Bookmarked for Murder, by V.M. Burns

Okay, if you like chuckling your way through enchanting cozy mysteries, this one’s for you! A rollicking road trip, followed by a puzzling mystery to be solved. The book is set in Chicago and western Michigan, and Burns is a real up-and-coming author to be aware of. She set her book in such interesting places […]

The Plot is Murder by V.M. Burns, a review and author interview

Hi, faithful readers! Susan Karsten here with a nice book to tell you about. THE PLOT IS MURDER is a novel I sought out on my own — not through the blogging program of any publisher, etc.   A delightful and different cozy mystery in which author Burns takes the reader along on a fascinating […]

Vanishing Point, by Lisa Harris

Hang on to your hats, readers! This one’s a nail-biter. You’ll immediately care about the main character, Jordan Lambert, and her love interest, Garrett Addison. They are thrown back together on the trail of a serial killer. This author takes you down into the nitty-gritty of such an investigation. The twists and turns of this […]

Dangerous Illusions, by Irene Hannon

Wow, you wouldn’t think a Christian fiction book would be so nerve-shatteringly suspenseful, would you? But this one is. Part of the author’s Code of Honor series, we find a vulnerable younger woman with some bad guys targeting her for a financial crime. Hannon is deft with both sweet romance and romantic suspense, so yes, […]

Still Life, by Dani Pettrey

Hi! Susan with my latest book review: I received this book from a blog program I sometimes review books for. The author, Dani Pettry, crafts a compelling group of characters, a complex storyline,¬†intriguing Baltimore setting, and a very satisfying journey to a thrilling¬†ending. A shocking, layered mystery must be solved before the hero can be […]

The Secrets of Wishtide, by Kate Saunders

This was a book that I liked so much that I quick went to see if she’d written others with this fascinating set of characters. No, this is a debut of a series. Boo-hoo. I will have to wait for more from this author. So, so, so, so good. All my reading friends, rush out […]

Old Shadows, New Murder, by Sharon McGregor

Susan Karsten here, with a review of a fascinating crime novel. My latest read, Old Shadows, New Murder, is a unique mystery story. The main character goes back to her less-than-beloved home town to settle things at a deceased relative’s house. Mysterious occurrences point to some long-forgotten incidents which soon develop into current problems for […]