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Operation Mom by Reenita Malhorta Hora

Operation Mom by Reenita Malhorta Hora

Operation Mom: My plan to get my Mom a life and a new man by Reenita Malhotra Hora on August 22nd, 2022 Genres: Young Adult Pages: 220 Format: ARC Buy on Amazon Goodreads Ila, a Mumbai-based teenager, is going nuts with Veena, her controlling, single mother who prevents her from stalking her pop idol, Ali Zafar. Veena wants her daughter to date real guys in the lead-up to finding a husband. But Ila decides that the only way to get her mom off her back is by finding her a boyfriend instead. With the help of her best friend Deepali, her crush Dev and her mother’s best friend Maleeka, they will come up with a plan to make it happen by setting up a profile in dating apps. Hi there you guys! What a fun Young Adult book we have to share with you today. My Mommy hasn’t been a teenager in many, many years. But reading this teenage novel about a quirky and hilarious Indian girl in Mumbai, made her giggle like a teenager herself. One of the easiest ways to spot a teenager in any country across the world, is watch for signs of obsession about very random things. Especially […]

Posted November 7, 2022
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Sherlock Holmes and the Glamorous Ghost Volume 2 by Harry DeMaio

Sherlock Holmes and the Glamorous Ghost Volume 2 by Harry DeMaio

Sherlock Holmes and the Glamorous Ghost Volume 2 by Harry DeMaio on November 8th, 2022 Genres: Mystery, Paranormal Format: ARC Source: Reedsy Discovery Buy on Amazon Goodreads “Mr. Sherlock Holmes? I am or was, Lady Juliet Armstrong, Baroness Crestwell. Having been murdered, I am deceased and require your assistance.” Thus began the strangest partnership in the long career of Sherlock Holmes. In Book One of this series we met the brash and bold, silly and sassy Lady Armstrong who wouldn’t let a simple thing like death stop her from seeking the help of the great Detective in solving the mystery of her violent and untimely demise. Further adventures followed and now in Book Two, she and her dog Pookie have become frequent companions to Holmes, Watson and yes, Mrs. Hudson. Sherlock Holmes and the Glamorous Ghost is the brainchild of author Harry DeMaio, creator of the of the famous Octavius Bear adventure series. Once again, join us for more comic and lighthearted mysteries of madcap mystical mischief and mayhem! If ever you needed to be afraid of a ghost, Lady Juliet Armstrong, Baroness Crestwell is the one I’d steer clear of. Not that she is scary in a ghostly manner, […]

Posted September 30, 2022
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Gambling with Murder by Lida Sideris

Gambling with Murder by Lida Sideris

Gambling with Murder by Lida Sideris Series: Southern California Mysteries #5 Published by Level Best on March 29th, 2022 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 260 Format: ARC Source: Lola’s Blog Tours Buy on Amazon Goodreads A late-night call is all it takes for rookie lawyer Corrie Locke to kiss her day job at the movie studio goodbye, and do what she does best: flex her sweet P.I. skills and go undercover to find a senior who’s missing from a posh retirement community. One small stumbling block: skirting past security to gain inside access to the exclusive Villa Sunset. Time to call in the heavy artillery. Besides former security guard turned legal assistant—now wannabe P.I.—Veera, Corrie relies on a secret weapon: her mother, a surprisingly eager addition to Corrie’s team. Armed with enough pepper spray to take down a band of Navy Seals, Mom impersonates a senior to infiltrate the Villa, Corrie, and Veera in tow. Turns out the job’s not as easy as they’d thought. These seniors have tricks tucked up their sleeves and aren’t afraid of using them. The action gets dicey when the missing senior case turns into attempted murder by a criminal mind who’s always one step ahead. […]

Posted August 8, 2022
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A Midlife Holiday by Cary J. Hansson

A Midlife Holiday by Cary J. Hansson

A Midlife Holiday by Cary J. Hansson Series: The Midlife Trilogy #1 Published by Hansson Publishing on May 17th 2022 Genres: Contemporary Pages: 265 Format: eBook Source: The Pigeonhole Buy on Amazon Goodreads She wanted a change. But will a girls’ trip to the Mediterranean recapture her joy? Helen Winters worries the walls are closing in. With her children grown and her selfish husband absent on her fiftieth birthday, she regrets not taking the exciting paths she dreamed about in her youth. So when a well-meaning gift reveals a depressing image of her future, she takes a leap of faith and jets off to Cyprus with two lifelong friends. Basking in the glorious sunshine and crystal-blue waters while enjoying the attention of handsome men, she. starts to feel truly alive. But her best friend isn’t in Cyprus for the sunshine, and when Helen learns the true reason, tensions threaten their lifelong bond and she fears nothing will ever be the same again. Can she shake off years of disappointment and claim well-deserved happiness? Who is your best friend? Since college? Ha, got you. Not so many people out there who can celebrate their 50th birthday with her two best friends […]

Posted July 13, 2022
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Slip-Stitched and Slayed (Knitty Kitty #5) by Tracey Drew

