Quick Take: The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau

The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau by Graeme Macrae Burnet Rating: 4 stars Note: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Summary: Manfred Baumann is a loner. Socially awkward and perpetually ill at ease, he spends his evenings quietly drinking and surreptitiously observing Adele Bedeau, the sullen but alluring waitress at… Continue reading Quick Take: The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau

Girl in Snow

Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka Rating: 4 stars Expected publication date: August 1, 2017 Note: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Girl in Snow is a look at three characters' lives through the lens of a mystery: a teenage girl in Colorado found dead in the snow in… Continue reading Girl in Snow

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew J. Sullivan Rating: 4 stars This was a treasure to read from start to finish.  I love books about / set in bookstores, so a mystery set in a bookstore was too good to pass up (like Shadow of the Wind, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, The Storied Life of A.J.… Continue reading Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

Magpie Murders

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz Rating: 4.5 stars I loved this book!  It was everything you want from a classic whodunit story with a modern twist. It starts with a short chapter from Susan, the editor of best-selling author Alan Conway’s mystery series, as she explains that the hunt for the ending of his last… Continue reading Magpie Murders

The Cat Who Could Read Backwards

The Cat Who Could Read Backwards by Lilian Jackson Braun Rating: 5 stars   If you can't tell from the name Cat Mysteries and Coffee or my intro post, I love cat mysteries.  The all-time classic cat mystery series has to be The Cat Who.  Started by Lilian Jackson Braun in 1966, she follows newspaper… Continue reading The Cat Who Could Read Backwards

Dead Letters

Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach Rating: 3 stars I normally love mysteries, but I couldn’t really get into this novel.  The premise is definitely interesting and right up my alley.  Ava is called back to her eccentric family’s winery because of her twin sister Zelda’s death, only to start receiving emails from her twin.  Is… Continue reading Dead Letters