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A review of Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley

I was so excited when my co-worker Jane gave me the galley to Alan Bradley's lastest novel, Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd: A Flavia de Luce Novel. My favoirte precocious sleuth has returned. She is a bit wiser and more grownup, but she's still Flavia, twelve going on thrity. Flavia de Luce, has returned home to England after being kicked out of her Canadian boarding school. It's ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
June 27, 2016 | 0 comments
A review of A Front Page Affair by Radha Vatsal

The Lusitania has recently been sunk. World War I is on going and the United States is trying to stay neutral. That is the setting for a new historical mystery set in 1915 New York City. The main character of  ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
June 20, 2016 | 0 comments
A review of The Study of Seduction by Sabrina Jeffries

What happens when circumstances bring together a curmudgeon and a beautiful independent woman? Sit back and watch the sparks fly between old friends. Edwin and Clarissa may think that they don't suit, but as the story unfolds in The Sinful Suitors series second novel, The Study of Seduction, we discover that where there's smoke there's fire.   The story begins at St George's Club. Three men--Warren ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
June 14, 2016 | 0 comments
Summer 2016 Mysteries For a number of years now I'm been sharing a list of mysteries, both new characters and old. Here is my summer 2016 list of titles I am looking forward to reading. Which character are looking forward to reconnecting with? Are there any new mysteries that you would recommend? ​Sayonara Slam by Naomi Hirahara [4/26]character: Mas Arai, semiretired gardenersetting: Los Angeles​ ​​​ ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
June 1, 2016 | 0 comments
A review of Where the Light Gets In by Kimberly Williams-Paisley

I appreciate it when people share their personal stories. Stories can help us all in this journey called life. Courtesy of my co-worker Jane, I got to read the galley of Kimberly Williams-Paisley's new book Where the Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again. The popular actress tells the story of her mother's diagnosis of Primary Progressive Aphasia, a rare form of dementia, and how she ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
March 22, 2016 | 0 comments
Anticipated 2016 Mysteries ​For a number of years now I'm been sharing a list of mysteries, both new characters and old. Here is my spring 2016 list of titles I am looking forward to reading. Which character are looking forward to reconnecting with? Are there any new mysteries that you would recommend?Tundra Kill: A Novel by Stan Jones [2/1]character: policeman Nathan Activesetting: Alaska ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
March 10, 2016 | 0 comments
A review of Enraptured by Candace Camp

Candace Camp concludes her The Secret of the Loch series, with Enraptured, an emotion-packed, sensual story of two strong-willed, stubborn people who hunt for treasure but find love along the way. This historical romance is set in the Scottish Highlands.   Lady Violet Thornhill is making her way to the ruins discovered by the Earl of Mardoun (for his story read ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
March 7, 2016 | 0 comments
A review of The Werewolf of Bamberg by Oliver Pötzsch

My favorite 17th Century hangman, Jakob Kuisl, and his family are back again in the thick of danger with a new adventure in The Werewolf of Bamberg. Oliver Plotzsch has once again created another engrossing historical novel filled with mystery, superstition, uneasiness, and family rifts. Jacob and his family have travel from their home in Schongau to Bamberg to attend his younger brother's wedding. He's ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
December 15, 2015 | 0 comments
New Mysteries For a number of years now I'm been sharing a list of mysteries, both new characters and old. Here is my fall/winter 2015 list of titles I am looking forward to reading. One I've already read and recommend is The Scribe by Guinn. Historical mystery readers check it out. From the ending it sounds like Thomas and Cyrus will be back.  I look forward to their next case. ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
October 26, 2015 | 0 comments
Wisconsin Book Festival The Wisconsin Book Festival is happening now!  The following author events feature nonfiction books:   The Big Burn - Egan pairs the stories of the 1910 forest fire and President Roosevelt's push for conservation. 10/22/2015 - 7:00pm at Monona Terrace - Ballrooms A & B   Egan narrates the struggles of the overmatched rangers against the implacable fire of August, 1910, and Teddy Roosevelt's ...read more

Reviewed by Kathy K. - Central on
October 23, 2015 | 0 comments