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Wolf by Kelly Oliver Mystery Book Review

Wolf by Kelly Oliver Mystery Book Review

Written by on September 18, 2016 in Kelly Oliver, Mystery Series, Women Sleuths with 1 Comment

It certainly didn’t take long for me to be pulled into the world of Jessica James. A graduate student suddenly thrust into a murder, campus drugs and sexual assault, Russian mafia, and plenty more, our heroine stumbles her way along with talented and skillful friends. Wolf by Kelly Oliver is a mystery story with a […]

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Reading Time for Mystery Books

Reading Time for Mystery Books

Written by on March 22, 2014 in Just for Fun with 2 Comments

We have more excuses for you to read mystery books. Not that you really need an excuse to read the next mystery on your list, but why not have a little fun while you are at it. Wacky Holidays make great excuses. And we found a few more just for fun. Summer Wacky Holidays for […]

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Mystery Books for Kids: What, Where, How

Mystery Books for Kids: What, Where, How

The writing of mystery books for kids is quite a bit more difficult than writing for adults. Good children’s mysteries tend to be more puzzle-oriented. Finding and figuring out the clues. What makes a good kid’s mystery book? Let’s find out. Mystery stories for both younger kids and older kids are dissected here. Mystery Books […]

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Use Wacky-Holiday-Excuse to Read a Mystery

Use Wacky-Holiday-Excuse to Read a Mystery

Written by on December 26, 2013 in Just for Fun with 4 Comments

Wacky holidays abound in our culture, so we are taking them as an excuse to read a mystery book. I can hear you saying it – wacky holidays? What are you talking about? Did you know April 7 is No Housework Day? Why not read a mystery instead of doing housework? Yep, we have bunches […]

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Mystery Book of the Month – Explosive Eighteen

Mystery Book of the Month – Explosive Eighteen

The latest of the Stephanie Plum series is Explosive Eighteen. International murder hits dangerously close to home for our bounty hunter heroine. What can a girl do when she returns from a Hawaiian vacation and can only describe it as complicated? The exploits of Stephanie Plum are set to blow sky high. Our friend Mandee […]

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Cozy Mysteries and Armchair Mysteries

Cozy Mysteries and Armchair Mysteries

Written by on December 20, 2013 in More About Mystery Books, Mystery Genres with 4 Comments

Within the larger genre of Mystery Fiction, is a sub-genre known as “cozy mysteries” or “armchair mysteries.” What’s so cozy about a mystery novel you say? We aren’t talking about warm or feel-good books here. Instead we are talking about a style of fiction. The Cozy Mystery Plot Line The plot line always seem to […]

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Sue Grafton’s “W is for Wasted” Offers Something Different for Millhone and Readers

Sue Grafton’s “W is for Wasted” Offers Something Different for Millhone and Readers

Written by on September 17, 2013 in Mystery Book of the Month, Mystery Series with 2 Comments

The latest in the Kinsey Millhone alphabet mysteries is finally here. W is for Wasted offers the readers something different. Even though we are still following the independent private investigator through a murder, we see a different look. Sue Grafton and the Alphabet Mystery Series Starting this series in 1988, author Sue Grafton promised 26 […]

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Murder on the Mind Adds a Mystery Twist

Murder on the Mind Adds a Mystery Twist

Written by on April 8, 2013 in Mystery Book of the Month with 1 Comment

L. L. Bartlett has taken her Jeff Resnick series to an interesting twist with Murder on the Mind. And that twist is adding in a paranormal world for the insurance investigator hero of this series. Mystery with a Twist After Resnick is attacked and left with a blow to his skull, he is forced to […]

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The Ellery Queen Mysteries Are Returning

The Ellery Queen Mysteries Are Returning

Written by on February 15, 2013 in Mystery Series with 1 Comment

I received a great email from Emma at OpenRoadMedia. Her company in conjunction with MysteriousPress.com are re-releasing 12 of the Ellery Queen mystery novels. To me that’s fantastic. I love Ellery Queen novels and am delighted to share this news with you. These are classic whodunits starring the famous sleuth Ellery Queen. Written by two […]

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James Patterson’s I, Michael Bennett

James Patterson’s I, Michael Bennett

Written by on November 19, 2012 in Mandee's Mysteries, Mystery Book of the Month with 2 Comments

We are delighted to welcome a guest post today. Decorating for Events, Mandee, has reviewed the new James Patterson mystery, I, Michael Bennett. Thank you, Mandee and here is her review: “I, Michael Bennett by James Patterson (with Michael Ledwidge) I have been a Michael Bennett fan since I read the first book in the series, […]

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