Book Review: The Alienist by Caleb Carr

No, this is not a book about aliens, as the title might make you surmise. Instead, it is a historical mystery about a psychologist, known at the time as an “alienist.” I was introduced to this book through its TV series adaptation released early in 2018, starring Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning, and Daniel Bruhl. I … Continue reading Book Review: The Alienist by Caleb Carr

Book Review: The Witches’ Tree by M.C. Beaton

If you’ve followed my blog for some time, you’ll probably know what a massive fan I am of cozy mysteries. Even if they are repetitive and similar, I love them all. Until I read this one… A little background on this series. This is Book #28 of the Agatha Raisin mystery series, and one I’ve … Continue reading Book Review: The Witches’ Tree by M.C. Beaton

Book Review: Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding by Rhys Bowen

For reference, this is Book #12 of Her Royal Spyness cozy historical mystery series, and perhaps my favorite mystery series of all time. Rhys Bowen is certainly my favorite mystery writer (at the very least fighting for first with Dorothy Sayers). Obviously, I would recommend reading this series from the beginning and because of this, … Continue reading Book Review: Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding by Rhys Bowen

Book Review: Elementary, She Read by Vicki Delany

I am a massive fan of Sherlock Holmes, and mysteries in general. So when I saw a couple other bloggers reviewing this book, which is themed around Holmes, I knew I had to read it. Sadly, this book was actually pretty disappointing. I’ll explain in a minute. Release: March 14th, 2017 Synopsis: Gemma Doyle is … Continue reading Book Review: Elementary, She Read by Vicki Delany

Book Series Review: The Gaslight Mysteries (and my dos and don’ts for a series)

If you’ve been glancing at my last few “Books I Read This Month” (for January, February, and March), you’ll know I’ve been reading a lot of The Gaslight Mysteries by Victoria Thompson. I’ve currently just finished book seventeen, and this and other cozy mystery series have made me think about what I enjoy in series … Continue reading Book Series Review: The Gaslight Mysteries (and my dos and don’ts for a series)

Books I Read March, 2018

I read way too many books this month, going from 14 books last month to 23 books this month. So…yeah, I may have a problem (my reading addiction is getting worse, guys!). Though, in my defense, some of these were short stories! 1 star • The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay (released Nov. 2017) • … Continue reading Books I Read March, 2018

Top Nine Historical Cozy Mystery Series

Amory Ames Mystery Series by Ashley Weaver (2014-) This is the shortest and most recent series on this list, and I was reluctant to add it simply because only three books have come out featuring this quirky sleuth. However, I decided it deserved mentioning due to one unique aspect: the relationship between the main couple … Continue reading Top Nine Historical Cozy Mystery Series