Sign of the Day: Books
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Up in KRL this morning a review & giveaway of "Murder of the Maestro" by Anna Celeste Burke http://kingsriverlife.com/04/28/murder-of-the-maestro-by-anna-celeste-burke/ And reviews & giveaways of 4 more fun mysteries-"Bad Neighbors": An Agnes and Effie Mystery by Maia Chance, "Plain Confessions": An Amish Mystery by Emma Miller, "Santa Fe Mourning": A Santa Fe Revival Mystery by Amanda Allen, and "Til Death Do Us Party": A Live and Di in Dixie Mystery by Vickie Fee http://kingsriverlife.com/04/28/end-of-april-mystery-catch-up/ Also a review of a mystery short story collection perfect for spring, "Pushing Up Daises" and an ebook giveaway of 6 mystery novels by authors in the collection http://kingsriverlife.com/04/28/pushing-up-daisies-a-spring-short-story-collection/ We also have the latest mystery coming attractions from Sunny Frazier, along with a giveaway of a book from a past coming attractions, "Hummus and Homicide" by Tina Kashian http://kingsriverlife.com/04/28/coming-attractions-questionable-climate-conditions-edition/ And a review & giveaway of "Murder at the Bus Depot" by Judy Alter along with an interesting interview with Judy http://kingsriverlife.com/04/28/murder-at-the-bus-depot-by-judy-alter/ And if you enjoy fantasy with your mystery, up in KRL News and Reviews we have a review & giveaway of "Lady Henterman's Wardrobe" by Marshall Ryan Maresca http://www.krlnews.com/2018/04/lady-hentermans-wardrobe-by-marshall-ryan-maresca.html
This week, I'm giving away mysteries set in Greece and Italy, Jeffrey Siger's An Aegean April and David P. Wagner's A Funeral in Mantova. Details on my blog, at https://lesasbookcritiques.blogspot.com. Entries from the U.S. only, please.-- Lesa Holstine firstname.lastname@example.org
We feature new 20 reviews in each issue of Crime Review ( www.crimereview.co.uk), together with a top industry interview. This time it’s author Laura Lippman in the Countdown hot seat. We’re on Twitter at: Crime Review: @CrimeReviewUK Linda Wilson: @CrimeReviewer Sharon Wheeler: @lartonmedia This week’s reviews are: FIRE by LC Tyler, reviewed by John Cleal In 1666 England is at war with Spain and France. A massive blaze destroys much of London. Lawyer John Grey is tasked with discovering whether a Frenchman is to blame and is plunged into danger that threatens both himself and the nation. KING SOLOMON’S CURSE By Andy McDermott, reviewed by Linda Wilson Archaeologist Nina Wilde goes in search of the legendary King Solomon’s mines, and ends up putting her young daughter at risk. A GREAT RECKONING by Louise Penny, reviewed by Sylvia Maughan A professor in the academy for the training of police recruits is found murdered. The killer could be another disgruntled professor or even one of the recruits. EIGHTEEN BELOW by Stefan Ahnhem, reviewed by Kati Barr-Taylor It looked like suicide when the car drove into the water. But now the troubled Helsingborg crime squad know it is murder. BLOODY SCOTLAND by Lin Anderson & others, reviewed by Ewa Sherman A collection of short stories by 12 of Scotland’s best crime writers using the country’s iconic sites and structures. NAME OF THE DOG by Elmer Mendoza, reviewed by Chris Roberts Detective ‘Lefty’ Mendieta is trying to get to grips with a chain of murders of dentists when the death of someone close to a drug boss triggers a war. WHERE DEAD MEN MEET by Mark Mills, reviewed by Arnold Taylor Sister Agnes of St Theresa’s orphanage comes upon an intruder in the middle of the night. When she fails to supply information regarding one of the children who lived there, he kills her. I AM THUNDER by Muhammad Khan, reviewed by Linda Wilson Fifteen-year-old Muzna wants to be a writer. Her Pakistani-born parents want her to be a doctor. When the hottest boy in her new school starts to pay attention to her, Muzna can’t believe her luck, but all good things come at a price.
