtainly has no handle on her family and co-workers. She l ...more
not set
Aug 29, 2009
The Deep End (The Country Club Murders #1)
it was amazing
Fabulous! Definite page turner. Love getting into the mind of the heroine. The author created very real characters.
Aug 29, 2015
Aug 26, 2015
Death al Dente (Food Lovers' Village Mystery, #1)
liked it
Oh I hope that this novel doesn't continue on this way. By page 4 I already disliked the "heroine" Erin. She is arrogant, snotty, selfish. Not in the ...more
Jul 18, 2014
Jul 16, 2014
Haunted Webster Groves
it was amazing
I love the ghosts of Webster Groves! I have believed for years. Heck, my mother pranks me in my house to this day. I love it!
Oct 09, 2015
Oct 09, 2015
Death Drops (A Natural Remedies Mystery #1)
it was ok
so I am not quite finished with the book, although I will finish it today. I have issues with it that I need to point out. 1. It is very cookie cutter ...more
Jun 05, 2012
Jun 03, 2012
Dead Wake (The Forgotten Coast, #5)
it was amazing
Anxious for book 6. This series from 1-5 has been difficult to put down. Intrigue, breadcrumbs that lead to solutions. Very well written. Fascinating ...more
Mar 07, 2016
Mar 07, 2016
Murder of a Chocolate-Covered Cherry (A Scumble River Mystery, #10)
it was ok
Barely into this bookand the word "weenie" appears. Not an appropriate word for a highly intelligent school psychologist. Once again, Skye (and the au ...more
not set
Sep 22, 2009
Murder of a Botoxed Blonde (A Scumble River Mystery, #9)
it was ok
After reading Dan Brown...well I have little hope in this extension of the Scumble Rivers.....

Shattering glass at the spa...Being uninjured, the first
not set
Sep 20, 2009
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