Reading successfully as a standalone, Con Lehane graces us with another in his 42nd Street Library Mystery series, “Murder Off the Page,” as we follow Raymond Ambler and detective Mike Cosgrove.
SHAVE ICE PARADISEMark Daniel SeilerOwl House Books (2020)ISBN 9781947003682Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views (02/2020) “Shave Ice Paradise” by Mark Daniel Seiler is a rendezvous with murder, mayhem and intrigue set in the tropical paradise of Hawaii. Something’s just not right with the circumstances surrounding her Aunt Nalani’s death, and Gina Mori won’t rest... Continue Reading →
“Murder from Scratch” is the fourth book in the Sally Solari mystery series by Leslie Karst. . The book is nicely plotted with good character development as Sally, the protagonist, and Evelyn, her sidekick, move through Santa Cruz investigating the murder of Evelyn's Aunt Jackie.
“A Very Meowy Christmas” is part of the “Klepto Cat” mystery series by Patricia Fry. In this story, Rags leads a rescue team to find two missing boys.
COMING OF AGE IN BERKELEY Jake WarnerCourtyard Editions (2018)ISBN 9780692106433Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (04/19) Jake Warner gives readers a great story about coming of age which is so different from the usual reads in “Coming of Age in Berkeley.” What I appreciate most is it is not the usual coming from poverty,... Continue Reading →
ALONG CAME A COWBOY Bev Pettersen Westerhall Books (2018) ISBN 9781987835151 Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (01/19) In Bev Pettersen’s latest book, “Along Came A Cowboy,” readers find Allie McIvor, the somewhat social director and jack-of-all-trades at the Mustang Ranch in Montana. Allie ran away from life in the city and landed at... Continue Reading →
A VERY MERRY MURDER: A PROFESSOR PRATHER MYSTERY Mary Angela Camel Press (2018) ISBN 9781603816557 Reviewed by Cathleen Stout for Reader Views (10/18) I was thrilled to have found “A Very Merry Murder,” by Mary Angela. This is a perfect cozy mystery to curl up with on a cold winter’s night. The storyline is a... Continue Reading →