Book cover of On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle

On What Grounds

On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle (2003, The Berkeley Publishing Group) I started to like Cleo Coyle a few years back when I first read “Through the Grinder“, the second book in her Coffeehouse Mystery series. Aside from the mystery story, lessons about coffee and a few tips and recipes are found in the book. Read more about On What Grounds[…]

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The Last Call

THE LAST CALL by George Wier Bill Travis was a financial consultant, divorced, no kids, just a single guy living a single life. Monday morning as he drove to his office, he saw a beautiful girl driving a roadster along the Austin traffic. Little did he know that she would be his client that morning, Read more about The Last Call[…]

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Doctored Evidence

DOCTORED EVIDENCE by Donna Leon (2004) I have bought this book years ago and it stayed on my bookshelf gathering dust. Since I resolved to read more frequently this year, I grabbed this book and read. It is about a murder of an old woman living alone in Venice. Her only son died five years ago and Read more about Doctored Evidence[…]

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And Then There Were None

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE by Agatha Christie (1939) I’ve read this book for the second time for the simple reason that I wanted to revisit Agatha Christie‘s works lying on my dusty bookshelf. The story is about ten people of different professions and social status who received an unusual invitation from a certain millionaire named Read more about And Then There Were None[…]

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Spreading the Word Against Violence

I TRUSTED HIM (THE TRUE STORY OF ANNA LYNN HURD) by Jennifer Smith and Cherry Tigris (2013, Free-eBooks.net) I Trusted Him (The True Story of Anna Lynn Hurd) is a two-part e-book written by Anna’s mother, Jennifer Smith, and advocate Cherry Tigris. The first part tells about Anna’s story — a 16-year old girl living Read more about Spreading the Word Against Violence[…]

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DMQZ

DMQZ by Quinn Flemming (2013, Amazon Kindle) What would the world be like after a virus that originated from a dormouse spread and killed millions of people instantly and left some ‘resisters’ (those who were infected by the virus yet are still alive)? It divided New York into Safe Zone and the Quarantine Zone. The Read more about DMQZ[…]

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Searching for Lincoln’s Ghost

  SEARCHING FOR LINCOLN’S GHOST by Barbara J. Dzikowski (2011, Wiara Books) I seldom join contests and raffles but when I do, I am lucky to win a price more than 50% of the time. So when I joined BookLikes Giveaways, I won a copy of Barbara J. Dzikowski’s Searching for Lincoln’s Ghost. It is Read more about Searching for Lincoln’s Ghost[…]

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Is Bullying Disguising as Bad Reviews?

Recently, while surfing the social media, I chanced upon a post where someone bashed J. K. Rowling and her Harry Potter series. Then somebody replied to that comment saying, “I’d like to see you do a better job! Write an extraordinary novel, sell more books and gather more fans and if you can do it…then Read more about Is Bullying Disguising as Bad Reviews?[…]

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Arsene Lupin

ARSENE LUPIN (by Maurice Leblanc, translated by Edgar Jepson, circa 1905 [?]) I downloaded this e-book many months ago and I just finished reading this French classic and a contemporary of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes last night. While putting on addresses on wedding invitations, Sonia Kritchnoff, her employer Germaine, daughter of millionaire M. Gournay-Martin, Read more about Arsene Lupin[…]

Book cover of The Heart of an Assassin by Tony Bertot

The Heart of an Assassin

The Heart of an Assassin by Tony Bertot (2009). I downloaded this e-book from Free-eBooks.net after seeing the brief blurb and the 47 likes against 9 dislikes. I started reading it the weekend before and as usual, I kept on stopping because of other duties until I was able to finish reading last Friday night. Read more about The Heart of an Assassin[…]

Book cover of Through The Grinder by Cleo Coyle

Through the Grinder

Through the Grinder by Cleo Coyle (2004, Berkeley Publishing Group) Last weekend, author Cleo Coyle celebrated her birthday and to celebrate with her, I read again this book. This is my first ever Cleo Coyle novel but this is the author’s second book in her Coffeehouse Mystery series. It centers on Claire Cosi who manages Read more about Through the Grinder[…]