Member Blogs > Journey of a Bookseller

  • The Murder of My Aunt: British Library Crime Classics by Richard Hull

    Mon, 03 Sep 2018 08:30:00 Permalink
    He decides to get rid of his aunt so he can have his own way.  She's always picking on him and doesn't give him much of an allowance.  She's trying to control his life.  He'll just help her have an accident and free up his life...Poisoned Pen Press and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published tomorrow.He tries to kill her in a car accident, then tries to burn the house down.  She warns him that she wants no more accidents to happen or she'll retaliate.  Then  he tries to poison her Read More
  • Death in Paris: A Death in Paris Mystery by Emilia Bernhard

    Sun, 02 Sep 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    When her old boyfriend drowns in a bowl of soup, she refuses to believe it was accidental.  After all there was a bottle of rosa on the table and he doesn't drink that.  So there must have been someone else there.Crooked Lane Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 19th.The story moves along slowly but enough happens to keep you interested.  There are more than enough suspects.  There's his current wife, his ex-wife, his assistant, his son and more.  It seems everyone drinks rosa except the dead man.  Then Read More
  • Field of Bones by J A Jance

    Sat, 01 Sep 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Joanna is out on maternity leave when an important case comes to light.  A teenager brought home a human skull from his hunting trip and his mother made him turn it into the cops.  They go out to where he found it and find more bodies...William Morrow and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published September 4th.They have one body that is fresh enough to autopsy.  Her dental work enables them to identify her.  They still have no idea why she was chosen or killed.There's a sick serial killer out there that kidnaps Read More
  • Be Our Ghost: A Merry Ghost Inn Mystery by Kate Kingsbury

    Fri, 31 Aug 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Poor Doug.  He's a shop owner just a couple of doors down (her grandmother has a crush on him) and he's been accused of killing the real estate developer.  Sure he talks big, but he'd never actually kill anybody, would he?Crooked Lane Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 19th.Melanie and Liza are told to mind their own business and let the police investigate.  They seem to be making no progress and Liza wants to prove it wasn't Doug, so they talk to folks.  And then they find Read More
  • Body Swap by Sylvia McNicoll

    Thu, 30 Aug 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Hallie is fifteen and plotting how to get a kiss from the guy she has a crush on when she's hit by a car and dies.  So does the driver.  Dundurn and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 9th. As they travel to the afterlife they complain and refuse to take final steps to death.  They want to live.  Their wish is granted but the bad news is that they end up in the wrong bodies.  Susan is thrilled.  She has this glorious new body that doesn't hurt and boys are flirting Read More
  • Little Pierrot Vol. 3 by Alberto Varanda

    Thu, 30 Aug 2018 08:30:00 Permalink
    Little Pierrot has a crush on one of his classmates...Lion Forge and Net Galley let me read this story for review (thank you).  It will be published September 11th.While Mr. Snail helps him with harder school concepts, he sometimes daydreams about the lovely girl in class.  He learns though.My favorite part of this series are the illustrations.  They're just lovely and Pierrot always looks like he's staring in wonder.Pierrot's girlfriend is cute, too.  This was another fun read. Read More
  • The Vanishing Box by Elly Griffiths

    Wed, 29 Aug 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Max and his daughter are the main draw at the theater but their run is coming to a close.  Max is still not sure about the act that has almost nude girls re-enacting historical moments.  He knows the men attending are not interested in history...Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 9th.When one of the young girls is found dead in her room, no one knows why.  She had no boyfriends, was friendly with the girls and was a nice quiet girl.  The next one to die Read More
  • The Devil's Wind by Steve Goble

    Tue, 28 Aug 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Spider is hoping to get out of port safely and begin his trip back home to his woman and their son.  He never meant to be a pirate but it was either that or die.  He's been gone for years and now he wants to go home.Seventh Street Books sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published now and you can buy a copy.They are trying to hide themselves on board, too.  There's another pirate on there that could give them away.  But that danger goes by the wayside when they Read More
  • Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris

    Tue, 28 Aug 2018 08:30:00 Permalink
    He's a journalist trying to get good bylines and ensuring his job.  When he sees two boys offered for sale, it haunts him.  He tells his editor about and he sends him back for a replacement picture.  The fist family is gone but there's one across the street and he arranges to take their picture with the sign from the other house.  He has no idea how much impact that picture will have on his life...Sourcebooks Landmark and Net Galley gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It is being published today.Ellis goes back to Read More
  • The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas

    Mon, 27 Aug 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    She knows he didn't kill his wife, but how to prove it...Berkley and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on October 2nd.To help Lord Ingram prove his innocence, she dons a disguise and become a male Holmes.  Only one cop realizes what she's done and he holds his tongue.  The detective from Scotland Yard is more than happy to haul the Lord in, so she and Mrs. Watson have their work cut out for them.  She keeps adding up odd circumstances, to no avail.  It's a good thing she has one Read More
  • The Mystery of the Hidden Cabin by M. E. Hembroff

