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Death Shall Come: A Country House Murder Mystery
3.86
it was ok
Ishmael Jones and his girlfriend Penny are invited to a remote country house to see the collection of Egyptian artifacts (stolen and smuggled) and esp ...more
Sep 19, 2017
Sep 20, 2017
 
Murderous Mayhem at Honeychurch Hall (Honeychurch Hall Mystery #4)
3.94
liked it
Antiques dealer Kat is trying to get her new shop set up before the hordes descend on Honeychurch Hall for the reenactment of a Civil War battle--Engl ...more
Jun 22, 2017
Jun 23, 2017
 
The Secret, Book and Scone Society
3.93
it was ok
This earned an extra star for using a clue from Tolkien. Four women living in Miracle Springs, NC share two things--an almost-mystic ability to help p ...more
Nov 16, 2017
Nov 16, 2017
 
Murder in G Major (Gethsemane Brown Mysteries, #1)
4.05
really liked it
Although I don't usually go for supernatural fiction, this ghostly mystery grabbed me all the way to the cliff-hanger ending. For a variety of reasons ...more
Sep 06, 2017
Sep 07, 2017
 
The Highwayman (Walt Longmire, #11.5)
4.20
really liked it
A Wyoming highway patrol officer who used to work with Walt Longmire transfers to the Wind River region, and starts receiving curious radio messages a ...more
Nov 24, 2017
Nov 25, 2017
 
Give the Devil His Due (Tarot Mystery, #3)
3.85
really liked it
Alanis is still living in tiny tourist town Berdache, trying to atone for her grifter mother's crimes, making a home for her half-sister, and learning ...more
Apr 22, 2017
Apr 23, 2017
 
Baby, Take a Bow
3.86
it was amazing
All right, I'm inconsistent. Although in general I find supernatural elements unnecessary in mystery stories, this series by Jane Tesh is just wonderf ...more
Apr 25, 2017
Apr 25, 2017
 
The Madness of Mercury (Zodiac Mystery #1)
3.79
it was ok
It's probably my own fault--I knew going in that this was a book about an astrologer who is targeted by a cult-like church--but the astrological jargo ...more
Jun 09, 2016
Jun 10, 2016
 
The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum (Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum #1)
3.73
really liked it
I'm not crazy about mixing the supernatural in mysteries. I'm really tired of "girl comes back to home town, works in strange/crafty job, meets her ol ...more
Apr 06, 2016
Apr 07, 2016
 
Faux Paw (A Magical Cats Mystery, #7)
4.21
liked it
Library director Kathleen is shocked to find a dead body in the library, which was preparing to host a show that included some valuable artworks. And ...more
Jan 04, 2016
Jan 03, 2016
 
Death in Show (Dog Walker Mysteries, #3)
3.81
liked it
**spoiler alert** Mrs. Steinman is a wealthy elderly widow, who loves her Habanese dog Lulu. When Lulu's handler suddenly dies, she asks Ellie Englema ...more
Jan 2010
Sep 17, 2010
 
Playing With Bones (Joe Plantagenet, #2)
3.79
really liked it
There were four murders in Singmass Close fifty years ago. And now they've started again. Police, including detective Joe Plantagenet, can't believe t ...more
Apr 25, 2010
Apr 26, 2010
 
The Telltale Turtle (Pet Psychic Mystery #1)
3.42
liked it
Mary Catherine, a pet psychic, knows that the wealthy woman was murdered--the woman's pet turtle told her so. The police think it was murder, too, but ...more
Dec 23, 2008
Dec 29, 2008
 
Merry, Merry Ghost (Bailey Ruth, #2)
3.80
liked it
Much to her delight, Bailey Ruth is sent on another mission (which she thinks of as an adventure) to her once-home town--she is to protect a small, or ...more
Nov 08, 2009
Nov 09, 2009
 
Ghost in the Wind (A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, #7)
4.03
really liked it
Business is all right at Alison Kerby's haunted guesthouse, but imagine her shock when the ghost of her teen singing idol Vance McTierney, an English ...more
Jun 2017
Jun 01, 2017
 
