Death in a Hot Flash by Jane Isenberg Plot: Bel Barrett’s back! This time the fifty-something New Jersey community college prof is teaching writing to future funeral directors with popular local undertaker Vinny Vallone. When Vinny’s found swimming with the fishes in the Hudson River, Bel suspects a stalker who strikes back. In a flash, … More Death in a Hot Flash by Jane Isenberg
Mood swings to murder by Jane Isenberg Plot When middle-aged New Jersey community college professor Bel Barrett and her lover, Sol, stumble upon the corpse of a Frank Sinatra wannabe, Bel is disturbed to discover that one of her students is the former girlfriend of the victim and the prime suspect in his murder. As one … More Mood Swings to Murder
Although this isn’t the first of the Lucy Stone Mysteries by Leslie Meier, it is the first I’ve read. With a title like Tippy Toe I expected a baby-centric cosy mystery. While it does contain a pregnacy, this cosy mystery has a dark side too. It shows not all family units are happy ones and … More Tippy-Toe Murder
Cross The Line is an Alex Cross mystery. Detective Alex Cross is a character invented by James Patterson. He is a former FBI agent and psychologist who works in Washington, D.C. Plot Shots ring out in suburban Washington D.C. in the early hours. When the smoke clears, a senior police official lies dead, leaving his force … More Cross The Line by James Patterson
What happens when a killer becomes the target…? A shot rings out and a woman dies instantly. The death of a journalist from a single bullet. But she was not alone on the steps of the London hotel. A number of other people could also have been the intended target of the invisible sniper. The man … More Bleeding Hearts
Just Desserts by Mary Daheim is the first of the Bed-and-breakfast Mystery series. Plot: When the garishly grotesque clan of wealthy carpet-sweeper magnate Otto Broadie sweeps down upon Judith McMonigle’s Hillside Manor Inn, it looks like there’ll be a wild night of drinking, dining, and fortune-telling in the offing. But when their soothsayer-for-hire Madame Gushenka … More Just Desserts : A Bed-and-breakfast Mystery
We were invited to Heathcliff Manor, where Lord Heathcliff was hosting a dinner party to celebrate his recent marriage. But before anyone could toast his happiness, Lord Heathcliff was killed with the candlestick in the pool room. This was Murder at the Manor and we had to discover who snuffed out his candle! For this … More Murder at the Manor!