5/20/15

Killer Librarian by Mary Lou Kirwin



Karen's excited about her trip to England with her boyfriend but just before the flight, Dave calls and tells her that their relationship is over.  Determined to see England, Karen goes alone and spots Dave with a new girlfriend on the same flight.

Arriving at the scheduled B&B, Karen is charmed by the owner and decides that Dave and she really wouldn't have made it.  However, having had a pint or two too many she had told a stranger that she wanted to kill Dave.

The cute little mystery that follows was fun and entertaining.

 ★★★

GENRE: Cozy Mystery
CHARACTERS: Karen Nash, Dave Richter, Caldwell Perkins, Howard Worth, Annette Worth, Guy Wilkins
Series/ Progress: Librarian mysteries  1/2
DATE READ: May 17 - May 19
NO. OF PAGES: 308
Challenges: 75, Category, TIOLI, AlphaKit
SOURCE: Nook stockpile

5/18/15

Lost Princess of Oz by L. Frank Baum



Suddenly, Ozma is missing! And not only is Ozma no where to be found, but the Wizard's bag of magical items, Ozma's magic picture, and Glenda's Book of Records and  enchanted objects are gone too.

The inhabitants of the Emerald City divide into search parties and head out to all areas of the land of Oz. 

Dorothy and her companions head into the land of the Winkies, discover that they are looking for an angry wizard, Ugu the Shoemaker.  The adventures are worthy of Oz!

★★★

GENRE: Classic
CHARACTERS: Dorothy, Scraps, Wizard, Glenda, Ozma, Frogman, Ugu the shoemaker
Series/ Progress: Oz 11/15
DATE READ: May 15 - May 17
NO. OF PAGES: 96
Challenges: 75, Category, TIOLI, AlphaKit
SOURCE: Nook stockpile

5/15/15

Dressed to Kill by Lynn Cahoon



Jill, owner of the Coffee Shop/bookstore, is participating in a mystery theater charity event with her policeman/boyfriend.  At rehearsal one night  she discovers a real body.  Unable to say out of the investigation, Jill gets drawn in even more when the victim's girlfriend turns out to be her boyfriend's ex.  

The characters keep getting better and the situations are entertaining.  Glad I found this series!

 ★★★

GENRE: Cozy Mystery
CHARACTERS:
Series/ Progress: Tourist Trap  4/4
DATE READ: May 13 - May 14
NO. OF PAGES: 320
Challenges: 75, Category, TIOLI, AlphaKit
SOURCE: NetGalley/Kindle

5/13/15

Thread Reckoning by Amanda Lee


Marcy Singer, owner of the Embroidery shop in Tallulah Falls, is approached by Cassandra Wainwright about her antique wedding dress.  Cassandra wants some embroidery and jewels added to areas that have yellowed.  Marcy accepts the commission but is startled when the following day she is confronted by the body of he future mother-in-law outside her shop.  The police inform her that the jewels she was given to attach to the dress were not fakes but worth close to $100, 000.

Worried that the jewels were the reason for the murder and that the murderer may think she has more, Marcy sets out to find the murderer.

The mystery was fun, but I wish there had been more needlework involvement.

 ★★★

GENRE: Cozy Mystery
CHARACTERS: Marcy Singer, Ted Nash, Cassandra Wainwright, Frederic Ortega, David Frist, Francesa Ortega, Caleb Santiago, Harriet Sloan
Series/ Progress: Embroidery mystery 3/7
DATE READ: May 12 - May 12
NO. OF PAGES: 187
Challenges: 75, Category, TIOLI, AlphaKit
SOURCE: Nook stockpile

5/12/15

Rinkitink in Oz by L. Frank Baum


The island of Pinagree is a peaceful, happy place which produces a huge number of beautiful pearls.  The King of Pinagree has special pearls that he can use to protect this kingdom but when attacked by  Regos and Coregos he is unable to reach the special pearls and he, the queen, and all the inhabitants are taken away to slavery.

But wait, Prince Inga and visiting King Rinkitink escape discovery.  Prince Inga retrieves the special pearls and heads off to rescue his parents and the people of his kingdom.

 ★★★

GENRE: Classic
CHARACTERS: Prince Inga of Pinagree, King Rinkitink, Bilbil the goat, Zella  
Series/ Progress: Oz  10/15
DATE READ: May 11 - May 11
NO. OF PAGES: 100
Challenges: 75, Category, TIOLI, AlphaKit
SOURCE: Nook stockpile