Review: She Be Damned: A Heloise Chancey Mystery, by M. J. Tjia

She be Damned by M J TjiaRating: ★★☆☆☆

Recommended: No

Genres: Historical Fiction, Crime

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Goodreads Synopsis:

London, 1863: prostitutes in Waterloo area are turning up dead, their sexual organs mutilated and removed. When another girl goes missing, fears grow that the killer may have claimed their latest victim. The police are at a loss and so it falls to courtesan and professional detective Heloise Chancey to investigate. With the assistance of her trusty Chinese maid, Amah Li Leen, Heloise inches closer to the truth. But when Amah is implicated in the brutal plot, Heloise must reconsider who she can trust before the killer strikes again. Continue reading

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ARC Review: Brewing up Murder by Neila Young

Brewing up Murder Neila Young

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Genres: Cozy Mystery, Crime

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I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I was starting a reading slump when I picked this book up – and then it was gone!


Goodreads Synopsis:

As the owner of Mystery Cup Café in Wilton, Missouri, a town made famous by a string of long-ago murders, Blake Harper is used to the mysterious. When her barista is found strangled in a mound of coffee beans, Blake vows to find the killer, even though her sister, the town’s lead police detective, tells her to stay out of it. Continue reading

ARC Review: Murder in Montparnasse, by Kerry Greenwood

Murder in MontparnasseRating: ★★★★☆

Genres: Crime, Historical Fiction

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I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I love the Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries series, so when I saw this book on Netgalley, I just had to read it! I was pretty psyched when I saw it got approved, as you can imagine.


Goodreads Synopsis:

The divine Phryne Fisher leads another dance of intrigue. Seven Australian soldiers, carousing in Paris in 1918, unknowingly witness a murder and their presence has devastating consequences. Ten years later, two are dead … under very suspicious circumstances. Continue reading

ARC Review: The Word is Murder, by Anthony Horowitz

The Word is Murder Anthony Horowitz

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Genres: Crime, Thriller, Fiction

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I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book comes out today, August 24th 2017!

I have been wondering how to review this book since I started reading it and, now that I’m finished, I am still not sure. The first thing to say is that it’s unique, not your typical murder mystery, and it’s strange. I was not sure if I’d liked it until it was over, and I think a better way to describe is that it definitely left an impression on me. It stuck in my mind and got me googling all through the story. So: yes, I enjoyed it! Continue reading

ARC Review: The Other Girl, by Erica Spindler

The Other Girl Erica Spindler

Rating: ★★★★★

Genres: Thriller, Crime

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The Other Girl comes out today! I read this book in one sitting. Need I say more?


Goodreads Synopsis: 

Officer Miranda Rader of the Hammond PD in Louisiana is known for her honesty, integrity, and steady hand in a crisis—but that wasn’t always so. Miranda comes from Jasper, just south of Hammond, a place about the size of a good spit on a hot day, and her side of the tracks was the wrong one. She’s worked hard to leave the girl she used to be behind and earn respect in her position as an officer. Continue reading

ARC Review: See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

See What I have done Sarah Schmidt

Rating: ★★★★☆

Genres: Crime, Historical Fiction

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I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

If you are a fan of true crime, this book is for you. It tells the story of the ax murders of Andrew and Abby Borden, which today completes 125 years. See What I Have Done got me on the edge of my seat during the whole time, although I already knew the story previous to reading the book. It is so gripping and it sent a chill down my spine every time I thought the story it’s based on was real. Honestly, it felt like reading all the articles about the case, plus filling the blank spaces our imaginations tend to try and fill out. What goes through the head of someone who commits a crime like that? See What I Have Done tells you. Continue reading

ARC Review: Girl in Snow, by Danya Kukafka

Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Genres: Mystery, Crime, Drama

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I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book will be published on August 1st 2017.

I was curious about Girl in Snow after seeing a review from Jay about it, and it seemed to me that the book was a study of human relationships and the complexity of personalities, with a death of a girl as its background. And yes, that is exactly what the story was like. It’s a mystery with characters full of secrets, and it starts with a 15-year-old girl dead in the snow, but it’s not a thriller. Continue reading

ARC Review: The Breakdown by B. A. Paris

The Breakdown

Rating: ★★★★☆

Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Crime

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One stormy night, Cass decides to take a shortcut on her way home, and her life was never the same again. Through the downpour, she saw a car stopped on the side of the road, and a woman inside it. The next day, she finds out the woman had been murdered. She tortures herself with what she should have done to help her, that the woman was probably still alive when Cass saw her… and then she starts forgetting things. She forgets having invited friends for a barbecue, having agreed on buying a gift for her co-worker, where she parked her car… Continue reading

Review: Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Recommend: Yes, with restrictions

Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Crime

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I have seen this book around for a while, and the description made me pick it up faster than I could say “but you have such a long TBR”. The story starts with Susan Ryeland, an editor who finds herself with the latest manuscript of the famous writer Alan Conway, and there is no indication that this book will be any different from his other bestseller crime novels. The manuscript follows detective Atticus Pünd as he sets to solve a murder in a sleepy English village. Continue reading