Book Review: Tabby Trouble by Iris Leigh

My thanks to the author, Iris Leigh, Victory Editing and NetGalley for a review copy of this book. With an entire page devoted to cats and books (or should that be cats in books), Keli Cat’s Book Corner, on my book blog, a cosy mystery with cats, and not ordinary cats, but talking ones, was…

Book Review: Murder in the Village by Lisa Cutts

My thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for a review copy of this book. In Murder in the Village, the first in the Belinda Penshurst series of mysteries, we meet Belinda Penshurt, who is a little over forty and living in her family home—the village manor/castle—in the village of Little Challham. Belinda has invested in various…

Book Review: Murder at the Seaview Hotel by Glenda Young

My thanks to Headline and NetGalley for a review copy of the book. Murder at the Seaview Hotel is the first in a cosy mystery series set in Scarborough. We meet 48-year-old Helen Dexter who has just a few months ago lost her beloved husband Tom to cancer. After having spent a couple of months…

Book Review: The Bookshop Murder by Merryn Allingham

My thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for a review copy of this book. The Bookshop Murder is the first in the Flora Steele series of cosy mysteries set in 1950s England. In the book, we meet Flora Steele, a twenty-five-year old, who has inherited a bookshop, the All’s Well, and a cottage from her aunt,…

Book Review: Death and Croissants by Ian Moore

My thanks to Farrago Books and NetGalley for a review copy of this book. Death and Croissants is the first of the Follet Valley Mysteries and is a crazy, quirky, comic, and slightly over the top cosy mystery. In the book, we meet Richard Ainsworth, a middle-aged Englishman who has moved to the bucolic Loire…

Book Review: The Dead in their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley

This review contains spoilers for the previous book. This is book 6 of Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce mysteries. In Speaking from Amongst the Bones, the previous book, Flavia solves the murder of the church organist Mr Collicut—killed and hidden in the crypt of St Tancred, the patron saint of their village Bishop’s Lacey. At…

Book Review: Miss Moorthy Investigates by Ovidia Yu

I only came across Ovida Yu come months ago in a response to a comment on YouTube and her works immediately piqued my interest since the comment mentioned that she wrote mysteries set in Singapore. Other than Crazy Rich Asians, perhaps, I don’t recall reading any other book set there. Looking her up further and…

Review: Murder at the Village Fete by Catherine Coles #NetGalley #BookReview #1920s #Mystery

My thanks to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for a review copy of this one. After not really requesting books from NetGalley for a bit (so as to tackle by own TBR pile), last month I came across a handful that sounded so interesting and I ended up requesting. One of these was this one–Murder at the…