Sunday, 19 May 2019

The Marx Sisters: A Kathy Kolla and David Brock MysteryThe Marx Sisters: A Kathy Kolla and David Brock Mystery by Barry Maitland
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jerusalem Lane, London, is ripe for re-development. But does this have anything to do with the discovery of the body of Meredith Winterbottom, one of its residents. Detective Sergeant Kolla is seconded to David Brock, Chief Inspector of Scotland Yard to help him investigate. But this is not the last body found.
An enjoyable and interesting mystery with some good well-drawn characters.

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Saturday, 18 May 2019

The Mysteries of PemberleyThe Mysteries of Pemberley by Amy D'Orazio
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In this P&P variation disease has swept through Meryton, leaving behind the deaths of Mrs Bennet, Lydia, Jane and Charles Bingley. On her deathbed Jane asks Elizabeth to care for young Charles Bingley.
Four years later Mr Darcy comes to Longbourn to claim his ward. Arrangements result in young Charles and Elizabeth staying at Pemberley. But what secrets does the place hold, what is Darcy hiding. Elizabeth's imaginations runs away with her but can she come to the right conclusion or will she mistake Darcy's character.
An enjoyable well-written story.

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Ashes and Bone (DCI Marlin, #1)Ashes and Bone by David Andrew McGlone
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Back in 1998, Dr Andrews helped the police and P.C. Peter Marlin catch Mark Rennie, a serial killer. When in the present day a series of seeminly random killings appear D.C.I. Marlin contacts Dr. Andrews for his help. Concurrently there are a series of prostitute killings. In this the same serial killer.
A very enjoyable well-written crime story. Look forward to the next in the series.

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Mischief in St. Tropez (Dory Sparks Mysteries Book 2)Mischief in St. Tropez by C.G. Oster
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lady Pettifer and her companion, Dory Sparks, have spent the last 18 months on the Cote D’Azur. With it being 1940 there is the threat of war approaching and affecting them. But when at a soiree Livinia Fellingworth finds a friend murdered, Dory decides to investigate.
An enjoyable well-written cozy mystery.

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Friday, 17 May 2019

The Bermondsey Poisoner (Penny Green Series Book 6)The Bermondsey Poisoner by Emily Organ
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

London in 1884, brings the marriage of Inspector James Blakely closer. But in Bermondsey a man is discovered to have been poisoned and his wife no longer in the area. But the case is not as straightforward as it at first seemed. Inspector Blakely with the help of news-reporter Penny Green do their best to solve the case.
Another enjoyable well-written mystery in this series, with its cast of likeable characters.

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Murder Solstice (Inspector Torquil McKinnon #3)Murder Solstice by Keith Moray
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dunshiffin Castle has been bought and made the headquaters of the Daisy Institute. Scholarly research group or a cult? But Finley McNab, museum curator, is suspicious. Inspector McKinnon are faced with investigating, some deaths, but are their suicide,accidents or murder.
Another enjoyable well-written read in this series. Also helped with having some very likeable and well-drawn characters

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Thursday, 16 May 2019

The Teatime Mystery (Jenny Starling, #6)The Teatime Mystery by Faith Martin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jenny Starling has been employed to do the catering for the annual cricket grudge match between Much Rousham and Steeple Clinton. Though busy she does pick up quite a bit of gossip which might be useful when one of the players is found dead. But then another body is discovered. She finds herself helping Detective Inspector Laurence Causon in discovering the facts
Another enjoyable well-written mystery in this series. Jenny is certainly a likeable character, and the rest of the characters are certainly well described. The book can be read as a standalone story.
I received an ARC from the publisher

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