-New Berkley releases for the month of June!
These are first in a new series releases and each of them were really good. With in depth plots and characters that meshed very well together. I have an interest in the Amish though, so HEARSE AND BUGGY captured my attention and is a series I will be sure to follow. It has a different theme to it that is interesting and educational of the Amish lifestyle at the same time. I really liked it. THE AZALEA ASSAULT was equally as good, but more typical of the mystery cozies I read.
HEARSE AND BUGGY An Amish Mystery by Laura Bradford June 2012 release by Berkley ISBN:978-0-425-25131-7 Reviewed by: Kathy Fisher Rating: 4.0
THE AZALEA ASSAULT A Garden Society Mystery by Alyse Carlson June 2012 release by Berkley ISBN: 978-0-425-25130-0 Reviewed by: Kathy Fisher Rating: 3.0
GRACE AMONG THIEVES A Manor House Mystery by Julie Hyzy. June 2012 release by Berkley. ISBN: 978-0-425-25139-3. Reading GRACE AMONG THIEVES was like coming home. I love this series and the writing style of Julie Hyzy. There are always unexpected twists and details that are surprising. This one ends on an interesting note that makes you look forward to the next book. The characters are like family and the story line flows beautifuly. A great addition to the series. Reviewed by: Kathy Fisher Rating: 4.0
THE DIVA DIGS UP THE DIRT A Domestic Diva Mystery by Krista Davis. June 2012 release by Berkley. ISBN: 978-0-425-25134-8. Be prepared! When you pick up this book you will be going on a ride that has more twists and turns than a country road. With a few main themes going on, at times you will wonder if you are lost until things start falling into place. This series usually has great spunk but this one is a little lacking but still a nice read. Reviewed by: Kathy Fisher Rating: 3.0
THREADED FOR TROUBLE A Threadville Mystery by Janey Bolin. June 2012 release by Berkley. ISBN: 978-0-425-25132-4. What a wonderful read! I was captured from the beginning and couldn't wait to see how everything was going to end up. Willow is a super sleuth and a great friend. If you like books that make you want to pull up a chair and feel like you are part of the action, get this one!Threadville is a hopping place to be. Reviewed by: Kathy Fisher Rating: 4.0
CORPSE IN THE CRYSTAL BALL A Fortune Teller Mystery by Kari Lee Townsend. June 2012 release by Berkley. ISBN: 978-0-425-25133-1. Psychic Sunshine Meadows has been cleared as a prime suspect and is eager to get back to life. Until her love interests ex girlfriend winds up missing and Sunny watches her last moments in her crystal ball. Now with her visions to go by, the police are able to find the body and are trying to piece together what happened. Little does Sunny know that she has put herself right in the line of fire. A wonderful paranormal mystery read. This series is solid and gives the reader an interesting and complicated read every time. Reviewed by: Kathy Fisher. Rating: 4.0
CAST ON, KILL OFF A Knitting Mystery by Maggie Sefton. A June 2012 release by Berkley. ISBN: 978-0-425-24759-4 Right when the happiest time in the knitter's group lives should be happening with a wedding in their midst, it is interuppted by a dead body. For a small town, a lot of people sure seem to end up in trouble! Though the victim's husband is the key suspect, Kelly Flynn cannot help herself but try to figure out what really happened before Megan's wedding is to take place. The victim, Zoe, has made a lot of enemies but the reader will be shocked to discover who really had it in for her. Although I was able to figure out who the killer was, the tale was interesting and the recipes and knitting patterns at the end were a great bonus. Reviewed by: Kathy Fisher Rating: 3.0
That is all of the June 2012 mystery reviews. I hope you find something that strikes your fancy! Enjoy!