Sunday, 23 September 2018

There's Somethng About Mary BennetThere's Somethng About Mary Bennet by Bouquet
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In this Pride and Prejudice short story Mts Bennet dies while Mr Bennet is visiting Pemberley and it's left to Mary to take charge.
Although this has 'The End' at the finish it reads as incomplete. So three stars for the start of the story which looks like it will not be finished

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Echo (Kate Redman Mysteries, #6)Echo by Celina Grace
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

While the people of Abbeyford are suffering from torrential rain, a landslide results in the exposure of a body. One that seems to have been buried forty years ago. Detective Sergeant Kate Redman and the rest of the team investigaye. But where will it lead to.
An interesting story and more development of the characters as the series continues

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Saturday, 22 September 2018

Morning Glory Circle (Rose Hill Mysteries #2)Morning Glory Circle by Pamela Grandstaff
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Margie Estep is a vicious gossip and seems to have access to the town's secrets. So when she disappears nobody is cncerned, hoping that she has finally left. But things are not that simple.
A good mix of mystery and romance makes this an easily read story with quite a range of characters.

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Excellent Intentions (British Library Crime Classics)Excellent Intentions by Richard Hull
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

When Great Barwick’s most unpopular person, Henry Cargate, dies on a train, probably murdered, no-one seems concerned. But to the police it must be investigated. So who of the possible suspects is on trial
I did find Prosecutor Blayton part of the narrative somewhat turgid and made the story drag at that point but it did pick up. Overall an enjoyable read.
Originally written in 1938.
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Friday, 21 September 2018

Murder on Millionaires' RowMurder on Millionaires' Row by Erin Lindsey
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Nineteen year old house maid Rose Gallagher works for Thomas Wiltshire, businessman in 1886 New York. When he disappears she decides to investigate.
I didn't really take to the characters and when it turned into more of a paranormal story than a straightforward murder mystery I did lose interest. It just is not my sort of story though I suspect other readers will enjoy the book.
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What's Past Is PrologueWhat's Past Is Prologue by Ann Galvia
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A variation of Pride and Prejudice, where it was Jane that has already been to Derbyshire with the Gardiners, and Darcy has saved the Bennets from ruin because of Lydia. So what is a lady to do when Darcy offers again. She does not love him, and feels insecure in Darcys' feeling towards her. To make their lives worse they are summoned, with Georgiana and Kitty, to Rosings to save Lady Catherine and her estate from financial ruin.
An interesting and well-written story but didn't quite catch my total imagination.

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Thursday, 20 September 2018

Dark Queen RisingDark Queen Rising by Paul Doherty
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This new series starts with the Battle of Tewkesbury during the War of the Roses, and the machinations of Margaret Beaufort with her two henchman Reginald Bray and Christopher Urswick. In which Urswick is instructed by George of Clarence to find the guilty party in the deaths of four of his retainers
Unfortunately this first 60% of the book was historical fiction. (When I have wanted to read about this time period I have read history books.) So the first half was a struggle to get through, and then the mystery occurred. Basically a locked room scenario. Then the story became more interesting as did the characters. If this series develops as a mystery series (which is what the book was described as) then I could be tempted to read more.
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