Reviews

A Twist of Murder

Book Review A Twist of Murder by Heather Redmond “Please, sir, I want some more.” — Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist Reader’s Thoughts: The fifth installment in the Dickens of a Crime series, A Twist of Murder by Heather Redmond once again sees Charles Dickens acting as an amateur sleuth. This time, he’s in pursuit of missing orphans, legendary treasure, and …

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A Trace of Poison

Book Review A Trace of Poison by Colleen Cambridge “The truth, however ugly in itself, is always curious and beautiful to seekers after it.” — Agatha Christie Reader’s Thoughts: When I first saw that there was a cozy mystery series being released about Agatha Christie’s fictional, murder-solving housekeeper, I was all in! The first in the series, Murder at Mallowan …

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Cradles of the Reich

Book Review Cradles of the Reich by Jennifer Coburn Reader’s Thoughts: The first time I heard of “Lebensborn” was while watching an episode of The Man in the High Castle. (Funnily enough, this is mentioned in the author’s note as Coburn’s experience as well!) So when I read the premise for this new novel, Cradles of the Reich, I was …

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The Invincible Miss Cust

Book Review The Invincible Miss Cust by Penny Haw The year 2022 marks the centenary of Aleen Cust’s (the first female veterinary surgeon to be recognized by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) finally receiving her diploma. The pre-printed “Mr.” on it had been struck out and “Miss” added by hand. In The Invincible Miss Cust, author Penny Haw, shares …

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Secrets of the Nile

Book Review Secrets of the Nile by Tasha Alexander

Murder at the Serpentine Bridge

Book Review Murder at the Serpentine Bridge by Andrea Penrose The sixth book in the Wexford & Sloane series, this novel follows newlyweds Lady Charlotte and Lord Wexford as they untangle a web of politics and intrigue. When an engineering genius, Jeremiah Willis, is found floating in the Serpentine Lake, it’s up to the Wexfords to bring his killers to …

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The Ways We Hide

Book Review The Ways We Hide by Kristina McMorris As a child, Fenna is caught up in a Christmas Eve disaster (based on the Italian Hall Disaster of 1913.) Traumatized by this horrific event, she turns to magic and the art of illusion to help her process. Yet, her work as an escape artist soon attracts the attention of British …

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Books About Queen Elizabeth II

Books about Queen Elizabeth II This post contains affiliate links; as an Amazon associate, we earn from qualifying purchases. “I have in sincerity pledged myself to your service, as so many of you are pledged to mine. Throughout all my life and with all my heart I shall strive to be worthy of your trust.” — Queen Elizabeth II Our …

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Sweet Reads August 2022 Box Review

Sweet Reads Box Review August 2022 Book Box Review from Sweet Reads For the past few months, I have had the privilege of bring a spring and summer rep for Sweet Reads Box. (Which essentially means that they send me a monthly box to try out and share with all of you, and I get to give you a 10% …

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