New Book Releases: May 10 -May 16, 2023

Sepulchre Street by Martin Edwards (May 11, 2023) London, 1930s:┬áRachel Savernake is attending renowned artist Damaris Gethin’s latest exhibition, featuring live models who pose as famous killers. But that’s just the warm-up act… Unsure why she was invited, Rachel is soon cornered by the artist who asks her a haunting favour: she wants Rachel to solve her murder. Damaris then takes to the stage set … Continue reading New Book Releases: May 10 -May 16, 2023

Book Review: Death in Provence by Serena Kent (2018)

Death in Provence by Serena Kent is the first Penelope Kite Mystery series book. Death in Provence follows the story of Penelope Kite, a recently divorced British woman who has moved south of France to start a new life. Penelope’s idyllic new beginning is interrupted when she discovers the body of her neighbor, Henri Mallet, floating in his swimming pool. As the police investigate the … Continue reading Book Review: Death in Provence by Serena Kent (2018)

Book Review: Bright Young Dead by Jessica Fellowes (2018)

Bright Young Dead is a mystery novel by Jessica Fellowes, published in 2018. It is the second book in the Mitford Murders series. The story takes place in 1925, in the glamorous and decadent world of the “Bright Young People” in London. The protagonist, Louisa Cannon, is working as a nanny for the Mitford family, but when she stumbles upon the body of a young … Continue reading Book Review: Bright Young Dead by Jessica Fellowes (2018)

New Book Releases March 22 – March 28, 2023

Lady Gold Investigates: Mystery Collection of Short Stories by Lee Strauss & Norm Strauss (Lady Gold Investigates, 5) Lady Gold Takes The Case in this 5th volume of Ginger Gold’s popular short story mystery series! Join Mrs. Ginger Reed~aka Lady Gold, as she adventures with her new employee, Magna Jones, a tough-as-nails colleague Ginger worked with during the Great War, to unravel these enigmatic mysteries. … Continue reading New Book Releases March 22 – March 28, 2023

Book Review: A Murderous Marriage by Alyssa Maxwell (2019)

A Murderous Marriage is a mystery novel written by Alyssa Maxwell. The story takes place in the 1920s and follows the main character, Lady Phoebe Renshaw, as she investigates a murder that takes place at a high society wedding. Lady Phoebe Renshaw is a member of the aristocracy and a well-known amateur sleuth. As the novel opens, she is attending the wedding of her close … Continue reading Book Review: A Murderous Marriage by Alyssa Maxwell (2019)

Book Review: Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver (2014)

Murder at the Brightwell is a mystery novel written by Ashley Weaver, set in the 1930s and featuring the main character of Amory Ames. The story begins with Amory Ames, a wealthy and stylish young woman, receiving an invitation from her estranged husband, Milo, to join him for a weekend party at the Brightwell Hotel. Despite her reservations, Amory decides to attend the party in … Continue reading Book Review: Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver (2014)

Book Review: A Fatal Crossing by Tom Hindle (2022)

A Fatal Crossing by Tom Hindle is a gripping crime fiction set on board a luxury cruise liner sailing from Southampton to New York in the 1920s. The story revolves around the discovery of a dead body on board, and the subsequent investigation to uncover the culprit. The story is set in November 1924, when the Endeavour sets sail for New York with 2,000 passengers … Continue reading Book Review: A Fatal Crossing by Tom Hindle (2022)

Book Review: The Betel Nut Tree Mystery by Ovidia Yu (2018)

The Betel Nut Tree Mystery by Ovidia Yu is a murder mystery set in Singapore during the 1930s. It features a plucky and resourceful female protagonist, Su Lin, who is hired as a nanny to the daughter of a British police officer. When a murder occurs in the household, Su Lin uses wit and intelligence to help solve the crime. The novel takes place against … Continue reading Book Review: The Betel Nut Tree Mystery by Ovidia Yu (2018)

Book Review: Dead, Dead Girls by Nekesa Afia (2021)

Dead, Dead Girls by Nekesa Afia is a compelling mystery-thriller novel that follows the story of an ambitious, determined, and resilient young woman named Louise Lloyd. The story is set in Harlem in the 1920s, and it centers around a series of murders that have been taking place, with the victims being young Black women. Louise is a journalist who has always been fascinated by … Continue reading Book Review: Dead, Dead Girls by Nekesa Afia (2021)

Book Review: Messenger of Truth by Jacqueline Winspear (2006)

Messenger of Truth is the fourth book in the Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear. The book was first published in 2006 and is set in 1931, during the interwar period in England. The novel opens with Maisie Dobbs, a private investigator and psychologist, being approached by a wealthy aristocrat who wants her to investigate the death of his artist son, Nicholas Bassington-Hope. Nicholas was … Continue reading Book Review: Messenger of Truth by Jacqueline Winspear (2006)