Book Review: The Little Grave by Carolyn Arnold

Detective Amanda Steele stops just inside the doorway, recognizing the victim’s face instantly. He seems so vulnerable in death; soft, human, even harmless. But she can never forget the evil he has inflicted. Her heart is hammering as she remembers her precious daughter, with her red curls and infectious laugh, and how she was lowered into that little grave…

It’s been five years since Detective Amanda Steele’s life was derailed in the path of an oncoming drunk driver. The small community of Dumfries, Virginia, may have moved on from the tragic deaths of her husband and daughter, but Amanda cannot. When the driver who killed her family is found murdered in a motel room, she can’t keep away from the case.

Fighting her sergeant to be allowed to work an investigation with such a personal connection to her, Amanda is in a race to prove that she can uncover the truth. But the more she digs into the past of the man who destroyed her future, the more shocking discoveries she makes. And when Amanda finds the link between a silver bracelet in his possession and the brutal unsolved murder of a young exotic dancer, she realizes she’s caught up in something darker than she ever imagined and suspects that more girls could be in danger.

But as Amanda edges toward the truth, she gets closer to a secret as personal as it is deadly. Amanda has stumbled upon a dangerous killer, and she must face some terrible truths in order to catch this killer – and save his next victim as she couldn’t save her own daughter…

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

I have read a lot of Carolyn Arnold’s books because I like her writing style and her characters. This new character, Amanda Steele, is a detective who is grieving the loss of her family at the hands of a drunk driver. Unfortunately, more of the book is about her grief than about the case she’s working on.

The case is interesting. The convicted drunk driver has just gotten out of prison and has been murdered. This leads to other cold cases and possible sex trafficking. The results of the investigation lead Amanda and her partner to some surprising conclusions.

Amanda seems to finally be dealing with her grief by the end of the book, and I think in the following books she’ll be more like the strong female protagonists that I like. She even starts to be nice to her partner which was a bit of a shock.

The last quarter of this book was exciting and difficult to put down. Although this wasn’t my favorite Carolyn Arnold book, I’m looking forward to the next Amanda Steel novel. I think it won’t be bogged down with her grief like this one was.

About the Author

CAROLYN ARNOLD is an international bestselling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has four continuing fiction series—Detective Madison Knight, Brandon Fisher FBI, McKinley Mysteries, and Matthew Connor Adventures—and has written nearly thirty books. Her genre diversity offers her readers everything from cozy to hard-boiled mysteries, and thrillers to action adventures.

Both her female detective and FBI profiler series have been praised by those in law enforcement as being accurate and entertaining, leading her to adopt the trademark: POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT™.

Carolyn was born in a small town and enjoys spending time outdoors, but she also loves the lights of a big city. Grounded by her roots and lifted by her dreams, her overactive imagination insists that she tell her stories. Her intention is to touch the hearts of millions with her books, to entertain, inspire, and empower.

She currently lives in London, Ontario, with her husband and beagle and is a member of Crime Writers of Canada and Sisters in Crime.

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Book Review: Hopes & Slippery Slopes by Trixie Silvertale

A dangerous race. The peal of wedding bells. Will this psychic sleuth catch a bouquet or a bullet? Mitzy Moon finally has a chance to spend a normal, murder-free day with family. And she’s super-excited to support her legendary snowmobile racer dad as he’s honored for his place in the record books. But instead of a celebration on the podium, she finds a corpse under the snow.

With a holiday wedding at her bookshop looming, it’s a terrible time to take on a new case and an orphan. Somehow, Mitzy hopes to juggle the investigation, the nuptials, her meddling Ghost-ma, and an interfering feline. But when her new house guest sees something he shouldn’t, her secrets start to unravel…

Can Mitzy solve the case before midnight strikes, or will her resolution end in tragedy?

Hopes and Slippery Slopes is the eleventh book in the hilarious paranormal cozy mystery series, Mitzy Moon Mysteries. If you like snarky heroines, supernatural misfits, and a dash of romance, then you’ll love Trixie Silvertale’s twisty whodunit.

