Beyond Belief ( A Emily CastleMysteries) by Helen Smith

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When famed psychic Perspicacious Peg predicts a murder will occur at England’s Belief and Beyond conference, her science-minded colleagues recruit twenty-six-year-old budding sleuth Emily Castles to attend the event as a “future crimes investigator.” The suspected victim: celebrated magician Edmund Zenon, who plans to perform a daring stunt at the conference—and is offering fifty thousand pounds to any attendee who can prove that the paranormal exists.

In the seaside town of Torquay, Emily meets a colorful cast of characters: dramatic fortune-teller Madame Nova; kindly Bobby Blue Suit and his three psychic dachshunds; Sarah and Tim Taylor, devastated parents mourning their late son; and religious cult members Hilary, Trina, and the Colonel. Tensions rise as believers in science, the supernatural, and the spiritual clash with one another. But once a body count begins, Emily must excuse herself from the séances and positivity circles, and use old-fashioned detective work to find the killer.

MY REVIEW: I enjoyed reading this story, there was so many wonderful characters. This book will keep you wondering about the “who did it”. I really had no clue, this was the best part of the story, to keep turning the pages. Emily, is such fun, she has a great sense of who everyone one is in her own eyes.

About the Author:Helen Smith

Helen Smith is a member of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, the Mystery Writers of America, the Crime Writers’ Association and English PEN. She traveled the world when her daughter was small, doing all sorts of strange jobs to support them both–from cleaning motels to working as a magician’s assistant–before returning to live in London where she wrote her first novel. Her work has been praised in The Times, the Guardian, The Independent, Time Out and the Times Literary Supplement. Her books have reached number one in the bestseller lists in the Kindle store on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Nickeled-and-Dimed to Death by Denise Swanson

denisex2In New York Times bestselling author Denise Swanson’s “slightly zany”* new mystery series, Devereaux Sinclair loves running her old-fashioned store in her small Missouri hometown. If only murder didn’t keep landing on her doorstep…

Dev’s five-and-dime may be doing well, but her love life is in turmoil. She’s torn between Deputy U.S. Marshal Jake Del Vecchio, who is on an undercover assignment, and her ex-beau Noah Underwood, the local doctor from a high-society family. So she welcomes the distraction when Elise Whitmore offers her a great deal on antique chocolate molds that would be perfect for her Easter gift baskets. But do the molds actually belong to Elise’s soon-to-be ex-husband? In buying them, has Dev committed a felony?

When Elise is found shot to death, the mystery deepens—and Dev’s good friend Boone, who discovered the body, is taken into custody. With the help of her best buds, Dev must clear Boone’s name and find the real killer. Good thing that when it comes to amateur sleuths, they broke the mold with Dev Sinclair.

MY REVIEW: 5 STAR. This is the second book in A Devereaux Dime Store Series. I’m truly in love with all the people in this book. It’s fun, witty, and comical read. Dev is such a fun character. One lucky girl to have many close friends who love her and 2 hot hunks wanting her attention.

About The Author: denises picDenise Swanson is the author of the Devereaux’s Dime Store Mystery series, and the New York Times bestselling Scumble River Mystery series.  She lives in Illinois with her husband, classical music composer David Stybr, and their cool black cat, Boomerang.

White hot Pistol By Eric Beetner

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Nash never thought he’d return to Noirville, his dead beat hometown. Not after he left under the cover of night all those years ago. But he returns to help his stepsister, Jacy, escape her abusive stepfather, Noirville’s tyrannical sheriff. When their escape is cut short by the discovery of a dead body and a case of cash, Nash and Jacy become entangled in a deadly war between the regional druglord and Jacy’s evil stepfather, himself. They must set the record straight and take justice in to their own hands if they ever hope to escape Noirville alive!

My Review: 5 star.. This was a fast ride of a book. A real page tuner, action and adventure. Nash and Jacy are the friends you want to win in this horrible life they were running from. The odds were against them. Turn the page to keep seeing what happens next. Eric Beetner brings you a story that till having you “gasp” and sitting on the edge of your seat.

ericbeetnerAbout the Author : Eric Beetner is the author of The Devil Doesn’t Want Me, Dig Two Graves,White Hot Pistol, The Year I Died Seven Times, Stripper Pole At The End Of The World & the story collection, A Bouquet Of Bullets. He is co-author (with JB Kohl) of the novels One Too Many Blows To The Head and Borrowed Trouble. He has also written two novellas in the popular Fightcard series, Split Decision and A Mouth Full Of Blood. He lives in Los Angeles where he co-hosts the Noir At The Bar reading series. For more visit ericbeetner.blogspot.com

