The Rook – Daniel O'Malley

Reviewed by Kim Myfanwy (rhymes with Tiffany) Thomas wakes up badly beaten and with no memory. The only reason why she knows her name is that there is a letter in her pocket from the original Myfanwy with her name on it telling her what she needs to do next. Slowly over this almost 500…

Copper Beach – Jayne Ann Krentz

Reviewed by Kim Abby Radwell has an unusual psychic talent. She’s able to find, unlock and channel psychic energy from so called “hot books” and use it to disable people. After a near deadly incident in a client’s library, Abby receives a blackmail threat, and decides to hire an investigator and bodyguard named Sam Coppersmith…

First Grave on the Right – Darynda Jones

Charley Davidson is a private investigator and a grim reaper. As part of her reaper job description, she must convince dead people to “go into the light”, which in this case strangely enough is Charley herself. Of course things are never that simple. In cases where people have died violently they of course want help…

A Witch in Time – Madelyn Alt

Fans of Alt’s Bewitching Mystery series will  no doubt tell you that, despite the transparent mystery, this sixth installment is well worth reading for its relationship-centric plot. What that means? More Marcus! And that’s always a good thing. So, this time around, Maggie gets an urgent call from her composed but worried mother; Maggie’s sister…

Turn Coat – by Jim Butcher

In this latest entry of the Dresden series, Harry winds up helping Morgan of all people, prove his innocence of murdering a White Council member. I’ve been looking forward to reading this as soon as I heard that Morgan would be coming to Harry for assistance. In my opinion, this is one of the best books…

The Night Huntress Series ~ Jeaniene Frost

Cat Crawford is something of an anomaly: she is both human and vampire. Due to the circumstance of her birth and spurned on by her mother’s rage at the vampire community, Cat becomes a hunter, tracking down vampires and making sure that their next afterlife is of the permanent variety. She excels at her chosen…

Biting the Bullet ~ Jennifer Rardin

This is a mission unlike anything my vampire boss, Vayl, and I have ever been on. It’s not our usual take them out and run; it’s an undercover mission that needs the whole gang: a psychic, an interpreter, and a weapons specialist. We’re joining a Special Ops team to nail the Wizard, a major terrorist…

Demon Night ~ Meljean Brook

Charlie Newcomb was plagued by addiction until a car crash cost her the one thing that she had always counted on: the ability to sing. Scarred by her past, she sets out to deny the dependency that had dogged her steps for so long, and had finally settled into a routine. One that came to…

Duma Key – Stephen King

The “Master” is back!!!! A terrible construction accident takes Edgar Freemantle’s arm and scrambles his memory and mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. His marriage that produced two lovely daughters suddenly ends, and Edgar begins to wish that he hadn’t survived. His psychologist suggest a “geographic cure”,…

Hex Marks the Spot ~ Madelyn Alt

While her boss becomes entranced with a beautiful armoire at the countywide craft bazaar, Maggie can’t help noticing the Amish craftsman who made it. Though his clothes may be plain, he himself is more handsome than a man sporting a jawline-only beard has any right to be. And he seems pretty aware that the ladies…