Category Archives: Mystery stories

Goodreads 2023 Challenge, Part One

Soon after I began my subscription to Audible, I checked out the audiobook offerings at my local library. It turns out that by downloading another app on my iPad, I can listen to books owned by a large library cooperative … Continue reading

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2022 Goodreads Wrap-up

I am so pleased that I was able to complete my Goodreads Reading Challenge for 2022 by reading and reviewing 50 books! This makes seven years in a row that I’ve achieved that goal. Here are the final titles for … Continue reading

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Never-ending TBR, Part Twelve

I’m running a bit behind on my reading schedule. In order to reach my goal of reading 50 books in 2022, I need to read three more books in the next two weeks. It’s a good thing I’ve got a … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Lucy Naylor Kubash and The Haunting of Laurel Cove

My guest this month is another author who’s previously visited our blog. Lucy Naylor Kubash is a member of two of my in-person writing groups, the Grand Rapids Region Writers Group and the Michigan Romance Writers. She’s published short stories … Continue reading

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Never-Ending TBR, Part Eleven

I’ve got four cozy mysteries to share with you this month. All four are continuations of series I’ve enjoyed and shared before. Check out these awesome offerings! Crime for the Books by Kate YoungJane Doe Book Club Mystery, Book 3Lyla’s … Continue reading

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And The Story Continues…

Our hound asked another multi-pronged question for this week: “Do you enjoy reading SERIES fiction? Is there a “magic” number of titles in that series that you find most agreeable? Moreover, do you WRITE series fiction? How many titles do … Continue reading

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Another Agatha

When most of us hear “Agatha” in conjunction with mysteries, we think “Christie”, which is why many more recent writers harken back to that name in their own mystery works. Once again, I started a series of M.C. Beaton stories, … Continue reading

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Never-ending TBR, Part Ten

This month, I have three cozy mysteries and a historical romance anthology to share with you. Read on, and maybe you’ll find something to tickle your fancy! Bobbins and Bodies by ACF BookensStitches in Crime, Book 2I purchased this ebook … Continue reading

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Poor Relations

I used to say that I liked to read everything but romance, but falling in with the Hound, Foxes and their friends changed that. I narrowed it down to say that I enjoyed everything but Regency, and now I have … Continue reading

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Never Ending TBR, Part Seven

It’s been a busy month, and I’ve only got three titles to share with you today. But all three are great books and I recommend them highly. Take a look, and maybe you’ll find one to curl up with! Dead … Continue reading

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