Saturday, August 22, 2020

Suspenseful Mystery


Death at High Tide An Island Sisters Mystery by Hannah Dennison is a highly intriguing mystery chocked full of suspense, secrets, and intense edge of your seat plot.

Evie's husband has died and seems to have left her with nothing except a mysterious island hotel. Her sister Margot talks her into going there for the weekend to check it out but who knew they would be dropping right into such a mysterious past that will wrap them up in the middle of secrets and murder. 

The people that Evie finds at the hotel are strange and secretive you might even say mean and vile especially Jago and his wife Tegan. Lily is eccentric  but knows the secrets it seems of the people and island. They all weave such a mysterious story that it is hard to put down.

I recommend this book and look forward to the next one 

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Suspenseful and Intriguing

Dead Silence by Robin Caroll is a fast paced, unique, edge of your seat mystery  that I couldn't  put down. It is well written and captures you right from the beginning taking you on a roller coaster ride along with Elise as she tries to keep her son safe from the people who had her mother in law the Senator killed. 

Elise is a court room sign language  interpreter who can read lips also since she has a deaf son. She reads the lips of a guard saying they are going to take care of Senator Lilliana York. When the Senator, who happens to be Elise's  Mother in law is killed Elise has to tell the FBI what she knows. When she tells them all she knows then she begins to get threats and warnings. Can she help the FBI figure out what happened before her and her son's life is in more danger? It gets really intense when Sawyer her son is taken. 

This book is an interesting, unique, suspenseful  mystery that takes you on ride and keeps you guessing and wanting more. I like a good mystery that keeps you guessing and this one does. I also like that it includes faith though it is subtle. The book is a suspenseful mix of faith, love, family and a good puzzle with a surprise  ending. Very well written and well worth the read. I give it 4 1/2 stars. I would give it 5 but at times it was a little wordy but not enough to take away from the story.

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Friday, June 19, 2020

Interesting ideas

Why Doctor's Skip Breakfast by Gregory Charlop MD is a book to read for some interesting information.

Who doesn't want to reverse aging and be healthier but in reading this book I found some suggestions kind of far out. It has a lot of good information but some things it suggests doesn't seem like anything I would do. It was alright but other than saying coffee is good for you I didn't find much to jump on board with him.

This book is all about how to help with aging, depression and wellness it says. Fasting, getting good sleep and eating right is a main theme. It has many suggestions on fasting and that's what the title is saying you should skip breakfast and drink coffee. It is a fast from not eating after dinner till lunch the next day and he says it is beneficial. I found the book informative but wouldn't try any of these suggestions without talking to your doctor first. He did include some ideas about Covid 19 like eating garlic.

All in all this book is interesting and is worth looking at.

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Until Next Time


Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Captivating Fun Cozy Mystery

All She Wrote by Tonya Kappes is a fabulous, fun  can't put it down, great read. I just love how Tonya Kappes pulls you in with her alluring characters, fascinating small town, and captivating mystery.

Bernie Butler is the Mail Carrier in the small town of Sugar Creek Gap. This is a plus when she wants to hear all the gossip. When the uppity Francine Gaines is found dead in her niece Courtney's yard, which just happens to be next door to Bernie, the snooping begins especially since her son Grady and his wife Julia could be suspects. Bernie keeps her ear to the ground as she makes her rounds delivering mail to report back to the sheriff but not everyone likes her snooping. Can she help find who really killed Florence and why?

Bernie is levelheaded and fits right in with the town's people. I had a good laugh when she was trying to knit. The victim Francine Gaines flaunts her money and wants all the attention but that doesn't always work in her favor in fact it doesn't make her too popular with everyone.  Her niece comes to town to keep an eye on Francine for the family because they think Francine is losing it but is she really and what really is Courtney up to. From the start I didn't like Courtney there was just something about her that rubbed me the wrong way and made me not trust her. I love Bernie's best friend Iris and her feelings she gets. The Front Porch Ladies are always ready to help and gossip. They remind me of some of the women I know. I would love to sit down and have a cup of coffee or iced tea with them all. The book just has a comfortable feeling even when there's a murder to solve.
I think that one of my favorite lines is at the end of the book when Iris says to Bernie " We can just be two old biddies together" true friendship.

This book is so good and full of friendship, some romance, small town gossip and a good mystery to solve. I highly recommend this book and series.

This can be read as a stand alone but why would you want to the other books in the series is great also. If you want more info on this book and series or Tonya Kappes other books check out her website at

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Fun New Cozy by Tonya Kappes

Tonya Kappes books are so fun and a perfect way to spend a day reading. She always makes you laugh  while you ride along trying to figure out whodunit. Tents, Trails and Turmoil is a fantastic, fun, roller coaster ride to the end with great characters, plot and surprise ending. I loved it.

