Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson

Eight Perfect Murders is clever. Mal posted a list of eight “perfect” murders on a blog years ago and now someone is using the list to conduct their own murder spree. Maybe. I love all the references to other mysteries, but if they’re on your to-read list, be aware that …

The Body in the Casket by Katherine Hall Page

The Body in the Casket is the first in the Faith Fairchild mystery I’ve read. On the one hand that doesn’t matter because it stands on its own well. On the other hand, it means I didn’t care as much about Faith’s family and friends as I might have if …

Death at Breakfast by Beth Gutcheon

I expected to enjoy Death at Breakfast. It seemed right up my alley.¬†Recently retired Maggie Detweiler and her old friend, Hope Babbin, are staying at an inn in Maine and attending a week-long (I think) cooking class held by the chef. A great setting, two intelligent but quirky amateur detectives …

Homemakers by Brit Morin

I was so excited when Homemakers showed up in the mail. It’s bright and happy; I love crafts, do-it-yourself projects, and cooking. I like her writing style and she’s fun and friendly. There are a lot of ideas and projects¬†in the book, and it’s all presented with vibrant, colorful photographs. …