Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Review: Naked In Death (In Death #1) by J.D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts)

Naked In DeathNaked In Death by J.D. Robb
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So I think I've read this before because the story line seemed familiar, but it would have been before 2013 when I started to keep track of the books I read. However, even if I did read this before I was still on the edge of my seat to find out who the murderer or murderers were, but I did find that Lieutenant Eve Dallas's relationship with Roarke, an Irish billionaire and possible murder suspect to overshadow the police procedural part of this book. So even though I enjoyed the romantic suspense brought on by Dallas and Roarke's relationship I felt that there was just to much romance and not enough crime solving. I was highly entertained though and managed to read this book in one day so the fact that it held my attention; mixed romance and a futuristic world and police force lead to me giving this read five stars! I am already on to the next book in the series and cannot wait to read all the rest which number 44 published, with number 45 coming out September 2017 and number 46 coming out January 2018; looks like I'll be busy lets hope the series can keep a hold of my interests like this one did! If your a fan of romantic suspense/thriller I would definitely check out this series if you haven't read any of them yet.

Thanks for being here,
Amy

Review: Murder at the Brightwell (Amory Ames Mystery #1) by Ashley Weaver

Murder at the Brightwell (Amory Ames Mystery, #1)Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A wonderful cozy mystery reminiscent of those that came from Dame Agatha Christie herself! Amory Ames is loaded so she has plenty of time to go off on a seaside holiday in aid of a friend and previous fiance, Gil, all the while leaving her handsome husband, Milo, home. Murder does have a tendency to occur whilst one is on holiday and since she has tenacity and time on her hands Amory thinks why not just see what I can find out! There is jealousy everywhere in this book because even though Amory thought Gil remained in the country he didn't, gosh it is so hard to keep your charmingly handsome husband at home now a days. Lucky for Amory though that he came because they team up to help Gil who has found himself to be the number one suspect for murder. Milo and Amory's marriage is anything less than ideal, but this adventure finds themselves working together and spending much needed time with each other. Obviously Milo dotes on Amory, but she just doesn't see it. And in true Christie fashion the real murderer is the one that was the least likely of all the characters to have had done it. Well done Ashley Weaver you are now up there as one of my favorite cozy mysteries of all time!

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Amy


Thursday, July 06, 2017

2 Mini Reviews for the Books I Read in June 2017

Most of June I spent chipping away at my tbr list for a few of the book series that I have been trying to get read, so even though I am going to review those also I wanted to split them up into their own posts so I am only going to post mini reviews in this post for the two stand-a-lone reads from June. So here goes:




Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a NationMrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation by Brad Ricca
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed the look into Grace Humiston's life, which was full and for the time period a bit eccentric for a woman. I did find some of the parts of the books to be a bit dry. Also she took on so many public faces: lawyer, private investigator and even an investigator working for the government that I found it hard to keep up with everything that she had going on especially when the different things intersected in the time line of her life. Other then those two issues I would definitely recommend this to mystery lovers that also like a good non-fiction read. I gave it four stars, because regardless of some issues it was still a fascinating read.



Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and DisturbancesTrigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So many wonderful short stories, which I didn't just read down in one huge swallow like I've been known to do with short story collections. No this collection of short stories should be savored like a good bottle of red, so I read two or three a day and let myself just take them in. On that note I want to let you know that Neil Gaiman is a damn genius and anything that I've read so far with his name as the author has never failed to awe me! Even if you don't enjoy short stories, but enjoy a read that has the creepiness of a bit of darkness in it then you should just pick up this book you will not be sorry that you did!

Those were the only two books I read in June that were not part of a series, but keep checking back for I will be adding my reviews of the books in a series that I read in June!

Thanks for being here,
Amy