Category Archives: B Books

Book Review: The Rhyme of the Magpies

Author: Marty Wingate Publisher: Alibi, June 2, 2015 Genre: Cozy Mystery / Series: Bird of a Feather Mystery Today its my turn to host Marty Wingate on her TLC Book Tour. Her latest book, The Rhyme of the Magpie, is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rules of Prey by John Sandford

Regular readers of Joyfully Retired know how much I love John Sandford’s Virgil Flowers series. But, I’ve only read one of Sandford’s “Prey” series, so I thought I’d go back and start at the beginning. The main character, Lucas Davenport, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Injustice For All

. Author: Scott Pratt Publisher: Penguin, 2010 Genre: Legal Thriller This is the third book in Scott Pratt’s Joe Dillard series. Joe used to a defense attorney, but has crossed over to the other side. He’s an assistant district attorney … Continue reading

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Book Review of a Classic: Emma by Jane Austen

. Author: Jane Austen Published: 1815 Genre: Classic Romance Format: Audiobook Narrated by Flo Gibson Emma Wodehouse is the star of this novel. She’s a beautiful young woman who has been raised in an upper class home in England in … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie: N or M?

Publisher: Dodd Mead, 1941 As many of you know, I’m reading Agatha Christie’s novels from beginning to end. I’ve finally reached the books she published in the 1940s. To my surprise, N or M? features Tommy and Tuppence, a couple … Continue reading

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Book Review: All That Glitters

Publisher: Alibi, 2015 A couple of months ago I read The Yankee Club (my review). It was set in New York city in the 1930s. Jake Donovan, a former detective, now a mystery writer, investigated the death of a good … Continue reading

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Book Review: Four Mystery/Romances from Lisa Jackson

A few weeks ago Audible had this great sale on audiobooks and I grabbed quite a few. I’ve been wanting to read some of Lisa Jackson’s mystery novels. To tell you the truth, I just grabbed the first two in … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Murder in Retrospect or The Five Little Pigs

. Author: Agatha Christie Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Companuy, 1942 The Five Little Pigs was first published with the title of Murder In Retrospect. This title is, in my opinion, a better description of the story. A young woman, Carla, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Left Turn at Paradise: A Rare Books Mystery by Thomas Shawver

Publisher: Alibi/Random House, August 26, 2014 All it took was for me to read the first sentence of the book’s description and I said, “I want to read this one!” Read it and see what you think: Michael Bevan is … Continue reading

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