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

It seems that Mitzy Moon can’t go anywhere without trouble showing up. This time she’s at her first snowmobile race where one of the coaches is found dead. He’s been murdered and there are several viable suspects.

Lately, she and her sheriff boyfriend, Erick, work together on cases because he knows she’ll investigate with or without his consent. Unfortunately, they don’t get too far into this case when he finds out that she’s been hiding her gifts from him. He’s understandably upset with her, and she’s afraid she’s lost him for good.

The characters in the Mitzy Moon Mysteries are unique, flawed, and loveable. Mitzy is smart, hilarious, and determined. She and her dad are getting closer, and it’s nice seeing her family expand. I like Stellan, the teenager that Mitzy has taken under her wing. He’s a good kid who’s had a rough time the past few years, and he’s so smart!

Hopes & Slippery Slopes is another fun paranormal mystery. When I think back to the first book and compare the Mitzy then to the Mitzy now, she has really grown. She’s still stubborn and hilarious, but she’s learning to trust others and continues to increase her circle of family and friends. Although this book stands on its own, I recommend reading all of the books in order to get the most out of the series.

About the Author

Trixie Silvertale grew up reading an endless supply of Lillian Jackson Braun, Hardy Boys, and Nancy Drew novels. She loves the amateur sleuths in cozy mysteries and is obsessed with all things paranormal. Those two passions unite in her Mitzy Moon Mysteries, and she’s thrilled to write them and share them with you.

When she’s not consumed by writing, she bakes to fuel her creative engine and tends to her herb garden.

Website: http://www.trixiesilvertale.com

Audiobook Review: Daisy McDare and the Deadly Political Affair by K.M. Morgan

It is election season in Cozy Creek and the race for mayor has really heated up.

So when the front-runner, Adam Mitchell, is murdered a week before the big vote, his political rival becomes an obvious suspect.

But Daisy McDare believes this case isn’t as clear cut as it appears to be.

There are a number of other people in town who wanted Adam dead, and Daisy isn’t going to stop until she discovers who was really behind the murder.

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My Review

I chose to listen to this book after receiving a free audio copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Daisy McDare & the Deadly Political Affair is a novella in the Daisy McDare cozy mystery series. I’m listening to them in order which isn’t necessary, but it does make the stories flow well.

When one of the candidates for mayor is murdered, Daisy is once again curious and starts asking Lt. Crumple questions about the case. Since things worked out so well last time when they worked together, Lt. Crumple invites her to help out with the case…he knows she’ll just do it on her own anyway.

Daisy and Crumple solve the case quickly. They are able to narrow down the suspects easily. Once again, I thought Crumple would have taken more control over the interviews rather than Daisy asking many of the questions and getting a confession. It is unrealistic, and I can’t see him taking the back seat like that.

The narrator, Donna Soto, did well with pace and timing. Distinguishing between the characters, though, was a problem and the men sounded like Granny Annie.

I recommend Daisy McDare & the Deadly Political Affair to anyone who likes cozy mysteries and super quick reads. I think I would prefer to read these though rather than listen to them.

About the Author

K.M. Morgan loves baking, crafts, cute cat videos, and reading mysteries.

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Book Review: The Dark Side of the Mirror by Pat Herbert

Twins sometimes run in families; in the Fentimans’ case, they positively stampede.

In 1937, Robert Fentiman is hanged for the murder of a barmaid. Twenty years later his ghost claims his innocence, and Rev Bernard Paltoquet is called on to help clear his name by the dead man’s son, Carl.

As Bernard and his pal Robbie begin their investigations, by a cruel twist of fate, another barmaid is murdered, who turns out to be the daughter of the first barmaid. And, by another twist of fate, Carl Fentiman is the main suspect.

A professional medium, with an unconventional use for a crystal ball, is called in to help solve both crimes, but she is as baffled as Bernard and Robbie. Meanwhile Bernard’s housekeeper, Mrs Aitch, has deserted the vicarage for a mysterious suitor….

