Category Archives: Mysteries

Book Review: The Other Woman

Author: Hank Phillippi Publisher: Forge Books 2012 Genre: Mystery Jane is a journalist, newly working for a Boston newspaper. She was a TV journalist until she refused to reveal a source. The TV station fired her and everywhere she goes people … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wings In the Dark

. Author: Michael Murphy Publisher: Alibi Genre: Mystery, Historical Fiction My Reason For Reading This Book: I’ve read the first two books in this great new mystery series and I had to keep going. The two main characters are worth spending … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Widow’s Son

. Author: Thomas Shawver Publisher: Alibi July 2015 Genre: Mystery My Reason For Reading This Book: I read the first two books in the series and enjoyed them. I like the main character, Michael Bevan. He’s very flawed which makes … Continue reading

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Two “English” Books: English Creek and The English Girl

Two of the books I read this past month have the word “English” in their titles. English was also important within the stories. In English Creek by Ivan Doig (Scribner 2005), it’s all about a whole forestry division in northeastern … Continue reading

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Book Tour: The Case of the Invisible Dog

. Author: Diane Stingley Publisher: Alibi 2015 Genre: Cozy Mystery In the start of a charmingly imaginative cozy series sure to delight fans of Carolyn Hart and Diane Mott Davidson, Diane Stingley introduces a blundering detective who believes herself to … Continue reading

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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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A Golden Age Mystery: The Sussex Downs Murder by John Bude

Originally Published in 1936, Re-published by Poisoned Pen Press in 2015 There isn’t much I enjoy more than reading mysteries written during the Golden Age of Mystery, the time period between the two world wars. It’s the reason I’m so … Continue reading

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Book Review: Let Me Die In His Footsteps by Lori Roy

Publisher: Dutton, June 2, 2015 This novel is already creating a lot of buzz and I’m honored to be one of the stops on it’s TLC Book Tour. The buzz is well deserved as it truly is one of those … 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: Ryder: Bird of Prey

Author: Nick Pengelley Publisher: Alibi (May 5, 2015) Genre: Mystery This is my third Nick Pengelley novel. [See my reviews here.]  Each  book gets better and better. In this newest book I was hooked by the time I hit page … Continue reading

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