Titles For The Week!

July has arrived and with it more books to read and write about. It may be the first of July but I’m reading October’s books at the moment and here are just a few!

The Hour of Death: A Sister Agatha and Father Selwyn Mystery by [Jane Willan]

A Spark of Light: A Novel by [Picoult, Jodi]

The Library Book by [Orlean, Susan]

Pieces of Her: A Novel: 18 by [Slaughter, Karin] And this one that will be available in August!

Great reads all I’m sure. So what’s on your list this week?

xx Patricia


What Are You Reading This Week End?

A Spark of Light The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center—a women’s reproductive health services clinic—its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage.

The Library Book Susan Orlean, hailed as a “national treasure” by The Washington Post and the acclaimed bestselling author of Rin Tin Tin and The Orchid Thief, reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution—our libraries.

Be Our Ghost: A Merry Ghost Inn Mystery If bed-and-breakfast owners Melanie and Liza, along with their laughing ghost tenant, can’t find a real estate developer’s killer, their own estate will end up with their next of kin.

The Little Shop of Found Things (The Little Shop of Found Things #1) A new series about a young woman whose connection to antiques takes her on a magical adventure, reminiscent of Outlander

These all look so good. I just finished one that was excellent. Chariot on the Mountain by Jack Ford. Based on real events this one was a History lover’s dream!

I’ll be headed back for another eye surgery on Monday, so excuse me if I’m a bit slow next week!

Enjoy and let me know if you have a good book I should read!


The Battered Body (Supper Club Mysteries Book 5)

Book Five in the harrowing and heartwarming Supper Club Mystery series by New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams! 

Librarian James Henry and the supper club will have more than enough food for thought trying to count calories and catch a killer . . . 

Back to Quincy Gap! This time with a celebrity chef who definitely is not as sweet as her cakes!

It’s no surprise when she turns up dead and quite a few people aren’t too sad about that. But James and his friends, The Flab Five, are determined to find out who cut the cake lady out of the picture. With not a lot of clues or suspects, the members of the group are really having to work this one. 

And when another body turns up, well, they may be running out of time!

The friendships among this group are so well done. All of the characters are well drawn and are just lovable. Add in some recipes and you have one sweet cozy mystery.

One of my favorites.

Netgalley/Beyond The Page


Wedding Cake Crumble (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #10)

Wedding bells and death knells are ringing for the Fairy Tale Cupcake crew in this latest mystery in the New York Times bestselling series Cupcake Bakery Mystery Series #10

Things are looking great at Fairy Tale Cupcakes. Expansion into several states, business is great and next weekend Angie and Tate will be married. Maybe.

As one by one their wedding vendors are being killed off, Mel gets a panicked call from Cassie at her book shop needing tons of cupcakes for the author signing by an author famous for blabbing every dirty little piece of laundry in her neighborhood, so when she turns up dead as well, there are suspects popping out of the woodwork.

With both Mel and Angie a bundle of nerves they can eat their way out of their wedding day duds, or they can concentrate on finding a killer before anyone else gets hurt.

This is one of my favorite authors and series. First there are delicious recipes in the back and also because I love each and every character in this series. They are fully developed and strong female business women and rarely need rescuing by dear Joe and the Delaura brothers. This one has a new and surprising romance starting up!

Grab a copy and take a break with a cup of tea and one of the delicious Fairy Tale Cupcakes and catch up on our favorite bakers!

Thanks to my local Metrolibrary that has the best selection of Cozy Mystery books!



THE Spook IN THE Stacks by EVA GATES

The Spook in the Stacks (Lighthouse Library Mystery #4)

The fourth in the Lighthouse Library Mystery Series

Halloween in North Carolina’s Outer Banks becomes seriously tricky when librarian Lucy Richardson stumbles across something extra unusual in the rare books section: a dead body.

Set in the Outer Banks of North Carolina with a Lighthouse Library, this is one really well done mystery.

Local boy Jay Ruddle made a killing and more than a few enemies when he sold out to the big box store and headed for New York. Now he is ready to slow down and is trying to choose between two libraries to take his extensive collection of North Carolina history.

While the library hosts its Halloween event Jay has asked to use the rare book room. When Lucy checks on him, she finds him strangled to death. But who? And why?

There are a lot of people still around who harbor grudges and this could be about the collection or maybe just good old greed.

These characters have matured over the books and they are smart, funny and really interesting. I especially loved the history and local lore. But is there more to those tales? When Lucy starts seeing ghostly lights and a horse in the mist, she may change her mind about the supernatural!

I am really glad Crooked Lane picked this series up! A really good cozy. Eva Gates is actually Vicki Delaney!

With The Legend of Sleepy Hollow on everyone’s minds and ghoulish gossip on everyone’s lips, Lucy will need to separate the clues from the boos if she wants to crack this case without losing her head in The Spook in the Stacks, the delightful fourth in national bestseller Eva Gates’ Lighthouse Library mysteries.

NetGalley/Crooked Lane Books  Release Date June 12, 2018

Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton

Survival of the Fritters (Deputy Donut Mystery #1)

A Deputy Donut Mystery #1  First in a Series

Emily Westhill runs the best donut shop in Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, alongside her retired police chief father-in-law and her tabby Deputy Donut. But after murder claims a favorite customer, Emily can’t rely on a sidekick to solve the crime—or stay alive.

Emily, a former 911 operator, loves owning her own donut business with her father-in-law, retired Chief of Police. After the death of her husband, she left her 911 job and opened a donut shop named for her Tabby, Dep. things are progressing well when one of Emily’s regular customers, Georgia, fails to show up for her Knitters group her friends are worried and so is Emily. When they go to check on her they find her dead in her home surrounded by stale donuts.

By coincidence maybe, Georgia’s son was murdered just 5 years ago and his killer has never been found. Along with her new neighbor and friend, she investigates on her own to prove neither she nor Lois could have done this.

With clues that make no sense, this could be the end of their partnership and the end of them, if they don’t find out who the killer is.

Emily and her father-in-law are really good characters. Fallingbrook is full of interesting people and some shady characters. This is a really good beginning of a new series and I hope we will see more soon! Oh and and there are recipes in the back! Even a penuche one!

Out now.