Peril on the Page by Margaret Loudon: A Vanilla Cosy Mystery with an Ice-Cold Romance – Book Review

Peril on the Page by Margaret Loudon is the third book in the author’s cosy mystery series, Open-Book Mysteries. Writer-in-residence, Penelope, is co-hosting a marketing event at the Open-Book, along with the owner, to celebrate a local resident’s book release. However, when the author drops dead at the event, Penelope becomes determined to discover the secrets of the author’s life and how it may have gotten her nixed.

Murder in Old Bombay by Nev March: A Prime Historical Mystery Debut that’s Perfect for Cosy Mystery Fans – Book Review

Murder in Old Bombay is an excellently written piece of historical fiction that is both transportive and insightful about an era that is rarely seen within the genre, the British occupation of India during the late 1800s. Coupled with the portrayal of a biracial identity and a curious crime mystery, readers shall have a pleasantly engaging reading experience, more so if they fans of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s dynamic detective duo

Library Loot #13: Science-Fiction & Mysteries

Welcome, chums, to another round of “Lacks Restraint Terribly,” er… I mean, my recent loot from the good ol’ library. My genre cravings have been all over the bleeding place lately, but mysteries definitely seem to be hitting my enjoyment spot. I’ve also been finding lots of delight in science-fiction, particularly where artificial intelligence narratives…

Cosy Mystery Book Haul for Autumn!

Autumn is always a time of cosy vibes! It also happens to be my second favourite season! I love grabbing a mug of hot chocolate with a mountain of whipped cream, my fluffiest blanket and fuzziest sockies, and curling up with a really good book or some super scary video games. Usually there’s candy corn…

Bonfire: A Novel by Krysten Ritter – Book Review

Bonfire by Krysten Ritter is a stand-alone mystery novel and the author’s debut release. I checked it out from my local library a few weeks ago probably for the same reason that many others did: I am a fan of Netflix’s Jessica Jones series, and I wanted to see what kind of story the main…

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James – Book Review

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James is a Canadian supernatural mystery crime fiction novel that I received as a part of my March Book of the Month bundle. It came to me right as I fell into a mystery/thriller reading crave. I was sceptical about its quality and whether it would turn out to…

Impromptu Used Books Book Haul! (April 2018)

This past Sunday after attending my regular Dharma service at my local Buddhist temple, I decided to go to a used bookstore. It was a beautiful Spring day, I was properly medicated to fight off the histamine twirling in the air, and, most importantly, my anxiety was very calm and almost non-existent. As someone who…

Gosick: Mystery Manga Awesomeness

Gosick is a manga series that is based off of the light novel serial written by Kazuki Sakuraba. While I’ve not read the light novels (because they haven’t been translated for English speaking audiences), I did watch the anime that came out in 2011. The anime and the manga are virtually identical. So, if watching…