I saw this format on Regular Rumination's blog and decided to steal it. Shortest reviews EVER!
A Killer Plot by Ellory Adams 3.5 - a cozy mystery that involves books and food. As decent mystery though I had trouble warming up to the main character.
The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott 3.5 - an interesting historical fiction novel that looks at what happens to some of the survivors of the Titanic and about creating a new life in America. Light but charming.
The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen 5- I LOVED this. A great crime book that takes place in Denmark. Great characters and has humor. Highly recommend.
The Heroine's Bookshelf by Erin Blakemore 5 - a must-read for literature lovers. A great look at the authors who wrote some of our most beloved books.
The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni 5- another favorite. I just loved and adored this book. You must read about a boy named Sebastian who will steal your heart.
Royal Blood by Rhys Bowen 4.5-(Royal Spyness series) I think this is my favorite one so far. Lady Georgiana in Transylvania, a castle, possible vampires and of course murder! Loved it!
In Like Flynn by Rhys Bowen 4.5, Oh Danny Boy by Rhys Bowen 4.5- (Molly Murphy series) this is not your typical cozy series. It takes place in New York City at the beginning of the 1900's. Molly is an Irish immigrant who wants to be a private detective. This series deals with a lot of the issues in that time and really brings the history alive.
Black Water by Joyce Carol Oates 4 - Oates writes a stream of consciousness story based on the incident at Chappaquiddick. Short book but packs a punch.
The Girl Who Would Speak For the Dead by Paul Elwork 3- a book about a sister and brother who can fool their friends into thinking the sister can communicate with the dead. Sweet but didn't really come together for me.
The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam by Chris Ewan 3.5 - a fun book about a thief who also writes novels. But he gets caught up in a real-life murder mystery. This is a series, I plan to read more.
The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer 4.5 - One of my favorite Heyer's so far. You will adore the fun-loving Sophy, who is a tornado in the lives of those around her, especially her dashing cousin.
Books Can Be Deceiving by Jenn McKinlay 3- people that like cozy mysteries also read other books. They aren't stupid. Authors might want to keep this in mind. A seaside town and a library- awesome. Writing as if readers are slow, not good.
The Snowman by Jo Nesbo 4.5- I'd been looking forward to this book and what a great crime thriller. A bit gruesome at times.
The Guilty by Jason Pinter 3- a decent mystery about a journalist who seems to become part of all his stories. I'd read another, but not top of my list.
The Anatomy of Ghosts by Andrew Taylor 4- I thought it would be scary and more about... ghosts. But still very enjoyable murder mystery in Victorian (or thereabouts) England.
4- a fun, historical, adventure, romance book takes up where The Scarlet Pimpernel left off. I don't know why I took so long to get to this series but I can't wait to read more.