Friday, June 23, 2017

Shakespeare's Champion by Charlaine Harris

Lilly Bard is beginning to come out of her self imposed shell.  She has friends now, although she does not always know quite what to do with them.  She also is willing to protect others.
When flyers start appearing on windshields with a white supremacists message she is angry but now sure where to direct that anger.  Of course being a person that cleans houses she learns more than she wants to know sometimes although some becomes useful information
Another quick read and we learn a bit about Bobo Winthrope who appears many years later in the Midnight. Texas series. 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Shakespeare's Landlord by Charlaine Harris

Lily Bard picked Shakespeare based on the name.  She needs to live away from people that know her past and is mostly satisfied living a quiet life as a cleaning lady.  When not working she works out, practices martial arts and when she cannot sleep she walks the streets until she feels she can sleep.

A cozy mystery with a bit of violence, a dark past and a tenacious observer.  A nice, quick read that kept me up late reading.  The solution is not obvious which is also nice.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls by Victoria Laurie

Ghostbusters, treasure hunters, mystery solvers all come together in one package in this paranormal mystery.  Part of a series, not the first, that is a fun light read with just enough suspense to keep the pages turning.
Some is a bit fantastical but it was an enjoyable read.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon

A mystery set in 1757 London featuring Lord John Grey whom we know from the Outlander series.  Lord John has to make a decision about a family member's engagement due to some information he came upon by accident.  While looking into that situation another arises that he is forced to investigate dealing with military secrets and troop movements.

What seem at first to be very different incidents the further he looks into the web the closer the events are pulled together.  Through high society, whore houses and a mollie house, that will give you something to wonder about until you read the book, Lord John moves through the strata to find the solution.

My regret is that I did not read this series earlier as I have been reading Mrs. Gabaldon since her first novel.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Grave Surprise by Charlaine Harris

Harper Conley can find dead bodies and determine what caused their death.  She and her brother Tolliver travel the country helping families find closure.  It is a difficult way to make a living but you do what you have to do. 
When called to Memphis to go through and old cemetery as part of a college class, mostly so the professor could prove them fakes, did not work by the way, she comes across the body of a young girl she had actually looked for several years earlier, in Nashville. 
Of course law enforcement is suspicious of both Harper and Tolliver and they must work hard to defend themselves.
Very good read!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris

Harper Connley was struck by lightening at 15.  It left her with a spiderweb of red on her leg, a weak left leg, and the ability to find dead bodies and know what they died of. 
With an ability like that you have to make the most of it and she does, along with her brother, who acts as her manager.  They travel the country getting paid to find out what happened to cause the end of life.
When called to find a body in Arkansas things get a bit complicated.  She becomes involved in the town much more deeply than she ever wanted to participate to put it mildly.
If you are a Harris fan you could see Harper living in Midnight, Texas or being friends with Aurora Teagarden solving cold case files.  Very enjoyable read.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Vision Impossible by Victoria Laurie

FBI, CIA, CISI if it has initials it is in this installment of the Abby Cooper Psychic Eye mysteries.
Abby and Dutch are sent in as spies to retrieve a new weapon that can "see" a persons aura.  Think James Bond with a psychic element.  The last twist is a bit unexpected which always makes for good reading.
Not as good as some of the others but not a bad read, probably better if I had not been reading the series so quickly.  Sometimes a break is a good thing.