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My Review

This is the seventh book in the Reverend Paltoquet Supernatural Murder series. I’ve read them all and enjoy them. Most of them have a bit of a dark side and a touch of paranormal along with some quirky regular characters.

The regular characters: Bernie (Reverend Paltoquet) can be a bit selfish, but he usually realizes that and tries to change and be more Christian-like. Robbie is a good doctor and believes himself to be a ladies’ man. My favorite recurring character is Mrs. Aitch. She seems cantankerous, but those close to her know that she’s got a big heart. I love that she speaks her mind no matter the consequences. It was nice to see her over the moon happy for once while dating her new beau.

The other characters in The Dark Side of the Mirror are related in some way to a murder that occurred 20 years ago. It is eerie how the twins in the Fentiman family seem to always be one good twin and one bad twin. I thought it was interesting, and realistic, that the police tended to focus on the bad twin for murders because of their disagreeable personalities (and their opportunity, of course).

The ending had a twist that I didn’t see coming for most of the book. I did feel like The Dark Side of the Mirror ended too quickly. I thought it was just me, but when I looked, the other books are longer than this one. It was still good, though. I definitely recommend the Reverend Paltoquet books. Each one stands alone, but they do reference things that happened in previous books once in a while.

About the Author

Pat Herbert lives in London, England, and works as an administrator and receptionist at a private health clinic. She worked previously as PA to the Managing Director of Thomson Books before they were taken over by Penguin. Pat has written eighteen novels to date including:

Other novels in the Rev. Paltoquet series:

The Bockhampton Road Murders
Haunted Christmas
The Possession of November Jones
The Witches of Wandsworth
So Long at the Fair
The Man Who Was Death
Sleeping With the Dead
The Corpse Wore Red
Seeing Double

The Barney Carmichael Crime series:

Getting Away with Murder
The Murder in Weeping Lane
The Mop and Bucket Murders

Also by Pat Herbert:

Death Comes Gift Wrapped
The Long Shadow
Once You Kiss a Stranger
Hidden
UnOriginal Sin

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Audiobook Review: Daisy McDare and the Deadly Radio Affair by K.M. Morgan

When the program manager of a local radio station is murdered, a recently fired morning show host becomes the prime suspect.

That host is more than just a murder suspect, however. She’s also one of Daisy McDare’s good friends.

And Daisy doesn’t believe for a minute that her friend is guilty.

So, Daisy sets out to prove her friend’s innocence.

But is the truth more complicated than it appears to be?

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My Review

I chose to listen to this book after receiving a free audio copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Daisy McDare & the Deadly Radio Affair is a novella in the Daisy McDare cozy mystery series. I’m listening to them in order which isn’t necessary, but it does make the stories flow well.

Daisy’s friend Christina is fired from her job as a disc jockey, and that same night her boss is murdered. There are multiple suspects, but Christina is a prime suspect, so Daisy is on the case once more. Luckily, and surprisingly for Daisy, Lt. Crumple wants to work together to solve this one. What a refreshing change!

Daisy and Crumple solve the case pretty quickly. They are able to narrow down the suspects easily. I did think that Crumple would have taken more control over the interviews rather than Daisy asking more of the questions. It is unrealistic, and with these characters, he wouldn’t take the back seat like that.

The narrator, Donna Soto, did better on this book than previous books I’ve listened to her narrate. She did a decent job.

I recommend Daisy McDare & the Deadly Radio Affair to anyone who likes cozy mysteries and super quick reads. I look forward to listening to the next Daisy McDare mystery.

About the Author

K.M. Morgan loves baking, crafts, cute cat videos, and reading mysteries.

