Thursday, 21 March 2019

Worse Than Dead: An exciting British crime thriller (Inspector Drake Book 2)Worse Than Dead: An exciting British crime thriller by Stephen Puleston
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

On a ferry travelling from Dublin to Holyhead, the body of Chief Engineer Rosen is discovered, murdered. Knowing the killer is on the ferry is the first step, but who who among the hundreds onboard is the killer and who really is Rosen. Inspector Drake and his team investigate, but Rosen is only the first.
Enough twists and clues keep up the pace in this enjoyable crime story

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The Chocolate Box: A Short Story (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)The Chocolate Box: A Short Story by Agatha Christie
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Poirot tells of a case to Captain Hastings which was for him a 'failure'. Virginie Mesnard asks Poirot to investigate the sudden death of her cousin by marriage of M. Paul Deroulard.
Another short enjoyable mystery

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Raspberry Jam (Fleming Stone #11)Raspberry Jam by Carolyn Wells
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Emburys seem to have a happy marriage but when Stanford Embury is found dead, suspicion falls on his wife Eunice. As he was killed in a locked set of bedrooms with access only by his wife or Aunt Abby.
An enjoyable locked room mystery but Eunice was a truly awful character of a woman.

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Wednesday, 20 March 2019

The Summer NannyThe Summer Nanny by Audrey J. Cole
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Bridgett has the perfect summer job, looking after a young child for a delightful couple. But for Bridgett what starts as a normal evening babysitting 18 month old Leo for Emily and Paul Cooper quickly turns into a nightmare, just after boyfriend Chris leaves.
This novella is a fast paced, well-written thriller.
Received an ARC from the author

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Devil's Kitchen: An Inspector Drake Prequel NovellaDevil's Kitchen: An Inspector Drake Prequel Novella by Stephen Puleston
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The bodies of Jack and Denise Trainor are discovered in the mountains of Snowdonia. It looks like a murder/suicide but DI Drake is determined to follow all clues before he closes the case.
An enjoyable novella mystery

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The Diamond PinThe Diamond Pin by Carolyn Wells
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Ursula Pell of Pellbrook likes practical jokes, puzzles, and tricks. Which she plays of her two relations, Iris Clyde and Winston Bannard, and her neighbours.After a Sunday dinner Ursula goes into her private room and locks the door. Later a servant hears a scream and a shout. Once the door is broken down they find that she has been murdered. So a locked room mystery plus where are the jewels mentioned in her will.
An enjoyable mystery

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Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Almanack, TheAlmanack, The by Martine Bailey
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

1752 and whore Tabitha Hart has been called urgently home by her mother. Unfortunately for her she is robbed on her journey home and so can only make a poor entrance to her home village of Netherlea. She arrives only to find her mother dead and she has now been assigned her mother's role as searcher of the dead. Joining writer Nat Starling they seek the truth of her mother's death.
Just couldn't take to the main characters of what really turned out to be more of a romance story and less of the mystery that I wanted to read.
A NetGalley Book

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