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Review: Lousiana Longshot by Jana DeLeon

Review: Lousiana Longshot by Jana DeLeon

The Particulars: Mystery, selfpublished, available as e-book and in print The Source: Purchased at Kobo The Grade: C The blurb: It was a hell of a longshot… CIA Assassin Fortune Redding is about to undertake her most difficult mission ever–in Sinful, Louisiana. With a leak at the CIA and a price on her head by one of the world’s largest arms dealers, Fortune has to go off grid, but she never expected to be this far out of her element….

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Review: Strong Poison by Dorothy Sayers

Review: Strong Poison by Dorothy Sayers

The Particulars: Mystery,Harper Collins, available as e-book and in print The Source: The Bookshelf The Grade: B- The Blurb: The classic mystery that first featured Harriet Vane, companion sleuth to the dashing, perennially popular private investigator Lord Peter Wimsey, from the writer widely considered the greatest mystery novelist of the Golden Age—Dorothy L. Sayers. Mystery novelist Harriet Vane knew all about poisons, and when her fiancé died in the manner prescribed in one of her books, a jury of her…

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Review: Capable of Murder by Brian Kavanagh

Review: Capable of Murder by Brian Kavanagh

The Particulars: Mystery, Be Write Books, available in print and e-book. The Source: Won in a giveaway The Grade: C+ The Blurb: The old lady’s decaying body lay at the foot of the stairs. The police believe it was simply an accidental fall that killed great-aunt Jane. But was it? Young Australian, Belinda Lawrence is convinced it was murder and when she inherits her great-aunt’s ancient cottage and garden on the outskirts of Bath, England, she finds herself deep in…

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Painted Truth by Lise McClendon

Painted Truth by Lise McClendon

The Particulars: Mystery, Smashwords, e-bookThe Source: Purchased at Smashwords.The Grade: B-The Blurb:Alix Thorssen’s partnership with sexy Paolo Segundo is at a crossroads. When another gallery on the town square burns, revealing the body of a famous artist, she is drawn into the investigation as an appraiser of the lost paintings. Ray Tantro was a has-been at 30 but was on the verge of a comeback. Why would he commit suicide? Why are the police so quick to dismiss foul play?…

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Review: A cold day for murder by Dana Stabenow

Review: A cold day for murder by Dana Stabenow

  The particulars: e-book, mystery, backlist. Grade: C The blurb: Somewhere in the hinterlands of Alaska, among the millions of sprawling acres that comprise Park,a young National Park Ranger has gone missing. When the detective sent after him also vanishes, the Anchorage DA department must turn to their reluctant former investigator, Kate Shugak. Shugak knows The Park because she is of The Park, an Aleut who left her home village of Niniltna to pursue education, a career, and the righting…

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Review: Evil Genius by Patricia Rice

Review: Evil Genius by Patricia Rice

Evil Genius by Patricia Rice My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Particulars: Evil Genius by Patricia Rice, e-book, mystery.The Review: The Blurb:Anastasia Devlin has the instincts of a chameleon, but what she really wants is to provide her siblings with the security of the home she’s been denied. Her grandfather dies and his mansion is usurped by a stranger. If murder hasn’t already been committed, she might perpetrate one herself—starting with the annoying spy in the attic. The threads…

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