3 stars · Contemporary · Female sleuth · Mystery

The Book Club Murders (Oakwood Mystery #1)

★★★ By Leslie Nagel In a charming cozy mystery series debut, Leslie Nagel’s irrepressible small-town heroine finds that her fellow mystery book club members may be taking their Agatha Christie a bit too literally—and murder a bit too lightly. Charley Carpenter has poured heart and soul into her clothing store, Old Hat Vintage Fashions. She’ll… Continue reading The Book Club Murders (Oakwood Mystery #1)

5 stars · British · Contemporary · Female sleuth · Mystery

Cruel Winter (County Cork #5)

★★★★★ By Sheila Connolly Snow is a rarity in Maura Donovan’s small village in County Cork, Ireland, so she wasn’t sure what to expect when a major snowstorm rolled in around Sullivan’s pub. But now she’s stranded in a bar full of patrons–and a suspected killer in a long-ago murder. Maura’s been in Ireland less… Continue reading Cruel Winter (County Cork #5)

Contemporary · Mystery · Suspense

Curious Minds (Knight and Moon #1)

★★★★ By Janet Evanovich, Phoef Sutton They couldn’t be less compatible, but they make a great team… Emerson Knight is introverted, eccentric, and has little-to-no sense of social etiquette. Good thing he’s also brilliant, rich and (some people might say) handsome. Riley Moon has just graduated from Harvard. Her assertive (some people might say aggressive)… Continue reading Curious Minds (Knight and Moon #1)

2 stars · Contemporary · Mystery · St. Martin's Press

Murder on Brittany Shores (Commissaire Dupin, #2)

★★ By Jean-Luc Bannalec Ten miles off the coast of Brittany lie the fabled Glénan Islands. Boasting sparkling white sands and crystal-clear waters, they seem perfectly idyllic, until one day in May, three bodies wash up on shore. At first glance the deaths appear accidental, but as the identities of the victims come to light,… Continue reading Murder on Brittany Shores (Commissaire Dupin, #2)

4 stars · British · Contemporary · Little, Brown Book Group UK · Mystery

Death of a Nurse (Hamish Macbeth #31)

★★★★ By M.C. Beaton James Harrison has recently moved to a restored hunting lodge in Sutherland with his gorgeous private nurse Gloria Dainty. When Hamish visits Mr. Harrison to welcome him to the neighborhood, the old man treats him very rudely. Gloria apologizes for her employer’s behavior, and Hamish takes the plunge and invites her… Continue reading Death of a Nurse (Hamish Macbeth #31)

4 stars · Contemporary · Female sleuth · Forever (Grand Central Publishing) · Mystery · Romance

A Wedding to Die For (Weddingville #1)

★★★★ By Adrianne Lee A hundred years ago, a tiny town on the Puget Sound attracted a passel of bachelors desperate to marry. Thanks to the miracle of mail order, they did, and Weddingville was born. Hollywood costumer Daryl Anne Blessing knows that story all too well, and she hasn’t missed it, or much else… Continue reading A Wedding to Die For (Weddingville #1)

1 star · Contemporary · Female sleuth · Kensington Books · Mystery

Gilt by Association (A Caprice De Luca Mystery Book 3)

★ By Karen Rose Smith Between training her new puppy, helping her sister with her baby, and searching for the perfect vintage dress for Kismet’s Valentine’s Day dance, home-stager Caprice De Luca has a lot on her to-do list. But she’s never too busy to do a little staging, and she’s looking forward to thawing February’s… Continue reading Gilt by Association (A Caprice De Luca Mystery Book 3)