A Christmas Tartan by Paige Shelton

I’ve read all three full-length books in the Scottish Bookshop Mystery series and enjoyed them all. Delaney is someone I would like to be friends with. And the other folks in the bookstore, including the owner are fun to spend time with. The bookstore also has a backroom full of …

The Diary of a Madman by Guy de Maupassant

In general, I’m more likely to read novellas than short stories. but RIP XIII’s Peril of the Short Story is a good excuse to pick some up. I’m not sure how “The Diary of a Madman” by  Guy de Maupassant came to my attention, but it’s one of those stories that …

Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie

I’m not sure if I’ve ever read Poirot Investigates before. I think I prefer the full-length novels to the short stories, although this is a good collection. Since these are all short stories, they are quick mysteries. We don’t get to know many characters well and in a few the …

Murder on Valentine’s Day by P. Creeden

I have to assume that I’m not the only person out there who’s perfect read for Valentine’s Day includes a murder, right? “Murder on Valentine’s Day” was a good choice. Emma, our amateur sleuth, is sent to the home of the richest person in town to pick up a cat, …