Limoncello Yellow (Franki Amato)

limonFrom debut author, Traci Andrighetti, comes a tale of murder, mayhem, and meddling Sicilian grandmas…

Francesca “Franki” Amato is a tough-talking rookie cop in Austin, Texas—until an unfortunate 911 call involving her boyfriend, Vince, and a German female wrestler convinces her once and for all that she just isn’t cut out for a life on the police force. So Franki makes the snap decision to move to New Orleans to work at her friend Veronica’s detective agency, Private Chicks, Inc. But Franki’s hopes for a more stable life are soon dashed when Private Chicks is hired by the prime suspect in a murder case to find out what really happened to a beautiful young boutique manager who was found strangled to death with a cheap yellow scarf. When she’s not investigating, Franki is hoping to seduce handsome bank executive Bradley Hartmann, but most of her time is spent dodging date offers from a string of “good Italian boys”—make that not-so-good aging Italian men—that her meddlesome Sicilian grandma has recruited as marriage candidates. As Mardi Gras approaches and the mystery of the murdered shop girl gets more complicated, Franki must decipher the odd ramblings of a Voodoo priestess to solve both the murder and the mystery of her own love life. 

 

My Review: This is 4 star book there is no doubt about it. Franki, and her boss Veronica with their business Private Chicks Inc.  Extremely A joy to read, will leave you tripping over your own giggles. Traci, brings you the first in this series. A delightful laugh out loud story.

 

About the author: traci  

raci is the author of the Franki Amato Mystery series. In her previous life, she was an award-winning literary translator and a Lecturer of Italian at the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a PhD in Applied Linguistics. But then she got wise and ditched that academic stuff for a life of crime–writing, that is.

If she’s not hard at work on her next novel, Traci is probably watching her favorite Italian soap opera, eating Tex Mex or sampling fruity cocktails, and maybe all at the same time. She lives in Austin with her husband, young son (who desperately wants to be in one of her books) and three treat-addicted dogs.

 

You can find Traci on amazon here:  http://www.amazon.com/Traci-Andrighetti

 

I Spy Dead People (Disturbia Diaries book #1)

jen fAbout the book :From National Bestselling author Jennifer Fischetto comes her debut young adult novel…

Horror movie and junk-food junkie, fifteen-year-old Piper Grimaldi wishes for three things: 1. to help her true-crime novelist father solve a mystery, 2. to settle down and make one town their home, and 3. to have a social life, which includes a BFF and a boyfriend (even if she’s not allowed to date for another year).

It looks like her dreams will come true when on the first day in Hollow Ridge, MA, she befriends her next-door neighbor, mauls a cute boy, and spies on teen soap star, Linzy Quinn. But then the boy rejects her kiss, and Piper finds Linzy’s dead body. To make matters worse (as if that’s possible), Linzy’s ghost appears, in full color, and won’t leave Piper alone.

Piper desperately wants to help Linzy move into that darn light, but Linzy’s more interested in seeking revenge on all the people she believes did her wrong … including the person who killed her. If Piper can’t find her killer, she just may be the next true-crime victim of Hollow Ridge.

My Review: This is a 5 star if not more stars needed. Jen captures you from page one. This book is a must read. Piper, is everyone’s teenage daughter who wants to be a P.I. She brings you a bit of Veronica Mars with a great twist. ( not going to give it away) I stayed up till 4 in the morning to finish this book and it left me wanting more. Jen has amazing talent and tells a great story. Follow Piper and her friends(or maybe not friends) and see what happens. You will be a long for the adventure.

About the Author: ennifer Fischetto is the National Bestselling Author of the Jamie Bond Mysteries. Unbreakable Bond, her adult debut novel, has received a National Reader’s Choice award nomination. She writes dead bodies for ages 13 to six-feet-under. When not writing, she enjoys reading, cooking, singing (off-key), and watching an obscene amount of TV. She also adores trees, thunderstorms, and horror movies—the scarier the better. She lives in Western Mass with her family and is currently working on her next project.

You can find her Disturbia series and Jamie Bond series on ebook at :http://www.amazon.com/Jennifer-Fischetto

I’ll Take Care Of You

caitlinAbout the book.

Nanette Johnston Packard, a sexy divorcee, liked to meet men at the gym and through personal ads. Soon after she began dating millionaire Bill McLaughlin, he moved her and her kids into his bay-front home in Newport Beach. But one man was never enough for Nanette. . .

Eric Naposki, her NFL linebacker lover, fulfilled Nanette’s wilder cravings. Together they schemed to make her fiance’s fortune their own. When McLaughlin was gunned down, authorities had suspicions–but no proof. Pulitzer-nominated writer Caitlin Rother explores this chilling story of a woman who seemed to have it all–until justice finally had its day.

