Friday, May 24, 2013

John Corey series - intrigue, conspiracy

by Nelson Demille

Fantastic Fiction link

1. Plum Island (1997)
2. The Lion's Game (2000)
3. Night Fall (2004)
4. Wild Fire (2006)
5. The Lion (2010)
6. The Panther (2012)

Night Fall - May 2013

Part of the John Corey collection. I found it good reading and wanted to know the ending. I had no clue how it would finish. It was a CIA/FBI type of intrigue story. I will be trying to get the others in the series from the library.

Maxie and Stretch cosy mysteries

by Sue Henry

Fantastic Fiction link

The End of the Road - May 3013
The Refuge - May 2013

Love these two books and will definitely look up the others. I liked the different locations and found the details about Alaska interesting.

Black Sheep Knitting Mysteries

by Anne Canadeo

Fantastic Fiction link

1. While My Pretty One Knits (2009)
2. Knit, Purl, Die (2009)
3. A Stitch Before Dying (2010)
4. Till Death Do Us Purl (2012)
5. Silence of the Llamas (2013)
6. A Dark and Stormy Knit (2014)

A Stitch Before Dying - May 2013
Till Death Do Us Purl - May 2013
While my Pretty One Knits - June 2013
Knit, Purl, Die - June 2013

I enjoyed these books but they seemed to be almost copies of the characters from the series by Maggie Sefton. I will try to get the others from the library but I will try to buy the rest of the Maggie Sefton books. I already have several.
It is a bit frustrating how the characters refuse to enlist the help of the police in dangerous situations.   At least the murderer is not too obvious. There are quite a few red herrings.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Dirty Business cosy mysteries

by Rosemary Harris

Fantastic Fiction link

1. Pushing Up Daisies (2008)
2. The Big Dirt Nap (2009)
3. Dead Head (2010)
4. Slugfest (2011)

The Big Dirt Nap - May 2013
Slugfest - May 2013

I enjoyed these books and will look for the other two. It was difficult to imagine the characters being in their mid thirties, or at least I think they were. They seemed much older. The stories follow the usual formula but were entertaining.