Winter. Series 1

Winter. Series 1

In the pilot episode of this intelligently written crime series, Detective Sergeant Eve Winter is pulled back from her calm and comfortable desk job to head a crack team investigating the disappearance of a 15 year-old teenage girl in a small Australian town outside Sydney. When a grave is discovered on an abandoned industrial site […]


Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood

Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood

The best four-word summary for this series is “Nancy Drew gone wild,” which is high praise, in my opinion. It makes the most of its Roaring ‘20s setting and glamorous heroine. Phryne Fisher is not without her flaws, and she is not unscathed by life, but she is refreshingly free of needless self-doubt and insecurity, […]


And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

This eerie and atmospheric three-part adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic “closed room” murder mystery features a fine cast (Miranda Richardson, Charles Dance, and Sam Neill to name a few) and top-notch BBC attention to detail. Ten strangers are invited to a grand mansion on an isolated island, and one by one, are murdered by an […]


Hell Fire by Karin Fossum

Hell Fire by Karin Fossum

I’m a fan of Norwegian crime writer Karin Fossum, especially her Inspector Sejer mysteries, set in the small suburbs outside Oslo. Sejer is cool and collected and has a surprisingly soft touch when interviewing his prime suspects. In this latest novel, Fossum gives us less of the inspector’s side of the investigation (and much less […]


Reviews by You: Dead Silence by Randy Wayne White

Reviews by You: Dead Silence by Randy Wayne White

It was a great book. It was filled with drama and I love that they added a little bit of romance. It was just great the way the author set up the story and I recommend it. (Monique, Evanston Teen)


The Silence of the Sea by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

The Silence of the Sea by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

When a luxury craft sailing from Lisbon arrives in Rekjavik and crashes into the pier, the authorities discover that it’s a ghost ship. The yacht was being repossessed by the bank. Missing without a trace are three crewmen and a family of four–the bank’s agent Eigar, his wife Lara and their twin, 8-year-old daughters. Attorney […]


The Heather Wells Mysteries by Meg Cabot

The Heather Wells Mysteries by Meg Cabot

I bought the first book in this series, Size 12 is Not Fat, a long time ago—the clever title caught my eye and it seemed like it would be a cute read. Meg Cabot has written some wonderful youth and teen novels, so I figured her fiction would be equally as fun. I got a few […]