Kerry Greenwood – Cocaine Blues

For me, Kerry’s Greenwood’s novel Cocaine Blues was a case of ‘not bad, but had potential to be a lot better’. It follows Phryne Fisher, an upper-class 1920′s English woman with a brilliant detective’s mind. She goes to Melbourne at the request of a family friend who is concerned that his daughter’s husband is poisoning […]

The Water Thief — Ben Pastor

The Water Thief sort of made me think of a combination of National Treasure and Da Vinci Code, but set in ancient Rome around 100 AD and not annoying. Aelius, our awesome narrator, is a soldier with a penchant for writing, research, and history. The emperor commissions him to write a history of the deified […]

Oh, Stephanie Plum

Janet Evanovich’s mystery novels featuring semi-hapless bounty hunter Stephanie Plum are sort of like my junk food. I know they’re fluffy and silly, but whenever a new one comes out, I have to read it, if only from the library. Stephanie is the kind of character that some will point to as a strong female […]