Category: <span>Book Reviews</span>

The Inspector of Strange and Unexplained Deaths by Olivier Barde-Cabuçon

The Inspector of Strange and Unexplained Deaths is the first in a series by Barde-Cabuçon, but it’s the only one currently translated to English. Hopefully, they’ll get around to the rest soon because I really enjoyed it. The story takes place in 1759 Paris, somewhere between the shiny halls of …

Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meier

Mistletoe Murder is the first of the Lucy Stone mysteries, set in the fictional seaside town of Tinker’s Cove, Maine. Lucy is mom to three, wife to Bill, and second shift telephone sale rep for the community’s biggest employer, Country Cousins. As you can guess from the title, it’s Christmastime. …

A Christmas Party by Georgette Heyer

A British country house Christmas party may be my favorite setting for a murder. Joseph and his wife, Maud, live at Nathaniel’s grand home. Joseph has organized a Christmas party, even though he seems to be the only one in a festive mood. Like any good Christmas party, we’ve got …

Murder at Mistletoe Manor by Holly Tierney-Bedord

Thirty-four-year-old Klarinda Snow runs Mistletoe Manor, an inn/restaurant in Windy Pines, Idaho. When seven rooms are booked on a Tuesday night in December Klarinda finds it odd – the inn doesn’t usually have that much business in December. But no sooner do the guests arrive and get settled in before …

Murder at an Irish Christmas by Carlene O’Connor

Murder at an Irish Christmas is the 6th installment in the Irish Village Mystery series, but the first I’ve read. It worked fine as a stand alone. I felt like I got to know the characters well and was given enough of the backstory but not too much. Siobhán and …

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