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 “abso-freaking-lutely” loved it. Darynda Jones is a genius. This is her second book in the Charley Davidson series, and it delivered all that I had hoped for and more. The storyline is fresh, with a strong cast of characters. The writing is tight, fast paced, incredibly witty and left me wanting more.
Unfinished Business was an interesting mystery with a shocker ending. Fifteen years ago Kara Webb’s sister went missing and her family won’t talk about it. Her brother is now dead and it was ruled an accident. When going through his things she finds a recent picture of her brother and sister. She needs answers and seeks out the former detective who handled the case.
As a fan of author Heather Graham, I am happy to report that Sacred Evil delivers. Sacred Evil is the third book in the Krewe of Hunters series. The FBI team is sent to help N.Y. Detective Jude Crosby. NYPD is investigating murders that are eerily identical to Jack the Rippers. The public is alarmed and news media around the globe are reporting, “Jack is back”.
Lone Defender is, a contemporary romance sprinkled with a faith based message. I love PI mysteries with a touch of romance and this book fit the bill.