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 When Jesse Morales, a recent college grad who aspires to be a mystery writer, volunteers to work on the summit of Mt. Washington for a week, he expects to work hard. What he doesn’t expect is to find a corpse in the fog, lying among the rocks, his head crushed. The dead man turns out to be a young tourist named Stuart Warren, who strayed from his friends while visiting the mountain.Kyle Dubois, a widowed state police detective, is called to the scene in the middle of the night, along with his partner,
Wesley Roberts. Kyle and Jesse are instantly drawn to one another, except Jesse’s fascination with murder mysteries makes it difficult for Kyle to take the young man seriously. But Jesse finds a way to make himself invaluable to the detective by checking into the hotel where the victim’s friends and family are staying and infiltrating their … [Read More ...]

Murder on the Mountain by Jamie Fessenden


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It could be curtains for college theatre professor Nicky Abbondanza. With dead bodies popping up all over campus, Nicky must use his drama skills to figure out who is playing the role of murderer before it is lights out for Nicky and his colleagues. Complicating matters is Nicky’s huge crush on Noah Oliver, a gorgeous assistant professor in his department, who may or may not be involved with a cocky graduate assistant…and is also the top suspect for the murders! You will be applauding and shouting Bravo for Joe Cosentino’s fast-paced, side-splittingly funny, edge-of-your-seat, delightfully entertaining novel. Curtain up! addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16 Listening to Andrea LeeTAG

My first by this author, and the reason I picked it was simply because I wanted to laugh. I was getting tired of all the, well drama.

Overall I found this novel entertaining, if not predictable. However, I did find the comedy somewhat forced, almost canned, like a TV show.

Nicky, … [Read More ...]

Drama Queen (A Nicky and Noah Mystery #1) by Joe Cosentino


Murder in the Aisles

Murderous intent is no match for killer intellect accessorized with stiletto heels.

If there’s one thing Felicia Swift likes more than sex, it’s books. But her dream job at the Library of Congress takes a macabre turn when she finds a linguistics specialist lying dead between his least favorite subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Worse, the utterly sexy detective seems to have his eyes on Felicia’s curves more than the evidence, which she is convinced points at the wrong man. And she plans to convince him of just that—right after he buys her an apple martini.

Mark Rizzo plans to wrap up this investigation as quickly as possible. Until he realizes the witness isn’t some dumpy, wizened librarian, but a researcher with endless legs, bottomless intellect, and a bulldog determination to complicate this open-and-shut case all to hell.

As Felicia and Rizzo dig closer to the truth, the real culprit gets … [Read More ...]

Murder in the Aisles (A Felicia Swift Mystery, #1) by Olivia Hill @samhainpub



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hill-country-siren-front-coverHill Country Siren by Patrick Kelly

ISBN 9780991103355

Chaparral Press, LLC

July 29, 2016

$14.95

www.patrickkellystories.com

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  1. Hill Country Siren is your third Joe Robbins financial thriller. What can you tell us about Joe, and how does this book continue the traditions established by the other novels in the series?

 

As a freelance CFO, Joe is an analytical thinker. But, at the same time, his modest upbringing and early boxing experience have made him a man of action.

 

In Hill Country Siren, Joe uses his analytical talents to solve the mystery (as he did in the first two novels), but he doesn’t stop there. He can’t stop there. So long as Joe believes he can make a difference, he must run toward the danger. When Joe uncovers the trail of a serial killer in Hill Country Siren, he decides … [Read More ...]

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Disclaimer MaleTAGTheatre professors and spouses, Nicky Abbondanza and Noah Oliver, are on their honeymoon at a Hawaiian resort, where musclemen in grass skirts are keeling over like waterfalls. Things erupt faster than a volcano when Nicky and Noah, along with their best friends Martin and Ruben, try to stage a luau show. Nicky and Noah will need to use their drama skills to figure out who is bringing the grass curtain down on male hula dancers—before things go coconuts for the handsome couple. You will be applauding and shouting Bravo for Joe Cosentino’s fast-paced, side-splittingly funny, edge-of-your-seat entertaining fourth novel in this delightful series. Curtain up and aloha!addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14April's Showering Words

A laugh and a murder, done in the style we have all come to love.

I was a little skeptical about this one, I mean how could you make a murder mystery out of a Luau?  I should have known better.  This had … [Read More ...]

