Deadly Ambition by Laura Bradford (Jenkins & Burns Mysteries 3.5)

Deadly Ambitions is a relatively short novella (under 100 pages) in the Jenkins & Burns cozy mystery series by Laura Bradford. I always enjoyed reading her books and I’ve actually read all previous 3 books in this series without realizing that they are part of a series. I’ve read them several years apart from each other, and at the time they all had different names. Only when I got Deadly Ambition from Netgalley to read and review I realized that indeed they are all part of the Jenkins and Burns mysteries. If you’re not sure whether you’ve read the previous books, […] Read more »

Double Whammy by Gretchen Archer (Davis Way Crime Caper #1)

Double Whammy by Gretchen Archer

The reason why I started reading Double Whammy by Gretchen Archer is that I got the second book in the Davis Day Crime Caper cozy series from NetGalley to read and review, and I just hate to start a series anywhere but at the beginning. So knowing that there is already a book published in the series, I just had to get it. And I have to say my money was well spent. Davis Day from Pine Apple, Alabama (yes, that’s spelled correctly, along with her name) is an ex-police officer who had been working with her dad at the […] Read more »

The Edwin Drood Murders by Christopher Lord (Dickens Junction Mystery #2)

The Edwin Drood Murders

I’ve literally finished reading The Edwin Drood Murders about half an hour ago and I still have a big smile on my face. Strange right? I mean it’s a murder mystery, how can it make me smile? Well, for one, that’s the nature of cozies – even murders and the hunt for the killers are described in a lighter tone, which doesn’t involve much hair rising, nail biting and edge of your seat suspense. However even more importantly, it takes a really good book to leave you smiling and thinking about it fondly once you’ve closed its (virtual) pages. When […] Read more »

The Christmas Carol Murders by Christopher Lord (Dickens Junction Mystery #1)

The Christmas Carol Murders

Having just finished The Christmas Carol Murders, the cozy mystery is still fresh in my mind, so here are my impressions after a night’s sleep over it. First of all, I need to mention something because I know there are people who care about these things: the book is a cozy mystery involving a gay guy. There. I’ve said it. So if you’re bothered about this aspect, just don’t read further – although I think you’d be cheating yourself out of a really great new cozy series if do you so. The Christmas Carol Murders is the first book in the […] Read more »