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Book Review: The Pint of No Return (Sloane Krause #2) by Ellie Alexander

 

The Pint of No Return
by 
Ellie Alexander
Title: The Pint of No Return by Ellie Alexander

Rating: 4 stars (🌟🌟🌟🌟)

Publisher: Minotaur Books


The autumn fairs and Oktoberfests that I usually headed off to in autumn with my family weren't happening in 2020. That doesn't at all change the fact that I was in that mode and so I went on a hunt for some thematic cozy mysteries. I found Sloan Krause in a short novella Trouble Is Brewing where she's introduced to readers while helping baker, Jules Capshaw, solve a keg theft. I have some of the baker books on my TBR but Sloan living in Leavenworth WA really captured my attention so I bought this to read immediately.

Book Review: Eight Perfect Murders (Malcolm Kershaw #1) by Peter Swanson

 

Eight Perfect Murders
by
Peter Swanson
Title: Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson

Rating: 4 stars (🌟🌟🌟🌟)

Publisher: William Morrow


This is a love letter to lovers of Classic Crime & mystery fiends so right up my lane.

Book Review: The Case of the Famished Parson by George Bellairs

 

The Case of the Famished Parson
by
George Bellairs
Title: The Case of the Famished Parson by George Bellairs

Rating: 3 stars (🌟🌟🌟)

Publisher: Ipso Books


I read this several days ago and held off writing a review because I couldn't think of what I wanted to say. While that can be a good thing when I finish a book, it wasn't in this case. This was left me decidedly neutral.

Book Review: The Pact by Dawn Goodwin

 

The Pact
by
Dawn Goodwin
Title: The Pact by Dawn Goodwin

Rating: 4 stars

Publisher: Aria


The cover of this caught my eye on Netgalley and after reading the blurb, I had to request it. It definitely sounds like Strangers On a Train (without the train). Two women with man troubles and one muses after too many glasses of wine that killing hers would improve her life. Unfortunately, the other is a lunatic and takes this as a "Game on!" moment and that can't end well.

Book Review: Death of a Busybody by George Bellairs

 

Title: Death of a Busybody by George Bellairs

Rating: 4 stars (🌟🌟🌟🌟)

Publisher: British Library Classics


This was a great village mystery and I'm so glad for the British Library Crime Classics including it in their reissues because I can't imagine I'd have come across it any other way!

Book Review: Magpie Murders (Susan Ryeland #1) by Anthony Horowitz

 

Magpie Murders
by
Anthony Horowitz
Title: Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

Rating: 3 stars (🌟🌟🌟)

Publisher: Harper

Well, I don't really know what to say. I liked parts of this but I have to admit to being overall non-plussed. I gave it three stars but mostly because I can't bring myself to give in two.

Book Review: Crossed Skis: An Alpine Mystery by Carol Carnac


 

Crossed Skis: An Alpine Mystery
by
Carol Carnac
Title: Crossed Skis: An Alpine Mystery by Carol Carnac

Rating: 4 stars (🌟🌟🌟🌟)

Publisher: British Library Publishing

I loved this! The setting was fantastic (piles of snowy awesome, mountains, chalets and skiing!) & the mystery is more a London police procedural with a concurrent thread running with an Alps vacationing party of 16 in which the sought after killer is embedded under an assumed identity.