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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr (Anna Pigeon #1)

Publication Info: Published 1993 by Avon. I read the Kindle edition courtesy of my local library. Other editions available. Summary: Forest ranger Anna Pigeon is hiking the wild Texas back country looking for signs of elusive mountain lions, when she stumbles across the dead body of one of her co-workers. Anna barely knew the dead […]

Someone We Know by Shari Lapena

Publication Info: Published July 30, 2019 by Pamela Dorman Books. Hardcover edition courtesy of my local library. Other editions available. Summary: After his wife doesn’t arrive home from a shopping weekend with a girlfriend, Robert Pierce files a missing person’s report with the police. During questioning, Robert insists that he has a happy marriage and […]

Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker

Publication Info: Published April 6, 2010 by Vintage. Previously published in 2008 by Walker and Watson, Ltd. Other editions available. Summary: Bruno is the chief of police in the fictional small town of St. Denis in southern France. He enjoys his job, which mostly consists of being friendly and coaching kids’s sports teams. He loves […]

A Royal Pain by Rhys Bowen (Her Royal Spyness #2)

Publication Info: Published July 1, 2008 by Berkley. Kindle edition courtesy of my local library. Other editions available. Summary: Lady Georgianna is struggling to make ends meet, so she takes on odd jobs as a maid for the more prosperous members of her set. Some of them could recognize her so she does her best […]