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Sunday, February 28, 2016


AND THEN THERE WERE NUNS by Kylie Logan
BETWEEN A BOOK AND A HARD PLACE by Denise Swanson

AND THE THERE WERE NUNS
Book 4 in the League of Literary Ladies Mysteries 
by Kylie Logan 


The national bestselling author of The Legend of Sleepy Harlow returns to South Bass Island, where the League of Literary Ladies has to find out who’s killing off nuns.

B and B owner Bea Cartwright has taken on the responsibility of taking meals to ten visiting nuns, who are on retreat at the Water’s Edge Center for Spirit and Renewal on picturesque South Bass Island on Lake Erie. But the peace of the retreat is shattered when one of the nuns is found at the water’s edge—murdered. And when a second nun is killed, Bea and the other members of the League of Literary Ladies—Chandra, Kate, and Luella—start to wonder about eerie parallels with the Agatha Christie mystery classic, And Then There Were None.
 
Since Bea has the trust of the sisters, the local chief of police asks her and the other Literary Ladies to interview each of them. Expecting a confession may be asking for a miracle, but Bea hopes she can at least find the killer before another nun gets crossed off the guest list...

MY REVIEW


There is nun-thing readers won’t love about this book!

It was fun being back with Bea and the other members of the League of Literary Ladies. Goodness, they had their hands full this time! Lucky for us readers, author Kylie Logan knows how to handle them.

Without reading the acknowledgments I would still have easily seen that Ms. Logan’s knowledge of nuns was learned firsthand rather than from research. She did a marvelous job in her portrayal of each one.

As is always the case with a book written by this author, AND THEN THERE WERE NUNS had a fantastic plot, written with skill. Every page flowed perfectly into the next, setting a great reading pace to enjoy this excellent mystery. 

For anyone in a book club (by choice or not J), you’re going to love not only this book, but the entire series.

Take a look at the back of the book for a sneak peek of, IRISH STEWED, book one in Kylie Logan’s Ethic Eats Mysteries!

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BETWEEN A BOOK AND A HARD PLACE
Book 5 in the Devereaux's Dime Store Mysteries
by Denise Swanson


The New York Times bestselling author of Dying for a Cupcake returns with a new mystery filled with lost family, hidden treasure, and long-buried secrets...
 
Five-and-dime store owner Devereaux “Dev” Sinclair moved to Shadow Bend for her family. But when her long-lost mother shows up in town, she realizes too much kin can be killer...
 
Shadow Bend’s library closed years ago because of budgetary problems, so when a wealthy benefactor offers to reopen it, everyone, including Dev, is thrilled. But Dev’s excitement wanes when she realizes the mysterious donor is actually her runaway mother Yvette’s latest husband, Jett Benedict.
 
Dev suspects that Yvette and Jett’s intentions aren’t as noble as they appear, but before she can discover what they’re really up to, Jett turns up dead—and all clues point to Yvette as the prime suspect.
 
Even though Dev has no loyalty to Yvette, she’s in a bind. Setting the record straight could prove her mother is a killer. But doing nothing might get her mother booked for a crime she didn’t commit...

MY REVIEW


Another great installment to the Devereaux’s Dime Store Mystery series!

Author Denise Swanson once again pens a mystery that will delight her fans. She knows exactly they want, and she delivers.

My favorite part of this series is time spent with Dev in her store. I really enjoy reading about the gift baskets she puts together.

Skilled writing, and a love of her craft are very apparent in Ms. Swanson’s books. BETWEEN A BOOK AND A HARD PLACE was a wonderfully paced story with just the right amount of mystery and suspense to keep the reader quickly turning the pages from the beginning, straight through to the exciting reveal.  

Rather you’re new to this series, or a returning fan, BETWEEN A BOOK AND A HARD PLACE will make the mystery reader in you extremely happy.

At the back of the book you’ll find a sneak peek of Denise Swanson’s newest Scumble River Mystery, MURDER OF A CRANKY CATNAPPER!

Both great titles release March 1. 
Pre-order today!


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3 comments:

  1. Thanks, Lisa. These both sound interesting. Love the teacup photo ... peaceful Sunday, to you.

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  2. Thanks for the reviews! Always appreciated!

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  3. Thanks for the great reviews. I love new book Tuesday.

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