    Mon, 27 Aug 2018 08:30:00 Permalink
    Bess has moved with her family and now goes to a one room schoolhouse.  She thought that was going to be her biggest challenge but then she finds out about a hidden one room cabin at her cousin's house.Plaisted Publishing House Ltd and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 21st.Bess wants to find out more about who lived there and who they are related to.  She reads the old diaries, researches old newspapers and even sees the woman who used to live there.  No one else does.She eventually traces down Read More
  • Mystery at Washte by Kathleen Martin

    Sun, 26 Aug 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    When her next door neighbor's wife goes missing, nobody can imagine where she went.  Local gossip has her dead and buried but Alice doesn't think that's true.The author graciously shared a copy of this book with me for a review (thank you).  It has been published and you can purchase a copy now. This story is more about personal relationships than it is a mystery.  Alice gets mouthy at work and loses her job.  she also finds out it's hard to maintain a friendship when you no longer work together.  She and her daughter have their differences.  And then the missing Read More
  • The Dollar Kids by Jennifer Richard Jacobson

    Sun, 26 Aug 2018 08:30:00 Permalink
    They live in the city in an apartment but Lowden reads about a town that is selling run down houses for a dollar.  You have to have three children to help with the sports teams and you have to bring the houses up to safety standards.  They apply, and they get picked...Candlewick Press and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can buy a copy now.His mother sets up a Cornish Pastry shop and is doing fairly well at sales.  Then they drop off.  The restaurant next door is competing Read More
  • Talon on the Wing by Gigi Sedlmayer

    Sat, 25 Aug 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    She wants to fly on Talon but her mom isn't sure that's a good idea.  She begs, her father says she'll be fine and mom finally says OK.The author sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published so you can get a copy now.Imagine flying on the back of a condor?  Sounds unbelievable, doesn't it?  The only problem she has is he doesn't realize her weight holds him down or wearson him.  They have some near collisions with cliffs and experience at least one crash landing.  But she's not going to Read More
  • The Story Collector: A New York Public Library Book by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb

    Sat, 25 Aug 2018 08:30:00 Permalink
    Everyone in her family tells stories.  Tall tales about pirates, ghosts, cannibals, and encounters in the past.  She loves the tales and makes some of her own.  But the new girl calls her liar...Henry Holt Books for Young Readers and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.They have an expensive collection of stamps on display at the library.  When the girl who called her a liar comes to visit, she brings her camera.  If she sees this ghost she's been told about, she'll take his Read More
  • A Dark and Twisting Path by Julia Buckley

    Fri, 24 Aug 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Lena's boyfriend has has had his share of troubles.First he was accused of his ex-wife's murder until she showed up alive.  Now the local mailman is dead and one of the weapons used came from Sam's desk...Berkley and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.There is another man who wants the ex-wife and he has taken her daughter from her.  He's a dangerous man.There are surprises in this story.  The more Lena researches into families, the more dangerous it gets.  Hang in there, Sam.  Lena Read More
  • The Petulant Owl and Even More NonSuch Poems by Florence Remmer

    Thu, 23 Aug 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Ms. Remmer writes fun poetry.  It's a bit nonsensical but it pulls at your imagination and makes you think creatively.  It makes me happy to read her work.Publishing Push and the author shared a copy of this book with me for review (thank you).  It has been published so you can grab a copy now.I enjoyed all of these poems.  Some made me laugh out loud.Suppose you were invited to a sale of MAGIC THINGS?  What if your cat talked back to you?  Do you know what the tooth fairy does with your tooth?Read this book and you'll get the Read More
  • Blood and Wisdom by Verlin Darrow

    Wed, 22 Aug 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    At first it's threatening phone calls, then they find a body in the well.  It's missing its head as well as its hands but it's still identified.  Who is harassing this spiritual guru and why?  She hires Karl to investigate the case.Long and short reviews and the author shared a copy of this book with me for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can buy a copy now. He gives her a bodyguard and starts checking out what he can.  The more he snoops, the more dirt he digs up.With drugs, gangs, and death around the edges, it's Read More
  • Monsters Go Night-Night by Aaron Zenz

    Wed, 22 Aug 2018 08:30:00 Permalink
    Monsters are contrary creatures.  If they wish to bathe before bedtime, you know what they bathe in?  Chocolate pudding.  Really?!?  Really.Abrams Books for Young Readers shared a copy of this book with me for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.Despite their odd choices in the first half of the book, they turn a bit more traditional at the end.  After all, everyone wants a good night-night Read More
  • Tangled Up in Tinsel by Tonya Kappes

    Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    She's the local sheriff and she's looking forward to meeting her boyfriend's family.  Her mother is all stressed that she could leave her family traditions behind to do that.  Then there is a murder that just might keep her at home...Henery Press and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published September 25th.The girl and her boyfriend had a fight at the community event and the next time they see her, she's in her vehicle, in the water, and dead.  Who could have wanted her dead?She finds her father was abusive.Her parents didn't like Read More
  • The Swooning Moon Saga: Wing Walker by M T Finnberg

