https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Erin Vostershttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngErin Vosters2023-03-19 14:30:402023-03-20 09:56:56The Girl Who Escaped by Mark Nolan – Review by Erin Vosters
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Michelle Troyerhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngMichelle Troyer2023-03-14 18:37:512023-03-20 08:04:50The Girl Who Escaped by Mark Nolan – Review by Michelle Troyer
My emotions were riding a roller coaster in this novel. Simon is a good guy at heart, but his obsession with becoming a notorious outlaw gang member soon becomes something he dreads once he’s in Red’s gang. By the time he figures out it’s not what he wants, the bonds of friendships can’t be broken. Simon romanticizes what being in the gang is supposed to be like and things go sideways regularly. The daily danger and close quarters fuels a lot of emotions including feelings for one of his fellow outlaws. A relationship with another man is as dangerous as being an outlaw.
There is someone murdering gang members and leaving messages with the bodies. There were times I thought I knew who was killing the members of Red’s gang. The ending was surprising as to who the killer was! The Man In Black is an LGBT thriller and mystery that contains some violence, occasional foul language, and adult sexual situations.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Brandy Vaughnhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngBrandy Vaughn2023-03-02 22:32:492023-03-03 11:57:28The Man in Black by L.R. Liverpool – Review by Brandy Vaughn
Spirit Guide is the third book in the Madame Chalamet Ghost Mysteries series by Byrd Nash. This brings us another intriguing instalment in this captivating Gaslamp fantasy series. It is a paranormal cozy mystery with crime & investigation, sleuthing, ghosts, history, a moody atmosphere, intrigue, adventure, some humour, witty dialogue, slow-burn romance, dramatic developments, and interesting characters. I have loved this series from the beginning, so there was never any doubt that I would be reading this new instalment as soon as it released. Elinor Chalamet uses her mediumship skills to help solve puzzling mysteries. This instalment builds on the previous two books, providing a bigger picture as the mystery unfolds- also learning a lot more about Elinore along the way. Our female ‘Sherlock Holmes’ is on the case tackling a mystery with: Missing girls. A mysterious séance. Ghosts that become ‘real’. A bumbling apprentice. Secrets. And a connection to her past. It all leads to an intriguing, cleverly woven, fun little historical whodunnit mystery. As with the other two books, it is fresh, and fun- with a period setting, wonderful characters, and a moody feel- which gives the whole story added intrigue. This is a six-part novella series (with 3 more book yet to come): The series consists of: -Ghost Talker (Book #1) -Delicious Death (Book #2) -Spirit Guide (Book #3) -Gray Lady (Book #4) – still to be released -Underground Haunt (Book #5) – still to be released -Ghastly Mistake (Book #6) – still to be released I am looking forward to seeing what Elinor gets up to in the next book/s. Bring on Book #4! Happy Reading…
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Angela Hayeshttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngAngela Hayes2023-03-01 22:19:342023-03-03 11:45:55Spirit Guide (Madame Chalamet Ghost Mysteries Book #3) by Byrd Nash – Review by Angela Hayes
Wow! Hunter Divine used to be a US Marshall and has since moved to having his own team of investigators. In book 2, Hunter and his crew head to Reno, Nevada and end up working an undercover case to find the blackmailer of Megan Getz, Hollywood royalty that got caught up in after a little indiscretion – at least according to her.
What they come to find out is that Megan is very overtly pursuing indiscretions all over town and doesn’t seem to have learned anything from the blackmail case that has even brought Hunter and his crew here. She tries over and over to seduce Hunter, who wants nothing to do with it.
