Friday, 20 October 2017

The Sun Also Shines for meThe Sun Also Shines for me by Noe
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Mary Bennet, the overlooked daughter decides that marriage is not for her, yet, but does not know what she really wants to do with her life. But with the help of Georgiana Darcy, and friends of Darcy, she sets out to London to find her future.
A very enjoyable, easily read story, of my favourite Bennet sister.

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Shrouded In Thought (Victorian Chicago Mystery Series Book 2)Shrouded In Thought by N.S. Wikarski
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

1894 Chicago and Freddie Simpson newspaper reporter is sent out to cover an accidential killing which he believes is murder. But he fails to interest his friend Evangeline LeClair until some weeks later when an event changes her mind.
An easy to read, well-written mystery about these amateur detectives.

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Thursday, 19 October 2017

The Franchise AffairThe Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The cosy life of solicitor Robert Blair is irrevocably disturbed by a phone call from a Marion Sharpe. She and her mother needing legal advice as they have been accused of kidnapping and abuse of a 15 year old girl.
Very enjoyable mystery, I also remember seeing the film.

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Mendacity & MourningMendacity & Mourning by J.L. Ashton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Misunderstanding and rumours started by Collins cause problems for Darcy and the Fitzwilliam families, especially in Darcy's hopeful relationship with Elizabeth Bennet.
I liked the portrayal of all the Fitzwilliam family especially the Colonel but was really disappointed that Mary was married off to Collins, a big no for me. I had to then quickly scan the book to the end to see if she would be saved but no.

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Don't Tell a Soul (Detectives Kane and Alton, #1)Don't Tell a Soul by D.K. Hood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

New deputy sheriff David Kane's arrival in Black Rock Falls coincides with an accident involving the sheriff Jenna Alton. Their problems gets worse with missing people and more incidents involving Jenna.
Although I did work out quite early on who were the guilty party I still enjoyed this well-written, fast paced, mystery and look forward to reading more about these characters.
A NetGalley Book

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Monday, 16 October 2017

Death Comes to the Fair (Kurland St. Mary Mystery #4)Death Comes to the Fair by Catherine Lloyd
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

After winnning the majority of the vegetable prizes at the local fair the church verger, Ezekiel Thurrock, is found dead.
As the organisation for the London wedding proceeds Lucy Harrington and Sir Robert are concerned that it was not an accident, and during their investigation uncover long-standing village feuds, bringing danger to themselves.
Another well-written, enjoyable mystery in this series, with some lovely rounded characters. Can't wait for the next in the series.

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Their Fatal Secrets (D.S. Ava Merry and D.I. Jim Neal, #4)Their Fatal Secrets by Janice Frost
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Late one night two students discover a body in the canal, then another body is found. Is there a connection and what does the 'list of victims' refer to.
Not a lot of time spent on the characters of the police, as this is the fourth in the series, their characters and the dynamics between the characters might already be understood.
An interesting mystery which kept my interest and can be read as a stand-alone story. I will probably go back at some point and read the previous stories.
Received an Advanced Reader Copy

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