Mystery Book Review | Takes One to Know One by Susan Isaacs

⭐️⭐️⭐️ | Takes One to Know One is a fresh take on a contemporary hard-boiled mystery. Corie Schottland Gellar, former FBI agent, is learning to navigate suburban upper-class America complete with a new husband who is working on climbing the rungs of judgedom and a young teen daughter who is going through all the angst… Continue reading Mystery Book Review | Takes One to Know One by Susan Isaacs

Mystery Book Review | Last Pen Standing by Vivian Conroy

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ | Last Pen Standing is a delightful new cozy series by Vivian Conroy with an unexpected wild west twist. Reading the novel is like sitting down with your favorite unsolved puzzle - as fascinating to experience as it is to solve. Despite a slow start, once the Paper Posse is introduced, the pace picks… Continue reading Mystery Book Review | Last Pen Standing by Vivian Conroy

The Pawful Truth Comes Out

Mystery Book Review | The Pawful Truth by Miranda James Berkley Publisher ▪️ July 16, 2019 ▪️ 288 pages In Bookstores Today!!! Dear Reader, The Pawful Truth is a fun and salacious installment in the Cat in the Stacks series by Miranda James. Charlie Harris, along with his trusty Maine Coon cat, Diesel, enjoys the… Continue reading The Pawful Truth Comes Out

Mystery Book Review| Sweet Tea and Secrets by Joy Avon

Crooked Lane Books * June 11, 2019 Sleuth Callie Aspen wants to light up the Fourth of July tea party by solving a celebrity’s decades-old disappearance, but her digging results in more fireworks than she expects. Sweet Tea and Secrets is as refreshing as a cold beverage on a hot summer’s day.  The story is… Continue reading Mystery Book Review| Sweet Tea and Secrets by Joy Avon

Mystery May |Book Review| Chocolate Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke

 Kensington Press · February 2019 · 304 pgs   Dear Reader, 19 years and 26 books show that Joanne Fluke offers a great deal to readers with her Hannah Swensen series. I reviewed her first book, Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder a few months ago and was glad to visit The Cookie Jar once again. What… Continue reading Mystery May |Book Review| Chocolate Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke

Book Review | If you give a mystery lover a cookie…

Dear Reader, Joanne Fluke's new book in her Hannah Swenson series is coming out this month and it looks interesting, so I decided to read the first book in the series. What I discovered was a true, old-school, cozy mystery from its amateur detective to its numerous red herrings. The reader's desire to figure out… Continue reading Book Review | If you give a mystery lover a cookie…

Snapshots of a small town: Theater in a Crowded Java Joint (fiction)

2nd snapshot in the small town series I sat at the small table nestled amongst coolers and empty crates. Not an ideal spot but one that gave me the privacy I was looking for. I needed to prepare what I was going to talk about in class this week. What words of wisdom I was… Continue reading Snapshots of a small town: Theater in a Crowded Java Joint (fiction)