ARC Review: “Ink and Shadows,” by Ellery Adams

Happy Sunday, all! I was so ridiculously excited to receive Ink and Shadows by Ellery Adams. I have read all of the Secret, Bone, and Scone Society novels, as well as most of her Books on the Bay and Book Retreat mysteries, and this is by far my favorite series out of everything she has … Continue reading ARC Review: “Ink and Shadows,” by Ellery Adams

ARC Review: “The Dark Archive,” by Genevieve Cogman

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate, and good holiday cheer and health to all who don't! I am sorry for my prolonged absences - I hate being a broken record, but my new job has made it so that reading is my only source of pleasure. One of the most exciting things about this month … Continue reading ARC Review: “The Dark Archive,” by Genevieve Cogman

ARC Review: “Premeditated Mortar,” by Kate Carlisle

Hi all, and sorry I have been absent! My new job is kicking my butt (in a good way, but still a lot of work), and my reading has fallen to the wayside. It is only week one, so hopefully I will get over the growing pains soon. I could not neglect my ARCs, however, … Continue reading ARC Review: “Premeditated Mortar,” by Kate Carlisle

ARC Review: “Murder is a Must,” by Marty Wingate

I don't know about anyone else, but I am having some major Sunday scaries right now. Tomorrow, I start a new job. It is the first "first day" I have had in years, and it is a remarkably different experience because of COVID. To combat the nervous energy by lining up all of my cozy … Continue reading ARC Review: “Murder is a Must,” by Marty Wingate

ARC Review: “The Midnight Bargain,” by C.L. Polk

I had the very unexpected pleasure of receiving The Midnight Bargain weeks after requesting it, so I dropped my regular TBR to finish this before its release date of October 13. Thank you, Netgalley and Erewhon Books, for this ARC. I finished it in one day, so you know it was engaging, even if I … Continue reading ARC Review: “The Midnight Bargain,” by C.L. Polk

ARC Review: “The Inspector of Strange and Unexplained Deaths,” by Olivier Barde-Cabuçon

First of all, I would like to thank Netgalley and Pushkin Press for the opportunity to review this ARC. This imprint of Pushkin, Vertigo, has the unique job of publishing crime fiction from around the globe and providing translations where needed. Such was the case for The Inspector of Strange and Unexplained Deaths, originally published … Continue reading ARC Review: “The Inspector of Strange and Unexplained Deaths,” by Olivier Barde-Cabuçon

ARC Review: “Murder at an Irish Christmas,” by Carlene O’Connor

Ho ho ho, merry... September? While I am unsure of the timing in publishing Carlene O'Connor's sixth Irish Village Mystery book, Murder at an Irish Christmas (due to be published this October), I don't mind at all because I love this series so much! Thank you, Netgalley and Kensington Books for this awesome opportunity! From … Continue reading ARC Review: “Murder at an Irish Christmas,” by Carlene O’Connor

ARC Review: “On Borrowed Crime,” by Kate Young

Has anyone ever read a book and had such a vastly different opinion of it than other people, you wonder if you even read the same book? That was me with On Borrowed Crime by Kate Young. I really did not like this, and my ARC e-copy was so poorly formatted I almost didn't get … Continue reading ARC Review: “On Borrowed Crime,” by Kate Young

WWW Wednesday – September 2, 2020

Happy September, all! I love that I can start the new month right with some "shelf reflection." The WWW Wednesday meme is currently hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, and is a great way to do a weekly update on what you’ve been reading and what you have planned. I loved doing this … Continue reading WWW Wednesday – September 2, 2020

ARC Review: “The Archive of the Forgotten,” by A.J. Hackwith

Hi all, and sorry for my absence! I went to upstate New York to visit family and get some needed R&R. It also inspired me to finish three (!) books while resting, so I am almost caught up on my reading goals. One of the books I got to finish was The Archive of the … Continue reading ARC Review: “The Archive of the Forgotten,” by A.J. Hackwith