A Current Deception by Arleen Alleman (Darcy Farthing Mystery #5)

A Current Deception by Arleen Alleman

A Current Deception is the 5th book in the Darcy Farthing mystery series by the author Arleen Alleman. I have read and reviewed the 4th book, Alternate Currents about a year ago, and the author recently offered me a copy of her latest book in the series hoping that I would pick it up to read and possibly review it as well. Darcy is a freelance writer who let’s just say is a magnet for trouble due to her nosy character. Whenever she smells something off, she starts asking questions. And those questions can easily annoy those who don’t want […] Read more »

Extraction by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Pendergast #12.5)

Extraction by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Extraction is a short novella in the Special Agent Pendergast series by the famous author duo Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. It is #12.5 in the series and comes right before White Fire, a book that I have reviewed here not so long ago. As the book is less than 50 pages, I read it within 10 minutes or so. Despite the fact that it is such a short novel, the plot is really well tided up with no loose ends, and without feeling that the book was incomplete, as it is so often the case with short novellas in […] Read more »

Watch Your Back by Karen Rose (Romantic Suspense #15)

Watch Your Back by Karen Rose

I bought Watch Your Back along with Broken Silence (which I’ve just reviewed here) by Karen Rose a few months back, but due to the many books on my TBR mountain to catch up to, only now I got a chance to read it. And glad I did! Karen Roses’s books are not new to me, I’ve read pretty much everything by this author so far (see all the Karen Rose books in order listed here). So when I finally started to read Watch Your Back, I was really excited because I knew I’d be in for a great ride. […] Read more »

Portrait of Conspiracy by J.M. Davis

Portrait of Conspiracy by J.M. Davis

Portrait of Conspiracy by J. M. Davis is a really great romantic suspense mystery novel that I couldn’t put down once I started reading it. It is the first book I’ve read by this author and didn’t know what to expect and what mystery genre it would turn out to be. The story follows Philip Lewellan who has lost his pregnant wife (who disappeared) some 7 years ago. He never gave up on her and literally drove the police crazy with all the leads (most of them false) that he gave them over the first few years. He spent millions on […] Read more »

Hidden by Thomas Hall

Hidden by Thomas Hall

Hidden is a standalone mystery by Thomas Hall and it’s the first book by this author I’ve read so far. Jonathan Allen is having a tough year. Just a few months before his wife was murdered under mysterious circumstances, and now he has to raise his 6 year old son, Eric, on his own. And raising a son who has withdrawn from his dad is not easy. Although things do seem to be just a bit better than before… Right until one day Eric doesn’t come home from school. Upon checking with the school board he learns that Eric was […] Read more »

Alternate Currents by Arleen Alleman (Darcy Farthing Mystery #4)

Alternate Currents by Arleen Alleman

Alternate Currents is the 4th book in the Darcy Farthing mystery series by the author Arleen Alleman. This is the first book I’ve read in the series, which is quite unusual for me. However once I started reading it, I soon realized that it can be read as a standalone novel as well. There are just a few references to some earlier adventures Darcy and her boyfriend Mick went through on a cruise a few years back. The story in this particular installment happens around the time when Darcy and Mick are planning their wedding. She has recently reunited with […] Read more »

Sweet Dreams by Aaron Patterson (Mark Appleton Thriller #1)

Sweet Dreams by Aaron Patterson

Sweet Dreams by Aaron Patterson is a book I read earlier this year while on holiday visiting my parents abroad. It’s been a few months since I actually read it, but I do remember it making a strong impression on me. The first book in the Mark Appleton Thriller series, follows Mark, a regular guy with a good job in the true American style, who loses his wife and kid in a senseless bombing that happens just the time they enter the supermarket. Mark is also injured, but he does escape his family’s fate. In a single freak moment Mark’s […] Read more »

The Last Clinic by Gary Gusick (Darla Cavannah Mystery #1)

The Last Clinic

The Last Clinic by Gary Gusick (the first in the Darla Cavannah Mystery series) is one of the best books that I’ve read this year coming from an author who doesn’t have too many books under his belt. When I was perusing last week the virtual bookshelf at NetGalley for something new to read, this title caught my attention, not in the least because it is the first book in a mystery series. I hate to read a book that is part of a series where I haven’t read the previous books, and I was glad to see that I didn’t […] 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 »

The Tenth Saint by D.J. Niko (The Sarah Weston Chronicles #1)

The Tenth Saint

I’ve recently read The Tenth Saint by D.J. Niko, the first in the Sarah Weston Chronicles series, and I decided to review it since I’m picking up soon the second book in the series, called The Riddle of Solomon, a book that was published in July this year. I’ve read The Tenth Saint this June, so it’s still fresh in my memory. I picked up this book because I was (and still am) on an archaeological mystery/adventure and hidden secrets types of books kick, and at the same time was also reading the James Rollins Sigma Series, so this book fit […] Read more »