ARC Review: Old Scores by Will Thomas (Barker & Llewelyn #9)

  Official Synopsis from Goodreads: When a Japanese diplomat is murdered, and Cyrus Barker is the prime suspect, Barker and sidekick Llewelyn must work against the clock to find the real killer. In London of 1890, the first Japanese diplomatic delegation arrives in London to open an embassy in London. Cyrus Barker, private enquiry agent … More ARC Review: Old Scores by Will Thomas (Barker & Llewelyn #9)

ARC Review: In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: World War II comes to Farleigh Place, the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters, when a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death on the estate. After his uniform and possessions raise suspicions, MI5 operative and family friend Ben Cresswell is covertly tasked with determining if … More ARC Review: In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen

Book Review: Cain His Brother by Anne Perry (William Monk #6)

Official Synopsis from Amazon: In his family life Angus Stonefield had been gentle and loving, in business a man of probity, and in his relationship with his twin brother, Caleb, a virtual saint. Now Angus is missing, and it appears more than possible that Caleb—a creature long since abandoned to depravity—has murdered him. Hired to … More Book Review: Cain His Brother by Anne Perry (William Monk #6)

ARC Review: Swiss Vendetta by Tracee de Hahn (Agnes Luthi Mysteries #1)

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: In Tracee de Hahn’s magnetic debut, Swiss police detective Agnes Luthi finds herself trapped in a chateau during the blizzard of the century when she’s called out on her first homicide. Detective Agnes Luthi, a Swiss-American police officer in Lausanne, Switzerland, has just switched over to the Violent Crimes unit from … More ARC Review: Swiss Vendetta by Tracee de Hahn (Agnes Luthi Mysteries #1)

ARC Review: Hell Bay by Will Thomas (Barker & Llewelyn Book 8)

Synopsis from Amazon: At the request of Her Majesty’s government, private enquiry agent Cyrus Barker agrees to take on his least favorite kind of assignment—he’s to provide security for a secret conference with the French government. The conference is to take place on the private estate of Lord Hargrave on a remote island off the … More ARC Review: Hell Bay by Will Thomas (Barker & Llewelyn Book 8)

Book Review: Death at the Paris Exposition by Frances McNamara (Emily Cabot Mysteries #6)

Synopsis: Emily Cabot travels to Paris with “The Queen of Chicago” Bertha Palmer to attend the Paris Exposition of 1900. While in Paris, they come upon a ring of jewel thieves and Emily stumbles across a dead body. Will Emily solve the case of the stolen jewels and solve the murder? *** I was given … More Book Review: Death at the Paris Exposition by Frances McNamara (Emily Cabot Mysteries #6)

Book Review: Anatomy of Evil by Will Thomas

Synopsis: Private enquiry agent Cyrus Barker and his assistant Thomas Llewelyn help out Scotland Yard in hunting Jack the Ripper in the seventh entry in the Barker & Llewelyn Victorian mystery series. Review: The Barker & Llewelyn books just get more detailed and complex over time! This was an enjoyable, if gruesome, addition to the … More Book Review: Anatomy of Evil by Will Thomas

Book Review: Journey to Munich by Jacqueline Winspear (Maisie Dobbs #12)

Setting: London and Munich in 1938 Synopsis: Maisie Dobbs has returned to London from her nursing work in Spain, and the British government has asked her to help them retrieve a man being held prisoner at Dachau. Maisie goes to Munich while posing as the prisoner’s daughter. Review: I was up and down with this … More Book Review: Journey to Munich by Jacqueline Winspear (Maisie Dobbs #12)

Book Review: The Sins of the Wolf by Anne Perry (William Monk #5)

Synopsis: Book Five in the William Monk mysteries, this book has former Crimean War nurse Hester Latterly being hired to help transport an elderly lady from Edinburgh to London. Along the way the elderly lady dies, and Hester is arrested for her murder. London barrister Oliver Rathbone and investigator William Monk attempt to clear Hester’s … More Book Review: The Sins of the Wolf by Anne Perry (William Monk #5)

Book Review: Murder on Amsterdam Avenue by Victoria Thompson (Gaslight Mystery #17)

Setting: Turn-of-the-century New York City Synopsis: As Sarah and Frank prepare for their upcoming wedding, Frank is hired to look into the death of a wealthy man, Charles Oakes. This mystery involves poisoning, mental asylums, the Civil War, and racism. Review: The Gaslight Mysteries are as strong as ever! These are very enjoyable mysteries set … More Book Review: Murder on Amsterdam Avenue by Victoria Thompson (Gaslight Mystery #17)