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Book Review: The Rose Petal Killer by Marc Everitt

Lord Sebastopol is in trouble again!  Arrested in relation to a murder he supposedly solved years before, Victorian England’s finest amateur detective has to persuade the police that he didn’t falsely accuse the wrong person.  Relating the tale of how he identified the Rose Petal Killer, Sebastopol and his faithful colleague, Bryers, find themselves caught up in a fresh wave of murders. The Rose Petal Killer might be a figure from his past, but Sebastopol is about to find out that buried secrets have a way of resurfacing, and they’re clawing their way into the present to threaten his credibility, and perhaps his life.

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My Review

I didn’t read the first Lord Sebastopol novel, but this one stands on its own. The police accuse him of misleading them in a previous investigation and are talking about charging him for causing recent murders through negligence. He has to explain his reasoning when solving a previous murder attributed the the Rose Petal Killer when there are more murders appearing.

As an American, I found Lord Sebastopol a bit off-putting. He was funny at times but downright cruel at other times; and he was so entitled!

Lord Sebastopol’s explanation of his deductions seems sound, and close to the end of the story, the police and the reader are convinced that he correctly solved the murder. Could he have actually been wrong? Is his logic infallible? The reader is left to wonder.

The Rose Petal Killer is a murder mystery that’s a quick and enjoyable read.

Excerpt

“Lord Sebastopol,” said the commissioner, sounding contrite and almost humble despite his status. “You are right that we perhaps reacted rashly in the way in which we brought you here. That could have been handled better on our part, but the fact remains that this is a dire situation, and we are in a lot of trouble. Heads will roll, and I am afraid that mine will be one of them. Not to put too fine a point on this, I would be surprised if yours were not to follow. If punitive legal means are not applied to you for your part in this matter, then at the very least, you can expect the newspapers to run with it and make such a fuss about what happened that you will effectively find that your career as a detective will swiftly come to an end. It is in all of our interests to get to the bottom of this and try to prepare a coherent argument as to what went wrong and what could have been done to prevent it.”

“Commissioner,” Sebastopol said patiently as if talking to a backwards child, “nothing went wrong, save of course, for the death of Lady Wolstencroft and the unforgiveable time it took me to get to the heart of the matter. The man we apprehended was the Rose Petal Killer; I am convinced of that.”

“But…”

“I am not denying that there is someone out there who is a dangerous killer, and one that has a similar sickness of mind to the Rose Petal Killer, maybe even someone who venerates the killer and wants to follow in his footsteps. No doubt that we need to catch this blackguard and that this matter is exigent, but to say that they are somehow connected to the Rose Petal Killer themselves is sheer folly, I can assure you.”

About the Author

Marc Everitt has written and published 10 books including 2 standalone science fiction novels, a haunted house book, a race against time contagion thriller, 2 short stories and the stunning space opera trilogy ‘Days of Entropy’. 6 of these are also available as audiobooks. Most recently, he has gathered the suspects in the drawing room for the dramatic reveal in a murder mystery. Marc lives in Wiltshire, England with his wife, three children, two dogs and a bossy cat. Marc has a degree in English Literature & Philosophy from the University of Hertfordshire and is a ltd co director in financial services.

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The Rose Petal Killer

Lord Sebastopol is in trouble again!  Arrested in relation to a murder he supposedly solved years before, Victorian England’s finest amateur detective has to persuade the police that he didn’t falsely accuse the wrong person.  Relating the tale of how he identified the Rose Petal Killer, Sebastopol and his faithful colleague Bryers find themselves caught up in a fresh wave of murders. The Rose Petal Killer might be a figure from his past, but Sebastopol is about to find out that buried secrets have a way of resurfacing, and they’re clawing their way into the present to threaten his credibility, and perhaps his life.

About the Author:

Marc Everitt has written and published 10 books including 2 standalone science fiction novels, a haunted house book, a race against time contagion thriller, 2 short stories and the stunning space opera trilogy ‘Days of Entropy’. 6 of these are also available as audiobooks. Most recently, he has gathered the suspects in the drawing room for the dramatic reveal in a murder mystery. Marc lives in Wiltshire, England with his wife, three children, two dogs and a bossy cat. Marc has a degree in English Literature & Philosophy from the University of Hertfordshire and is a ltd co director in financial services.