SECRETS IN DEATH by JD Robb, reviewed by John Barnbrook Lieutenant Eve Dallas witnesses the murder of the glamorous, but poisonous, journalist Larinda Mars. In order to find the killer, Dallas leads the investigation into the web of unpleasant interactions that is Larinda’s life. MIDNIGHT BLUE by Simone van der Vlugt, reviewed by John Cleal A young widow leaves her home in the Dutch polders for a life in Amsterdam. But she must move on when the past threatens to catch up with her. THE MISSING GIRL by Jenny Quintana, reviewed by Kati Barr-Taylor The 30 years since Gabriella disappeared have not erased the memories, or numbed the pain. Now her sister Anna is determined to find out what happened. DATE WITH MALICE by Julia Chapman, reviewed by John Cleal When elderly Alice Shepherd tries to convince detective Samson O’Brien someone is trying to kill her, he dismisses her fears as the ramblings of a confused old lady. Then a series of incidents at her retirement home launches him into a complex investigation. PULSE by Felix Francis, reviewed by Linda Wilson Dr Chris Rankin is used to having patients die on her but none have been as shrouded in mystery as the man brought in unconscious after a day at Cheltenham races. Despite warnings, she isn’t prepared to leave well alone. OUT OF THE ICE by Ann Turner, reviewed by Chris Roberts Environmental scientist Laura Alvarado investigates an old abandoned Norwegian whaling station in the remote Antarctic and finds signs of recent activity. RED RIGHT HAND by Chris Holm, reviewed by John Cleal When a family video captures an Islamic terror attack, it also reveals a key organised crime witness the FBI long thought dead. Special Agent Charlie Thompson turns to former CIA assassin Michael Hendricks for help to trace the man they called the Red Right Hand. TRUST ME by Zosia Wand, reviewed by Linda Wilson It’s not like 17-year-old Sam to skip school. Lizzie, his father’s partner, is determined to find out what is threatening the family unit she’s built up. GRAVESEND by William Boyle, reviewed by John Cleal Ray Boy Calabrese is released from prison 16 years after a gay-bashing incident led to the death of a young man. Consumed by guilt and despair, he seeks street justice – a revenge killing from one of the dead boy’s relatives. MY NAME IS NATHAN LUCIUS by Mark Winkler, reviewed by Chris Roberts Nathan Lucius sells advertising space for a Cape Town newspaper. When his only real friend Madge asks him to kill her, Nathan is prepared to help. PROTECTED BY THE SHADOWS by Helene Tursten, reviewed by Kati Barr-Taylor The burnt-out body is just the beginning in this latest wave of organised crime and Goteburg detective Irene Huss discovers her own family is caught up in the gang chaos. BAD GIRLS FROM HISTORY by Dee Gordon, reviewed by Kim Fleet An anthology of prostitutes, mistresses, murderers and troublemakers. Best wishes Sharon www.crimereview.co.uk
Up in KRL this morning a review & giveaway of "Nailed" by Avery Daniels along with a bit about Earth Day by Avery http://kingsriverlife.com/04/21/nailed-by-avery-daniels/ And a review & signed giveaway of "Double Dog Dare" by Gretchen Archer along with an interesting interview with Gretchen http://kingsriverlife.com/04/21/double-dog-dare-by-gretchen-archer/ We also have a review & giveaway of "Date with Malice" by Julia Chapman http://kingsriverlife.com/04/21/date-with-malice-by-julia-chapman/ And a review & giveaway of "Perils, Plots, and Puppies" by Maggie Pill along with a fun pet related post by Maggie http://kingsriverlife.com/04/21/perils-plots-and-puppies-by-maggie-pill/ And a flash mystery short story by Maggie-beth Rees http://kingsriverlife.com/04/21/one-fine-day-mystery-short-story/ And an article about Alan Bradley's Flavia de Luce mysteries http://kingsriverlife.com/04/21/alan-bradleys-flavia-de-luce/ For those who also enjoy fantasy, a review & giveaway of "Lake Silence" by Anne Bishop http://kingsriverlife.com/04/21/lake-silence-by-anne-bishop/ Up on KRL News & Reviews we have a review & giveaway of "A Hole in One" by Judy Penz Sheluk, along with a fun mini interview with Judy about golf http://www.krlnews.com/2018/04/a-hole-in-one-by-judy-penz-sheluk.html
Happy Reading, Lorie
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