Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford – Review

My Thoughts Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is a beautifully written historical fiction, set during World War II in Seattle. I’ve not read about the Japanese internment following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Jamie’s characters, Henry Lee, an American-born Chinese boy, and Keiko Okabe, an American-born Japanese girl, are so vividly brought … Read More

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Mister Mottley and the Dying Fall by Ellen Seltz

My Thoughts Mister Mottley and the Dying Fall by Ellen Seltz is the second book in the Mottley and Baker Mysteries series. This series is set in the Golden Age and injects a fair dose of humor with mystery. In this second adventure, Mottley finds himself on another mystery-solving adventure. I had a blast reading … Read More

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Death at the Emerald by R.J. Koreto – Guest Post and Giveaway

Lady Frances and Mallow: Friends and Colleagues My sleuth, Lady Frances Ffolkes, employs a maid, probably the most conventional thing she does. And exploring their relationship is the most fun I have in writing my mysteries! Frances, of course, is a very non-traditional heroine in turn-of-the-century England. Although times were changing, some conventions were set … Read More

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The Service of the Dead by Candace Robb – Tour + Giveaway

My Thoughts The Service of the Dead by Candace Robb is the first book in the Kate Clifford mystery series. This historical mystery had me wondering who was guilty. While there were several little clues along the way, I didn’t put them together until the end. I found the story to be a bit confusing … Read More

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