Relative Fortunes by Marlowe Benn may have started off slowly for me, but I soon found myself caught up in this cunning murder-mystery set against the roaring twenties in Manhattan.
The Undertaker’s Assistant by Amanda Skenandore takes readers to New Orleans during the Reconstruction Era as Effie Jones, a former slave works as an embalmer and uncovers the secrets of her childhood. Gripping and poignant Skenandore reflects on a turbulent time in America’s history.
The story of the “marsh girl” was beautiful, brilliant and captivating making the one-hundred and forty-five-day wait to borrow the audiobook copy of Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens from my local library completely worth it.
A murder-mystery and 1920s Chicago Speakeasy? Come to momma. Murder Knocks Twice by Susanna Calkins, narrated by Sarah Naughton delivered a well-crafted tale that quickly transported me to Chicago and the world of a speakeasy.
I cannot believe it is the third Wednesday of the month, yet here we are with another guest review from Sophia Rose. Today she is sharing a historical cozy mystery, The Burning Issue of the Day by T.E. Kinsley. Enjoy!
The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner was a poignant, powerful story that shared friendship as it shined a light on American internment camps during World War II. Narrated by Kimberly Farr I found myself immersed in the stories of Elise Sontag and Mariko Inoue.
I was drawn to The Binding by Bridget Collins for it’s gorgeous cover and promising premise. Collins introduces us to the binding of memories and the damage forgetting painful memories or worse precious ones can do.
When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton shares Beatriz Perez’s story. Rich in the history of the 1960s and the Cold War, it also shares a forbidden romance as Beatriz fights to free her beloved Cuba.
A Dangerous Collaboration is the fourth Veronica Speedwell novel by Deanna Raybourn. Once again she treats us to a suspenseful mystery. The interactions between Veronica and Stoker. were both frustrating and exciting!