Books by Mystery & Thriller
In The Dead of Winter (2007)
3.94 of 5 Votes: 5
Monthly themed reading means that I scour the holiday mystery nook book selection each week. In The Dead of Winter is one such find. Ivy Towers is forced to travel to Winter Break, the small town where she spent part of her childhood, to bury her beloved great-aunt. Aunt Bitty fell from her ro...
Dying For Christmas (2014)
3.93 of 5 Votes: 2
I was looking for something to read over the Christmas holidays, narrowed it down to five then chose this one. It was all that I expected it to be – entertaining, dark and full of suspense, with a slithering of wit for good measure.Jessica Gold, an ordinary, if slightly odd, young woman is living...
When a Man Marries (1909)
3.85 of 5 Votes: 3
I have always enjoyed reading Mary Roberts Rinehart's mysteries. This one is quite humorous. Enjoyable read. The time period of the story is early 1900's. She mentioned Women's Suffrage in part of her story telling but it's not about that. I'm glad that I'm able to cook, dress myself etc., witho...
Chinese Cooking for Diamond Thieves (2014)
3.9 of 5 Votes: 2
Dave Lowry is a restaurant critic with a keen eye for detail, and his passion for food is evident throughout his fiction debut, "Chinese Cooking For Diamond Thieves." Feeling out of sorts and like he's on the wrong life path, Tucker drops out of college and embarks on a road trip from New Engla...
Sledge (2000)
3.44 of 5 Votes: 1
What a fantastic ride this short story was. Wow. The premise of this story was fantastic. The idea of being face to face with the serial cop killer that injured but spared you 5 years after the fact and the aftermath from that, it was absolutely brilliant. Edge of your seat thriller that some may...
Under the Dog Star (2011)
3.88 of 5 Votes: 3
Veterinarian Rachel Goddard and her love interest Captain Tom Bridger of the local sheriff's department team up to solve the murder of a prominent doctor in rural Virginia. A pack of feral dogs is on the loose and seem to be the cause of the doctor's brutal death. However, nothing is what it seem...
Liberty or Death (2014)
4.75 of 5 Votes: 2
A New Voice“Liberty or Death” the debut novella of David Cook is a tour de force, a superb struggle through the battles of the Irish troubles of 1798. David re-creates Georgian Ireland, vividly weaving the hero Lorn’s mission to bring Colonel Black, a maverick brutal monster who kills for pleasur...
Woman With a Gun CD: A Novel (2014)
3.6 of 5 Votes: 2
I read a very brief blurb about Woman with a Gun in USA Today. Because USA Today doesn’t often tout mysteries, the blurb made me think its author was a new writer who managed to turn out a very clever whodunit. By golly, I wanted to read that! So I did. While the story was compelling and whi...
Trickin' (2012)
4.55 of 5 Votes: 2
This book was an amazing read and it was well developed. The book gave a lot of background information on certain scenarios that played out. I loved how she integrated the characters and communicated their emotions so well. The most interesting parts of the story was the relationship Ra'Keeya had...
Resolve (2013)
4.16 of 5 Votes: 5
I will state upfront that if all the posts people make about running on FB annoys you, then don't read this book! It is a suspenseful mystery with lots of great twists and turns but it is also full of great running references. In fact, a newbie could learn a thing or two about running while tryin...
The Marlowe Conspiracy (2000)
3.35 of 5 Votes: 3
Got it on Kindle cheap because I was curious about Christopher Marlowe and had read none of the historical fiction exploring the mystery of his death and/or the question of his sexual preference. I'll probably finish it, but I wish it were better done. I copy check a lot and I've been wanting to ...
Dearly Departed (2011)
4.07 of 5 Votes: 3
Dearly Departed is the second book in the Secret Sisters Mystery books. It's not your typical murder mystery--and that's what makes it so special.When someone sits down to write a mystery novel, I doubt the first thing that comes to their mind is "I know! Let me write it where the hero is an old,...
A Danger to Himself and Others (2014)
3.79 of 5 Votes: 1
Detective Manny Diaz is the only on the NYC bomb squad who thinks that disabled army veterans blowing themselves up outside recruiting stations are not terrorists but something else. But as the title suggests is he danger to himself and others? This is a good story with interesting characters and...
Bias Cut (2012)
3.64 of 5 Votes: 1
I didn't expect to enjoy this as much as I did. It's one I downloaded over a year ago but kept skating over in favour of something more "me"" as I'm no fashion fan. However, although it's set in the world of fashion it doesn't matter and you don't get bogged down with it in the least.I just adore...
Dark Lie (2012)
3.61 of 5 Votes: 5
It is a surprising novel and a good read. I had never read Nancy Springer before this book. I met her at the Tallahassee Writers Conference and bought her book, because she impressed me as a fascinating person. Her sense of humor is evident throughout Dark Lie. The protagonist is a lupus-affected...