Cherringham #4-6 by Matthew Costello and Neil Richards

I enjoyed this second collection of Cherringham novellas. Cherringham itself is a good setting, a typical small English town with its bar and bakery, its quirky townsfolk and always a murder or theft or something going on. Jack and Sarah make a good team. They are both smart and talented …

Cherringham #1-3 by Matthew Costello and Neil Richards

I was looking for a short, light read and remembered Scared to Death, #27 in this series, which I read around this time last year. I remembered enjoying it and thinking I should read more in the series, so I picked up this first compilation. It was a good choice. …

Scared to Death by Matthew Costello and Neil Richards

Scared to Death was my first visit to Cherringham, but I’m sure it won’t be my last. It’s a novella, as are most of this series and I really enjoyed it. Sarah and Jack are well-known for solving local mysteries, so when someone is “playing pranks” on Basil Coates, an elderly …

The Bay – The Tenderloin by Trent Kennedy Johnson

At least “The Tenderloin” is short. I actually expected to like it; the blurb sounded good: decent cop who may end up charged with murder. Turns out the affair was a couple of years ago and Cole’s still obsessing over her. He’s also got a major inferiority complex thanks to …