Karen / Mainstream Fiction / Mystery / Psychological / Suspense/Thriller

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon

I can truthfully say I have read my favorite book of 2017, The Trouble with Goats and Sheep. This novel (by the way, first novel by the author) has it all! It is clever, charming, disturbing, funny, and full of mystery throughout. The quick overview – this book is about two 10-year-old girls in 1976, … Continue reading

Carol / Literary Fiction / Mystery / Psychological / Suspense/Thriller

The Unquiet Dead by Ausma Zehanat Khan

The war in Bosnia and its aftermath have been largely overlooked by the West. The same is not true of those who experienced it. Set in Canada, The Unquiet Dead is both a mystery and a commentary on the aftermath of war and its effects on many survivors. Inspector Esa Khattak finds himself investigating the … Continue reading

John / Mystery / Suspense/Thriller

Last To Die by Tess Gerritsen

Tess Gerritsen’s Last to Die finds Boston Police detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles helping three children who have been severely damaged by violent crime. The three children—Teddy Clock, Will Yablonski and Claire Ward—all end up at a special boarding school called Evensong, which Isles’ unofficial son Julian is also attending. It should … Continue reading

Award Winning / Carol / Historical Fiction / Mystery

A Decline in Prophets by Sulari Gentill

This second entry in Gentill’s Rowland Sinclair mystery series fulfilled my fervent wish after reading the first: let the next book be as good! So it has and so am I happy. A Decline in Prophets finds Rowly and his Bohemian coterie of sculptress Edna Higgins, poet Milton Isaacs, and artist Clyde Watson aboard the … Continue reading