Killer Look ★★★½ by Linda Fairstein

Alex is still recovering from the PTSD of her kidnapping but she gets involved unofficially with a case of the murder of a famous dress designer. Her knowledge of the garment district and the fashion houses is vital as Mike and Mercer work to find the murderer.

I continue to marvel at the depth of knowledge that is transmitted over the pages in his series that always centers on a particular area of NYC and yet creates a great mystery. The ending was a stunner!

Series/ Progress: Alexandra Cooper 18/18
DATE READ: July 13 - July 16
Type of Book e-book
SOURCE: NetGalley


A Most Curious Murder ★★★ by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli

Jenny Weston returns to her home after a messy divorce hoping for some peace bu instead she finds her mother traumatized by the destruction of the Little Library that her father had built before his death.  The next day she discovers a neighbor murdered in his yard and things just keep happening.

There appears to be some possibility for this first in a series,  the characters are a bit odd and the story a bit pat.  Could possibly use an influx of originality.

Series/ Progress: The Little Library Mysteries 1/1
DATE READ: July 7 - July 13
Type of Book e-book
SOURCE: NetGalley


The Earl's Betrothal ★★★½ by Karen Tuft

Amelia Clarke has taken a position as a companion to Lady Ashworth after the death of her vicar father.  She has been consoling the Ashworths while they mourn the deaths of their two sons, one from a riding accident, the other lost in the Peninsula wars.  When suddenly Anthony Hargreaves appears at his ancestral home to the surprise and delight of his parents explaining that he was injured in battle and was unable to regain his regiment thereby being declared dead.

Lord Ashworth is elated that his line will continue but insists that Anthony marry immediately.  Still suffering from the horrors of war (probable PTSD) Anthony is reluctant to engage with any suitable ladies of the Ton but finds himself comfortable with Amelia.  Circumstances get a bit out of hand and  the two are compromised so that Amelia is thrust into the position of a betrothal that she is unsure about.

A typical romance of class clashes but entertaining and well-written.

DATE READ: July 4 - July 6
Type of Book e-book
SOURCE: NetGalley


For Cheddar or Worse ★★★½ by Avery Aames

Providence is holding the annual Cheese festival and along with the usual activities there is going to be a Brain Trust at one of the farms.  Charlotte and Jordan are attending but are unfortunate in that they discover the body of a well-known cheese specialist dead the morning after she criticized just about all of the other guests.  Having faith in friends, Charlotte sets out to clear them of any connection with the murder which took place in "a locked room".

I love this series and when I heard that the publisher was not going to continue, I was very unhappy.  I sincerely hope that the author will find another publisher so that these wonderful characters can continue to live in her stories.

Series/ Progress: Cheese Shoppe Mysteries 7/7
DATE READ: June 30 - July 4
Type of Book e-book


Peter Pan ★★★ by J. M. Barrie

How wonderful it was to see for once that a book has been translated to film so beautifully!  As a child, I saw Peter Pan the animated film, the TV version as well and I was delighted to see that when I finally read the book that no one was left out and that the plot and stories were fully there.

We all as we grow older wish that we could at times return to our childhood, and in way, with Peter Pan we can.

DATE READ: June 30 - June 30
Type of Book audiobook
SOURCE: Public Library