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review 2019-10-21 03:57
Review: Maple Frosted Murder by Susan Gillard
Maple Frosted Murder: A Donut Hole Cozy Mystery - Book 2 - Susan Gillard

Title: Maple Frosted Murder
Author: Susan Gillard
Series: Donut Hole Mystery, 2
Format: ebook
Length: N/A
Rating: 3 stars

 

Synopsis: A professional and very public rivalry with the owner of the corporate cookie cutter donut shop owner, leaves Heather as the prime suspect in his murder, when his body is discovered.
Health inspectors, shady business practices and a tangled web of intrigue unfold as Heather dives headfirst into the case, determined to clear her name and uncover who is the cold storage killer.

 

Mini-review: This one was better than the last one, but it's still horribly edited (if at all). The culprit was pretty obvious and the relationship between Heather and Ryan feels rushed.

 

Fan Cast:
Heather Janke - Bryce Dallas Howard
Ryan Shepherd - Sam Witwer
Amy Givens - Anna Camp
Maricela - Cote de Pablo
Angelica - America Ferrera
Jung - Randall Park
Eva Schneider - Michael Learned
Sheila Drombrowski - Andi MacDowell

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review 2019-10-20 02:46
Review: The Missing Ink by Karen E. Olson
The Missing Ink - Karen E. Olson

Title: The Missing Ink
Author: Karen E. Olson
Series: Tattoo Shop Mystery, 1
Format: mass market paperback
Length: 299 pages
Rating: 4 stars

 

Synopsis: Murder leaves a mark
Brett Kavanaugh is a tattoo artist and owner of an elite tattoo parlor in Las Vegas. When a girl makes an appointment for a tattoo of the name of her fiancé embedded in a heart, Brett takes the job but the girl never shows. The next thing Brett knows, the police are looking for her client, and the name she wanted on the tattoo isn't her fiancé's...

 

Favourite character: Brett
Least favourite character: Bruce

 

Mini-review: I really enjoyed this. Most cozy mysteries are set around bakers or crafters so to read one about a tattoo artist was really fun. A breath of fresh air, if you will. So unique. I loved reading about the tattoo shop and the people who work for Brett. I loved the tattoo design aspect, as well.

 

Fan Cast:
Brett Kavanaugh - Elizabeth Debicki
Joel Sloane - Jonathan Groff
Ace - Zahn McClarnon
Bitsy Hendricks - Vanessa Hudgens
Tim Kavanaugh - Nicholas Braun
Chip Manning - Dane DeHaan
Elise Lyons - Melissa Benoist
Simon Chase - Nicholas Hoult
Jeff Coleman - Frank Grillo
Bruce Manning - Dermot Mulroney
Matthew Masters - John Cena

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text 2019-10-18 15:46
Review: Pumpkin Spice Sacrifice (Murder in the Mix #3) by Addison Moore
Pumpkin Spice Sacrifice - Addison Moore
Pumpkin Spice Sacrifice
Murder in the Mix #3
Addison Moore
Cozy Mystery
Hollis Thatcher Press, LTD.
October 18th 2018
eBook
227
Bought

 

*A laugh out loud cozy mystery by New York Times Bestseller Addison Moore*

 

My name is Lottie Lemon, and I see dead pets. Okay, so on occasion I see a dearly departed human, too. And, unfortunately for me, that horrible scenario is playing out right this minute. Worse yet, that good-looking ghost just so happens to look just like my friend, Everett, and it refuses to leave his side. I’m petrified of losing Everett, so much so that I too refuse to leave his side, which of course doesn’t exactly bode well with my newly minted boyfriend, Noah Fox, who is just as comely as his surname suggests. After two horrific murders just took place in our small town of Honey Hollow, I’m ready to put the last few months behind me, but when I come across another gruesome discovery, my entire world comes crashing down on me once again.

 

Lottie Lemon has a brand new bakery to tend to, a budding romance with perhaps one too many suitors, and she has the supernatural ability to see dead pets—which are always harbingers for ominous things to come. Throw in the occasional ghost of the human variety, a string of murders, and her insatiable thirst for justice, and you’ll have more chaos than you know what to do with.


Living in the small town of Honey Hollow can be murder.

 

From the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author, Addison Moore—Cosmopolitan Magazine calls Addison's books, "...easy, frothy fun!"

 

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** Read as part of the Murder in the Mix Boxed Set. **

 

Pumpkin Spice Sacrifice is book three in the Murder in the Mix series by Addison Moore.

 

To start Chapter 1 is a repeat of who Lottie Lemon is, what she can do, who her friends and family are and last who her boyfriend is. It’s nothing new. If you haven’t read the series then you know what’s what at the start, but for those that have read in order it’s just a repeat of information we already know about. It felt redundant.

 

As for the murder mystery it wasn’t in the forefront. And, what Lottie does to get answers in solving the mystery like going to The Jungle Club, you can guess what that is, and a nude swim class well let me just say the areas aren’t something Lottie would go to, so it was out of character. I just shook my head at what she was willing to do to get answers. It was all to far-fetched to me.

 

Then we have her friends, family, and boyfriend that keep telling her over and over to stay out of the investigation. She says she will, but she doesn’t. Now I get that we don’t have a story without her getting involved, but something about her, her profession, and her breaking her promises make me wonder. Her character just doesn’t make scenes to get involved in mysteries.

 

Then their is the drama with her boyfriend Noah. She likes him, but she’s unsure. She’s keeping secrets from him. She plans to to tell him, but their ends up being to many disagreements or miss understandings. I just didn’t care for all the drama. Either they are together and trust each other or they are not together.

 

Last, Lottie is a baker and runs a bakery, but I don’t know how she makes any money when she keeps giving all her baked goodies away for free.

 

On a positive note: I like the revamp in the covers for this series. It’s better then the first publication and very cute. I like Edward, Noah’s brother, and I like Lottie’s friends.

 

Pumpkin Spice Sacrifice was ok. As for the Murder in the Mixseries it has some interesting concepts and nice characters, but it’s just not working out for me. I gave the series a three book try, but I won’t be continuing. If the blurb intrigues you, I urge you to give it a shot. Just because it did not work for me does not mean it won’t for you.

 

Rated: 3 Stars

 

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I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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review 2019-10-17 23:57
Finessing the King
Finessing the King - Agatha Christie

This was a Tommy & Tuppence short story. With this, I also read "The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim" a Hercule Poirot. They were short and quick and the "Finessing the King" made me want to read a couple more of the Tommy and Tuppence and the Mr. Davenheim is true Poirot and very fun.

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review 2019-10-17 21:10
The Mummy Case
The Mummy Case - Elizabeth Peters

#3 Amelia Peabody Mysteries

 

Amelia and Emerson are taking Ramses for the first time to Egypt for a dig. The precocious youngster keeps them all on their toes, but he feels that he has to do his own dig (at the supposed age of 3 or 4). He works on his dig, while Emerson and Amelia work on their own. When they keep being attacked and having issues with things being taken, they look for what is actually happening and who could behind all the attempts. 

 

The story is improbable and I just put that thought from my head and enjoyed the story. What I like is the information that is shared in the story, making it interesting. 

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