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review 2020-09-27 04:57
Christmas Kisses with My Cowboy by Diana Palmer, Marina Adair, Kate Pearce
Christmas Kisses with My Cowboy - Kate Pearce,Marina Adair,Diana Palmer

 

 

Christmas Kisses with My Cowboy by Diana Palmer

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Adair, Pearce and Palmer prove that love is more than a seasonal occurance. Christmas Kisses with My Cowboy plays the heart like a fiddle with stories that give emotions something to sing about. Palmer and Adair stir up trouble while finding their heart's desire.



Mistletoe Cowboy is a fascinating tale of unique characters, heartbreaking tragedies and new beginnings that come with a number of twists. (4 stars)



Blame it on the Mistletoe revisits old hurts and inspire new romance with captivating clarity. (4.5 stars)


Mistletoe Detour- Pearce takes a bump in the road and turns into an adventure of the heart. Ted and Veronica find a way to turn tears into smiles and pain into laughter. (5 stars)



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review 2020-05-13 03:08
Murder on the Blackboard by Stuart Palmer
Murder on the Blackboard - Stuart Palmer

Series: Hildegarde Winters #3

 

Despite what this site might tell you, this is definitely book 3 in the series. It makes reference to the events of Murder on Wheels.

 

In this one, a teacher at Miss Withers’s school is murdered but when the police arrive, the body has disappeared. Naturally, Miss Withers inserts herself in the investigation to try to figure out who murdered the young teacher and why. Shenanigans happen.

 

I enjoyed this book but I found I was a bit confused on some of the fine details regarding motive and Miss Withers’s reasoning at the end. The resolution was a bit of a letdown too, so this one seems a bit rougher than the previous one. Maybe that’s why it’s sometimes categorized as the second book?

 

I did find the contemporary observations of life in 1930s New York to be interesting, particularly in how roommates were pretty much a must and how most didn’t even have proper bedrooms it seems, at least among the teachers.

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review 2020-05-13 02:54
Murder on Wheels by Stuart Palmer
Murder on Wheels - Stuart Palmer

Series: Hildegarde Winters #2

 

Despite what this site might tell you, this is definitely book 2 in the series, so I didn’t read them out of order (I was worried about that, briefly).

 

This book reprises our schoolteacher and police detective from The Penguin Pool Murder. This time the schoolteacher tags along again when a man is mysteriously murdered and is found after a car crash outside his vehicle in the middle of the street with a rope around his neck. The back and forth between the detective and the amateur was amusing and I quite enjoyed the book. It was fun to be taken back to a 1930s New York seen from a 1930s perspective.

 

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text 2020-05-11 02:15
Reading progress update: I've read 31%.
Murder on Wheels - Stuart Palmer

The Inspector was very uncomfortable. “Why … I was going to tell you about that. A little later.”

 

“You were? Oscar Piper, you wanted to demonstrate your masculine superiority, that’s all. You thought I was getting too sure of myself after my luck in the last case we did together, and so you handed yourself a handicap. You held back some evidence so that I wouldn’t beat you too badly!”

 

“But Hildegarde …”

 

“Yes, and you got up early this morning to try and beat me to a few facts over here, didn’t you?

 

“But Hildegarde, you did the same thing.”

 

Snicker.

 

Their relationship is definitely on the rocks, but I have hope.

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text 2020-05-10 19:58
Reading progress update: I've read 15%.
Murder on Wheels - Stuart Palmer

The book gods chose this 1932 mystery for me via random.org.

 

So far it's fun and features a guy who was apparently hanged while driving a vehicle in a kind of mad opening scene with snow and a traffic policeman who decides that it must be suicide because of the rope around the guy's neck and so MOVES THE BODY. It's 1932 and the guy was in the middle of a busy street in New York, so I guess suicides don't get photographed?

 

Fortunately our inspector arrives on scene shortly but it's his companion, Miss Withers, who points out that it can't have been suicide because his cigarette was still lit. Miss Withers trails after her inspector and refuses to wait in the car because apparently the last time she did that she ended up waiting 2 hours outside the registry office until after it closed because the inspector was off chasing a bad guy. I'm not entirely sure of the status of their relationship after that. I mean, are they still planning to get married? I guess I'll see. I don't remember very many details from the first book starring these two, but their second foray seems decent so far.

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