Take Two Review: A Study in Scarlet Women (Lady Sherlock #1) by Sherry Thomas

When I first picked up this book, I didn’t love it. I don’t even think I made it 20% of the way through before I sat it down, though I did force myself to finish it but I just didn’t love it.

I decided NOT to read any of the other books in the series but at the same time, I lamented the fact that I didn’t love this series. I mean it’s been everywhere and lots of people loved it but I just didn’t. But it started to bug me that I didn’t love it.

Because by all accounts I SHOULD have loved this series. I finally gave in and read some of the other later books in the series and enjoyed them much more than the first book, but at the same time felt like I had missed out on some of the larger plot points so I did decide that the time had come for me to go back and start the series again, this time to see if I liked it better than before.

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Review: Murder in Old Bombay by Nev March

The cover of this book screamed adventure and oozed exotic atmosphere so I couldn’t wait to check it out as soon as it came in the mail.

This is the author’s debut novel and it promised a far away land with a tantalizing murder mystery plus a little romance. I haven’t read anything set in India in quite some time. Not to mention something that sounded so fresh and different but yet familiar and comforting like a historical mystery is.

This book came in at 400 pages so a little longer than a typical historical mystery but considering the setting, I was looking forward to what I hoped would be loads of detail and history!

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Review: We Are All the Same in the Dark by Julia Heaberlin (Audible Edition)

Since I devoured my November book club pick in a matter of 2 days, as did just about everyone else in our book club. So we decided to pick a second book for November and this was it.

I had seen a ton of praise for this book all over Goodreads and on my social media so I was eager to read this one and see if it was as chilling as everyone was saying. I haven’t had a really really really great thriller lately so I had high hopes with this book.

I liked that the characters all had ‘issues’, whether it was emotional or physical impairments. I thought it would give our book club a lot to discuss and kind of ‘unpack’ when we had our monthly meet up!

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Special Feature: The Silver Shooter (Rose Gallagher #3) by Erin Lindsey

This series right here has been a fun little reading escape for me! I have really enjoyed the last two books and am looking forward to reading this one soon. I couldn’t fit it into my review calendar but I am really excited about seeing what Rose Gallagher gets up to next!

The second book really show maturity for the writer and growth so I am eager to check this one out. If you love female sleuths and historical mysteries then this is a series you need to get on your radar!

The mysteries are always fun and I love Rose Gallagher’s thought process for unraveling them. She’s great and this one sounds like it’s going to have a little bit of a super natural element so it might be a little different than the first books. Keep reading to get all the details for this upcoming release!

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Review: The Diabolical Bones (Brontë Sisters Mystery #2) by Bella Ellis

This is a series that could have gone so wrong or so right depending on the execution. The Bronte sisters as detectives? I just wasn’t sure when I first heard about it. But I am also a huge fan of all things Bronte so I decided to read the first book anyway.

I am so glad I did, because I loved it! I worried that it would be hokey because the Bronte’s wrote romance rather than mystery so I just worried it wouldn’t translate well in this modern mashup of Brontes and murder. But it was great the first book was so fun and interesting that when the next book came up for review, it was an immediate yes for me.

I loved this one just as much as I loved the first book and I love seeing how the author has evolved and grown into her writing style and the characters have evolved right along with her! This was a fun quick read that I finished in a weekend!

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