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The Slip the Bonds of Earth

Book Review To Slip the Bonds of Earth by Amanda FlowerHistorical Mystery | Cozy “While not as famous as her older siblings Wilbur and Orville, the celebrated inventors of flight, Katharine Wright is equally inventive – especially when it comes to solving crimes – in USA Today bestselling author Amanda Flower’s radiant new historical mystery …

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Who To Believe

Book Review Who to Believe by Edwin HillPsychological Thriller | Mystery | Suspense Reader’s Thoughts: In a coastal town in New England, a shocking murder occurs. Laura Thibodeau has been found brutally murdered in her own home — and of course, her husband is the prime suspect. But everyone in Monreith has something to hide, …

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The Busy Body

Book Review The Busy Body by Kemper DonovanMystery | Cozy Mystery Reader’s Thoughts: From the host of the All About Agatha podcast, Kemper Donovan, comes an entertaining new mystery series. Featuring a ghostwriter who teams up with a presidential candidate to solve a murder, The Busy Body has all the classic mystery vibes but is …

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What Waits in the Woods

Book Review What Waits in the Woods by Terri ParlatoThriller | Mystery Reader’s Thoughts: When Esme’s career as a ballerina falls apart due to an injury, she has no choice but to return home. Home to a father who’s dying, a group of friends she hasn’t spoken to since high school, and a community with …

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The Girl Who Was Taken

Book Review The Girl Who Was Taken by Charlie DonleaMystery | Thriller | Suspense When it comes to mysteries and thrillers, I have a pretty good track record at figuring things out before the final reveal. It’s not often that an author manages to catch me completely off-guard, and yet, have the culprit still make …

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The Enemy at Home

Book Review The Enemy at Home by Kevin O’BrienHistorical Fiction | Mystery | WWII With her husband stationed in North Africa, Nora gets a job as a riveter at the Seattle Boeing plant. In the middle of a world war, her country desperately needs Nora’s help — but not everyone is happy about a woman …

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Murder by Invitation Only

Book Review Murder by Invitation Only by Colleen CambridgeMystery | Historical Fiction Calling all Agatha Christie fans! Colleen Cambridge is back again with the third installment in this cozy mystery series that features none other than the fictional housekeeper of Agatha Christie herself, Phyllida Bright! Red herrings, a clue left behind on the body, and …

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Second Shot

Book Review Second Shot by Cindy DeesMystery | Thriller Helen Warwick is a recently retired CIA assassin who just wants to settle down and reconnect with her family. The only problem? She’s the one being targeted now… Reader’s Thoughts: Second Shot is the exciting new start to a brand new series. Packed with action, this …

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Charlotte Illes Is Not A Detective

Book Review Charlotte Illes Is Not A Detective by Katie SiegelMystery | Fiction | LGBTQ Calling all those who spent their childhood dreaming of being a detective! Charlotte Illes Is Not A Detective is the debut novel by Katie Siegel — based upon her popular TikTok web series, featuring a former child detective called out …

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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 …

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