Review of A Wizard’s Guide To Defensive Baking by T. Kingfisher

Based on a recommendation in the Science Fiction/Fantasy thread at the MobileRead forums, I just picked up and read A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking by T. Kingfisher.  It’s a young adult title, and I’m not a young adult (!!!), but I do enjoy some YA books from time to time.   And this was one of them.  Overall …

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Review of The Second Life of Inspector Canessa by Roberto Perrone

A wild ride of a thriller, with a few minor flaws… Pushkin Press has made a bit of a business translating foreign-language mysteries into English and I tend to enjoy reading mysteries written from an international point of view.   So I was happy to receive an advance reading copy of The Second Life of Inspector …

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Open Season by Archer Mayor is free right now at Kindle in the US, UK and Canada (e-book)

Open Season is the first title in the really solid (IMO) Joe Gunther police procedural series by Archer Mayor. It is free right now at Kindle US and UK if you want to give the series a try. The early titles in this series used to go on sale a lot, then didn’t for a while, …

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A bunch of e-book titles by Helen MacInnes are $2.99 each in the US right now

A bunch of classic Helen MacInnes titles are on sale right now (1/1/2021) for $2.99 each at Kindle and Kobo US. Titles include: Prelude to Terror (Robert Renwick #1), The Hidden Target (RR #2), Cloak of Darkness (RR #3), Neither Five or Three, Snare of the Hunter, Decision at Delphi, The Venetian Affair, Ride a …

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Kill the Queen e-book by Jennifer Estep is $1.99 in the US right now

Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep sounds as if it might be a murder mystery, but it’s not. I do read a bit of fantasy/science fiction, and this is actually the first in Jennifer Estep’s recently completed Crown of Shards fantasy trilogy. I got hooked into reading this by the first two sentences in the …

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Three titles in the Henry & Emmy Tibbett series by Patricia Moyes on sale in the US for $1.99 each

Three titles in the Henry & Emmy Tibbett are on sale in the US today, Jan 1, 2021, for $1.99 each: Death on the Agenda (#3), Murder À La Mode (#4), and The Curious Affair of the Third Dog (#11). Curious Affair is one of my favorite titles in this series, which is itself one …

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