BOOK REVIEW A KILLER CAROL

A Killer Carol by Laura Bradford expertly combines a good mystery within the Amish community.  In this novel, she is able to highlight the suspense with a secondary story about Christmas preparations and festivities. Bradford decided to write the series because she wanted to “have an interesting backdrop for a mystery.  They live in the 1800s with no cell phones in their houses, do not keep large amounts of money in their house, will not take photographs, will not have Christmas trees, and are wary of the police. In some ways, it is like writing an older time mystery surrounded by the modern world.  For this particular novel, I...

INTERVIEW WITH KAREN ROSE

With Into The Dark, Karen Rose has outdone herself, which is hard to do. This story is a great read for the holiday season: full of intense scenes of suspense, a sprinkle of romance, and great characters the readers will fall in love with.  The core of the story is finding acceptance, trust, and love while struggling to avoid extreme danger.  But an added bonus is how Rose delves into subjects such as living with the handicap of deafness, being HIV positive, and child abuse. The story opens with a bang as teenager Michael Rowland is being chased by his stepfather, while carrying his younger brother Joshua. Michael knows that Joshua is going...

INTERVIEW WITH ADAM HAMDY

Aftershock by Adam Hamdy brings to a conclusion his Pendulum series. Throughout the series the deep state is exposed showing how those in business, the military, government, and religious leaders have their own agenda in an attempt to take over in Britain and America. The main heroes of the book are English detective Patrick Bailey, the leader of the Metropolitan Police task force, FBI Agent Christine Ash, and photographer John Wallace. They work together to destroy this far-reaching organization known as The Foundation. It is important to read the previous books to understand the journey that the heroes are on. Throughout the story there...

INTERVIEW WITH B. J. DANIELS

Restless Heart (Montana Justice Book 1) B. J. Daniels HQN Pub Nov 26th, 2019 Restless Hearts by B. J. Daniels is the first in a new series and it starts off with a home run. This story has a great murder mystery, some western romance, and family conflict.  The plot begins with the heroine, private investigator Blaze McClintock, returning home.  She is asked by the Judge who set her on the right path to help her estranged father who is accused of murdering a neighboring rancher. As the investigation takes hold she realizes something is amiss and that her father might actually be innocent. The judge also asks investigator Jake Horn...

INTERVIEW WITH ROSEMARY SIMPSON

Death Brings A Shadow (A Gilded Age Mystery Book 4) Rosemary Simpson Kensington Pub. Nov 26th, 2019 Death Brings A Shadow by Rosemary Simpson brings to life the post-Civil War period of the Gilded Age. Along with a murder mystery Simpson explores the South during the Reconstruction era. The story opens in 1889 when Prudence MacKenzie and Geoffrey Hunter are traveling from their residence of New York to Bradford Island, a sea island off the coast of Georgia. The setting provides a very creepy atmosphere, which fits into the plot line perfectly. It will remind readers of the line from the “Wizard of Oz,” only this time it is alligators,...

BOOK REVIEW BOOKMARKED FOR MURDER

Bookmarked For Murder (Mystery Bookshop Book 5) V. M. Burns Kensington Pub. Nov 26th, 2019 Bookmarked for Murder by V. M. Burns is the fifth book in the Mystery Bookshop series, one of three the author writes.  Many of the amateur sleuths in this series are not young at heart, which adds to the plot. “I write three series and this one is from the “Mystery Bookshop series.”  It has a story within a story with a contemporary murder and a historical cozy mystery. The protagonist has two poodle dogs, Snickers and Oreo, but they do not play a role in the plot.  BTW: the dogs on the cover are actually my dogs.  I also write a series, “RJ...