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The Long Way Home (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #10)
4.06
did not like it
**spoiler alert** Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide, is asked by his friend Clara to find her husband. She sent him away a year ago f ...more
not set
Sep 14, 2014
 
Blue Lightning (Shetland Island, #4)
4.04
did not like it
**spoiler alert** This is an entirely personal response. I despise books that build up a relationship of a main character only to kill off the partner ...more
not set
Oct 30, 2010
 
Death of Yesterday (Hamish Macbeth, #28)
3.63
it was ok
**spoiler alert** I read this book last night and had to wait a bit before I wrote my review. I'm not sure what's going on with Hamish. Maybe he's alw ...more
not set
Apr 06, 2013
 
Town in a Blueberry Jam (A Candy Holliday Mystery, #1)
3.75
it was ok
There's a blueberry festival in Candy's small town and along comes blackmail and murder.

There are several big problems with the book. One is that I r
...more
not set
Jul 01, 2010
 
Hooked on Murder (Crochet Mystery, #1)
3.64
it was ok
If I didn't really love crochet and know a lot about it, I probably would've given the book 1 star instead of 2. I enjoyed the parts that dealt with l ...more
Oct 2008
Oct 17, 2008
 
Malice at the Palace (Her Royal Spyness, #9)
4.01
it was ok
**spoiler alert** In this ninth book of the series Georgie has been asked by the Queen to help Princess Marina from Greece to acclimate to the British ...more
not set
Aug 11, 2015
 
The Highwayman (Walt Longmire, #11.5)
4.20
it was ok
**spoiler alert** Longmire and Henry try to help an old friend who's on the verge of being sent for psychiatric treatment by her boss. Why? She hears ...more
not set
May 21, 2016
 
Evidence (Alex Delaware, #24)
3.86
it was ok
I'm a huge fan of Kellerman, so I was super excited to see he had a new one so close to the holidays. Unfortunately, I was either expecting too much o ...more
not set
Dec 04, 2009
 
Strategic Moves (Stone Barrington, #19)
3.76
did not like it
**spoiler alert** I don't know why I keep reading these books because I really don't like Stone Barrington much. I'm sure he's a great lawyer, but he' ...more
not set
Mar 02, 2011
 
Fatal Fixer-Upper (A Do-It-Yourself Mystery, #1)
3.94
it was ok
**spoiler alert** This is one of those books that should have a 2 and half star rating. It wasn't just a 2, but it was less than a 3. It had it's good ...more
not set
Mar 17, 2009
 
The Final Detail (Myron Bolitar #6)
4.01
it was ok
**spoiler alert** This is my least favorite book of the Bolitar series. I think part of the reason is that Myron is full of grief, guilt, and self-pit ...more
not set
Jun 07, 2009
 
Dyer Consequences (A Knitting Mystery, # 5)
3.77
did not like it
I love knitting, so I suppose that's the only explanation I have for continuing to try to read this series. It's so poorly written, that it's hard to ...more
Jul 23, 2010
Jul 23, 2010
 
Three Bedrooms, Two Baths, One Very Dead Corpse
2.90
did not like it
**spoiler alert** I had a very difficult time with this book. The crude language and voice were just plain nasty and not the least bit attractive. I k ...more
not set
Oct 31, 2010
 
Pushing up Daisies (Agatha Raisin, #27)
3.58
did not like it
It took three tries to get through this book. Agatha Raisin is probably one of the most unpleasant characters ever created for a cozy. She's everythin ...more
not set
Sep 27, 2016
 
Delicious and Suspicious (A Memphis BBQ Mystery #1)
3.41
it was ok
I debated giving this a one star, but gave it two. It's got some good points in that there are a few scenes that I liked. On the other hand, most of t ...more
not set
Jul 09, 2010
 
Lord of the Wings (Meg Langslow, #19)
3.97
it was ok
**spoiler alert** It's Halloween and the town has a huge Halloween festival planned. Normally Meg would be the one running things, but they've hired a ...more
Aug 14, 2015
Aug 14, 2015
 
Farmed and Dangerous (Local Foods Mystery, #3)
3.97
really liked it
**spoiler alert** This series seems to improve with every book. In this one a woman dies at the senior care home where Cam's uncle lives. Cam is a per ...more
not set
Jun 21, 2015
 
A Christmas Escape (Christmas Stories, #13)
3.46
it was ok
**spoiler alert** Charles Latterly goes to the Mediterranean island of Stromboli for Christmas. He's recently lost his wife and he seems pretty detach ...more
not set
Nov 13, 2015
 
If Walls Could Talk (Haunted Home Renovation Mystery, #1)
3.85
it was ok
**spoiler alert** I didn't like this book as much as I wanted to. Unfortunately, it's all the rage these days to take a perfectly fine cozy and throw ...more
not set
Feb 14, 2011
 
Death of a Liar (Hamish Macbeth, #30)
3.73
did not like it
**spoiler alert** I've been reading this series from the beginning. I used to like it, but the last book wasn't very good and this one is worse. Hamis ...more
not set
Feb 10, 2015
 
The Hangman's Row Enquiry (Ivy Beasley, #1)
3.46
did not like it
The summary calls Ivy Beasley cantankerous. What it doesn't say is that she's cold, rude, and just plain nasty. She'll give Agatha Raisin a run for he ...more
not set
Jul 25, 2010
 
Zigzag: A Nameless Detective Collection
3.65
really liked it
Zigzag is a collection of two novellas and two short stories. While the short stories are okay, it's the novellas that keep your attention. Zigzag is ...more
not set
Jul 24, 2016
 
Red Delicious Death (Orchard, #3)
3.91
it was ok
This should really be a one and a half star, but they don't have to select. I didn't hate it, but I didn't really like it much, either.

I find the boo
...more
not set
Jun 26, 2010
 
The Brutal Telling (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #5)
4.23
it was ok
What does one say about a book where one likes the style, but dislikes the secondary characters and the story? The descriptive narrative was excellent ...more
Mar 16, 2010
Mar 16, 2010
 
A Colourful Death (Cornish Mystery, #2)
3.40
it was ok
The biggest downfall in the book was that I knew who did it almost from the beginning, so there wasn't much of a mystery.

Most of the book goes from in
...more
Jun 29, 2010
Jun 29, 2010
 
The Quick and the Thread (An Embroidery Mystery, #1)
3.88
it was ok
**spoiler alert** I love cross stitch, dogs, and cozies, so I thought this would be a great selection. Unfortunately, it was all too predictable. Girl ...more
Sep 07, 2010
Sep 07, 2010
 
Murder on the Hoof (Colleen McCabe, #2)
3.79
liked it
**spoiler alert** Fire chief Colleen McCabe has a stroke of bad luck when a person dies during an emergency test of her fire and EMT crew. Was it a he ...more
May 22, 2014
May 22, 2014
 
Bloodroot (Martha's Vineyard Mystery #12)
3.61
liked it
**spoiler alert** Victoria is at the dentist when an unpopular, wealthy woman dies in the next room. Is is a heart attack or something else? Later tha ...more
not set
May 08, 2016
 
Front Runner
3.83
really liked it
**spoiler alert** When races are being fixed by a top jockey, Jeff Hinkley has to investigate. When someone kills the jockey and tries to kill Hinkley ...more
not set
Oct 18, 2015
 
Arsenic and Old Books (Cat in the Stacks, #6)
4.07
liked it
**spoiler alert** As soon as the mayor donates a set of Civil War diaries to the library, people show up demanding immediate or exclusive access. Char ...more
not set
Feb 15, 2015
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