The mystery is OK. Didn’t figure out whodunit until the reveal. The cats remind me a bit of The Cat Who… series, since they knock clues off the bookshelf and point things out by hissing or poking. These cats are magic: one walks through solid objects – doors, walls – and the other can turn … More Paws and Effect by Sofie Kelly
Interesting mystery, set between the World Wars. Is the detective psychic or not? Mostly she seems to pay close attention to body language, but sometimes it seems that the physical room is calling her to look at this or that. She recommends that someone use the new physical movements of Dr. Pilates! How cute. The … More Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear
I did not see that ending coming.
Dressed to Confess by Diane Vallere 3 stars One Fete in the Grave (A Liv And Di In Dixie Mystery #3) by Vickie Fee 3 Stars Kilt at the Highland Games (Liss MacCrimmon Mysteries #10) by Kaitlyn Dunnett 2 star. DNF.
Songwriter as solver of mysteries? Fun concept. Beauty-and-weight-obsessed mom, bored kid, and two pageant moms trash talking each other before I’m actually interested in the story? Pass. Read two chapters. I’d rather watch grass grow.
5 Mysteries, good better best, that I read while my big fat book was mislaid. Lord of the Wings by Donna Andrews My rating: 5 of 5 stars Yay, Meg the Lady Blacksmith is back at work with iron and the forge, not yay, it’s all off screen, yay again, her ironmongery is a vital … More Mystery Mix
It’s not so obvious in each individual book, but at some point I realize that hey, the last batch of books I read were as white as white can be. Hey, all you SFF and Mystery and Historical and YA writers: Where are all the people I see in my neighborhood? The Johnson Test After … More White as Snow For Miles Around