Mini Reviews (27) – Recently Read Cozies

Death of a Chimney Sweep by M. C. Beaton
⭐ ⭐ ⭐
This one was kind of all over the place, and the titular chimney sweep was very unimportant to the main mystery. The body count was HUGE!

Death of a Kingfisher by M. C. Beaton
⭐ ⭐ ⭐
I read this one in a day (audiobook while running a bazillion errands). As is typical of this series, the mystery was sprawling, the body count high, and the characters oddly charming. I love Hamish Macbeth, and always enjoy reading about his antics.

Crowned and Dangerous by Rhys Bowen
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 1/2
First of all, how gorgeous is that cover? Bowen really needs to follow through with the Darcy / Georgie marriage! This one was very slow to take off, and featured way too much Zou Zou (a new character). I enjoyed the resolution, and ultimately ended the book with a smile.

TTT: Due in 2016, Part Deux

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is “Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The Year (since we did a topic about the releases we were excited about for the first half of 2016 back in the beginning of the year).”

  1. Stiletto by Daniel O’Malley
    Expected publication: TODAY!!!

  1. The Pursuit by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
    Expected publication: 6/21/16

  1. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
    Expected publication: 7/5/15

  1. Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine
    Expected publication: 7/5/16

  1. Luck, Love & Lemon Pie by Amy E. Reichert
    Expected publication: 7/12/16

  1. Crowned and Dangerous by Rhys Bowen
    Expected publication: 8/2/16

  1. Ghostly Echoes by William Ritter
    Expected publication: 8/23/16

  1. Christmas Caramel Murder by Joanne Fluke
    Expected publication: 9/27/16

  1. Goldenhand by Garth Nix
    Expected publication: 10/11/16

  1. Turbo Twenty-Three by Janet Evanovich
    Expected publication: 11/15/16

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TTT: Time After Time

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is “Top Ten Historical Settings You Love/ Ten Historical Settings You’d Love To See or Top Futuristic Books You Love/Ten Futuristic Societies I’d Love To Read in Books — basically this week is all about the past or the future….spin it however you choose!”

ONE. Regency England

TWO. Victorian England

THREE. American Civil War

FOUR. Edwardian England

FIVE. 1920s

SIX. 1930s


EIGHT. 1990s


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