Book Reviews

Review: Witches’ Bane by Susan Wittig Albert

“Give ’em hell.” That’s tough-talking China Bayle’s way of offering encouragement. But during Halloween week in Pecan Springs, Texas, it...

Review: Vanishing Point by Patricia Wentworth

Still waters run deep. That’s the theme of this classic English country-house mystery. The village of Hazel Green is as...

Review: Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers

  Two victims. Two detectives. One body. That’s the basic premise of the book, and I’ll be walking on very...

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Review: On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service by Rhys Bowen

I wasn’t sure at first if I was going to like this book. To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t sure...

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Review: Dead Cert by Dick Francis

Dick Francis is the cozy lover’s Raymond Chandler. He plunks down a hard-boiled thriller right in the middle of a cozy...

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Review: Tied Up in Tinsel by Ngaio Marsh

Merry Christmas! I hope everyone had a warm, safe, and fun holiday celebration. And I hope those who don’t celebrate...

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Author Inspiration: Ngaio Marsh

Contemporary cozy author Rachael Rawlings recently asked me to contribute to a profile post, along with several other women writers....

Tey For Two: A Book Binge Review

…or rather, Tey for four. I’ve been on an author binge this summer, and I don’t regret a single minute of...

Expert in Murder by Josephine Tey

Nicola Upson: An Expert in Murder

Warning: Nicola Upson will mess with your mind, and make you like it. This brain-bending story forces you to question reality, but...

Review: Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d by Alan Bradley

Ask and you shall receive. I’ve heard cat lovers speak of “Cat Central,” a mystical agency that assigns cats to...