50 Books: CJ Lyon’s “Snake Skin”

Be prepared to be creeped out from the very beginning of this whirlwind novel! CJ Lyons gives us a fast-moving, thrill-filled tale in Snake Skin. Lucille Teresa Guardino, Pittsburgh’s defender of children, struggles to balance her life. Between her career keeping children safe from predators that seemingly lurk everywhere and being a mom to a…

50 Books: Bogey Nights by Marja McGraw

A few weeks ago, guest blogger Marja McGraw wrote about her two families of mysteries. When she sent me a copy of Bogey Nights, I was excited to dig in! Chris and Pamela Cross suffer the loss of their restaurant when it burns down. They purchase an old house, deciding that it will be perfect…

50 Books: I’ll Walk Alone by Mary Higgins Clark

On Goodreads, Mary Higgins Clark has been described as “low key” and comforting “like a warm blanket or favorite sweater.” That’s why I keep reading her year after year…because she is predictable. Clark has found her formula and works it quite well. In I’ll Walk Alone, interior designer, Zan Moreland is living the nightmare of…

50 Books: Toys by James Patterson

I’ve reviewed James Patterson before. I’ve been a long-time fan. But I don’t think I would have voluntarily read this book if the library hadn’t had this on hold. But, I’m glad I did read it! I am not a big fan of science fiction. Blood and guts? No problem. A story set in the…

50 Books: Dead by Midnight by Carolyn Hart

I am a big fan of Annie and Max Darling, the main characters in Carolyn Hart’s Death on Demand series. Dead by Midnight is another romp I’m pleased to have shared with the Golden Couple. Annie, proprietress of the murder mystery shop Death on Demand, hires the former secretary of a prestigious law firm to…

50 Books: Crunch Time by Diane Mott Davidson

If you’re hungry, don’t read a Diane Mott Davidson novel, hoping to forget about food! Her main character, caterer Goldy Schulz, cooks her way around solving a crime. Crunch Time is no different and left me craving Cuban food and homemade cream of mushroom soup! This time around, Goldy’s good friend Yolanda becomes a suspect…

Blog Tour de Force: Monogamy Sucks by George Pappas

George Pappas’ Monogamy Sucks is a sad and hilarious romp through the swinging scene. The protagonist, Jake, decides he wants casual, non-relationship sex. He sets off to find it through ads, swinging parties, the Internet, and other means. He is desperate to avoid monogamy—and the boring sex that comes with it–at all costs! I’ve seen…