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Review: Once Upon a Spine

Title: Once Upon a Spine Series: Bibliophile Mystery #11 Author: Kate Carlisle Release Date: June 6th , 2017 Rating: 4/5 Stars Synopsis from Goodreads: San Francisco bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright stumbles through the looking glass in a tale of murder, rare books, and a quest for the perfect pie Brooklyn's oh-so-proper future in-laws are traveling from England to meet her, and if that's not enough to set her on edge, rumors abound that the charming Courtyard Shops across the street may be replaced by high-rise apartments. Their trendy neighborhood will be ruined unless Brooklyn and her fiance, Derek Stone, can persuade the shopkeepers not to sell. But with a rare edition of Alice in Wond

Review: Lowcountry Bonfire

Title: Lowcountry Bonfire Series: Liz Talbot Mysteries #6 Author: Susan M. Boyer Release Date: June 27, 2017 Rating: 4/5 Stars Synopsis from Goodreads: Private Investigators Liz Talbot and Nate Andrews have worked their share of domestic cases. So when Tammy Sue Lyerly hires them to find out what her husband is hiding, they expect to find something looney but harmless. After all, this is the guy who claims to have been a DEA agent, a champion bull rider, and a NASCAR driver. But when he turns up dead the morning after Liz and Nate deliver the incriminating photos, Tammy is the prime suspect. Questioning the truth of Zeke Lyerly’s tall-tales, Liz and Nate race to uncover small town scandal

Review: One Fete in the Grave

Title: One Fete in the Grave Series: A Liv and Di In Dixie Mystery #3 Author: Vicki Fee Release Date: May 30, 2017 Synopsis from Goodreads: Party planner Liv McKay has outdone herself this time. She's put together an unforgettable Fourth of July celebration for the town of Dixie, Tennessee--including breathtaking fireworks and an exciting Miss Dixie Beauty Pageant. Maybe a little too exciting. As the party is winding down, Liv's sense of triumph fizzles when the body of town councilman Bubba Rowland is discovered on the festival grounds. And now the prime suspect in his murder is Liv's mother's fiance, Earl, who had a flare-up recently with Bubba. To clear Earl's name, Liv and her best frien

Review: Edited Out

Title: Edited Out Series: Mysterious Detective #2 Author: E.J. Copperman Release Date: May 9, 2017 Rating: 4/5 Stars Synopsis from Goodreads: Mystery author Rachel Goldman is getting used to the idea that her fictional creation Duffy Madison has somehow taken flesh-and-blood form and is investigating missing person cases not far from where Rachel lives. Wait. No. She’s not getting used to it at all, and the presence of this real-life Duffy is making her current manuscript—what’s the word?—lousy. So she doesn’t want to see Duffy—the living one—at all. To make matters worse, when he shows up at her door and insists on talking to her, it’s about the one thing she doesn’t want to do: Find a mi

Review: Brew or Die

Title: Brew or Die Series: A Java Jive Mystery, Book #4 Author: Caroline Fardig Release Date: April 25, 2017 Rating: 4/5 Stars Synopsis from Goodreads: Inspired by her past sleuthing successes, Juliet Langley has officially joined the ranks of Nashville’s licensed private investigators. Her best friend, Pete Bennett, doesn’t worry that her detective work might interfere with her full-time job running his coffeehouse, Java Jive. He just wishes she would spend her free time rejoining the local music scene instead of tailing cheating spouses. But when one of Java Jive’s baristas, Shane, asks Juliet to look into the suspicious death of his fiancée, Pete encourages her to plow full steam ahead.

Review: Six Stories

Title: Six Stories Author: Matt Wesolowski Release Date: June 1, 2017 Rating: 4/5 Stars Synopsis: The novel is constructed as a series of podcasts, in which an investigative journalist describes the circumstances around the death of a teenage boy in an outward-bound center, interviewing witnesses, suspects and people close to the incident. Their six accounts form the six stories of the title, creating a "chilling and compelling, page-turning thriller that also delves deep into notions of truth, perception and loyalty". My Review: I adored this story. The unique style in which it was told offered a view into the story and the characters without adding in any extraneous detail. Despite the lac

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