Hanging By A Hair (Bad Hair Day Mystery #11) By: Nancy J. Cohen

ImageMarla’s joyous move to a new house with her husband, Detective Dalton Vail, is marred by their next-doorneighbor who erects an illegal fence between their properties. When Dalton reminds the man of the local permitting laws, tempers flare–and worse, the neighbor is found dead the following day. Dismayed when Dalton is removed from the case due to a conflict of interest, Marla decides it’s up to her to find the killer. Can the intrepid hairstylist untangle the clues and pin downthe culprit before he strikes again?

 

My Review: A total 4 star!!!

 This is the first book I have read in the series. I found it to be delightful. Marla and her family are just fun people. Easy read you can just jump right into. I didn’t know the “who dun it ” til the very end. I love this aspect of a book that just keeps your interest while you keep reading. Nancy Cohen is a wonderful story teller and I can’t wait to go back and read book one.

About the Author: Nancy J. Cohen is an award-winning author of romance and mysteries. Her humorous Bad Hair Day mystery series features hairdresser Marla Vail, who solves crimes with wit and style under the sultry Florida sun. Several of these titles have made the IMBA bestseller list. Hanging by a Hair is the eleventh book in this series.
 
Nancy’s imaginative romances have also proven popular with fans. Her titles in this genre have won the HOLT Medallion Award and Best Book in Romantic SciFi/Fantasy at The Romance Reviews. Warrior Prince and Warrior Rogue are the first titles in Nancy’s paranormal Drift Lords series. Coming next is Warrior Lord from The Wild Rose Press.
 
Active in the writing community and a featured speaker at libraries and conferences, Nancy is listed in Contemporary Authors, Poets & Writers, and Who’s Who in U.S. Writers, Editors, & Poets. Nancy belongs to Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Romance Writers of America, Novelists, Inc., and International Thriller Writers

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Resurrection Row By Anne Perry

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Lord Fitzroy-Hammond of Resurrection Row has been dead and buried three weeks when he turns up sitting atop a hansom cab. Grave robbing, though a crime, isn’t Inspector Thomas Pitt’s usual fare. But when the macabre joke is repeated, and the man’s corpse is found sitting in the family pew the Sunday following his second interment, Pitt begins to wonder if perhaps there’s some message in it. The case grows increasingly bizarre as other disinterred bodies appear.
A new mother, Charlotte Pitt only takes a cursory interest in the grave robbing case until she hears Thomas mention the name of her late sister’s husband, Dominic Corde, as a possible suspect. As Pitt follows leads into the slums and rookeries, Charlotte, too, is drawn into the politics and horrors of greed and exploitation.
For Pitt and Charlotte, what begins as a mysterious case of musical corpses, becomes a deadly pursuit through the London underworld of pornographic photographers, brothels, and sweatshops
My Review: 4 star.  This series just brings a smile to my face. I love the fact that I can feel like I’m in Victorian times. The descriptions of the surroundings, their clothes and the atmosphere is purely splendid. Anne Perry brings a up close and personal view of the past era. The mystery and sleuth finding will keep you turning the pages.
About the author:Anne Perry is the bestselling author of two acclaimed series set in Victorian England: the William Monk novels, including Dark Assassin and The Shifting Tide, and the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels, including The Cater Street Hangman, Calandar Square, Buckingham Palace Gardens and Long Spoon Lane. She is also the author of the World War I novels No Graves As Yet, Shoulder the Sky, Angels in the Gloom, At Some Disputed Barricade, and We Shall Not Sleep, as well as six holiday novels, most recently A Christmas Grace. Anne Perry lives in Scotland.

The Adventures of Sheriff Williker By Kim Hansen

Product DetailsA missing horseshoe for a prize winning horse…a set of mysterious footprints…suspicious looking characters… Up against time, Sheriff Williker is called in to find the missing horseshoe for a prize winning horse before tomorrow’s big race. Follow the Sheriff, as he unravels the clues to solve his first case. “The Case of the Missing Horseshoe” is a colorful picture book with adorable forest animals representing the town’s people. The reader will be introduced to Sheriff Williker, Mrs. Williker, Mr. Drexel (the town’s blacksmith), and other lively characters throughout this new series of picture books. Each book will take you on a new adventure and every story has a moral. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kim Hansen is an author/writer/illustrator of a NEW series of children’s books titled THE ADVENTURES OF SHERIFF WILLIKER, inspired by her childhood memories growing up in a small community in Dickinson County located in northwest Iowa. Her grandparents lived in Superior, Iowa, where Kim spent most of her childhood days. Her grandpa was a US Marshal. Kim Hansen is also a talented artist/muralist. She owned and operated Custom Murals & Designs from 2002 through 2012. Her work has been showcased throughout Colorado, Florida and Arizona. In 2009, Kim began working on true crime book projects as an investigative researcher with self-published authors Sherrie Lueder, John Hansen, Jill Hansen Smith and Tyson Wrensch. Both books, “He Killed Our Janny” and “Until Someone Gets Hurt”, became best sellers on Amazon, Kobo and iTunes. In January 2014, combining her talents as an investigative researcher and muralist, Kim set out to accomplish her dream of writing and illustrating a series of children’s books. THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE ADVENTURES OF SHERIFF WILLIKER: The Adventures of Sheriff Williker was inspired by Kim’s childhood memories growing up in a small community in northwest Iowa. She named the sheriff after a saying her mom often said, ‘gee whiz willikers!’ Her grandparents lived in a very small town, Superior, Iowa, and were the picture perfect ‘Norman Rockwell’ grandpa and grandma. Her grandpa was a U.S. Marshal and her grandma was the town’s ‘doctor’. Kim would sit and listen for hours with amazement at the stories they would tell her of the early days. Her grandma would say, “long before there were automobiles our mode of transportation was a horse and buggy–a kerosene lamp lit our way.” Her grandma made house calls to deliver babies, many times traveling in freezing temperatures through snowdrifts. When Kim was sick, her grandma would always make her feel better by giving Kim one of her homemade remedies–warm lemon juice, honey–and lots of love! READ THE FULL STORY by visiting Kim Hansen’s FACEBOOK fan page: https://www.facebook.com/kimhansen.childrens.author

