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Review: Spirelli Paranormal Investigations

Spirelli Paranormal Investigations Episodes 1-3

I don’t know how I came across this, and I don’t know why they are called episodes. The book actually contains 3 complete novellas packaged into one book. These are quite fun, a bit like Tracking Magic or the first three Markhat mysteries (out of print). I loved the Spirelli characters and thought that even in just the three stories the characters evolved. There’s a hint of mystery between Marin (a VERY COOL dragon) and one of the characters she meets during an investigation, so I suspect this will not be a case of the dragon falling for her boss. Good stuff. Cozy with fun characters and enough action to keep you reading. Love the cover too. Absolutely recommended.

Also available at Kobo!

Review: Murder at the Courthouse

Murder at the Courthouse Five Stars

I picked this up a while back. I didn’t know it was considered Christian fiction when I started reading, but was pleasantly surprised to find it wasn’t preachy. It’s just a good mystery with great characters. There’s one character who prays a lot, but it fits in with both her personality and the events going on at the time. She’s not obnoxious about it, but if you happen to dislike that kind of thing, it’s easy to skip because it’s kept in her areas. The characters were fun to meet and get to know. They’re realistic and complex with some heart-tugging moments as the story grows. I was pretty sure I knew who the murderer was about three quarters of the way through, but there was so much else going on that it didn’t matter a whit. This is a good read for cozy readers and general mystery readers. There’s plenty of action and a great cast of characters to care about.

Definitely recommended.

Posted: May 18, 2017
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Cozy Review: Take the Monkeys and Run

savingTake the Monkeys and Run by Karen Cantwell is the first in the Barbara Marr series, and it’s FREE right now! I love a good cozy mystery and this caper has laughs, fun, romance and pacing that had me finishing in one session. Barbara Marr starts off as your ordinary soccer mom with a mid-life crisis. When she gets involved with monkeys and murder, it takes old romances, new romances and all the help she can find to keep herself out of trouble!

It’s also free at Kobobooks and Googleplay.

Book 2: Citizen Insane.

Book 3: Silenced by the Yams

Book 4: Saturday Night Cleaver

OR Save on the boxed set of four!

Posted: October 10, 2015
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New Shoes

deadshoes My latest column is up at BSCReviews Maria’s Ephemeral Finds. Yes, it involves shoes. But it also involves writing. And people. And well, shoes.

Bring some popcorn. It’s not that long, but I’m in the mood for popcorn.

You can comment over there, or comment here. The burning question is: Just what kind of shoes do you wear??? What do you think it says about your personality? Nothing? Everything?

Because this post generated a lot of spam comments for some reason, I shut off comments. Feel free to send me an email or comment elsewhere if you have a questions/comment!

Posted: May 9, 2009
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