When Mae and Dottie discover a body in the camp grounds dumpster they have to kick snooping into high gear so their campground can open.  Hank tries to keep Mae out of the investigation but snooping is her thing. I just love the Laundry Book Club ladies and they are on it when it comes to snooping and gossiping. Dottie just cracks me up with her my way or the highway attitude. Hank is a straight forward guy but knows when he is beat when it comes to keeping Mae from snooping. They are the perfect match. I love the little town of Normal KY and could just imagine going and visiting there. It is just the perfect setting for the perfect cozy mystery.

If you love camping, hiking, a great mystery, with fantastic characters, set in a beautiful town with a mystery that keeps you wondering and guessing to the end then you must read this one.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Great Cozy

I love  A Camper and Criminals Cozy Mystery Series from Tonya Kappes. It is one of my favorite cozy mystery series. Sunsets Sabbatical and Scandal is book 10 in the series but you can read it as a stand alone book but really all of the books in the series are great.

Tonya Kappes books always make you feel like you have escaped into a fun place  where there are friendly unique characters, small southern town charm and interesting mysteries to solve.  Sunsets, Sabbatical and Scandal is no exception.

As always Mae West finds herself right in the middle of trouble. When the Bookclub ladies and Mae find their friend Trudy murdered they waste no time calling together the Laundry Ladies to start snooping and brainstorming to solve her murder. I like how there is also another mystery intertwined when they find out that someone is hacking and stealing some of Normal's residents money. Mae is determined to help Hank, her boyfriend who just so happens to be a detective, solve this murder even when he tells her to stay out of it. Can Mae and the ladies figure it out without getting into too much danger or trouble?

Mae is a determined, hard working, and smart but she tends to get into some pretty sticky situations. I love all the gossipy eccentric characters that make up the nucleus of Normal KY. I was glad to see that Hank and Mae are moving their romance along too. His support when Mae goes back to her hometown and has to face her past was heart warming. I cheered Mae on when she stood up to the pompous Jami who always caused her trouble in school. One of my favorite lines was when Jami was taunting Mae like she did when in school and Mae came back with "I'm old enough now to know I don't have to take this anymore" Boy howdy I was thinking go ahead give her a good slap but now that wouldn't be lady like. All the people of Normal KY in this book are special and could be someone you would sit down and share a cup of coffee with.

I really enjoyed this book. It is the perfect mix of mystery, friends, family and southern charm while keeping you guessing about the solution to the mystery. I give this one  5 stars and looking forward to the next one.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Cozy Mysteries to Read

I have been trying to catch up on posting. Today I thought I would post the reviews for the last three cozy mysteries I have read. Each one was well worth the read.

First is
Down In Flames A Webb's Glass Shop Mystery Book 6 by Cheryl Hollon. 
Down in Flames by Cheryl Hollon sparks another good mystery with characters that are intriquing and can melt your heart. The way she uses down to earth people, flaws and all, and weaves them into the intricate pattern of the whole mystery is wonderful. Some of my favorite characters are Jacob and the twin sisters Rachel and Faith. They just add that special element to the story.  All of the people involved in the story bring a family like quality to the mystery and makes it special. If you like a good mystery, with fun loving characters, A unique setting and unexpected twists and turns then you will enjoy this book.

Jacob is a witness to a hit and run which throws him into shock complicated by his autism. Savannah has to help the police in finding out what Jacob knows and finding who hit and killed Nicole before that person comes after her and Jacob.  As she investigates she finds that maybe they didn't know Nicole as well as they thought. Is her secret life what got her killed?  Savannah wants to know but could her snooping be detrimental to her health too?  You will want to read the book to find out.

I enjoyed this book. It was a fast paced, intriquing read with elements of surprise to keep you reading. I think as you read it you are easily able to relate to all the characters and feel like you know them. I like a book that has characters that might be someone you know. If there was a down side it might be that it was a little wordy in a couple of places but not bad. I would of liked to have a little more complexity to the mystery but it was still good.

I would recommend this book and series if you like a good cozy mystery.

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Next one is
Clammed Up (A Maine Clambake Mystery Book 1) by Barbara Ross

This is a good read. What could be better than a clambake, day on a island and a boat ride except when there is a murder. This is a good mystery full of twists and turns as well as great characters and an interesting setting in Maine.

Julia Snowden comes home to save the family business but a murder on her families island puts that at risk. Can she finds out who the murderer is before she loses everything?

 Just when I thought I had it figured out another wrench was thrown into the works, which is always good when you have to wait to the end of the book to find out the who, what and why.  I look forward to reading the next book in the series.
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The last cozy is

The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries A Mrs Jeffries Mystery Book 1 by Emily Brightwell

A fun, fast paced cozy mystery that reminds me a lot of Agatha Christies Miss Marple series.  It has a lot suspects to choose from, good characters and twists to keep you reading.

I just love Mrs Jeffries. She is a smart, kind and caring person. The Inspector is absent minded and bumbling but good hearted. Mrs Jeffries steers him in the right direction to solve the mystery with the help of all the other employees of the inspector Witherspoon.

If you enjoy a good mystery, with great characters and many suspects to choose from as well as a puzzle with so many possibilities then you will enjoy this book

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I hope you will try some of these cozy mysteries. What is your favorite cozy series?