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 »

A Twist in Time by Julie McElwain (Kendra Donovan #2)

A Twist in Time by Julie McElwain

The second book in the Kendra Donovan time-travel mystery series, A Twist in Time by Julie McElwain, picks up where the first book ended. In short, Kendra is stuck in 1815 at Aldridge Castle, trying in vain to return to the 21st Century. I have not reviewed the first book on Mystery Sequels, because that book is first of all time-travel story with little mystery involved, however A Twist in Time is a historical mystery worth talking about on a site dedicated to mystery novels. Here is a brief synopsis of the first book for those who want to read book […] Read more »

The Alamo by Mark Dawson (John Milton #11)

The Alamo by Mark Dawson

Every time I read a new book in the John Milton series, I say to myself: this is it, this is the best one so far and my all-time favorites. And then I start reading the next book and what’s best seems to once again shift, gently gliding through my fingers. The Alamo by Mark Dawson is the latest installment in the John Milton thriller series and when I begin to think that the author can’t surprise me anymore, he does it once again. For those new to the series, John Milton is an ex-assassin working for Group Fifteen, a […] Read more »

Amnesia by Michael Ridpath

Amnesia by Michael Ridpath

Amnesia by Michael Ridpath is a look into the dark past of the main character, an older gentleman with retrograde amnesia, and his struggles to remember the horrible secret he knows he harbors somewhere in a deep corner of his mind. Alastair Cunningham finds himself in the hospital with no clue as to how he got there. Or who he is in the first place. He just can’t remember anything at all. In the hospital he is told that he had fallen down the stairs, hit his head and lost his memory in the process. Clémence, a family friend, is […] Read more »

Throwback Books: Walking After Midnight by Karen Robards

Walking After Midnight by Karen Robards

Throwback books is a new section of Mystery Sequels where I review older books written more than 10 years ago, and I am starting with Walking After Midnight by Karen Robards, the author of  Dr. Charlotte Stone and Jessica Ford  series. I had the book in my TBR pile for close to 20 years now, and it was high time I picked it up. These days I mostly read eBooks on my iPad, however I still have over 1000 paperback and hardcover books on my various shelves at home and it’s high time I put them to good use. Summer McAfee is the proud […] Read more »

Wait for Dark by Kay Hooper (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #17)

Wait for Dark is yet another excellent addition to the Bishop / SCU paranormal thriller series by one of my favorite authors, Kay Hooper. In this latest book, the team is sent to investigate a series of unfortunate, but strange accidents in a small mountain town in North Carolina called Clarity. Sheriff Mal Gordon feels that there is more to these accidents that meets the eye, and knowing that he is way over his head in this, calls Bishop for help. And of course, never passing an opportunity, Bishop sends his troops to check things out. For this particular case […] Read more »

Dogs of War by Jonathan Maberry (Joe Ledger #9)

Dogs of War Joe Ledger Maberry

When I saw the book up for grabs at Netgalley, I jumped at the opportunity to read and review it. And I tried to read it, but soon I had to close the galley copy and wait until the book was published so I could buy it. This galley copy was sadly the worst I have ever gotten from Netgalley. I t wa s some thing lik th is through out the ent ire boo k which additionally included 200 empty pages with only a big black box in the middle of each page (yeah the book I got was 700 […] Read more »

Snapshot by Brandon Sanderson

Snapshot by Brandon Sanderson

Snapshot is the first book that I’ve read by Brandon Sanderson and if the rest of his stories are anything like this, Snapshot will not be my last. The premise of this novella is quite interesting and it’s what drew me in when I read the blurb. In an alternate world,science has evolved to a point where there is a way to can recreate any particular past day. This recreation is 100% accurate, in that situations, places, people, events, everything will be exactly how it happened that day. All that is possible due to the high-tech built and installed under […] Read more »

The Dollmaker by Mary Burton (The Forgotten Files #2)

The Dollmaker by Mary Burton

In The Dollmaker we meet Dr. Tessa McGowan, a forensic pathologist, who has recently returned from working abroad to find the strangest case on her table: the mutilated body of a woman who was made to look like a real-life doll. Dakota Sharp, a Virginia State Police Detective is Tessa’s ex-husband and is the one who caught the strange case. It seems that there is a serial killer on the loose who kidnaps women, tortures them, tattoos them all over and leaves them in places the where they can be easily found. But why are the women’s faces tattooed so heavily and […] Read more »

Panacea by F. Paul Wilson (ICE Sequence #1)

Panacea F Paul Wilson

Panacea is the first in the new ICE Sequence series by F. Paul Wilson. It is also part of his Secret History of the World series. I picked up Panacea because I love the author’s Repairman Jack series. I was really sad when the series ended, however knowing that there are other books in the Secret History to read, gave me some relief. I am now slowly going through the various books, putting pieces of the puzzle together and learning how it all fits. It is a fascinating world. Panacea introduces us to a world where miracles indeed exist. And lets us meet […] Read more »