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Murder In The Mansion By Penelope Sotheby

 

A Daniel Swift Mystery

Murder In The Mansion
Murder In The Mansion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE MURDER IN THE MANSION BY PENELOPE SOTHEBY:

In Murder In The Mansion, we find cheating husband Todd Nelson, on the phone with his lover, Tiffany.  Knowing something’s going on, his wife wealthy Jillian Wilmington Nelson, listens on an extension.  The fight which follows, between Todd and Jillian, leaves her paralyzed and bed ridden after she tumbles down the stairs.  Knowing Todd’s only after her money, she contacts her cousin, Rachel, to come and help her.  Locking herself in her bedroom, changing the locks, refusing Todd admittance, she wants to make him pay for his attempt to kill her.  Rachel takes over the reins of Jillian’s care.  Hiring a nurse, Clare Wharton and maid, Peggy Talbot, they and Rachel care for Jillian.

When Jillian suspiciously dies, the fur hits the fan.  Clare finds herself charged with murder and Daniel Swift, attorney, finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation and trial.  Why did a healthy woman died so suddenly?  She should have lived into old age even though paralyzed. The nurse denies responsibility, yet, strangely some of Jillian’s jewelery’s found in her room.  Will Daniel find the real killer or will he find  Nurse Clare’s the killer?  My mystery book review of Murder In The Mansion follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Murder In The Mansion, full of twists and turns, mystery, and varied suspects, will grab your attention immediately.  As you know, mysteries are one of my favorite genre;  this book hit the spot.  Sotheby skillfully leads the reader through this investigation and trial.  Surprises are in store in this fast paced mystery.

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The Mystery of Her By Patricia Catacalos

 

The Zane Brothers Detective Series Book 1

The Mystery Of Her
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STORY-LINE THE MYSTERY OF HER BY PATRICIA CATACALOS:

There are killers loose in Patricia Catacalos latest novel, the Mystery of Her.  Set in London 1888,  someone’s killing prostitutes in White Chapel and in the wealthy bedrooms of the Ton.  Lady Kiera Everett believes the nurse caring for her father murdered him; a nurse he left a substantial amount in a newly amended will.  Contacting the Zane Brothers Detective Agency, she hires them to investigate her father’s death.  Kiera’s determined to take part in the investigation.  Zachary Zane’s determined she won’t; Kiera determined she will.  Who will win this battle of wills?

During the investigation the Zane’s discover Kiera’s father’s not the only wealthy man to unexpectedly die leaving money to the same nurse.  Things are looking suspiciously like murderDanger, murder, and of course, romance follow Kiera and the Zane brothers. My Victorian Era historical book review of The Mystery of Her follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

A historical Victorian Era mystery romance novel with mystery, murder of the wealthy, the White Chapel murders, and a variety of characters, make an entertaining intriguing read.  With everyone’s avid interest in Jack The Ripper, Catacalos, vividly and skillfully included these “Ripper like murdersas part of her story-line; the Torso Killer and Leather Apron.  Set in London of 1888, the setting was perfect for inclusion.

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Hunting Hour By Margaret Mizushima

 

A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery

Hunting Hour
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STORY-LINE HUNTING HOUR BY MARGARET MIZUSHIMA:

In Hunting Hour, author Margaret Mizushima, crafted an intriguing intense suspenseful mysteryDeputy Sheriff Mattie Cobb and Robo, her K9 partner, work in a small town Sheriff Department.  In earlier books in the series, Mattie formed a relationship with divorced local vet Cole Walker and his children. Cole does not understand why during the last few months, Mattie pulled away from him and his girls.  Unbeknownst to Cole, Mattie began working with a therapist as she tries to sort out her issues stemming from childhood abuse.  

When Candace Bank’s mother reports her missing, Robo and Mattie begin the search at the school which stretches out to Smoker’s Hill; a hang out for local teens;  where Maggie and Robo find Candace’s body.  Although only 13 years old and in junior high, Candace had several inappropriate relationships with male teens at the high school. Did one of them kill Candace?  When Cole’s younger daughter Sophie disappears, Mattie and Robo are back in search mode. Will Mattie and Robo find Sophie before it too late?  Who is stalking the children of this small town?  My book review of Hunting Hour follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT: STARS 4

While Hunting Hour is a crime thriller, it’s also a testament of the versatility of K9 partners, as well as highlighting mental health and family dynamics.  With many suspects, some with mental health issues, and an officer having mental health issues of her own, Mizushima created a solid suspense tale filled with emotion.  As well as, highlighting issues pertinent to today.

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Secret Dad By Victoria Pinder

 

Secret Dad bu Victoria Pinder
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STORY-LINE SECRET DAD BY VICTORIA PINDER:

Secret Dad by author Victoria Pinder, book 5 of the House of Morgan series, begins with a crime. The new Morgan on the block has big troubles; someone kidnapped Elizabeth Morgan’s son. Rafe Soliz, the “go to cop”, when the Morgan’s have problems, knocks on Elizabeth door.  What neither Elizabeth or Rafe realize, they know each other, at least physically.  Unknown to Rafe, he’s the father of Elizabeth’s son.  Neither knew the others full name or history as lust took over and Elizabeth ran the “morning after” before Rafe woke.  But fate is a fickle lady, as she places all the pieces in their proper places to bring Elizabeth and Rafe together again.

Rafe’s hired help, not part of the ultra wealthy Morgan clan’s social sphere; now he finds he has a son with a Morgan.  Rafe feels Elizabeth is above his reach.  However, he will do everything in his power to keep her and his son safe from vicious threats, kidnapping, and possibly harm.  Will Elizabeth change Rafe’s prejudice against their different social positions?  Can Rafe save both of the people who mean so much to him?

My reviews for romance novel, Secret Dad, follows.

 

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Victoria Pinders latest novel of the House of Morgan, is a winner.  Although primarily a family saga and romance thriller, Pinder

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Resisting Darkness Book 3 of the Forrest of Darkness Novels By Kate Wendley

resisting darkness

 

 

Ethan’s And Harmony’s Story

Is Harmony His Salvation Or His Downfall?

 

 

This book grabbed me from the first page and left me screaming for more at the end.  The hook is set deep and fast in this novel by author Kate Wendley as we learn more and more about her shifter/vampire community and the lives of each shifter/vampire.

STORY LINE:

Author Kate Wendley continues our journey in a very different shifter/vampire world.  In Author Kate Wendley’s latest vampire tale, we follow Ethan and Harmony.  Ethan is out for vengeance against the person that killed the love of his life, Sonya.  He is a hot mess obsessed with killing Isaiah who just

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