Tuesday, 22 August 2017

A Murder Too Soon (Jack Blackjack Mystery #2)A Murder Too Soon by Michael Jecks
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

It's 1554 and Jack Blackjack (a former thief), is now employed as an unlikely assassin by John Blount who thankfully for Jack sends him to Woodstock, the place of imprisonment of the Lady Elizabeth to kill a spy in her household.
Soon after he arrives the murder occursand as he is First Finder he must prove his innocence by determing who is the guilty party.
As I didn't take to the character of Jack and it seemed that whatever could go wrong did, this did tend to spoil my enjoyment of the tale.
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Sherlock Holmes The Christmas RoseSherlock Holmes The Christmas Rose by John Pirillo
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

As Christmas approaches Holmes and Watson go on holiday to Switzerland where Watson re-discovers the true Watson. An interesting tale.

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Monday, 21 August 2017

Death Shall Come (Ishmael Jones #4)Death Shall Come by Simon R. Green
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Ishmael Jones is asked as a favour by the Colonel, working for the same Organisation, to spend the weekend at Cardavan house where a recently discovered mummy would be on display. Then the murders start.
A murder mystery with a twist of supernatural/alien content which although was interesting enough for me to read to the end, the plot and the characters really didn't engage me.
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The King's Man (Welsh Blades #1)The King's Man by Elizabeth Kingston
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

By 1280 Ranulf Ombrier is known as the favourite killer of Edward I. Fearing for his mortal soul he wanders into the Welsh Marshers and is attacked. Tended by Gwenlliam of Ruardean, he is eventually on his way back to Edward's court. But that is only the beginning.
An interesting tale, well-written aand I liked the characters.

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Sunday, 20 August 2017

The Property of Lies: A 1930s' Historical MysteryThe Property of Lies: A 1930s' Historical Mystery by Marjorie Eccles
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

June 1930 and Ellen Reardon has been offered the position of French teacher at Maxstead Court School for Girls. But as she is shown around the school a body is discovered, and it is her husband DI Reardon that is called in to investigate.
An interesting enough mystery that kept me reading to the end though I didn't really engage with the characters.
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Saturday, 19 August 2017

The Red Hill (Thomas Berrington #1)The Red Hill by David Penny
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

1480 and English physican, Thomas Berrington, is living in Moorish Spain. His Sultan requests he investigate the deaths that have occurred.
Very enjoyable mystery, well-written, and characters I want to read more about.

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Friday, 18 August 2017

A Shadowed LiveryA Shadowed Livery by Charlie Garratt
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

1938 and Inspector James Given is instructed to look again at a murder and two suicides at Grovestock House in a nearby village.
An interesting little mystery based on true events.

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