Big Easy Evil by Heather Graham (Cafferty and Quinn #3.7)

Big Easy Evil Heather Graham

Big Easy Evil is the latest offering by the popular romantic suspense author Heather Graham. I have so far read everything the author wrote, except some of the novellas and short stories, so I figured what better way to increase my Goodreads 2017 Reading Challenge count than by reading a few quick stories before the end of the year, including this fun Halloween paranormal tale. The book is part of the Cafferty and Quinn paranormal series. For anyone who hasn’t read this series yet, the books are set in New Orleans and they feature Danni Cafferty and Michael Quinn. Danni is […] Read more »

Jacks Are Wild by Monique Martin (Saving Time #1)

Jacks are Wild by Monique Martin

Jacks Are Wild is the first book in the new series by Monique Martin, titled Saving Time. Before I continue with the review, a bit about the history of the author’s books. Monique Martin has become popular through her Out of Time historical time-travel series. I’ve read all the books, however I haven’t reviewed them on Mystery Sequels, because they are not within the scope of the site. Sure, there is adventure involved in each book, but still, they’re not truly crime mystery novels. Then enter Saving Time. This new series follows Jack, one of the main characters in Out […] Read more »

Some Like ‘Em Dead by Peter S. Fischer (The Hollywood Murder Mysteries #13)

Some Like Em Dead

Some Like ‘Em Dead is a clever Hollywood themed cozy mystery set during the filming of Some Like It Hot, one of the greatest comedies of all times, featuring stars like Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon. Joe Bernarni is a failed writer and successful publicist. He is, in fact, a jack of all trades; an expert at dealing with situations that need dealing with before things become unmanageable. He has just married his sweetheart Bunny, an Assistant Editor at the Valley News newspaper, who has been evading his proposal for the last 10 years. The honeymoon is over before it began, because both are career people, and […] Read more »

King Peso By Carmen Amato (Emilia Cruz Mysteries #4)

King Peso by Carmen Amato

King Peso is the latest offering by Carmen Amato in the Emilia Cruz crime mystery series set in the corrupted Mexico. Emilia is a by now seasoned detective working at the Acapulco police station with colleagues who range from liking her, to being weary of her, to disliking her and wanting her out of the way. For good. She is the only female detective on the force, hence the major resentment by many of her colleagues. There is a killer in town, one who killed already several seemingly honest cops. So she knows that there soon will be a task force […] Read more »

The Dance of Dimitrios by Patrick Brigham (DCI Michael Lambert #3)

The Dance Of Dimitrios by Patrick Brigham

The Dance if Dimitrios is the third book in the Detective Chief Inspector Michael Lambert crime mystery series by the author Patrick Brigham. In the first book of the series called Judas Goat when Michael Lambert made his appearance for the first time, he was a chief inspector with the Thames Valley Police Authority. In Dance of Dimitrios we meet Lambert again, this time, however, working for the Europol (the European FBI) as a DCI – detective chief inspector. He is a middle aged man who is now divorced and newly in love with another woman who is living in Italy. Sadly the complex cases he […] Read more »

The Last Refuge by Martin Roy Hill (Peter Brandt #2)

The Last Refuge by Martin Roy Hill

The Last Refuge by Martin Roy Hill is the book that got me into reading military thrillers once again, a genre which I used to read quite a lot a few years ago. Then my reading tastes changed, and with it the genres I seeked out as well. Until now. The book starts with a friendly fire incident which killed a civilian engineer working for a defense contractor in Iraq, which leads to a case of a wrongful death lawsuit started by Susan Stanning, the wife of said engineer. Peter Brandt, a freelance reporter, is asked to look into the matter, […] Read more »

Fall From Grace by Susan Kraus (Grace McDonald #1)

Fall From Grace by Susan Kraus

Fall From Grace is the first book in the new Grace McDonals series by the debut author Susan Kraus. She sent me her two books currently published in the series with a request to read and review. Being a completely new author, with no previous books under her belt, first thing I did was to check the book reviews and ratings, both at Goodreads and Amazon. They were all 5 stars with glowing reviews. Now call me cynic, but when a new author’s first book has only 5 star reviews, usually something’s too good to be true. I mean even […] Read more »

Elusive by Sara Rosett (On The Run #1)

Elusive by Sara Rosett

Elusive is the first book in the On The Run mystery series by the author Sara Rosett. One day while browsing the free Kindle books section at Amazon, I came across the book, liked the description and downloaded it along with a couple of other freebies that are still on my TBR shelf. The story centers around Zoe Hunter, a rather poor freelancer (proof reads travel books) who also walks neighbors’ dogs to earn a bit extra money. This doesn’t stop her from enjoying life as much as she can, being content with how things are at the moment. She […] Read more »

Cliff Diver by Carmen Amato (Emilia Cruz Mysteries #1)

Cliff Diver by Carmen Amato

Cliff Diver by Carmen Amato is the first book in the Emilia Cruz mystery series. I got both books in the series from the author with a request to read and review. When I went in June for holidays, I took both books with me and read them while away. Cliff Diver follows young detective Emilia, who has a tough job to do, being the only female detective in Acapulco among all the macho male policemen who don’t think of her all too highly and definitely don’t want her in their midst. Luckily she got teamed up with Rico, who is […] Read more »

The Devil’s Dream by David Beers

The Devils Dream by David Beers

The Devil’s Dream is a standalone novel by David Beers, a book that I received from the author with a request to read and write down my thoughts about it in my blog. The premise is quite interesting: Matthew Brand is a genius, his mind is at a completely different level than that of most humans on this planet. He IS the smartest guys on this planet, period. At a young age he was getting various Ph.Ds while others were still struggling with their first bachelor’s degree. However he was not really getting anywhere with his life, although many had […] Read more »