Drama Luau: A Nicky and Noah Mystery by Joe Cosentino #mm #review @JoeCosen


Disclaimer MaleTAGAfter a stint in prison and a deal with the FBI, Perry has found his way back to the magical Renaissance Faire. He desperately needs safety that only the Faire can provide, but the magic is almost gone.

When trouble follows Perry and threatens the Faire, the only person who can wield what’s left of the Faire’s magic is Mystery, a man reincarnated from an otherworldly flying serpent.

Mystery does what he can to help out, but there’s only so much he can do when Perry’s fate–and that of the Faire itself–lies in the hands of a man Perry would rather avoid.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14A-nony-mouseTAG

In this newest book in the Faire Folk series, the Faire has problems. The magic is gone. The previous holder of the magic has ceased to exist and it now lays in the hands of Mystery, the former anai who attacked and tried to burn down the Faire … [Read More ...]

Faire Magic (The Faire Folk #5) by Madeleine Ribbon #mm #review @MuddyRibbon



Drama Muscle

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It could be lights out for college theatre professor Nicky Abbondanza. With dead bodybuilders popping up on campus, Nicky, and his favorite colleague/life partner Noah Oliver, must use their drama skills to figure out who is taking down pumped up musclemen in the Physical Education building before it is curtain down for Nicky and Noah. Complicating matters is a visit from Noah’s parents from Wisconsin, and Nicky’s suspicion that Noah may be hiding more than a cut, smooth body.

You will be applauding and shouting Bravo for Joe Cosentino’s fast-paced, side-splittingly funny, edge-of-your-seat entertaining second novel in this delightful series. Curtain up and weights up!addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16April's Showering Words

They are at it again! Nicky and Noah have been loaned to the physical Education department for there Annual Bodybuilding Competition! The winner gets an enormous gold cup, and the year’s tuition free!

Nicky is excited to work closely with Noah on this new project.  … [Read More ...]

Drama Muscle (Nicky and Noah Mystery #2) by Joe Cosentino #mm #review @JoeCosen


When nesting grounds at the Border Field Park bird preserve are torn to shambles by eco-vandals, Rolly Waters is  hired to follow the tracks left behind. Feeling less than optimistic about finding the perpetrators, he begins his due diligence, crossing paths with a local border vigilante, a tormented vaquero, and an aging rock groupie. A menacing house call from a scalpel-wielding orderly in pursuit of a prostitute named after an 80’s pop hit confounds Rolly’s case even further. After police detective Bonnie Hammond hands him a coroner’s report, he knows it’s turned deadly.


Border Field Blues is the second volume in the Rolly Waters mystery series, following the critically-acclaimed Black’s Beach Shuffle. Amid family issues, band gigs, and personal temptation, the guitar-slinging detective rocks on, putting his sleuthing skills and his life to the test.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18207462-border-field-blues?ac=1
 
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1. What inspired you to write Border Field Blues?

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Title: The Black Song Inside
 Author: Carlyle Clark
 Publisher: Thomas & Mercer 
Pages: 435 
Language: English 
Genre: Mystery/Thriller 
Format: Paperback, Kindle, Audiobook 
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Atticus Wynn and Rosemary Sanchez, newly engaged private investigators, have seen the dark and violent side of life. Nothing, though, has prepared them for an explosive murder investigation that threatens to tear their relationship apart as they struggle to solve a case that could leave them in prison or dead.
Atticus’s manipulative ex-girlfriend bursts back into their lives wielding a secret about Rosemary’s family that she exploits to force the couple into investigating the execution-style slaying of her lover. The case thrusts Atticus and Rosemary headlong into the world of human trafficking and drug smuggling, while rendering them pawns in Tijuana Cartel captain Armando Villanueva’s bloody bid
to take over the cartel.
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When a beautiful young woman is found murdered on Cape Town’s Sea Point promenade, journalist and part-time police profiler Dr. Clare Hart is drawn into the web of a brutal serial killer. As more bodies are discovered, Clare is forced to revisit the brutal rape of her twin sister and the gang ties that bind Cape Town’s dark crime rings. Is her investigation into human trafficking linked to the murders, or is the killer just playing a sick game with her?Like Clockwork is a dark and compelling crime story that will thrill fans of Deon Meyer and Tess Gerritsen.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18780749-like-clockwork

I saw this was a mystery/thriller and had to do with girls being sold into slavery (which reminded me a lot of my fondness for dark romance books) and thought I could kill two birds with one stone with this one. In this book we meet Dr. Clare Hart … [Read More ...]

