Like a lot of ardent readers, I have a wishlist for books I wish I had.  But my list isn’t new books, or even upcoming books.  No, my list is for books and series that aren’t being published any more. That Wishlist includes The Cat Who books by Lillian Jackson Braun.  I miss Koko and Qwill and Yum Yum and the tiny speck on the map 400 miles north of everywhere.  Lillian Jackson Braun died in 2011, the last book in the series was published in 2007 (although I refuse to acknowledge its existence.  It was either written by a … Continue reading Wishlist

Blizzard In The Bay (The Inn at Holiday Bay #8)

Blizzard In The Bay (The Inn at Holiday Bay #8) by Kathi Daley Another strong entry in a great series! The Inn at Holiday Bay is hosting a writers’ retreat and there’s a merry cast of aspiring authors, led by Dax Sherman. Abby has a strong attraction to him and is reluctant to see him again but sucks it up. But the mystery -ahhh, a juicy mystery! – during a break in a poker game, a man is found stabbed to death and none of the other people at the game saw it happen – or what anyone else was … Continue reading Blizzard In The Bay (The Inn at Holiday Bay #8)

In Cold Chamomile (A Tea and Read Mystery #3)

In Cold Chamomile (A Tea and Read Mystery #3) by Joy Avon Haywood Hall is throwing a Valentine’s Day event with plant sales, dog adoptions, a concert and a chance to have books appraised by a TV expert! What starts out as a grand day devolves into one problem after another and then the worst problem of all, the TV expert is found dead, stabbed to death with a pair of scissors and the main suspect is Sean Strong, a world renowned baritone and a link to Iphy’s past. Iphy and Callie take charge to solve the murder, uncovering clues … Continue reading In Cold Chamomile (A Tea and Read Mystery #3)

Deadly Dram (Whisky Business #3)

Deadly Dram  (Whisky Business Mystery #3) by Melinda Mullet I can’t believe this is the third book in this series already, seems like only yesterday Abi showed up to take over her uncle’s whisky distillery. In this book, Abi and the distillery gang heads to a whisky competition and on the first night, a competition judge turns up dead, poisoned. As Abi races to discover how is behind the poisoning, another judge is found dead, also by poisoning. As she closes in on the killer, her partner Grant is poisoned after borrowing Abi’s toothpaste and is hospitalized. There was no shortage … Continue reading Deadly Dram (Whisky Business #3)

Fatal Roots (County Cork #8)

Fatal Roots (County Cork #8) by Sheila Connolly Somewhere between 3 and 4 stars, but I’m not sure where. I’ve been reading (and enjoying) this series since the beginning and although I liked this book, I felt like it was confused as to what it was supposed to be. There wasn’t much of a mystery, so I’m going to say this is fiction with a hint of mystery and it seemed mostly to tie together a bunch of loose threads from the series so far and to connect Maura’s mom and her new family to the series? I don’t know. … Continue reading Fatal Roots (County Cork #8)