While the story could have been ripped from the headlines, the subject of senseless public shootings was treated with tenderness and sensitivity, humanizing both the victims and the shooters.
Category: Genre: mystery
Book Review: The Widows of Malabar Hill (Perveen Mistry, #1) by Sujata Massey
So many fascinating details about the 1920s, India's legal system, and most importantly, the myriad different cultures, customs, and ethnic groups that make up India's complex society.
Book Review: Promise Not to Tell by Jayne Ann Krentz
Romance, rain, and remembrances all feature heavily in this new mystery from a best-selling author.
Book Review: A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn
An exciting new sleuth thwarts cranky Englishman, abduction attempts, and life-threatening maneuvers while searching for clues to who she is and why someone is causing all this fuss over a simple, independently-minded, refreshingly modern, lady butterfly hunter.
Deliciously Long and Delightful Titles of Intriguing Children’s Novels
I began collecting deliciously long and delightful titles of children's books that I just knew I had to love based soley on that one distinguishing characteristic. Here are a few that I recommend primarily for readers who are between the ages of 8 and 12 and love to read about girls doing and learning and having adventures.
Book Review: The Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer
Clever and accurate title. Well-written thriller, plot-wise. But it's entirely a book written by a man that is supposed to be about a woman but is actually about a man instead.
Book Review: The Ultimatum (The Guardian #1) by Karen Robards
Bianca St. Ives was fierce, sexy, smart, and alluring.
Book Review: Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions (Kopp Sisters #3)
This series both fascinates and frustrates me. Impeccably researched and presenting as true a portrait as possible of what life was like for the very real Kopp sisters in the nineteen-tens, this series bring social issues to the forefront in a way few other mystery series do.
New Releases: Books Published September 26, 2017 for Children + Teens
Including Humpty Dumpty, Virginia Lee Burton, Sherman Alexie, Mark Twain, and more!
Book Review: A Perilous Undertaking (Veronica Speedwell #2) by Deanna Raybourn
Though by no means professional detectives, my new favorite sleuths, Veronica Speedwell, and her partner in crime, Stoker (that's Lord Revelstoke Templeton-Vane), are back in another mystery. An unexpectedly royal familial source asks Veronica to look into the case of a high-society gent who is about to hang for the murder of his mistress. Lots of behind-the-scenes machinations, both helpful and threatening, provide direction and impediments as the lepidopterist and taxidermist use their powers of observation, their fighting skills, and their insatiable curiosity to prove whether this man should swing from the gallows or be rescued from the hangman's noose.