Slip-Stitched and Slayed (Knitty Kitty #5) by Tracey Drew

Slip-Stitched & Slayed by Tracey Drew Series: Knitty Kitty Mystery #5 on December 7th, 2021 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 180 Format: ARC Source: Author’s Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads The Silly Season has arrived in Cape Discovery! Tessa Wakefield’s a softie and can’t say no to acting as one of Santa’s elves in the annual holiday parade. But when the jolly guest of honour topples off his sleigh and kicks the bucket on the town’s main street, all of Santa’s little helpers come under suspicion. Tessa’s determined not to trade her Santa hat for her sleuthing one. Christmas is only twelve days away, and Tessa doesn’t have time for murder. She’s too busy baking sugar cookies and spreading holiday cheer to the last-minute shoppers at her bustling yarn store. But even the loudest Christmas carols can’t drown out the hum of local gossip or dampen Tessa’s curious spirit, and she finds herself tangled in a murder investigation with all the yuletide trimmings. Is Mrs. Claus a grieving widow or a Kris Kringle killer? Did the Grinch ruin Christmas once and for all? Why is Rudolph so nosey? What deadly secrets are the Christmas Fairy and Frosty hiding? Can Tessa figure […]

Posted January 8, 2022
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Striped & Strangled (Knitty Kitty Mystery #4) by Tracey Drew

Striped & Strangled (Knitty Kitty Mystery #4) by Tracey Drew

Striped and Strangled by Tracey Drew Series: Knitty Kitty Mystery #4 on August 5th 2021 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 214 Format: eBook Source: My Kindle Buy on Amazon Goodreads When our town’s resident fortune-teller fails to predict her own demise, courtesy of a dog leash wrapped around her throat, I once again find myself in a pickle. I mean, what’s a girl to do when her crush becomes the prime suspect? Don my sleuthing cap and rally my Knitty Kitties to solve the mystery, of course! However, more and more suspects keep popping up like poisonous toadstools. And, spoiler: one of them seems determined to keep me from asking questions…permanently. Tessa Wakefield has her hands full juggling a cozy craft store, her crazy family, and two men who’d rather poke out their eyes than describe themselves as cute. Which they totally are. Cute, charismatic, and occasionally on her mind when she’s not stumbling over dead bodies and using her newfound sleuthing skills to track down murderers. Lucky she’s an excellent multi-tasker because digging beneath Cape Discovery’s surface can unearth secrets that kill. Content:  Age appropriate: from young adult +. Language: as clean as a kitty that just washed itself. Graphic content: Kit is […]

Posted September 23, 2021
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Hanks and a Hitman (Knitty Kitty Mystery #3) by Tracey Drew

Hanks and a Hitman (Knitty Kitty Mystery #3) by Tracey Drew

Hanks & a Hitman by Tracey Drew Series: Knitty Kitty Mystery #3 on April 19th, 2021 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 276 Format: ARC Source: Author’s Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads Wanted: Cat mum to manage a yarn store, corral two curious cats, all the while being tangled up in murderous mayhem and mystery. A smart woman would dump her cheating ex, move from the city, and give herself a chance for a well-deserved do-over. A smarter woman—smarter than me, anyway—wouldn’t jump out of that same frying pan and return to Cape Discovery, a seaside village where her family is the nuttiest of all the nut-ball residents. I’m a high school counsellor turned new owner of Unraveled, my granddad’s yarn store in town. More exciting than a delivery of rainbow colored wool is the news of movie location scouts in the area, though not everyone believes all publicity is good publicity. Game on between landowners to secure such a lucrative deal. I can’t help being caught up in movie fever, until I stumble onto one of those landowners, face down in a kitty litter tray. Deader than dead thanks to an unknown assailant. With dating disasters aplenty both online and in-real-life […]

Posted April 22, 2021
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Knitted and Knifed by Tracey Drew

Knitted and Knifed by Tracey Drew

Knitted & Knifed by Tracey Drew Series: Knitty Kitty Mystery #1 on February 5th, 2021 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 226 Format: ARC Source: Author’s Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads Wanted: Cat mum to manage a yarn store, corral two curious cats, all the while being tangled up in murderous mayhem and mystery. A smart woman would dump her cheating ex, move from the city, and give herself a chance for a well-deserved do-over. A smarter woman—smarter than me, anyway—wouldn’t jump out of that same frying pan and return to Cape Discovery, a seaside village where her family is the nuttiest of all the nut-ball residents. I’m a former high school counsellor, middle-child peacemaker, and current curator of lots of squishy/fuzzy goodness at my granddad’s little yarn store. Temporary assistant. Until I decide what to do with the rest my life. There’s only one knotty problem to untangle first. The knife sticking out of the most unpopular man in town, and the police detective trying to pin the murder on the donkey—otherwise known as my younger brother. With a pair mischievous cats determined to be underfoot and a craft group of Serial Knitters and Happy Hookers wanting the inside scoop, a […]

Posted February 6, 2021
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The girl who saved the king of Sweden – Jonas Jonasson

The girl who saved the king of Sweden – Jonas Jonasson

The Girl who saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson Published by Fourth Estate on April 24th 2014 Genres: Fiction, Humor Pages: 421 Format: Paperback Source: Book Club Buy on Amazon Goodreads Just because the world ignores you, doesn’t mean you can’t save it . . . Nombeko Mayeki was never meant to be a hero. Born in a Soweto shack, she seemed destined for a short, hard life. But now she is on the run from the world ‘s most ruthless secret service, with three Chinese sisters, twins who are officially one person and an elderly potato farmer. Oh, and the fate of the King of Sweden – and the world – rests on her shoulders. On June 14th, 2007, the King and Prime Minister of Sweden went missing from a gala banquet at the Royal Castle. Later it was said that both had fallen ill: the truth is different. The real story starts much earlier, in 1961, with the birth of Nombeko Mayeki in a shack in Soweto. Nombeko was fated to grow up fast and die early in her poverty-stricken township. But Nombeko takes a different path. She finds work as a housecleaner and eventually makes […]

Posted April 23, 2016
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