In what he expected to be an easy case, they find all the members of the dark underbelly of the city and have targets on their backs. Bodies start showing up and Hunter and his team find themselves set up to take the fall. While at moments I really had trouble liking Hunter, there are several situations that give me hope for him, yet. Great scenery, wonderfully fleshed out characters and backstories a lot of grit and suspense and one hell of an ending to this book!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Shea Gilkersonhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngShea Gilkerson2023-03-01 22:02:042023-03-03 11:43:26Fallen Star: The Divine Devils Book 2 by R. Weir – Review by Shea Gilkerson 3/1/23
This was such a fun cozy mystery. This is the first in the series, and I just couldn’t put it down. It is a great start to a series, and I can’t wait to read more. There were fantastic characters and so many mini stories within the main story. It was very easy to read and follow along because the characters and storyline were well written. I truly can’t wait to read what’s next in this series.
The Muffin Shop Murder is the first book in the Delilah Crumbworthy Mystery series by Holly Tierney. If you like mysteries and baking, look no further because this book is divine! Something goes awry with the McArdles bakery, someone has been baking up more than sweets; they have been baking up rumors. Rumors that could cost the McArdles everything. Tragedy strikes the bakery causing the family to lose the bakery. Delilah Crumbworthy takes over the bakery and is soon swarmed with customers. Will history repeat itself and drive Delilah Crumbworthy out of business as well? Find out by reading The Muffin Shop Murder!
When Delilah Crumbworthy buys a bakery in the town of her dreams, things may not be as wonderful as she had hoped. The bakery had belonged to the McArdles but rumors began circulating that they were cutting corners to save moneyand soon they were out of business. Delilah discovers that there may have been more to the story than anyone thought.
This is a quick and enjoyable mystery story that is also quite light hearted and fun. It was an easy book to get into and is the kind of book that you read in one sitting. It was great to get caught up I the story the author was telling and the characters on the page. I wanted to see how things would place out and if the main character would figure it out. This is a relatively new author to me but so far I can definitely say I am a fan of her work. This book was thoroughly enjoyable and clearly the start of what will be a fun new series.
Delilah moved to Snowflake Valley for a fresh start. She buys a bakery that went out of business a few months ago after rumors of the previous owners supplementing their products with sawdust, and then of course there is the rumors of ghosts after the death of the girlfriend of one of their employees in their bakery. When Delilah first moves in, she sets to getting things ready and open, and thinks she’s lucked into the perfect situation, until weird things begin to happen in her bakery and at her new home. With twists and turns that will keep you guessing. This book is told from several different perspectives, and the links aren’t always clear until nearly the end of the book, but the reveal is worth the wait. If you enjoy mysteries, who-dun-it’s and surprises, this is a good book for you.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Candice Esteshttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngCandice Estes2023-02-07 21:04:242023-02-08 12:35:37The Muffin Shop Murder: A Delilah Crumbworthy Mystery by Holly Tierney – Review by Candice Estes
Join Delilah “Mitzy” Crumbworthy as she moves to Snowflake Valley to start a new adventure opening a bakery shop, specifically muffins. Delilah is overwhelmed with opening her store, meeting all the townsfolk, and discovering secrets buried deep within the town. I really enjoyed the characters and getting to know them on a personal level along with Delilah. I was especially drawn to Elinor. The story pulls you right in and each chapter keeps you reading well past your bedtime.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Jennifer Allenhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngJennifer Allen2023-02-06 08:59:532023-02-06 09:07:42The Muffin Shop Murder by Holly Tierney- Review by Jennifer Allen
The Muffin Shop Murder: A Delilah Crumbworthy Mystery is the first book in The Delilah Crumbworthy Mystery Series. This is a cozy mystery set in the small town of Snowflake Valley. Delilah is new to town and has always dreamed of moving to Snowflake Valley, a picturesque small town. When she opens her muffin shop, she hears stories about the bakery that used to be where her shop is located. Are the rumors true? Delilah is smart and savvy with a heart of gold. She wants to fit in and make a place for herself in her new community. So, with her new friend and employee, she discovers the story of the previous business and some other odd happenings centered around her new shop. I enjoyed this light read. It read quickly and filled a cold afternoon. There are a lot of quirky characters in this small town, and it will be interesting to see how they become more involved in future books. I’m glad I picked this book up and will keep an eye out for more from this author.
