Silence Fallen (Mercy Thompson) by Patricia Briggs: snippet commentary Mercy passes by the Old-New Synagogue of Prague. She wonders, an old-old synagogue? LOL no, you’re coming at it from the wrong direction in history. There is the Synagogue. Everyone prays there. The children grow up, and their children. The Synagogue where everyone prays is too … More History Meme in a SF Story!
The Good: The Iced Princess by Christine Husom My rating: 3 of 5 stars Thanksgiving rush = need help. When Molly the Help = dead, it’s not much help at all. The question is, since Molly was wearing Cami’s dress, who was the real target? * Cami’s old boss, Madame Senator, who fired Cami for … More Mystery List: The Good, the Bad, the Blah
The Good, the Bad and the Guacamole by Rebecca Adler My rating: 2 of 5 stars Book One was lots of fun. It had family, great food, and oh yeah, mystery. This book had all those elements, but it took the focus off the family and put the focus on strangers instead. Less fun for … More Lists & Memes: Great Books? Duds
Suede to Rest by Diane Vallere My rating: 3 of 5 stars If book 3 of a series (Silk Stalkings) is just that good, I will go back and read the previous in the series. A Disguise to Die For by Diane Vallere My rating: 3 of 5 stars Since Silk Stalkings was just that … More Mystery Memes: Diane Vallere Writes Good
Silk Stalkings by Diane Vallere 5 Stars This was a good mystery, a fine cast of characters, plenty of red herrings, and a few people-we-love-to-hate who actually didn’t die. Also Friends From Before the Series [tm] come to visit! It also raises questions about what beauty contests teach, is the prize for one person worth … More It’s a Mystery List & Meme to Me, Folks
Mystery novels are all about catching the bad guys, and sometimes I’m just cruising for justice. Eve Dallas can work with that, and hey, in “Witness in Death” she actually goes through some character growth. The rest are pretty good too. Holiday in Death (In Death #7) byJ.D. Robb 3 stars Witness in Death (In … More It’s a (really good) Mystery to Me
What turns a mystery into a ‘cozy’, anyway? Less violence initiated by Our Hero? A detective who only detects on the side? A female detective? Dick Francis wrote books that would be cozies, if that includes male non-detectives. Buried in Bargains by Josie Belle and All Sales Final by Josie Belle My rating: 4 of … More A Week of (Cozy) Mysteries