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Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson
Before There Was Mozart by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
A Castle On Viola Street by Dyanne Disalvo
Charlie Anderson by Barbara Abercrombie
City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong
Clover's Luck by Kallie George
Demon Volume 2 by Jason Shiga
Except the Dying by Maureen Jennings
Felix the Railway Cat by Kate Moore
Flora and the Peacocks by Molly Idle
Giant Days, Volume 2 by John Allison
Happy Birthday, Babymouse by Jennifer L. Holm
In the Beginning... by Arnaud Plumeri
The James: From Iron Gate to the Sea by Blair Niles
Just Us Women by Jeannette Franklin Caines
Knit Your Own Murder by Monica Ferris
The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro
Memory and Dream by Charles de Lint
My Secret Guide to Paris by Lisa Schroeder
No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe
On Mother's Lap by Ann Herbert Scott
Peril in Paperback by Kate Carlisle
The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation by Shannon Hale
The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Saturdays at Sea by Jessica Day George
The Specific Ocean by Kyo Maclear
The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
Voltron: Legendary Defender, Volume 1 by Tim Hedrick
We Found A Hat by Jon Klassen
Zinnia: How the Corn Was Saved by Patricia Hruby Powell

Miscellaneous
Books about cats written by women
February 2017 ROOB and other news
Inclusive reading in February 2017
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 20)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (March 27)

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Peril in Paperback: 03/22/17

Peril in Paperback by by Kate Carlisle

Peril in Paperback by Kate Carlisle is the sixth in the Bibliophile mystery series. Brooklyn is at a mansion in Tahoe to help a friend inventory and repair some books. She's there during the owner's fiftieth birthday party and the family tensions thick enough to cut with a knife.

Of course people end up dead. Of course there is a weather related reason why the police can't get there quickly after the first murder and why Brooklyn thus feels compelled to help investigate while they wait.

The house is full of all manor of nostalgic stuff and some fanciful additions like computerized book shelves, secret passageways and holograms. It's also populated with a crowd of awful people with very little in the way of character development.

The book reads like a half hearted homage to And Then There Were None

Two stars

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Comment #1: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at 20:12:30

Carolyn @ RIEDEL Fascination

Well there you are, ahead of me by one, I believe. One in the "lighter than standard adult mystery" genre that I consider well-written and well-plotted; certainly a unique backstory. Hopefully the "does he love me, love me not" nonsense is over, which was my beef. I savour the book or two I have left. Thank you for your e-mail a couple of weeks ago, about changing your domain name!



Comment #2: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at 19:02:12

Pussreboots

The next book in the series (which I still need to review), A Cookbook Conspiracy is one of my favorites so far. I also have The Book Stops Here on hand to read. After that I'll have to decide if I want to continue with the series or move onto a different one.

Welcome to my new address.