Excerpt from the book:

“Lord Sebastopol,” said the commissioner, sounding contrite and almost humble despite his status. “You are right that we perhaps reacted rashly in the way in which we brought you here. That could have been handled better on our part, but the fact remains that this is a dire situation, and we are in a lot of trouble. Heads will roll, and I am afraid that mine will be one of them. Not to put too fine a point on this, I would be surprised if yours were not to follow. If punitive legal means are not applied to you for your part in this matter, then at the very least, you can expect the newspapers to run with it and make such a fuss about what happened that you will effectively find that your career as a detective will swiftly come to an end. It is in all of our interests to get to the bottom of this and try to prepare a coherent argument as to what went wrong and what could have been done to prevent it.”

“Commissioner,” Sebastopol said patiently as if talking to a backwards child, “nothing went wrong, save of course, for the death of Lady Wolstencroft and the unforgiveable time it took me to get to the heart of the matter. The man we apprehended was the Rose Petal Killer; I am convinced of that.”

“But…”

“I am not denying that there is someone out there who is a dangerous killer, and one that has a similar sickness of mind to the Rose Petal Killer, maybe even someone who venerates the killer and wants to follow in his footsteps. No doubt that we need to catch this blackguard and that this matter is exigent, but to say that they are somehow connected to the Rose Petal Killer themselves is sheer folly, I can assure you.”

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Return to Atalan

It’s been almost a year since Isla found herself in the magical land of Atalan. Now she must return there, after a wizard called Steve mysteriously appears at her house and asks for Isla’s help. On their arrival in Atalan, they discover that an evil wizard is trying to take over the land with the help of the goblins, by using a spell that puts everyone under his command. Isla sets out to put a stop to this fiendish plot along with the help of some new found friends, Benji the elf and Sophie the bushwhacker. Can Isla help save Atalan and once again return safely to her family?

About the Author:

Richard Brewin has spent most of his working life within the health and fitness industry. He also has a passion for writing and after years of toying with the idea of writing a book, he has now completed his first children’s fantasy fiction. Inspired by and written for his children, Richard decided to get it published after receiving tremendous feedback from those that read it. Children’s fiction is the genre he enjoys the most and hopes to publish many more titles in the future.

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“Wally explained how Barry along with Fizzbit, who was already under the spell, and the goblins had arrived at his house and had kicked the door down and had taken him captive before he had a chance to defend himself. The only thing he had time to do was to hide the serum under the floor in the hope that Steve or someone else would find it. The goblins had ransacked his house and had taken away all of his potions and his wand, but luckily they never discovered the serum.

After that, he was taken away and led to the Unkerdunkie village where, on their arrival, Barry had cast his spell and put the entire village under his command. Once that had happened, Wally explained how he was held prisoner inside the cage while Barry, Fizzbit and a small army of goblins had left to go and invade the elves’ settlement.

Suddenly, Wally’s story was interrupted by shouting from above. Surely, Oliver and Benji haven’t fallen out already, thought Isla?!  She looked up to see Oliver, Fartybubble, and their two newfound friends racing back down to the forest floor on the lift. They were waving their arms around frantically, pointing towards something in the distance. It was difficult to hear what they were yelling about as all four of them were shouting at the same time.

Both Isla and Wally turned to look in the direction the foursome were pointing and immediately saw what was causing all the commotion. Coming through the forest in the distance was another group of goblins, only this time they were not alone. Leading the pack was Fizzbit, and the giant troll didn’t look happy.”

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Book Review: Lies & Pumpkin Pies by Trixie Silvertale

When a broomball rivalry turns deadly, can this psychic sleuth save the man she loves?

Mitzy Moon doesn’t do sports, but girlfriends are supposed to try new things. And watching her handsome sheriff’s team strut their stuff across the ice has its perks. But the thrill fades faster than cheap lipstick when the opponent’s captain is found murdered, and her boyfriend is the prime suspect.