If you are like me and love a detailed story then this book of for you. The author doesn’t skip over even the smallest of details making the picture form that much more clearly. This cute (yes, I know cute is an interesting word to use to describe crime) mystery is full of drama, intrigue, fun and charm. This was my first book by this author and they did not disappoint. I felt the both the storyline and the characters were very well developed and complementary toward each other. While this was a fairly quick read I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it.
What an adorable cozy mystery. I loved Delilah. The story is entertaining. Even with being a mystery, you have your little chuckle moments. My favorite parts of cozies are all the characters. There always your quirky ones that just make the story. I found the plot quite cute. I enjoyed trying to figure out who did it. I look forward to reading more from this author. A quick and fun read.
The Muffin Shop Murder is the first book in the new “Delilah Crumbworthy Mystery” series by Holly Tierney. It is an intriguing, well-woven cozy mystery, with drama, suspense, quirky characters, and more. I have read most of Ms. Tierney’s books now, and she never disappoints. This mystery proved to be a well thought out and intriguing read. The author wove her plot really well, her attention to detail making this story quite engrossing. If you love a great cozy mystery then you won’t want to miss this- especially if you are looking for an interesting, fun, charming, fairly light-hearted, and entertaining story that will keep you engaged right through to the end. I loved Delilah and can’t wait to see what she gets up to next! Happy Reading!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Angela Hayeshttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngAngela Hayes2023-02-01 23:08:222023-02-02 09:00:33The Muffin Shop Murder (Delilah Crumbworthy Mystery Series Book #1) by Holly Tierney – Review by Angela Hayes
And Then She Fell by Dreena Collins. This book was amazing and I didn’t put it down until I finished. Its the story of Catherine Keely whose daughter Susie had died a year ago. Susie had gone on vacation with her boyfriend to Crete. Susie supposedly fell from a balcony during a party. Catherine can’t get past the fact that she’s not sure if she really fell or was she pushed? She decides to travel to Crete to talk to the people that were there. Once there she talks to everyone she can that was at the party and they all give her 10 different stories. All 10 stories are filled with some truths but not all. Will she ever find out what happened to her precious Susie? Read this very good, thrilling story about a mother’s worst nightmare!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Tausha Treadwayhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngTausha Treadway2023-01-30 11:48:202023-02-02 09:44:54And Then She Fell by Dreena Collins-Review by Tausha Treadway
I don’t usually enjoy crime mystery, but this book was excellent. Angie escapes but her friends aren’t so lucky. Everyone thinks she snapped and killed her friends, so she gets locked away in a nuthouse. Very suspenseful.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Jasmin Slaglehttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngJasmin Slagle2023-01-16 21:03:102023-01-17 08:44:36The Girl Who Escaped by Mark Nolan Reviewed by Jasmin Slagle
I could see this book as a movie. It was so good that I honestly could not put it down and read it in a day! I just had to know what happened next!
Angie and 3 of her friends are celebrating spring break when it turns deadly. Angie is the only survivor and is running for her life! With the help of the FBI and a therapy dog she finds her voice again and they are able to find the kidnapper/killer and discover so much more.
With the help of the therapy dog and of course Angie’s determination to survive they uncover dozens of girls who have been taken.
This book reminds you to teach your loved ones some safety techniques and not just women. Angie’s father was smart in giving her some actual tools to keep handy if she needed them for her car but to also remind her that they could be used for other things as well. This very well saved her life!
Grab this book and read it for the rest of the story and be prepared to stay on your toes while reading it!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Devon N Pulliamhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngDevon N Pulliam2023-01-14 20:41:152023-01-17 08:21:51The Girl Who Escaped by Mark Nolan – Review by Devon Pulliam
This is book one in the historical gas lamp fantasy series. This is my first time reading this genre. I’m enjoying this novel! It’s set in my favorite time period historically. There’s judacious use of metaphors and impressive world building. I laughed at the use of a woman’s weapon described as man-stopper! Mediums are ghost talkers in the wonderful mystery with a little bit of romance.
