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Book Review: A Perilous Undertaking (Veronica Speedwell) by Deanna Raybourn

Posted February 20, 2017 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 3 Comments
Book Review: A Perilous Undertaking (Veronica Speedwell) by Deanna Raybourn

A Perilous Undertaking is the sequel to Deanna Raybourn’s A Curious Beginning. Like the first novel, Veronica Speedwell and her partner Stoker find themselves tasked with solving yet another mystery. This time, however, the duo’s circumstances are much better. They are no longer fugitives on the run, but have found themselves working on a new museum project. Not […]

Book Review: A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn

Posted February 16, 2017 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 3 Comments
Book Review: A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn

Set in 1887, Deanna Raybourn’s  A Curious Beginning is a thrilling, historical mystery.  Following the death of her last living relative, Veronica speedwell finds herself at the center of a complicated mystery surrounding her past.  Before Veronica can set off on a new adventure, she’s nearly abducted outside her home. Lucky for her,  a dashing older […]

Book Review: The Bat by Jo Nesbø

Posted January 24, 2017 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 1 Comment
Book Review: The Bat by Jo Nesbø

Jo Nesbø has been an author I’ve wanted to read for years. So when I got a deal on one of his books, Cockroaches, I couldn’t pass it up. However, when I went to read it I discovered it is the second book in Nesbø’s Harry Hole Detective series. The first novel, The Bat, introduces readers to Inspector Harry Hole of […]

Book Review: Disturb by J.A. Konrath

Posted January 19, 2017 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 2 Comments
Book Review: Disturb by J.A. Konrath

The last J.A. Konrath book I read during my reading frenzy during Christmas was Disturb. This is the eighth book in the Konrath/Kilborn Collective, and wasn’t one of my favorite. Not only did I figure out the deal with the killer early on, but the main characters weren’t particularly sympathetic, and the plot began to veer toward […]

Book Review: Webcam by Jack Kilborn

Posted January 13, 2017 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 2 Comments
Book Review: Webcam by Jack Kilborn

Webcam by Jack Kilborn brings the return of Chicago Homicide Detective Tom Mankowski. Tom has appeared in a couple other books in the Konrath/Kilborn Collective, and has become one of my favorite characters. This time around, Tom is investigating the case of women being murdered by a webcam stalker. This book was a fast-paced techno thriller […]

Book Review: Trapped (Afraid Series) by Jack Kilborn

Book Review: Trapped (Afraid Series) by Jack Kilborn

Trapped is the second book in author Jack Kilborn’s Afraid series. Though a part of a series, this book can be read as a standalone as it’s a completely different story from Afraid. After reading the first book I waited no time in downloading Trapped. I was so excited that I think I missed a very important key detail – Cannibalism – […]

Book Review: Afraid by Jack Kilborn

Book Review: Afraid by Jack Kilborn

“There is no decent place to stand in a massacre. —LEONARD COHEN” I came across Jack Kilborn’s Afraid while browsing through Kindle Unlimited’s mystery section. It was recommended to me because I like Blake Crouch’s work, and the two authors often work together. Yet, I let it linger on my TBR for months. I’m glad I finally […]

Book Review: Skewed by Anne McAneny

Posted December 21, 2016 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 0 Comments
Book Review: Skewed by Anne McAneny

“Political language . . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”—George Orwell I’ve been interested in reading Skewed ever since its release, but like many other novels it got put on the back burner. When I discovered it for free with my Kindle Unlimited subscription, I couldn’t […]