BOOK REVIEW – Caverns

by G. B. Pool A book review by Jackie Houchin G.B. Pool has written a suspense thriller that will raise your pulse, quicken your breathing, and have you sitting on the edge of your chair. And if you have claustrophobia, get nervous when you go down into caves, or are afraid of large creatures in…

Book Review: The Red Zeppelin

by Jack Trebly, narrated by Angela Dawe An Audiobook Review by Jackie Houchin I totally enjoyed The Red Zeppelin by Jack Trebly!  What an unusual cast of characters, and what an extraordinary setting! It reminded me of Christie’s “And Then There Were None,” or her “Murder on the Orient Express” except this murder mystery did…

Book Review: X Marks the Spot

 by Sean Deffely A Book Review \by Jackie Houchin X Marks the Spot by is a very clever mystery involving kidnapping and murder in the Manor House of the very rich Mayhew family, in which all six of the adult children’s names begin with the letter X. Once you get these names straight, the story becomes…

Book Review: Murder Backstage, A Joseph Haydn Mystery

by Nupur Tustin A Book Review by Jackie Houchin Nupur Tustin’s 4th Joseph Haydn Mystery, MURDER BACKSTAGE, is as astonishing and well written as the first three, if not better. She knows the history and blends fact and fiction together so well that you believe it all. In this mystery, Joseph Haydn is involved in…

Book Review: Bidding For Revenge

by Victoria Tait A Book Review by Jackie Houchin Author Victoria Tait has written another entertaining installment in her Dotty Sayers Antique Mystery series. In BIDDING FOR REVENGE, Dotty gets plenty of practice bidding for antiques as well as considering a few revenge scenarios, including what “she” would like to do to a certain arrogant…

Book Review: A Disappearance at the Bonne Nuit Hotel

by Dominique Daoust A Book Review by Jackie Houchin I loved how A DISAPPEARANCE AT THE BONNE NUIT HOTEL begins!. Author Dominique Daoust briefly introduces her protagonist, sets up the scene, and then takes off running. Rita Larose is tired of covering boring women’s stories for the local Montreal newspaper she works for. She wants…

Book Review: A Fatality In Spain

 by Blake Pierce, narrated by Kathleen Strecker An Audiobook Review by Jackie Houchin A FATALITY IN SPAIN, by Blake Pierce, is a crazy-wild mystery/romance that begins in Barcelona at the statue of a big cat and ends in Pamplona at the “Running of the Bulls”. Diana, on a tour of the world to find herself…

Book Review: Death by Didgerido, a Jamie Quinn Mystery

by Barbara Venkataraman A Book Review  by Jackie Houchin Okay, have you ever seen the word, Didgeridoo, before (did’ jer ee doo’ – just like it’s spelled, well almost)? If you haven’t, it’s a musical instrument. A very long, horn-like tube, slightly bent and flaring at the end, and sounding like a deep base kazoo. (You…

Book Review: Valued For Murder

by Victoria Tait A Book Review by Jackie Houchin VALUED FOR MURDER, another dive into the world of antiques and art, builds beautifully on Victoria Tait’s first book in the series, FAKE DEATH. (And also the prequel novella – HOUR IS COME – which the author is giving away free as backstory for her heroine, Dotty…

Book Review: This Rough Magic

by Mary Stewart a book review by Jackie Houchin “It’s a rough sort of magic for such as we are – a mere musician, and a couple of players…” I’ve said many times before that “This Rough Magic” by Mary Stewart is my all-time favorite book ever, and after reading it yet again for the…