Review: The Ghost of Hollow House (Mina Scarletti #4) by Linda Stratmann

Everyone knows that I am a sucker for Victorian gothic novels. I just can’t get enough of that genre and the ghost element of this book totally appealed to me.

An isolated mansion with a ghost—how was I supposed to say no to that? Especially going into fall?

The answer is, I couldn’t.

The premise sounded too intriguing and like something that was right up my alley.  I don’t know that the cover was doing a whole lot for me—to me it seemed more like the cover for an adventure novel, rather than a novel with a haunted mansion, but I was open to reading it either way. Though this book is the fourth in a series, I was hoping I hadn’t missed too much by picking it up so late in the game. Continue reading “Review: The Ghost of Hollow House (Mina Scarletti #4) by Linda Stratmann”


Excerpt: The Lies We Tell (The Undertaker’s Daughter #2) by Debra Webb

Is there anything better than a spine tingling book about a serial killer? I love reading fast paced murder mysteries and nothing is more fast paced and creepy for me than a serial killer on the loose with his eyes set on the main character.

Debra Webb has written a number of murder mystery novels and I am thrilled that I can bring you guys a sneak peak of her latest book! It will be out on shelves on Sept 17th so you guys are in for a treat today with this early preview!

Make sure to get your preorders in for this one, I don’t know about you but fall is my prime reading time for mysteries and thrillers. There is something about the weather that I screams murder mysteries and after reading this little excerpt, you will want to get this one on your shelf! Continue reading “Excerpt: The Lies We Tell (The Undertaker’s Daughter #2) by Debra Webb”

Special Feature: The Other End of the Line (Commissario Montalbano #24) by Andrea Camilleri

The Commissario Montalbano series has obviously been a successful one! This is the 24th book in the long standing series and it clearly has a large fan base and the latest book is out this week!

Author, Andrea Camilleri, has been widely praised for creating such a beloved character and series that is crafty and smart. Camilleri was 91 years old guys—-91. To be such a prolific writer still at that age is impressive and inspiring.

Though he passed away in July of this year, the fact that he has continued to write such an intelligent series is incredible and again, just so impressive. He leaves behind a huge literary legacy with beloved characters and devoted fans. His is a big loss for the literary community for sure!

This book is the 24th in the series with the 25th book coming out in March 2020. If you like crime novels you need look no further than this best selling series! Continue reading “Special Feature: The Other End of the Line (Commissario Montalbano #24) by Andrea Camilleri”

Review: The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

To say that I was exited to get this book in the mail is an absolute understatement. I actually squealed in excitement when I opened this book up!

The cover is magical and haunting and the summary sounded like something I was absolutely going to sink my teeth into immediately! Victorian England, creepy stalkers, and all sorts of disturbing gothic devices were promised in the summary.

I could hardly contain my excitement. I was ecstatic to read this one and cracked it open almost immediately and what awaited me in the pages was a dark and disturbing story in addition to creepy dolls. Continue reading “Review: The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal”

Review: Someone We Know by Shari Lapena

Shari Lapena has a big big big fan base and she has written a number of best sellers. Prior to this book, I had only read one of her books and thought it was pretty good.

I was totally open to reading more and when this one came up for review I was excited to check it out and see how her writing held up for me a second time around.

One of the things that caught my eye about this one was the neighborhood gossip mill aspect. Neighborhood was strongly featured in the summary and I was eager to see how that played out in the story. Often so much is focused on the inner working of a home when it comes to domestic thrillers, without much emphasis being placed on the neighborhood so I was exceptionally curious about this one. Continue reading “Review: Someone We Know by Shari Lapena”