Like Clockwork Tour Stop!


 What happens when you uncover years of secrets and find out everything you thought to be true was a lie?Drew Stevens finds her world turned upside down when her parents are brutally murdered. Soon after, she learns she inherited a property in Bar Harbor, Maine, from recently deceased grandparents that she believed had died when she was a baby.

Drew travels north to settle her grandparents’ estate, but finds more questions than answers as the truth starts unraveling. What she didn’t expect to find was Saint, whose reputation is as tumultuous as his past. But the very thing that brings them together is the same thing that keeps them emotionally caged.

With Saint’s scars so deep and Drew’s so fresh, can the pair heal from their painful wounds or will they be pulled beneath the darkness of their pasts?

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20813437-pulled-beneath?ac=1
Well, hot dog!  It’s a rare thing for me to … [Read More ...]

Pulled Beneath by Marni Mann


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It could be curtains for college theatre professor Nicky Abbondanza. With dead bodies popping up all over campus, Nicky must use his drama skills to figure out who is playing the role of murderer before it is lights out for Nicky and his colleagues. Complicating matters is Nicky’s huge crush on Noah Oliver, a gorgeous assistant professor in his department, who may or may not be involved with a cocky graduate assistant…and is also the top suspect for the murders! You will be applauding and shouting Bravo for Joe Cosentino’s fast-paced, side-splittingly funny, edge-of-your-seat, delightfully entertaining novel. Curtain up! addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16

April's Showering Words

Nicky is overwhelmed, trying to work through his feelings for Noah, who appears to have a relationship with his graduate assistant.  Next thing he knows some of his colleagues have been murdered. As they work together to try to find out who and why they were killed.  The more Nicky learns … [Read More ...]

Drama Queen (A Nicky and Noah Mystery #1) by Joe Cosentino #mm #review @JoeCosen



The unveiling of a set of priceless illustrations of Dante’s Divine Comedy at the Uffizi Gallery exposes the unsuspecting Professor Gabriel Emerson and his beloved wife, Julianne, to a mysterious and dangerous enemy.Unbeknownst to the Professor, the illustrations he secretly acquired years ago were stolen a century earlier from the ruler of Florence’s underworld. Now one of the most dangerous beings in Italy is determined to reclaim his prized artwork and exact revenge on the Emersons, but not before he uncovers something disturbing about Julianne …

Set in the city of Florence, “The Prince” is a prequel novella to “The Raven,” which is the first book in the new Florentine Series Trilogy by Sylvain Reynard.

“The Prince” can be read as a standalone but readers of The Gabriel Series may be curious about the connection between The Professor’s world and the dark, secret underworld of “The Prince.”

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22843247-the-prince?ac=1

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The Florentine Series by Sylvain Reynard #mf #review @sylvainreynard


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 All’s fair in love and war.

There’s something rotten in the state of Indiana. When con man Henry Page takes it upon himself to investigate the death of an elderly patient at a care facility, he does so in true Shakespearean tradition: dressed as a girl.

FBI Agent Ryan “Mac” McGuinness has more to worry about than Henry’s latest crazy idea. Someone is trying to send him a message—via a corpse with a couple of bullets in it. He needs to figure out who’s trying to set him up before he gets arrested, and he really doesn’t have time for Henry’s shenanigans. Then again, he’d probably be able to focus better if Henry didn’t look so damn distracting in a babydoll dress and a wig.

But when Mac discovers that Henry has been keeping a secret that connects the cases, he has to find a way to live on the

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Love, betrayal and murder in a small town…Twelve years after her mother’s murder, Shannon Bradford fears she may have helped convict an innocent man. Even worse, her prominent family may have had something to do with it. Desperate for answers, she seeks help from the one person least likely to give it. Her best friend and childhood crush, Trace Dawson.

The man she sent to prison.

Serving hard time for murder has left Trace angry and bitter. As far as he’s concerned, digging into the past won’t replace the years he’s lost or erase the hell he’s lived. Now that he’s free, Shannon Bradford tops his list of bad memories.

But he never counted on falling in love.

WITHIN TEMPTATION is a contemporary/romantic suspense/mystery hybrid. Set in a sleepy little town during the dead of winter, this award-winning romance novel is a tale of one woman’s quest for truth

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Within Temptation by Tanya Holmes