My Review: 4 stars.. This is a beautiful story for children of all ages. The illustrations that the author did are bright and beautiful to attact all children. A fun and easy read, with a great story line. This is the first book to the series of Sheriff Williker.

About the Author:Kim Hansen is an Amazon bestselling author, writer and illustrator of THE ADVENTURES OF SHERIFF WILLIKER, a NEW series of children’s picture books, ages 4-8. She believes every child should be read to. THE ADVENTURES OF SHERIFF WILLIKER was inspired by Kim’s childhood memories growing up in a small lake community in Dickinson County located in northwest Iowa. She was born in Estherville, Iowa, lived in and around the Lakes Region, attended Lake Park High School, and Iowa Lakes Community College. Her grandparents, on her mother’s side, lived in Superior, Iowa, where Kim spent most of her childhood days–and the place where she draws from her imagination and inspiration. Her grandpa was a U.S. Marshal–her inspiration for Sheriff Williker–whom Kim named after a saying her mom often said, ‘Gee whiz willikers!’. Kim is also a talented artist/muralist. She owned and operated Custom Murals & Designs from 2002 through 2012. Her work has been showcased throughout Colorado, Florida, and Arizona. In 2009, Kim became involved in true crime book projects as an investigative researcher with self-published bestselling authors, Sherrie Lueder, John Hansen, Jill Hansen Smith, and Tyson Wrensch. Both books, HE KILLED OUR JANNY: “A Family’s Search for the Truth, and UNTIL SOMEONE GETS HURT,” became bestsellers on Amazon, Kobo and iTunes. In January 2014–combining her talents as an investigative researcher and muralist–Kim set out to accomplish her dream of writing and illustrating a series of children’s books, THE ADVENTURES OF SHERIFF WILLIKER. Book No. 1 (English Edition)was released on March 10, 2014, and became an immediate bestseller on Amazon’s Top 100 Books [Large Print] Children’s Books, and #2 in Hot New Releases in Children’s Books.

Brilliant Disguise: A Charlie McClung Mystery By: Mary Anne Edwards

Brilliant Disguise: A Charlie McClung MysteryAbout the book :Detective Charlie McClung no longer finds his job fulfilling and has given up finding that “someone” his granny promised he would find. So he leaves behind the big city and his close-knit family and takes a job in a small town police department in Georgia, resigned to live a quiet life in solitude.

Things change when he meets Marian Selby while investigating the mysterious death of her best friend. But Marian swore never to love again after the death of her husband 11 years ago. What seems to be a suicide turns into a tangled web of deceit, corruption, and complicated shadows.

Can the two of them come to grips with their feelings for each other before the killer closes in on them?

My Review: This is a great first book to the McClung Series. Mary Anne Edwards, hold you captive page after page. It took only a day to read this book. Marian Selby is the friend and neighbor everyone wants living next door to them. Detective Charlie McClung, has his hands full with a case that he lets Marian jump in to help, what a match made for the detective when he starts having feelings for the 40 year old stunning beauty Marian.

About The Author: This is Mary Anne Edwards first book in the series.  Born in Mercedes, Texas, she has lived in Georgia most of her life which has been filled with a variety of experiences. Some were great and some, well let’s just say she has learned many lessons the hard way.

She’s active in Sisters in Crime Atlanta Chapter and sit on the advisory board of Rockdale Cares, Inc., a non-profit advocacy group for the developmentally challenged.

She began writing in high school but not seriously until 1999. I write traditional mysteries and my biggest influences are Agatha Christie, Anne Perry, Caroline Graham, Elizabeth Peters, and my family.

You can find Mary Anne Edwards book on B&N on the web, Goodreads, and Amazon.