With no alibi, her main squeeze quickly loses his badge and gets tossed off the case—and the harder Mitzy digs for the truth, the guiltier he looks. She’ll need the help of her interfering Ghost-ma and a spoiled feline to clear her beau and still have time to make a special pie for the holiday potluck!

Can Mitzy score a win for the home team, or will her dreams of a clean sweep be forever frozen?

Lies and Pumpkin Pies is the tenth book in the hilarious paranormal cozy mystery series, Mitzy Moon Mysteries. If you like snarky heroines, supernatural intrigue, and a dash of romance, then you’ll love Trixie Silvertale’s twisty whodunit.

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My Review

Mitzy Moon and Sheriff Erick Harper are dating, really care for each other, and are taking things slow. When she goes to her first broomball match, she isn’t ready to see this side of Erick. She’s a little concerned when Erick and a player from the other team fight, but she’s assured that’s how broomball is and that Erick is just defending his team members. But Mitzy has a right to be concerned because that player is found dead the next morning, and Erick is arrested for murder. Poor Mitzy (and poor Erick)! I felt bad for both of them.

The characters in the Mitzy Moon Mysteries are unique, flawed, and loveable. Mitzy is smart, hilarious, and determined. Grams and Pyewacket are supportive and assist her in any way they can. Grams’ lawyer and friend, Silas, also helps Mitzy out a lot, and he’s taught her a lot about using her gifts. He’s a persnickety old man, but Mitzy and Grams love him.

Mitzy goes undercover at the nearby community college. She’s good at going undercover, and Grams always does a good job of picking out the best attire for the job. It cracks me up that in the small town of Pin Cherry Harbor, no one seems to be surprised when they see Mitzy wearing a wig.

Lies & Pumpkin Pies has a big twist that I wasn’t ready for. It is the tenth book in the Mitzy Moon Mysteries series, and if you like murder mysteries with some humor, great characters, twists, and a little romance, you’ll love Mitzy Moon!

About the Author

Trixie Silvertale grew up reading an endless supply of Lillian Jackson Braun, Hardy Boys, and Nancy Drew novels. She loves the amateur sleuths in cozy mysteries and is obsessed with all things paranormal. Those two passions unite in her Mitzy Moon Mysteries, and she’s thrilled to write them and share them with you.

When she’s not consumed by writing, she bakes to fuel her creative engine and tends to her herb garden.

Website: http://www.trixiesilvertale.com

Book Review: Spider Hunting by K.J. McGillick

It’s never what it seems.

A murder of a high-profile law partner on a Manhattan street should have made the front page of the news. And yet it didn’t. Drew Bradley’s murder was treated as just another senseless crime and relegated to page four of the evening edition. But what if the press had been privy to the fact that the murder was actually an assassination?

As the partners at Lannister and Stewart scramble to fill the vacuum left by Drew Bradley’s sudden death, Asia Blythe, a rising star in the firm is offered his coveted position. But this golden opportunity that brings with it power, prestige, and unlimited financial rewards demands adherence to a code. A code of allegiance to the firm with no exceptions. Catapulted into the world of genetically modified designer babies and state-sponsored espionage, is Asia prepared to deal with the intrigues of a world that will threaten her life and shatter her illusions?

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Asia is a lawyer who is driven to work hard toward her goal of becoming a partner. She is beyond excited when she’s given the opportunity to apply to become an equity partner. What’s disappointing is that as soon as she’s given this opportunity, everything seems to fall apart.

It took me a little bit to get into Spider Hunting even though it starts with the murder of Asia’s boss, Drew. When Asia starts working on Drew’s files, there’s a lot of confusing information that was difficult to muddle through. But when meets she meets Drew’s clients, things start to take off. By the time I was halfway through, it was difficult to put down.

I like Asia. She’s strong and knows what she wants. Even when she isn’t sure what she wants to do, she figures it out and makes the moral decision. Her boyfriend, Sam, is my favorite character. He’s supportive and caring and his love for Asia is obvious. They make a good couple.