Sheriff Elizabeth Benoit’s worst nightmare returns when her deputies discover a young woman killed in the same circumstances as a death from 25 years earlier. That previous victim was Elizabeth’s best friend and Deputy Kyle Lundquist’s older sister. Elizabeth has spent a quarter of a century trying to nail the crooked ex-sheriff she knows is involved up to his elbows in this unresolved crime. She has a thick file of clues, but it’s going to take irrefutable proof to put both cases to bed.
Deputy Detective Lila Dayne draws on all her investigative skills, but still she can’t pin down their main suspect. Then prominent members of the community begin to disappear—clearly, there’s a bigger vendetta at play. Despite the legal consequences of being too close to the case, Elizabeth can’t keep away now.
When Elizabeth’s sister goes missing, it’s a no-holds-barred race against time in the showdown that’s been brewing in Eckardt County for decades.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Ebook-Straight-for-the-Kill-03.jpg1200750itsybitsybookbitshttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngitsybitsybookbits2023-01-05 00:02:152023-02-04 21:52:37🔳 *¨*✶*¨`*🔳 COMING SOON 🔳 *¨*✶*¨`*🔳 Straight for the Kill (Benoit and Dayne Mystery Book 3) by Winter Austin
Tallie Brown has been isolated her whole life. It was just herself and her mother. They kept to themselves and Julia raised Tallie all by herself. When Julia suddenly dies, Tallie is left with a choice. Start over under a new identity or uncover secrets from the past and find out who she really is. Tallie chose the latter. That choice brings her to a small town called Cutler’s Ridge. The townsfolk are not too keen on outsiders. As Tallie uncovers more clues about her mother’s past, it leaves her with even more questions than answers.
Meanwhile Jackson James is sent to Cutler’s Ridge to uncover a possible scandal. What started as a simple investigation job, quickly turned into something much more difficult. He meets Tallie and they band together to uncover both secrets.
This book was very complex and involved. Mystery, drama, a hint of romance, this book had it all. Twists and turns around every corner. Everything seems connected but why and how? Plus the ending was so surprising.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Santana Hickshttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngSantana Hicks2022-12-26 08:23:142022-12-30 08:06:31Secrets Never Die (Tallie Brown Suspense Book 1) by Laurie Lewis – Review by Santana Hicks
Wow! This is my first read for this author. I was captivated from the start. Like a spider weaving an intricate web, I found myself tangled into Susie’s story and all the mysteries she was shrouded in. I could not imagine being a mother and trying to hunt down facts and truths for your child’s loss. Like Catherine, I would not stop until I found the truth. And I would seek it even if it ripped my heart to shreds.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00YellowTulips11https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngYellowTulips112022-12-15 21:57:462022-12-19 10:02:54And Then She Fell by Dreena Collins – Review by Monique Espitia
This book was really good. I don’t think I have read a mystery exposing so much of the truth. I loved how all three stories intertwined together. I am excited to the next book in the series. This book had me wondering what next was going to happen. I really enjoyed that there were strong female characters.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Jessica Pritthttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngJessica Pritt2022-11-23 06:18:272022-11-25 11:56:13Road to Mansfield (Express Investigations Book 1) by C.B. Laurence Reviewed by Jessica Pritt
I was pulled into this book right from the start. The narrator, Catherine, is English and talking to her dead daughter as though she can hear her mother. Catherine searches for the truth about her daughter Susie’s death a year prior. This book has a unique structure to let the reader view different scenarios to explain Susie’s tragic death. The reader needs to ask whether each scenario likely would have happened and question what really is the truth about that night. Collins skillfully written prose, will have you on the edge of your seat asking the same questions Catherine does and the ending takes you by surprise!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Brandy Vaughnhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngBrandy Vaughn2022-11-09 15:35:042022-11-18 08:52:15And Then She Fell by Dreena Collins – Review by Brandy Vaughn
This was a great book. Normally court related books sort of bore me. This one kept my attention and coming back to it. The plot and characters were great. I had a great time reading this book. I think this book displays people in same sex relationships and corrupted people in charge really well.
