Natalie Lockhart Series

Set in the isolated small towns of upstate New York, the Natalie Lockhart novels from mystery author Alice Blanchard features an engaging rookie detective determined to uncover the community’s deeply held secrets, no matter what the cost. Filled with Wiccan symbols, an countless red herrings, these books are great for fans of women led crime…

Circling the Sun

Our January Let’s Read Rant Repeat Book Club discussion is this week, January 24, 2021 at 7:00pm CST! If you want to join in on the discussion, head to our instagram stories at 7:00pm, where we’ll be live over on @letsreadrantrepeat! About Let’s Read Rant Repeat Bookstagram is such a wonderful community and I have…

The Survivors

Jane Harper is back with another Australian Mystery story. This time in the Tasmanian coast. Jane Harper does it again. Set in Evelyn Bay on the Tasmania Coast, Kieran Elliot has come back to his hometown to help move his father into a care facility for Alzheimer’s. While home the murder of Bronte rocks the…

Death of a Messenger

If you follow me either here on the blog or on instagram (@speakingof_books), you will know that Mysteries and Detective series are my bread and butter. I love them. I love getting to know the characters and following their careers. I mean Law & Order SUV is my favorite show, so of course I love…

Arctic Fury

Lead by Virginia Reed, 12 women embark on a mission to find the lost Franklin Expedition Wow, I just loved this story. Based on the true story of Lady Franklin’s search for her husband John Franklin and his missing crew in the Arctic, this book both a historical fiction and a mystery. When Virigina Reed,…

Wrong Alibi

Wrong Alibi the first book in Christina Dodd’s newest series Murder in Alaska. I’m not sure what it is but I love books set in Alaska. I have been to Alaska only once and it was in the summer months, but it was stunning. I’ve always had this fantasy of moving up there and living…

Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder

Well this was a delightful read I was not expecting! Set in post WWII London, Miss Brickett’s Investigations & Inquiries is an underground, off the radar institution that solves crimes for the people of London. They’re highly effective and highly illegal. Trained detectives called Inquirers work to solve the crimes the Police can’t. Marion Lane,…

The Mermaid from Jeju

My Thoughts Set in both 1943 and in 2001; and in the United States and on the island of Jeju, Korea; The Mermaid of Jeju is a wonderful story of resilience, family tradition, and love. A big ★★★★★ for Sumi Hahn’s debut novel. I loved so many things about this book. I loved the characters,…