Double Up by Gretchen Archer (Davis Way Crime Caper #6)

Double Up by Gretchen Archer

I am usually not a big fan of cozies and I hardly read them. But the Davis Way Crime Caper series is a major exception to the rule. I love this series and so far I can’t stop reading them. If you want to read the Gretchen Archer books in order, you need to start with Double Whammy and then move your way up to the latest story in the series. Double Up brings back Davis Way and she is this time in a very funky mood. The main secret spy for the Bellissimo Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi is at home […] Read more »

Double Mint by Gretchen Archer (Davis Way Crime Caper #4)

Double Mint by Gretchen Archer

Double Mint by Gretchen Archer is the 4th book in the witty Davis Way Crime Caper cozy mystery series. I’ve read all the previous books and this 4th one is the best yet. I was laughing hard from the first page to the last. And the ending left me with tears in my eyes (from laughter, not from crying). Davis Way is working for a while now at the Bellissimo resort and casino in Biloxi, both as an undercover agent and a double for Bianca Sanders, the boss’s wife, who is a rich, lazy and spoiled brat. This second job came about […] Read more »

Mission To Murder by Lynn Cahoon (A Tourist Trap Mystery #2)

Mission to Murder by Lynn Cahoon

Mission to Murder is the second book in the new Tourist trap Mystery cozy written by Lynn Cahoon. I’ve read the book back in June while away visiting my parents, and it turned out to be the perfect holiday read. Relatively short, easy to read, funny and with a lovely set of characters that you can’t get enough of. Jill Gardner is a recent transplant in South Cove, where she opened a book store called Coffee, Books and More. In the first book Jill discovered a stonewall on her property pointing to what she thinks is an old Spanish mission […] 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 »

Double Strike by Gretchen Archer (Davis Way Crime Caper #3)

Double Strike by Gretchen Archer

Double Strike is the third book in the Davis Way Crime mystery series by the cozy mystery author Gretchen Archer. Having already read the first two books in the series, when I noticed it listed at Netgalley, I jumped on the bandwagon and requested it right away. Afterall I couldn’t wait to see what new mischief Davis (also mispronounced David) would get herself into again. The story picks up some time after the happenings in the second book. Davis is still working undercover at Bellissimo resort and casino in Biloxi and she is just about to get married, and I […] Read more »

Dead in the Water by Lesley A. Diehl (Eve Appel Mystery #2)

Dead in the Water by Lesley A Diehl

Dead in the Water is the second book in the Eve Appel Mystery series by Lesley A. Diehl. Camel Press, the publisher of a book I’ve read and reviewed recently (Sticks and Stones) figured that Dead in the Water would be another mystery novel I’d enjoy – and they were right. Dead in the Water was published this July, so it’s already available for ordering. Eve Appel is a consignment shop owner in Sabal Bay, a place in hot Florida. Eve is quite happy to hear from her uncle Winston and pleased to have him visit her after a long time. […] Read more »

Guidebook to Murder by Lynn Cahoon (A Tourist Trap Mystery #1)

Guidebook to Murder by Lyn Cahoon

Guidebook to Murder is the first book in the new Tourist Trap Mystery cozy series by Lynn Cahoon. I bought the book because of two main reasons: first the cover. I love it, it’s so appealing! And second – again, the cover: because it is about books. And how can I resist reading a book about books – especially when it involves murder? Of course, since it’s the first in a new series, it makes it more fun to read as it means I don’t have to catch up to other book prior to this. The story follows Jill Gardner, […] Read more »

The Pot Thief Who Studied Pythagoras by J. Michael Orenduff (A Pot Thief Murder Mystery #1)

The Pot Thief by J. Michael Orenduff

Oh what a delightful cozy mystery this was! The Pot Thief Who Studied Pythagoras is the first book in the A Pot Thief Murder Mystery series by J. Michael Orenduff. I’ve picked it up at Netgalley since the subject intrigued me. A thief who is supposed to solve crimes and knows a bit about Pythagoras (the bane of my early school existence)! I’ve never heard of this author before and I really didn’t know what to expect. For sure not a fun, full of humor and attention grabbing book! Hubert Schuze is a pot thief. He is also the owner of a […] Read more »

Murder on the Mind by L.L. Bartlett (Jeff Resnick Mystery #1)

Murder on the Mind by L.L. Bartlett

Murder on the Mind is the first book in the Jeff Resnick mystery series. When I downloaded it from Amazon (it was free), I was truly excited, because from the synopsis I understood that it is slightly paranormal in nature. Following a mugging, the main character, Jeff, becomes psychic, which means that he can see the murders in his mind, and has the ability to help solve the cases (which he actually does in this book). Jeff is a laid off insurance investigator in New York city, who has a prospect in sight for a new job. One night going […] Read more »

Double Dip by Gretchen Archer (Davis Way Crime Caper #2)

Double Dip by Gretchen Archer

Double Dip by the author Gretchen Archer is the second book in the Davis Way Crime Caper cozy mystery series. I’ve read and reviewed the first book, Double Whammy, not long ago, so it’s still fresh in my mind. I remember really warming up to the character of Davis and was looking forward to seeing what she’s been up to in this sequel, as being an undercover investigator in a casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. The main story in this second novel, as the title also reveals, is about a double dip around a slot tournament – about someone working two […] Read more »