The White Shepherd by Annie Dalton: A New Mystery Series Set in Oxford

The White Shepherd

Award-winning author Annie Dalton is best known for her popular children’s and YA novels that include the very popular Agent Angel a.k.a. Angel Academy YA series. Luckily for us she’s decided to branch out into adult fiction with a new mystery series based on a dog walker in Oxford, Anna Hopkins. The White Shepherd is […]

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Mrs. John Doe by Tom Savage: Is This the Ultimate Spy Thriller?

Cross Cultural
Mrs. John Doe

When I agreed to read and possibly review Mrs. John Doe by bestselling author Tom Savage, I did it based solely on the publisher’s description. I didn’t realize that I had read and loved another novel by Tom Savage, A Penny for the Hangman (link to that review at the end of this one). A […]

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The Drowning by Camilla Lackberg: Mystery Book Review & Giveaway

The Drowning

When I read and reviewed The Hidden Child by bestselling Swedish author Camilla Lackberg, I became an instant fan. You can find a review of that novel at the end of this review. That meant it was a no-brainer to agree to read and possibly review her novel, The Drowning. Please note: The Drowning was […]

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The Ambassador’s Wife by Jennifer Steil: Love & Terror in the Middle East

The Ambassador's Wife

There were a couple of things that grabbed me immediately when I saw the publisher’s description of The Ambassador’s Wife by Jennifer Steil. The first was that Jennifer actually is an ambassador’s wife, so I thought it would be very interesting to read a novel by someone who had lived that life. The second was […]

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Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich: Southern Mountain Moonshine Clan Saga

Crime Story
Bull Mountain

I can never resist novels about the people in the Appalachian Mountains, probably because I grew up at the foot of those mountains. Maybe it’s the strong Scots-Irish heritage but, as my grandfather would say, nothing beats mountain folk for sheer ornery cussedness. And they have a strong distrust of government of any kind. One […]

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Happy Friday the 13th: Reviews of Trust No One & In a Dark, Dark, Wood


We’re again pairing a debut author with a seasoned author. Both, however, are now bestselling authors since Ruth Ware’s debut novel, In a Dark, Dark Wood, became an instant bestseller. It also made tons of “Pick” lists. Our other book, Trust No One, is by bestselling and award-winning author Paul Cleave. If you love psychological […]

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