An Uninvited Ghost (A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, #2)
3.93
really liked it
I enjoyed the characters in this so much that it got a four star rating, although, to be frank. the plot didn't do much for me. And I still prefer my ...more
Jul 14, 2016
Jul 15, 2016
 
Bubba Done It (Dreamwalker, #2)
4.22
it was ok
Baxley is on hand when the sheriff discovers Morgan Gilroy, the local banker. He's just alive enough to utter the words of the title. Unfortunately, ...more
Aug 17, 2015
Aug 18, 2015
 
Dying To Tell (A Gumshoe Ghost Mystery)
4.09
liked it
Oliver Tucker was a homicide detective. Now he's a ghost, but he can't stop investigating, especially when his wife (widow?) Angela is in danger. She' ...more
Apr 05, 2016
Apr 05, 2016
 
Last Wool and Testament (A Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery, #1)
3.70
really liked it
While I usually avoid books featuring the supernatural, this new series is by MOLLY MACRAE, which means it will be unusual and quirky. I loved her two ...more
Sep 27, 2012
Sep 27, 2012
 
The Charm Stone (A Jean Fairbairn/Alasdair Cameron Mystery #4)
3.82
it was amazing
Academic turned journalist Jean Fairbairn and her significant other, retired policeman Alasdair Cameron, visit Williamsburg, VA for a combined holiday ...more
Jan 03, 2010
Jan 02, 2010
 
Whispers of Warning (A Change of Fortune Mystery, #2)
3.84
really liked it
There's a lot of (well-done) backstory in this, making me think I should have started with #1. If I had, though, might not the backstory in #2 have be ...more
Nov 30, 2017
Dec 01, 2017
 
The Rat Catchers' Olympics (Dr. Siri Paiboun #12)
4.13
really liked it
Since many western nations boycotted the 1980 Moscow Olympics, some third world countries were invited to attend. That's how Laos came to send a small ...more
Aug 27, 2017
Aug 28, 2017
 
A Tale of Two Kitties (A Magical Cats Mystery #9)
4.22
liked it
Usually, I like this series--well, I like the cats, and I like the library setting. This one seems rather pallid. Librarian Kathleen is visiting a fri ...more
Sep 25, 2017
Sep 26, 2017
 
Death Overdue (A Haunted Library Mystery, #1)
3.75
really liked it
Carrie just planned to visit her great-uncle and aunt for a short while, but she's offered such a great job at the local library that she just can't s ...more
Oct 21, 2017
Oct 22, 2017
 
Murder in the 11th House (Starlight Detective Agency #1)
3.38
it was ok
I regret not being able to give a higher rating to this, but I'm just not the right reader for the book. Rich, successful private investigator/astrolo ...more
Oct 26, 2011
Oct 26, 2011
 
Booty Bones (Sarah Booth Delaney #14)
3.95
liked it
This gets a third star for a genuinely suspenseful ending, but in general I'd only give it a two. Sarah Booth Delaney and her recently injured, soon-t ...more
May 27, 2014
May 28, 2014
 
Pressed to Death (Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum #2)
3.77
liked it
Maddie moves one of the haunted artifacts from her museum to the town's harvest festival site, but while she's helping her mother, a member of the Lad ...more
Apr 28, 2017
Apr 29, 2017
 
Stolen Hearts (A Grace Street Mystery, #1)
3.26
really liked it
David Randall is a down-and-out private investigator, who can't have the one thing he wants: his dead daughter alive again. He temporarily moves in wi ...more
Oct 23, 2011
Oct 24, 2011
 
Ghost a la Mode (A Ghost of Granny Apples Mystery, #1)
3.88
liked it
Busy with her forthcoming divorce, Emma has no idea that her great-great-great-grandmother was hanged by vigilantes for murdering her husband. But whe ...more
Oct 30, 2009
Oct 29, 2009
 
Dyeing Wishes (A Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery #2)
3.70
liked it
Kath has settled down in the small town of Blue Plum, running the fiber shop her grandmother left her, dealing with the hostile deputy sheriff and his ...more
Nov 2013
Nov 01, 2013
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