Death by Eggnog nailed the Christmas elements. The Christmas references all felt natural, and I had no trouble believe that Krissy really was navigating the Christmas season, with all it's snowy goodness. I read this book when summer had yet to dissolve fully into fall... and found myself wishing that it would start to snow so that I could have that Christmas snow feeling in real life. I was literally sitting in shorts dreaming of snow. *slow clap* Well done Erickson. Well done.
Holiday Murder combines two previously published books in the Lucy Stone mystery series, of which there are currently 25 - Mistletoe Murder and Christmas Cookie Murder. The first book, Mistletoe Murder is also the first book in the series and this combination seemed like the perfect way to dip my toe into the series, which finding a fun mystery to add to my seasonal reading list.
Body on Baker Street is the second book in the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery series. In the tradition of the genre, you don't need to have read the first book to enjoy this one. There is some major character backstory referenced throughout the book, but none of it is necessary to enjoying the story or understanding the characters.
Fierce Kingdom takes place over a span of three tense hours, which was about the time it took me to read the book. Though I can't say that I was hooked from the very first page, once I was hooked, I couldn't put the book down. The need to know the outcome kept me turning pages even during the slow part in the middle.
This summer I decided that I was going to great a seasonal (3 month long) TBR, and I loved the outcome and effect it had on my reading. So I have decided to continue with a Fall list! Because I have been itching to read more suspense and thriller novels, I have loosely themed this... Continue Reading →