Saturday, September 7, 2019

Weekend Book Reviews

Read on Arrival by Nora Page is part of the Bookmobile Mystery series.  Cleo is an active senior librarian in a small town in Georgia.  In addition to driving the town's bookmobile, she is preparing for the re-opening of the town library.  Two things threaten to put a damper on the event.  First she is trying to reclaim the library's only overdue book, which happens to be 40 years overdue.  Second is the arrival of a neighboring town's bookmobile driver.  This pretty, young driver has caught the eye of Cleo's library board president.  The main problem being the young woman does not want books on the bookmobile.  Throw in a murder and Cleo is fit to be tied.  This is a fast-paced cozy with plenty going on, but everything ties together.  It is a great addition to the series!

J.R. Ripley's ninth book in the Bird Lover's Mystery series is Cardinal Sin.  J.R. Ripley is one of my favorite authors, and this is another great book in the series.  Amy meets Yvonne who is new to town.  Before she can get to know Yvonne well, the woman is found dead.  Amy immerses herself in Yvonne's life including her strange family and odd neighbors in an effort to solve the mystery.  The quirky characters (both standard and new) make this series work so well.  I am already looking forward to book number ten!

A Twist in the Tail by Leighann Dobbs is the first book in the Oyster Cove Guesthouse series.  Josie is the new owner of the Oyster Cove Guesthouse.  Things are not going well though as the town building inspector seems to have it out for Josie.  When Josie finds a dead body in a closed off section of the guesthouse, she wonders if her new business is over as soon as it began.  Now for the twist in the book - Josie is not truly the main character.  The story switches from Josie to her two cats, Nero and Marlowe, who came with the guesthouse.  I am undecided on this series.  The human characters were less likable than the feline characters. If you are looking for a book with cat detectives, this is the one for you.

disclosure:  I received these e-books through NetGalley but was not otherwise compensated for these reviews.  All opinions are my own!

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