Monthly Archives: November 2015

“The shut eye” by Belinda Bauer – Book Review

Wow!  This book will be on my favorites of 2015 list for sure! I’ve been a fan of Belinda Bauer for a while now, but this is my favorite novel by her so far.  She takes what could be a … Continue reading

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“What kills good men” by David Hood – Book Review

Published by Nimbus Publishing, “What kills good men” is a historical police procedural mystery set in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1899. The setting was of special interest to me as Halifax is where I grew up and is very near … Continue reading

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“Playing with fire” by Tess Gerritsen – Book Review

Many readers are familiar with Tess Gerritsen for her immensely popular Rizzoli and Isles mystery series.  Now she has written a riveting, partly historical stand-alone novel that kept me spellbound throughout! When I say partly historical I mean that there … Continue reading

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“If Anything Should Happen” by Bonnie Hearn Hill – Book Review

No one wants to hear the words “If anything should happen to me…”.  Especially when it is someone they love.  When Kit Doyle says goodbye to her mother at the airport that is exactly what she hears.  Her mother tells … Continue reading

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“Nowhere Girl” by Ruth Dugdall – Book Review

My latest reading experience took me to a country I knew little about – Luxembourg.  It is true that armchair travel is very rewarding!  In this novel the reader gets to see the darker side of a beautiful European city. … Continue reading

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Susanne draws

Susanne draws her favorite literary characters. Here are Elizabeth & Liesel. I loved them and just HAD to share. Click here for more wonderful drawings by Susanne. Susanne is a young illustration student who lives in Hamburg, Germany. Follow her … Continue reading

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“What lies in the dark” by C.M. Thompson

Seldom do I prevaricate about a book review – but this time I am…   I really don’t know what to say about this one. First off, it is very dark in subject matter.  The reader knows that going in – … Continue reading

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“Convalescence”by Maynard Sims – Book Review

Halloween Day – of course I HAD to read a ghost story! It is 1965 and tuberculosis has decimated James’ family – killing his parents and sister – and leaving him weak and sickly.  He is sent to convalesce at … Continue reading

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“Dark corners” by Ruth Rendell – Book Review

A compelling and deliciously unnerving novel.  It WAS written by Ruth Rendell after all…   She penned 66 novels.  I’m just so sad it is the last ‘new’ novel of hers I shall ever read. Set in the affluent London suburb … Continue reading

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