My 5 star review:  Nanette Johnson Packard, is the most insane, despicable person I think ever walked this earth. She used her children and all the men involved just to get her own way and steal their money like little pawns in her game of chess. Nanette’s involvement with Eric Naposki, let me still with wonder if he really was the shooter, or If she had another man in the pond to do her bidding. Caitlin Rother’s story beings tons of details. Her investigations and talking to so many people who were involved or knew Nanette gives you a real inside look at what the going ons are more than even the stories in the paper or conversations you have heard from the grapevine. Very scary to know she was right up close to these demented people who she had to talk and spend hours with.

cait pic:Caitlin Rother, a Pulitzer Prize nominated investigative journalist, is the author of Poisoned Love, the true story of the Kristin Rossum murder case, and the thriller Naked Addiction. Rother has written for Cosmopolitan, the Los Angeles Times, the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Los Angeles Daily News, the Washington Post, and the Boston Globe.

Caitlin’s books:

 You can find all her books at Barnes and Noble retailers or at Amazon.com. Books are also available in Ebook form for your devices.

Delivering Death

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From the author of Stalking Susan comes the latest installment in the “compulsively readable” (WCCO-TV) bestselling Riley Spartz thriller series, featuring a smart, sassy, and always entertaining TV reporter as she matches wits with a media-savvy killer.

The most appealing mystery heroine since Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum, TV reporter Riley Spartz is a star investigative journalist for Channel 3—and no stranger to the seedier side of her hometown. But when she receives a package of smelly human teeth in the mail at work, she’s quickly embroiled in a homicide investigation that spirals into one of the odder cases the Minneapolis police force has ever seen. Though the cops try to keep certain grisly details quiet, this murder has a strange twist—it seems that the killer wants the crime publicized.

Is it a revenge killing, or something more? Riley’s investigation takes her inside a lucrative identity theft ring that links low-life crooks like now-dead Leon Akume to white-collar opportunists like once-wealthy Jack Clemens. Despite a prime motive for murder, Jack also has the ultimate alibi: he’s behind bars. While Riley pushes to keep the homicide in the news, her boss is convinced that coverage of the Mall of America’s unique version of a royal wedding is key to the station winning ratings. As the stakes continue to rise for her job and her life, Riley must outwit the killer in a trap that could leave yet another person dead…

An irresistible suspense novel that will keep readers turning pages until the stunning conclusion, Delivering Death brings the humor, intrigue, and twists and turns Julie Kramer’s fans have been waiting for.

My review: This is a enjoyable read. I fell in love with Riley Spartz. She is great news reporter. Delivering Death is a fast paced who dun it with Riley and her charm that leads the reader into her office for a master piece of crime. No where else can you find fun, crazy antics and a hot man all in one place.  Death, weddings, art and even a coffin will have you guessing as you turn the pages. Julie has a winner with her Riley Spartz novels. She is at the top of her game.

About the author.Julie Kramer is a journalist turned novelist. She writes a series of thrillers set in the desperate world of TV news. Julie has won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Mainstream Mystery/Suspense, RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best First Mystery as well as the Minnesota Book Award. Her work has also been nominated for the Anthony, Barry, Shamus, Mary Higgins Clark, and RT Best Amateur Sleuth Awards. She formerly ran WCCO-TV’s investigative unit before becoming a freelance network news producer for NBC and CBS. She lives with her family in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

Find Julie Kramers books on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Books in print or on Ebook.

little Shop of Homicide

About the book.

deniseDev Sinclair is the happy new owner of the old-fashioned shop in her small Missouri town. But if she doesn’t focus on finding the killer of her ex’s fiancée, this five-and-dime owner may find herself serving twenty-five to life… 

My Review.  Denise Swanson writes with amazing talent and genuine fits of laughter. She is the perfect cozy mystery author that will keep you turning the pages.  This new Devereaux’s Dime Store Mystery has you becoming fast friends with Dev and the sexy U.S. Marshall Jake. Ladies, you can now close your eyes and dream him up so he can come save you from anything you can think of. Little Shop of Homicide had me in fits of laughter and cheering on Dev and her friends.

About the author.

denises picDenise Swanson is the author of the Devereaux’s Dime Store mystery series, which is launching with Little Shop of Homicide, and the New York Times bestselling Scumble River mystery series. She lives in Illinois with her husband and their cool black cat Boomerang.

You can get Denise’s series of books at Barnes&Noble fine bookstores, or online at, , http://www.barnesandnoble.com

Also find the series on http://www.amazon.com