I definitely recommend Spider Hunting if you like a murder mystery with a little bit of everything.

About the Author

K. J. McGillick was born in New York and once she started to walk she never stopped running. But that’s what New Yorker’s do. Right? A Registered Nurse, a lawyer now author.

As she evolved so did her career choices. After completing her graduate degree in nursing, she spent many years in the university setting sharing the dreams of the enthusiastic nursing students she taught. After twenty rewarding years in the medical field she attended law school and has spent the last twenty-four years as an attorney helping people navigate the turbulent waters of the legal system. Not an easy feat. And now? Now she is sharing the characters she loves with readers hoping they are intrigued by her twisting and turning plots and entertained by her writing

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Book Review: What We Bury by Carolyn Arnold

She’s dying, and she knows it. If only she can stay alive long enough to leave one last message. As the rain beats against the metal roof, she uses her blood-soaked fingertip to scrawl on the floorboards… The letters GB.

Detective Madison Knight has been house hunting, but a call from her real estate agent has nothing to do with finding the perfect property. She’s found a woman’s body, stabbed multiple times. Madison arrives on scene and is presented with an unknown Jane Doe and two letters written in blood. There’s no murder weapon, and it seems Doe was attacked somewhere else.

As Madison works to find justice for the victim, Madison’s own life is put at risk. What she comes to discover is some people will go to extreme lengths to protect their secrets—even as far as murder. But will learning that lesson come too late for her?
 

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

This is the tenth book in the Detective Madison Knight series but it’s the just the third one I’ve read. I read the eighth and ninth books, Power Struggle and Shades of Justice, and I’m already hooked. Even though this is the tenth book in the series, it does stand on its own. When things from the past come up, enough backstory is given so that the story is easy to follow.

Madison Knight gets a call from a realtor she knows about a body she found in a shed. It turns out to be a murder and Madison and her partner, Terry, are on the case. They initially have little information to go on, but through good detective work, they find leads, and when they think they’re close to finding a person of interest, everything goes crazy! I thought I had everything figured out but then I didn’t.

Madison also continues to look into the mafia and corrupt cops in Stiles. She’s doing it on her own and keeping it a secret from everyone, including her boyfriend, Troy. Every time she went out on her own or lied to Terry, I cringed. For a smart detective, Madison needs to learn to communicate before she loses her man.

What We Bury is a detective murder mystery with a lot of suspects, a few twists, an obsessed detective, and a touch of romance. What else can you ask for? I look forward to reading the next Madison Knight book. I have to know what happens next!

About the Author

CAROLYN ARNOLD is an international bestselling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has four continuing fiction series—Detective Madison Knight, Brandon Fisher FBI, McKinley Mysteries, and Matthew Connor Adventures—and has written nearly thirty books. Her genre diversity offers her readers everything from cozy to hard-boiled mysteries, and thrillers to action adventures.

Both her female detective and FBI profiler series have been praised by those in law enforcement as being accurate and entertaining, leading her to adopt the trademark: POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT™.

Carolyn was born in a small town and enjoys spending time outdoors, but she also loves the lights of a big city. Grounded by her roots and lifted by her dreams, her overactive imagination insists that she tell her stories. Her intention is to touch the hearts of millions with her books, to entertain, inspire, and empower.

She currently lives in London, Ontario, with her husband and beagle and is a member of Crime Writers of Canada and Sisters in Crime.

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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE DETECTIVE MADISON KNIGHT SERIES

Murder. Investigation. The pursuit of justice. Do you love trying to figure out whodunit? How about investigating alongside police detectives from the crime scene to the forensics lab and everywhere in between? Do you love a strong female lead? Then I invite you to meet Detective Madison Knight as she solves murders with her male partner, utilizing good old-fashioned investigative work aided by modern technology.

This is the perfect book series for fans of Law & Order, CSI,
Blue Bloods, Rizzoli & Isles, Women’s Murder Club,
and Hawaii Five-O.