Book for Review - 2018 · Book Review · Children · Mini-Review · OnlineBookClub

Mini-Review: Picture Perfect by D.G. Stern

Here’s another mini-review of a book I recently reviewed for OnlineBookClub.org. To read my full OnlineBookClub official review, you can go here: Picture Perfect Genre: Children/Detective/Mystery Themes: Communication, Persistence, Teamwork ~ The Good ~ Cute characters Themes were used well Easy for children to understand Higher-level vocabulary words were used (sleuthing, inconspicuous, proffers, etc.) ~ The…… Continue reading Mini-Review: Picture Perfect by D.G. Stern

Book for Review - 2018 · Book Review · Crime/Thriller/Mystery/Horror · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · OnlineBookClub · Young Adult

Mini-Review: Elvis Blue by Lee Roberts

Here’s another mini-review of a book I recently reviewed for OnlineBookClub.org. To read my full OnlineBookClub official review, you can go here: Elvis Blue Genre: Young Adult/Crime/Mystery/Paranormal Themes: Teamwork, Friendship, Loyalty, Revenge ~ The Good ~ Haunted house/potential ghost scenes were exciting/fun One character showed growth by the end Easy-to-follow plot Ending leads a potential sequel ~…… Continue reading Mini-Review: Elvis Blue by Lee Roberts

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Contemporary · Crime/Thriller/Mystery/Horror · LGBT

Book Review: Father Figure by James J. Cudney

Pages: 415 Genre: Contemporary/Mystery/Romance/Suspense Publication Date: April 2, 2018 Story Perspective: Alternating third-person Themes: Romance, Family, Consequences, Abuse, Rape, Courage, Forgiveness In the 1980’s, Amalia Graeme is ready to leave her emotionally and physically abusive mother. She is ready to start a new life at college. However, what she once thought of as a fresh new start turns into something…… Continue reading Book Review: Father Figure by James J. Cudney

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Classic · Cozy Mystery · Crime/Thriller/Mystery/Horror

Book Review: Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

Pages: 307 Genre: Mystery/Cozy Mystery/Crime/Classic Publication Date: October 1930 Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Deception, Working Together, Cleverness There has been a murder at the vicarage, and poor Mr. Clement is in the middle of all of it. After all, the vicarage is where he lives. After a series of analyzing, questioning, and investigating, who is to solve the murder mystery?…… Continue reading Book Review: Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Classic · Cozy Mystery · Crime/Thriller/Mystery/Horror

Book Review: The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

Pages: 191 Genre: Mystery/Cozy Mystery/Crime/Classic Publication Date: February 1942 Story Perspective: Third-Person Themes: Deception, Honesty, Loyalty A dead young woman has been found in the Bantry household’s library! Who is she? How did she get there? More importantly will the culprit be found before another murder takes place? Who’s going to solve the mystery? Why, Miss Marple, of course! I picked…… Continue reading Book Review: The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Contemporary · Crime/Thriller/Mystery/Horror

Book Review: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Pages: 486 Genre: Mystery/Crime/Contemporary Publication Date: December 25, 2014 Story Perspective: Alternating Third-Person Themes: Domestic Abuse, Bullying, Relationships, Honesty Feisty Madeline is a middle-aged mother who is trying to deal with her ex-husband and his wife. Celeste is beautiful and seems perfect, but has a secret that she’s been hiding for years. Single-mother and young Jane is new to town,…… Continue reading Book Review: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Classic · Crime/Thriller/Mystery/Horror

Book Review: Peril at End House by Agatha Christie

Pages: 224 Genre: Mystery/Crime/Suspense/Classic Publication Date: February 1932 Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Working Together, Trust, Being One Step Ahead The eighth novel of the Hercule Poirot series follows Hercule and his partner, Hastings, as they try to solve a mystery which turns out to be fairly tricky to solve. Hercule and Hastings stumble upon the young and naive Magdala “Nick” Buckley.…… Continue reading Book Review: Peril at End House by Agatha Christie

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Classic · Cozy Mystery · Crime/Thriller/Mystery/Horror

Book Review: The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie

Pages: 268 Genre: Mystery/Cozy Mystery/Suspense/Classic Publication Date:  January 1922 Story Perspective: Alternating Third-Person Themes: Friendship, Working Together, Trust, Trust Own Instincts, Bravery, Identity, Courage, Loyalty Young and energetic Tommy and Tuppence are extremely close, but they find themselves in desperate need of money. Determined to take on any job, they find themselves intertwined with the mysterious Mr. Whittington. Quickly, their…… Continue reading Book Review: The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie

Book Review · Crime/Thriller/Mystery/Horror

Book Review: Watching Glass Shatter by James J. Cudney

Genre: Mystery/Drama Number of Pages: 278 Publication Date: October 8, 2017 Rating:  out of 5 stars Story Perspective: Third-Person Themes: Grief, Loss, Family, Love, Drug Addiction, Marriage, Honesty, LGBT, Growth, Acceptance After forty years of marriage, Olivia and Ben’s life together is cut short when an unfortunate accident takes Ben’s life. However, with his passing he left a secret behind.…… Continue reading Book Review: Watching Glass Shatter by James J. Cudney

Book Review · Crime/Thriller/Mystery/Horror · In-Person Book Club

In the Woods by Tana French

Genre: Crime/Mystery/Thriller Number of Pages: 429 Publication Date: May 17, 2007 Rating:  out of 5 Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Honesty, Relationships Three children go into the woods. One comes back. Twenty years later, Rob Ryan, the surviving boy is a detective and has kept his past a secret. However, when a young girl is found dead in those same Irish…… Continue reading In the Woods by Tana French