Saturday, June 13, 2009

Reading Reviews- Books #58 and #59

The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries (Victorian Mystery) The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries by Emily Brightwell


My review


rating: 3 of 5 stars
The Inspector has recently been promoted from the Records department and is now the "star" investigator at Scotland Yard. What no one knows, is that his skill isn't really his. His housekeeper, Mrs. Jeffries, is the the brains behind his success. This is the first installment of a very long series. It's set in Victorian England, and this first book deals with the mysterious death of blackmailing doctor. This seems to fit the cozy mystery category --- humorous, at times, and no overt blood and guts!




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Bleeding Hearts (China Bayles Mystery, Book 14) Bleeding Hearts by Susan Wittig Albert


My review


rating: 4 of 5 stars
Susan Wittig Albert has kept me glued to a book again. I really enjoy spending time with China Bayles and her family/friends. This installment turns a bit serious as China investigates allegations that the high school's football coach has molested female students. She also discovers a disturbing secret that changes what she knows about her family. "Smart Cookie" also reveals some information about Ruby's boyfriend that potentially threatens Ruby's happiness. This was a good one!


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1 comment:

Panhandle Jane said...

Oops! I am getting behind, I see. I do love her mysteries although they do make we want to head out for the Hill Country!