Genre: Mysteries & Detective Stories

Book Review: Serafina and the Twisted Staff (Serafina) by Robert Beatty

Book Review: Serafina and the Twisted Staff (Serafina) by Robert Beatty

Serafina and the Twisted Staff is the second book in author Robert Beatty’s Serafina series, about a mysterious young girl who secretly lived at the Biltmore Estate. The series is set back in time in 1899 in North Carolina, but this story has a timeless feel to it. In fact, I often forget that it’s a historical fiction […]

Book Review: The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay

Book Review: The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay

I received Kirsty McKay’s The Assassin Game as an ARC from the publisher. Reading the synopsis, I couldn’t help thinking that this sounded like a good story about teen assassins. It’s not. In fact it’s not anything I thought it would be, but I still enjoyed it. Instead of teen assassins, I got teens playing a game […]

Book Review: The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude

Book Review: The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude

I’ve never read anything that took place in the Ozarks, so this murder mystery seemed like it would be worth checking out. Sarah Jude weaves together many different elements in her new novel The May Queen Murders, including horror, and suspense. The protagonist of the story is Ivy Templeton, a sixteen-year-old girl who discovers she and her […]

Book Review: I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent) by Barry Lyga

Book Review: I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent) by Barry Lyga

I had seen I Hunt Killers around Goodreads a lot last year, and have been wanting to read it for a while. Though it was different than I expected, I found myself immersed in the weird life of Jasper Dent, son of notorious serial killer Billy Dent. In I Hunt Killers, Barry Lyga introduces readers to a young man haunted by […]