Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson (Gaslight Mystery #1)

Publication Info: Published May 1, 1999 by Berkley Prime Crime. I read the paperback edition, purchased through Thrift Books. Other editions available. Summary: Sarah Brandt is a widow working as a midwife in late Victorian era New York. While she was born into wealth, she became estranged from her family for following her heart, rather […]

Year One by Nora Roberts (Chronicles of The One, #1)

Publication Info: Published December 5, 2017 by St. Martin’s Press. I read the hardback edition, purchased from a local used book store, 2nd & Charles. Other editions available. Summary: A man vacationing with his family in Scotland shoots a pheasant. It falls into the center of a stone circle, spilling blood and awakening ancient magicks. […]

Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain

Publication Info: Expected publication date: January 14, 2020 by St. Martin’s Press. Pre-Pub Kindle edition courtesy of NetGalley. Other editions will be available at publication. Summary: A year ago, Morgan Christopher never expected she’d be sitting in a jail cell, charged with a DUI when she wasn’t the driver. Her boyfriend ran off, leaving her […]

The Better Liar by Tanen Jones

Publication Info: Expected publication date January 14, 2020 by Ballentine. Kindle pre-pub edition courtesy of NetGalley. Various editions will be available at the time of publication. Summary: Leslie Voigt desperately wants her inheritance. Her father recently died and left her his house full of junk and fifty thousand dollars. The problem is that she can’t […]

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood (Handmaid's Tale #2)

Publication Info: Published Sept 10, 2019 by Random House Audio. I listened to the audio edition through my Audible.com membership. Other editions available. Summary: Told in alternating chapters and voices, we learn more about the background of Gilead, as well as some less-featured characters in the Handmaid’s Tale. One of the main speakers is Aunt […]

Christmas at the Lakeside Resort by Susan Schild (Lakeside Resort #1)

Publication Info: Published October 6, 2018 by Longleaf Pine Press. I read the Kindle edition, available through Kindle Unlimited. Other editions available. Summary: Jenny Beckett is feeling a bit rattled. Her fiance dumped her for a much younger, flashier woman just a few weeks before their scheduled Christmas wedding. Jenny’s ill-tempered landlord sold her house […]

Zen Attitude by Sujata Massey (Rei Shimura #2)

Publication Info: Original publication date, 1998. Harper paperback edition published 2005. Other editions available. Summary: American-born Rei Shimura is living in Japan, struggling to get her antiques business off the ground. She works as a broker, hunting down requested pieces for Japanese clients. She just received a request from the prominent Nana Mihori to find […]