Valley of the Lost by Vicki Delany

Valley of the Lost Vicki Delany Poisoned Pen Press (2009) ISBN 9781590585955 Reviewed by Deb Shunamon for Reader Views (11/08)   When the personalities and daily lives of the characters in a book are so interesting that they can cause a reader to forget that a murder has just taken place, you are with a... Continue Reading →

Snakehead (China Thriller) by Peter May

Snakehead (China Thriller) Peter May Poisoned Pen Press (2009) ISBN 9781590586068 Reviewed by Carol Hoyer, PhD, for Reader Views (11/08)   The author Peter May has written a book about human cargo that is contaminated with an unknown virus. This is terrorism at its greatest.  Can it really happen? The book opens with the local... Continue Reading →

Probable Claws (Theda Krakow Mystery) by Clea Simon

Probable Claws (Theda Krakow Mystery) Clea Simon Poisoned Pen Press (2009) ISBN 9781590585641 Reviewed by Leslie Granier for Reader Views (12/08)   Theda Krakow is a freelance writer who covers up-and-coming bands to give them much needed exposure.  When the newspaper she writes for begins making changes, she must widen her range of subject matter. ... Continue Reading →

Murder in the Dark: A Phryne Fisher Mystery by Kerry Greenwood

Murder in the Dark: A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood Poisoned Pen Press (2009) ISBN 9781590584392 Reviewed by Olivera Baumgartner-Jackson for Reader Views (12/08)   Kerry Greenwood’s “Murder in the Dark” was exactly what I expect from anything published by the Poisoned Pen Press. I never like what they publish; I either love it, adore... Continue Reading →

Murder in Mykonos by Jeffrey Siger

Murder in Mykonos Jeffrey Siger Poisoned Pen Press (2009) ISBN 9781590585818 Reviewed by Irene Watson for Reader Views (10/08)   Mykonos, quiet and famous, is the scene of a fast-paced, page-turning murder mystery that will engross you immediately and will keep you glued until the very end – an end that is as mysterious as... Continue Reading →

Hollywood Buzz (Pucci Lewis Mystery) by Margit Liesche

Hollywood Buzz (Pucci Lewis Mystery) Margit Liesche Poisoned Pen Press (2009) ISBN 9781590585795 Reviewed by Leslie Granier for Reader Views (11/08)   Pucci Lewis has just been assigned to two important missions.  One task is to supervise and provide input into a film that Hollywood producers are making about WASPs (Women Airforce Service Pilots) to... Continue Reading →

Winter of Secrets (Trafalgar Mystery) by Vicki Delany

Winter of Secrets (Trafalgar Mystery) Vicki Delany Poisoned Pen Press (2009) ISBN 9781590586761 Reviewed by Deb Shunamon for Reader Views (10/09)   I really enjoyed “Winter of Secrets” – even more than Vicki Delany’s second in the series, “Valley of the Lost.” This time it is Christmas in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, and... Continue Reading →

Trick or Treat (Corinna Chapman Mystery) by Kerry Greenwood

Trick or Treat (Corinna Chapman Mystery) Kerry Greenwood Poisoned Pen Press (2009) ISBN 9781590585320 Reviewed by Olivera Baumgartner-Jackson for Reader Views (5/09)   For somebody who has – rather involuntarily! – given up most carbohydrates, reading Kerry Greenwood’s “Trick or Treat” is bordering on torture. Greenwood’s descriptive powers are nothing short of miraculous, and all... Continue Reading →

The Pain Nurse by Jon Talton

The Pain Nurse Jon Talton Poisoned Pen Press (2009) ISBN 9781590586242 Reviewed by Leslie Granier for Reader Views (2/09)   Cheryl Beth Wilson is a nurse who helps patients to manage any pain they are experiencing.  She is employed at a large inner-city hospital in Cincinnati which is not exactly located in the best neighborhood.  One... Continue Reading →

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