Behold a Fair Woman by Francis Duncan

Behold a Fair Woman is the last in the Mordecai Tremaine series and I’m a bit sad to be finished with it. I like Mordecai. He’s unassuming, observant, solves crimes and reads romance stories. The books are typical for the era, in a good way. Mordecai is on vacation, staying …

Bread by Scott Cutler Shershow

The other day I listened to a short book about pepper and today it’s a book about bread. And I’ve gone from a funny, conversational writer/interviewer to a formal, slightly pretentious author. Can you tell which I liked better? My boss recommended I read Bread and handed me his copy. …

The Readaholics and the Poirot Puzzle by Laura DiSilverio

The Readaholics and the Poirot Puzzle is right up my aisle. Amy-Faye is an event planner, but more importantly, she’s a member of a mystery book club. This month they’re reading Murder on the Orient Express, one of my favorites, so of course when a murder occurs, more than one …

Murder Lo Mein by Vivien Chien

This is the third installment in the Noodle Shop Mystery series. Lana Lee is now managing her family’s restaurant in the Asia Village plaza, but of course nothing’s ever quiet in her life. There’s a noodle competition taking place and Peter, the chef at Ho-Lee Noodle House is one of …

Miss Buncle’s Book by D.E. Stevenson

Miss Buncle’s Book is delightful. Barbara Buncle needs to make some money and decides that writing a book is the perfect solution, much better than raising hens, but all she knows is her small town, so the people she sees every day become the characters, simply re-named. Miss Buncle sees …