Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween Everyone,
I hope you have a Boo-tiful Halloween and fall weekend. I will be reading, stitching and I hope to watch something spooky.
Tell us about your plans and what you are doing, reading and anything else that comes to mind.


Thursday, October 23, 2014


What are some of your favorite Halloween or Fall Mysteries?

I love fall and Halloween season. I devour movies such as Arsenic and Old Lace and Hocus Pocus (someday I will own these movies), and of course I want to know what your favorite movies are to watch this season?

I also like to decorate for Halloween. I did do a little this year. I mean I have a skeleton on the door and a few things set out for the living room and dining room. Not nearly what I am used to doing but this has been a strange year. Anyway tell us if you decorate and what are some of your favorite things.

Now I love to cross stitch so I am busy trying to get a cross stitch project for me finished by Halloween.

Do you have classic books you reread in the fall?

What author/s would you love to invite to a Halloween or fall harvest party?

I love the smell of pumpkin and one of my favorite things is seeing leaves changing to beautiful colors.

Okay I hope everyone is having a wonderful week.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Review: Death at the Door by Carolyn Hart



A beloved local doctor is found dead. At first glance it looks to be suicide but when a local artist arrested for the murder of his wife. Then Annie begins to think the murders are related. Soon a third murder happens and this time Annie doesn't have to convince anyone that the cases are related.
With a lot of help from the colorful locals and one very good reporter everyone on the island wants these crimes and the murderer put to rest.

There are many suspects, several clues, one fire. As they say a picture is worth a thousand words and so is one look.
The trouble is trying to sort through the lies and white lies to the truth.

Once again Carolyn Hart has kept us guessing with layers characters and a plot with wide brush strokes.

Pamela James I give this one ********stars out of ten.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Review: Proflie by CJ Koehler

Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Worldwide Library (April 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373263457
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373263455
Lisa Robbins is a psychiatrist and one of her patients is causing her alarm that he may have been involved in a recent brutal murder.  A profile created by one of her colleagues reinforces her fears.  She won't break privilege when the police ask.  The situation grows worse when a murder hits close to home.

This book was a decent read.  The patient was really creepy and I could feel her turmoil.  The police detectives were interesting and good at their job (which is often a failing in mysteries and thrillers IMHO).  There were also interesting twists and turns along the way.  Basically a solid book that just didn't enthrall me.


Monday, October 13, 2014

Good Thursday Morning!

Good Morning,

I hope everyone has a great October.

Monday evening I made a library trip and here is what I brought home.

DEATH AT THE DOOR by Carolyn Hart, BLOTTO, TWINKS and the EX-KING'S DAUGHTER by Simon Brett ( this is the first in a new series), SPADE & ARCHER ( this one is the prequel to The MALTESE FALCON) and the author is Joe Gores, THERE'S NOTHING TO BE AFRAID OF by Marcia Muller.

Anyway these books should keep me out of trouble for a while.

My favorite book from last month was The SPIRIT IS WILLING by Max McCoy it is a paranormal mystery and is a series. I love it and I also have a kindle favorite by Christopher Fowler but I need to finish reading it soon so that I post a review.

Okay your turn was is your favorite September/October books?

Review: Murder in the Mystery Suite by Ellery Adams

 In rural Virginia is a resort town name Storyton Virginia and is a book lovers dream.
Storyton Hall has been turned into a retreat. Jane Steward is the manager of Storyton Hall and has arranged a murder mystery week. There is role playing, a scavenger hunt, the winner of the scavenger hunt is Felix Hampden but the book h won didn't include someone murdering him and the book disappearing.
If only that were the only drama of the week that would be enough trouble.
Jane wants to know who murdered Felix and so the hunt is on for a real life killer.
If you like shows like Once Upon A Time, Sleepy Hollow and if you like dark fairytales then you will love this series. If you l like detectives, cozy mysteries and classic mysteries this series will be a huge welcome.
I loved every page of this book. Added bonus is Jane's relatives, other household characters and a few surprises along the way.
I can't begin to describe this wonderfully brilliant new series.
********* ten out of ten stars.

Pamela James

Review: Deadly Solution by Keenan Powell

Maeve Malloy is a lawyer who has had struggles with drinking, done a stint in rehab and trying to prove herself again as a lawyer.  She is...