Waterloo Sunset by Martin Edwards

Waterloo Sunset Martin Edwards Poisoned Pen Press (2008) ISBN 9781590584415 Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (6/08)   In “Waterloo Sunset,” Martin Edwards continues with his Harry Devlin series.  Harry Devlin is an attorney who occasionally manages to tick off his clients.  When he discovers a notice that is announcing his death on Midsummer’s … More Waterloo Sunset by Martin Edwards

The Unraveling of Violeta Bell (Morgue Mama Mysteries) by C .R. Corwin

The Unraveling of Violeta Bell (Morgue Mama Mysteries) C .R. Corwin Poisoned Pen Press (2008) ISBN 9781590585016 Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (3/08)   Maddy Sprowls is back again.  This time she is investigating the murder of Violeta Bell who claims to be the Queen of Romania.  Maddy feels a close connection to … More The Unraveling of Violeta Bell (Morgue Mama Mysteries) by C .R. Corwin

The King of Ragtime (Ragtime Mystery Series) by Larry Karp

The King of Ragtime (Ragtime Mystery Series) Larry Karp Poisoned Pen Press (2008) ISBN 9781590585269 Reviewed by Olivera Baumgartner-Jackson for Reader Views (7/08)   From Wikipedia: “The defining characteristic of ragtime music is a specific type of syncopation in which melodic accents occur between metrical beats. This results in a melody that seems to be … More The King of Ragtime (Ragtime Mystery Series) by Larry Karp

The Iron Tongue of Midnight: A Baroque Mystery by Beverle Graves Myers

The Iron Tongue of Midnight: A Baroque Mystery Beverle Graves Myers Poisoned Pen Press (2008) ISBN 9781590582329 Reviewed by Deb Shunamon for Reader Views (4/08)   This delightful murder mystery set in the mid-1700s Italian countryside, takes the reader into a fascinating world of international politics, distinctive cultures, and class behaviors of the time, including … More The Iron Tongue of Midnight: A Baroque Mystery by Beverle Graves Myers

The Fisher Boy by Stephen Anable

The Fisher Boy Stephen Anable Poisoned Pen Press (2008) ISBN 9781590584804 Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (6/08)   Things start getting strange in Provincetown when a former fellow prep-schoolmate, sometimes nemesis, of Mark Winslow is murdered. To further complicate matters, they had a public disagreement prior to his death. Mark is the last … More The Fisher Boy by Stephen Anable

The Anteater of Death: A Zoo Mystery by Betty Webb

The Anteater of Death: A Zoo Mystery Betty Webb Poisoned Pen Press (2008) ISBN 9781590585603 Reviewed by Leslie Granier for Reader Views (8/08)   Theodora “Teddy” Bentley works as a zookeeper at the Gunn Landing Zoo.  Following a fundraiser that took place at the zoo, a mauled body is found in the anteater exhibit, leading … More The Anteater of Death: A Zoo Mystery by Betty Webb

Stranger Room by Frederick Ramsay

Stranger RoomFrederick RamsayPoisoned Pen Press (2008)ISBN 9781590585351Reviewed by Cherie Fisher for Reader Views (4/08)   Just when you think you have seen it all in mystery topics, one comes along that has a totally new twist.   The “Stranger Room” is that mystery.  It is murder, intrigue, southern genteel and bigotry at its best.  Once I … More Stranger Room by Frederick Ramsay

Silent Witness: A Sam Kincaid Mystery by Michael Norman

Silent Witness: A Sam Kincaid Mystery Michael Norman Poisoned Pen Press (2008) ISBN 9781590584989 Reviewed by Dr. Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (2/08)   Author Norman has the uncanny ability of capturing the reader’s interest from page one with his vivid descriptions of his early characters and their lifestyle, which happens to be contradictory to … More Silent Witness: A Sam Kincaid Mystery by Michael Norman

Shoot the Lawyer Twice: A Rep and Melissa Pennyworth Mystery by Michael A. Bowen

Shoot the Lawyer Twice: A Rep and Melissa Pennyworth MysteryMichael A. BowenPoisoned Pen Press (2008)ISBN 9781590585290Reviewed by Leslie Granier for Reader Views (6/08)   Melissa and Rep Pennyworth are a successful married couple.  Melissa is an English professor at a university.  Rep is a respected attorney.  When their careers cross paths through several overlapping occurrences, … More Shoot the Lawyer Twice: A Rep and Melissa Pennyworth Mystery by Michael A. Bowen

Roux Morgue (Mary Ryan, Pastry Chef Mysteries) by Claire M. Johnson

Roux Morgue (Mary Ryan, Pastry Chef Mysteries) Claire M. Johnson Poisoned Pen Press (2008) ISBN 9781590584873 Reviewed by Josef F. Buenker for Reader Views (2/08)   “Roux Morgue” is the second book involving the protagonist, Mary Ryan.  After reading this book, I will definitely be on the lookout for the first installment.  In “Roux Morgue,” … More Roux Morgue (Mary Ryan, Pastry Chef Mysteries) by Claire M. Johnson