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 […]

A Fool and His Monet, by Sandra Orchard

From the dashing, intriguing cover, to the final denouement, this mystery will have you biting your nails, at the edge of your seat, and turning pages as fast as you can read them. Main character, Serena, has a boatload of secret motives for her dangerous career. She skates the edge of safety in order to […]