November already, I can’t believe how fast this year has gone!
Today is Election Day in the US (FINALLY) and I’m so over the drama. I plan on spending as much of the day offline/unplugged as I can. Going to crack open some new books, maybe catch up on the 4,000,000 reviews I have to finish (ok, maybe more like 8) and in general, just have a drama free day.
This week’s TBR is heavy on the Cozy but still full of great reads:
The Bonaparte House is closed for the season, and Georgie Nikolopatos looks forward to fixing up the Greek restaurant and historic landmark—until her renovation plans hit a fatal snag.
I got into this series because I love cozy mysteries and I love Greek food. That’s one of the things I love about cozies; no matter what your interest, there’s a series for it. Besides the yummy Greek food, I love the characters and the great, suspenseful plots.
A GIRL’S BODY IS FOUND IN A DUSTBIN. DEAD MEAT IS WRITTEN ON A NOTE FOUND WITH HER.
The girl was part of a group of bullies from the local school. But DI Calladine recognises the MO of Craig Donnelly, a killer he thought he’d put away forever. And coincidentally Donnelly has just been released from prison. But when Detective Calladine charges in, he finds out that Donnelly has a watertight alibi and is under the protection of the local vicar, who thinks Donnelly is a changed man.
When another girl goes missing from the same group of friends, Calladine must look elsewhere for the killer and comes across a sinister online predator who was in touch with all the girls.
I read #5 in this series a few months ago and was amazed how quickly I sank into this book, so I’m expecting this to be just as good.
Some days even an angel can’t catch a break.
Waking up in strange places has become stock in trade for earthbound angel, Adriel. This time she has landed right in the middle of a crime scene where some guy who looks like a superhero wannabe gives her a hard time about her performance. The Powers That Be keep sending her on jobs without explanation and now she has to rescue her own guardian angel from the clutches of evil.
I love this series, Adriel first makes an appearance in the Psychic Seasons series (which was excellent, you really ought to check it out) and now has her own series where she Quantum-Leaps from situation to situation. I’m already about a quarter of the way into this one and it’s shaping up to be a great read.
It doesn’t take a crystal ball to see that something’s not right on Bay Island…
Since she left her psychiatric practice in New York City to open up a psychic shop in her hometown on Long Island, Cass Donovan has given her fair share of readings to conflicted customers. But what she sees in Ellie Hawkins’ future doesn’t bode well.
This is a first in a new series, so I have no idea what to expect, but there were several 4 and 5 star reviews. I quite like the idea of a psychiatrist becoming a psychic, should be an interesting angle.
With the death of her father…
Officer Charlene Taylor has received her dream promotion—working Homicide with the LAPD. Her first case is the high-profile murder of Ken Anderson, a playboy UCLA professor with a haunted past. A mafia kingpin, billionaire tycoon, cheated wife and jaded lover are only a few on a long list of suspects, all with motive and opportunity.
…all hope of reconciliation is lost.
Not only does she feel the pressure from media and her boss to solve her first case, but Charlene must also deal with her father’s murderer, the “Celebrity Slayer,” a serial killer who enjoys baiting her with his knowledge of her life and routines.
Can a rookie detective work two high-profile cases and still keep her sanity?
I was offered a copy of this to read and review and after reading an excerpt on Amazon, I was hooked!
That’s the top of my TBR this week. What’s at the top of yours? I’d love to hear about it!