Hundred-Dollar Baby

I had a long trip to make so I checked out the audio book Hundred-Dollar Baby by Robert B. Parker. In this title, Spencer is reunited with April Kyle. April had been a teenage prostitute that Spencer had rescued in the past. Now she’s grown up and she says she needs his help. However, as he tries to help her, more and more lies pile up, and then Ollie, a minor gangster, is killed. Spencer, and his sidekick Hawk, go between New York and Boston, trying to uncover the truth in this case. Spencer begins to wonder if he really saved April, and can he save her again this time?

New Zealand Mysteries

I have some relatives that live in New Zealand so I went looking for mysteries set in that beautiful country. I didn’t find too many! Maybe I need to go over there for an extended visit and write a mystery or two! However, I did find some that look interesting.Here they are:
Photo Finish

cover of Photo Finish

Vintage Murder


cover of Vintage murder
Departure Lounge

cover of Departure Lounge

Holidays in the Texas Hill Country - Not so merry

Mistletoe Man by Susan Wittig Albert set in the Texas Hill Country is an easy read featuring China Bayles.

A Different Kind of Farm

Farms are usually associated with images like clean air, open spaces, and growing crops, but a body farm is not your typical establishment.  Body farms are places where forensic anthropologists study human decomposition under a variety of conditions.  Texas is home to two such research facilities.  One is located at Texas State University in San Marcos and the other is hosted at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville.  The information gathered on these farms is used to solve criminal investigations and tr

The Sandburg Connection: A Sam Blackman Mystery

  This is an easy read by Mark De Castrique with historical reference to the Civil War and Carl Sandburg.  Private detective Sam Blackman and his partner Nakayla follow a female suspect in a routine malpractice suit up a difficult mountain trail near Connemara in  North Carolina.  Th

Mystery Readers

Here are three great mystery series for those of you who are just starting to read books which are a little longer than the basic early reader. 

Nate the Great  [Book One]

Nate the Great solves the mystery of the missing picture.

Murphy's Law

   Murphy's Law by Rhys Bowen is a very descriptive story of Molly Murphy; a mistreated young Irish woman who poses as the immigrant mother of two small children in order to get them to their fat

Blotto, Twinks and the Ex-King's Daughter

Simon Brett introduces us to the Right Honorable Devereux Lyminster known as 'Blotto' and his sister the Lady Honoria Lyminster known as 'Twinks'.  Set between World War I and World War II in England; this humorous mystery opens with Blotto

Inherit a House - find a Skull!

In A Bone to PIck by Charlaine Harris, librarian, Aurora Teagarden  learns  that  one of the librarians she was acquainted with and had great respect for has di

An Oldie But A Goodie by Richard Lockridge

Die Laughing by Richard Lockridge was published in 1969. When well known actress  Jennifer Singleton who is starring in a current play is found dead and her young gardener is caught running away from the scene covered with blood it looks like an open and shut case.  However, Lieutenant Nathan Shapiro's wife is Assistant Principal at the school Roy Baker attends and does not believe he could have killed Ms. Singleton.  Lieutenant Shapiro receives permission from his Captain for Shapiro and his partner Tony 

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