THE CHILD GARDEN by Catriona McPherson Reviewed

THE CHILD GARDEN Catriona McPherson September 2015 Midnight Ink Have you read Catriona McPherson yet? Oh man, are you missing out if you haven’t. Her Dandy Gilver historical series is nothing short of delightful and her award-winning standalones are simply breathtaking. In her latest standalone THE CHILD GARDEN, Gloria is quietly living her life in a sleepy Scottish village. Every day she visits her disabled son who lives in a nearby home. Her boy is a roommate with the elderly woman whose home Gloria is living in and caring for. One rainy night changes everything. Gloria nearly collides with another car—only to find that it’s an old school...

February Fever by Jess Lourey

Midnight Ink February 2015   Mira James has had an unbelievable year. She moved from the big city of Minneapolis to small town Battle Lake in outstate Minnesota last May. Since then she has discovered dead bodies every month. Every. Month. Jess Lourey’s latest Murder by Month book staring Mira, FEBRUARY FEVER, takes place in, well, February. That makes at least 9 dead bodies that Mira has stumbled upon since May. She realizes that this is getting a little strange and cringes when she has to flip the calendar to a new month. A new month means the potential for finding a new stiff. Mira developed a serious crush on local eye-candy Johnny...

Pet Spotlight: Tracy Weber and Tasha

Security Chiefs and Soul Mates I never believed in love at first sight until the night I met my three-week-old puppy. I had high expectations of dog ownership. After all, I had dreamt about owning a German shepherd for well over a decade, which was how long it took me to convince my animal-fur-allergic husband that our home—which already housed four cats—had enough space for a one-hundred-pound behemoth. At three weeks old, Tasha wasn’t yet able to show me her personality. She and her littermates barely had their eyes open and they couldn’t control their back ends, so they dragged their legs and tails behind them like miniature seals....

BROKEN TRUST by Shannon Baker

BROKEN TRUST Shannon Baker 2014 Midnight Ink The title is a double entendre as the heroine, Nora Abbott, works for an environmental non-profit Trust. Actually, she’s just started the job, left vacant when the former finance director was murdered by a few shots in the back. Set in Boulder, Colorado, one of the villains, Sylvia LaFever, is working on a climate control machine (which exists in reality) to get rid of a fast-multiplying and devastating beetle. But Sylvia is going to use it for another purpose, however, we don’t know what it is, nor does anyone else except her rich lover. She is arrested for the murder of Darla because Sylvia...

Jess Lourey Signing at Once Upon a Crime Oct18

Jess Lourey Signing at Once Upon a Crime

  Tonight Jess Lourey played hostess at Minneapolis’s Raven Award winning bookstore Once Upon A Crime. The party she hosted was to promote the latest installment of her fan-favorite Murder By Month series, DECEMBER DREAD. Arriving just after the event starting time of 7:00, we were very pleased to see the little shop packed with fans. Happy readers waited patiently for Lourey to sign their copies of DREAD, as well as her new self-published young adult book THE TROLLHOUSE TRILLOGY. Lourey’s signings always seem to have a theme that matches up with the theme of the Murder By Month book being promoted and this one was no different. For...