    Tue, 21 Aug 2018 08:30:00 Permalink
    Her best friend has died and she has gone to another world to find a dragon she can heal and get an oath she can use to bring her friend back to life.  This world has been bombed and it's filled with old theme parks, dragons and poachers...BooksGoSocial and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so you can buy a copy now.Besides getting dirty and seeing black wispy things to scare her, she's not having much luck.  She finally sings hoping to draw one out.  She finds one, but the poachers Read More
  • Coming Home to the Comfort Food Café by Debbie Johnson

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    She thinks moving away from the city may settle down the child she's raising for her dead friend.  She's hanging out with the wrong crowd, coming home drunk, and she wants to get her away from that.  Of course, the child is not impressed but she has no choice.Harper Impulse and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 9th.They have a nice cottage to stay in and find that the locals adopt you before too much time has passed.  You can share your woes, ask advice, and you are expected to join Read More
  • An Accidental Corpse by Helen A. Harrison

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    They are on vacation, but after witnessing an accident, they find themselves drawn into the case.Dunemere Books and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can buy a copy now.It's an awful car crash that kills the driver, one of his passengers and injures the other badly.  The only problem is that the dead passenger was already dead.  Someone had strangled her to death.  There's no end to who might have killed her.  Most of the men in the community knew her.  The only clue that might help is that Read More
  • A Double Life by Flynn Berry

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    This book is unusual and a bit boring but it picked up at the end.  She's trying to find her father...Viking and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can buy a copy now.Her father came back to their home and killed the young woman downstairs and attacked his wife, too.  His friends tell her mother she must be mistaken, he wouldn't do a thing like that.  They also help him escape.  No one can find him.  But his daughter won't give up...When she finally manages to find his location Read More
  • The Princess and the Absolutely Not a Princess (Miranda and Maude #1) By Emma Wunsch and Illustrator Jessika von Innerebner

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 08:30:00 Permalink
    Miranda is a very spoiled princess whose teacher has retired.  She wasn't the best teacher to start with but Miranda really, really doesn't want to go to school.  The kids will be noisy, the school smells bad, and she's behind the other students...Amulet Books sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.Maude sits next to Miranda and looks her over.  She's wearing a pink dress and fancy shoes.  She and Maude couldn't be more different.  Especially since Maude likes to eat hardboiled eggs and Read More
  • A Brush with Death: A Susie Mahl Mystery by Ali Carter

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    When the Earl is found dead n the churchyard, it was assumed it was a natural death.  After all, he was 75.  But it wasn't.  Someone helped him along.Oneworld Publications and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.The Earl had come out to use nature as his lavatory, so he had  no company.  The young people (Susie included) who found him confirmed his death but didn't happen on him until he was down.  Who could have hit him and ended his life?With no real suspects Read More
  • The Dress and the Girl By Camille Andros and Illustrator Julie Morstad

    Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:30:00 Permalink
    Her mother made her a dress and she wore it everyday.  She wished for something a bit more extraordinary but she loved her dress.  Then her parents decide to migrate to America.  Everything gets packed up, including her dress.  But some how they leave that trunk behind...Abrams sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published, so you can grab a coy now.Since the girl has gone, the dress goes to look for her.  It travels all around the world and years later ends up in the states.  It's now in a Read More
  • Fear on Four Paws by Clea Simon

    Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    The call is about a trapped bear.  When Pru gets there, the animal control officer is snoring louder than the bear...Poisoned Pen Press and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can buy a copy now.This is one that Pru has trouble getting a handle on.  Not only are they trying to capture a bear, they've killed a man.  She's sure her friend didn't do it, but how to prove it? She's getting advice from the animals around her but she doesn't get what they are trying to tell her.  That's Read More
  • Apollo's Raven: New Edition by Linnea Tanner

    Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:30:00 Permalink
    While the Kings fight for power, Catrin is learning what it means to be the Raven.  She's been trained as a warrior and she's always had a relationship with ravens but it's turning into some thing more...BooksGoSocial and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.When Catrin falls in love with a Roman hostage, her mother is enraged.  She accuses him of rape.  Then she gives her daughter to the care of the druid they have.  Not a good move; the druid is working with the Read More
  • Burning Ridge: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery by Margaret Mizushima

    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:00:00 Permalink
    Mattie is looking forward to seeing her brother again after so many years apart.  They share bad memories and she'd rather not relive them but seeing him would be good.  She never imagined he'd be dead when she saw him next.Crooked Lane Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this for review (thank you).  It will be published September 21st.When Cole and his girls go for a horseback ride in the high country, he's horrified when his dog brings them a boot with a remainder of a foot in it.  That sets off a search.  Not only do they Read More
< prev
  • Showing 91-120 (of 3294 total)
  • Page 4 of 110
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
next >

Looks like you are ready to submit this application

If you are satisfied that your application is complete, go ahead and click "submit this application."
Otherwise, click "review this application" to review your answers or make additional changes.