The Business of Blood by Kerrigan Byrne takes us to 1890, London, where the business of murder is booming. Grab a cuppa and meet feisty, determined Fiona Mahoney but prepare for trouble….
I was immediately intrigued by the synopsis of Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson and grabbed the audiobook narrated by Graham Halstead. A book store owners blog post, appears to be the manifesto for a serial killer.
Alone in the Wild by Kelley Armstrong is the fifth novel in the Casey Duncan series set in Rockton, Alaska, a remote village cut off from civilization. Twists, complex characters, the wild landscape of the Yukon and an intense case will keep readers flipping the pages.
I didn’t realize when the cover and synopsis pulled me in to The Janes by Louisa Luna, that this was book two in the Alice Vega series. Gritty, dark, with moments of humor Luna delivered a suspenseful crime thriller that could easily have been pulled from today’s headlines.
I am always looking for something a little different when I make my selections for the HoHoHo Readathon. Some years I slip in a horror but this year, Shamus Dust by Janet Roger crossed my desk. A murder-mystery that begins in the wee hours of Christmas morning.
I fully intended to read A Madness of Sunshine by Nalini Singh, but when I saw Saskia Maarleveld was narrating I grabbed my earbuds instead. Singh delivered a suspenseful thriller set in a small coastal town in New Zealand. Gritty and slow to unfold, the narrative pulled me in and it transported me….
Today I am back with the next two novellas in the Widow’s Island series by Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot. While each book contains a murder-mystery case, the romantic arc and overall cold case is best read in order of the novellas release dates. Grab a cup of coffee and check out my reviews.