This book was a great cozy mystery! I enjoyed how they had called the paranormal creatures Mysticals. I, also, liked how the whole town looked like your normal everyday small town. This story had great start and a crazy cliff hanger of an ending. This book is a great cozy mystery with paranormal creatures with a wonderful, unexpected ending to a case.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Jessica Pritthttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngJessica Pritt2022-10-25 21:19:222022-10-27 11:25:44Better Gnomes and Gardens (Mysty Haven Mystery Book 1) by Casey Cardel reviewed by Jessica Pritt
Welcome to Mysty Haven, a charming, lovely, and safe place for anyone who isn’t human. Let’s face it, anyone could turn up missing or dead in this paranoid, er-um… we mean paranormal town. No that’s not it. It’s a mystical town!
Bob McLarney moved to the hidden town of Mysty Haven with a fresh degree in journalism. Bob’s passion for the unusual led him on a trail in search of the legendary Bigfoot. Not everyone agreed with Bob’s first article and his bright future as a reporter for the Mysty Haven Weekender ended abruptly.
When a local elderly man approaches Bob to find a missing gnome, Bob agrees to help. His good intentions don’t waver when the local sheriff believes Bob is the thief. Not entirely sure how to find the gnome, Bob fumbles his way through suspects and uncovers a sinister plot and the mystical secrets of Mysty Haven’s good folk.
I thought the next installment could not possibly be better than the other books in the series, as they were very fun, great reads and boy was I wrong! This Christmas these mystery story took the cake!! I believe that this books’ storyline of having her getting ready for the holiday and having crime happen, that she did not plan for, made this story that much more fun! Crime waits for no one and while this one was still a great mystery to read, having it be a Christmas theme made it all the more enjoyable to read! I loved reading these stories and I cannot wait to read more by this wonderful author as the writing style was superb!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Carlie Del Gallohttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngCarlie Del Gallo2022-09-18 06:48:262022-09-21 08:54:45Notebook Mysteries ~ Haunted Christmas by Kimberly Mullins – Review by Carlie Del Gallo
Gripping thriller….the perfect whodunnit mystery! Wish I could rate greater than 5 stars!!! RUN to get this book!! Angie Taylor & 3 of her friends were out one night celebrating spring break when they were abducted. Angie miraculous was the only one of the girls to survive. Angie is the authorities number one suspect, as they assume she suffered some sort of mental break, resulting in her brutally murdering her friends. Due to the trauma of the events that Angie was witness to, she lost the ability to speak. It seems as though everyone is certain that Angie is the killer, until FBI agent, Brenda Reynolds realizes that Angie was also a victim & not the culprit. Agent Reynolds races against time to protect Angie & to get her to speak again in order to identify the kidnapper before it’s too late! Non stop read—read the entire thing in one seating! This was my first book by author Mark Nolan, but it absolutely will not be my last!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Christina Granhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngChristina Gran2022-09-12 21:01:542022-09-15 07:59:37The Girl Who Escaped by Mark Nolan – Review by Christina Gran
What a trip! This is my first read by this author and it was fantastic.
I have been going on and on about this book for the last couple days while reading it. This action-packed thriller sucks the reader in and has you turning the pages until the very end. I was on the edge of my seat from the first chapter with my jaw-dropped. This one keeps the foot on the gas all the way through.
The author did an amazing job creating tension and developing the story. I enjoyed that each chapter flows well into the next despite each chapter generally changing the point of view from which the story is told. It is told from the narration of multiple characters, with most being told from the perspective of the main survivor, Angie, Agent Brenda Reynolds, and Jake. It was incredibly unique, however, to also have chapters told from the perspective of other supporting characters, as well as the “bad guys.” I loved the chemistry among the main characters and hope there are more stories to come!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Jessica Engelhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngJessica Engel2022-09-10 22:09:372022-09-12 12:30:51The Girl Who Escaped by Mark Nolan – Review by Jess Engel
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