Archive | April 2023

The Swan Dress Murders by Millie Ravensworth

Totally Engaged

The Swan Dress Murders by Millie Ravensworth is the fourth book in A Cosy Craft Mystery series. Once more the reader is totally engaged in the exploits of Izzy and Penny as they have another double murder to solve.

Murder seems to follow the pair around as their powers of amateur sleuthing are put to the test once more.

The pair are engaging as their light hearted banter flows freely.

As well as following their powers to solve crime, we see their individual pursuits of true love.

With a wedding to attend and crimes to solve, the reader is highly entertained.

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The Librarian by Valerie Keogh


The Librarian by Valerie Keogh is a thrilling contemporary suspense that entertained me as my pulse rose. It is definitely not a book to be read alone on a dark night or you will be awake listening to every creak and groan!

The past is a dreadful place to inhabit – ten years of guilt tormenting a character who cannot quite get past one night that haunts her memory.

Full descriptions create an eerie atmosphere that plunge the reader, along with the characters, into a nightmare as a life seems to be spiraling out of control. It seems that trouble is following and messing with a mind that is already disquieted.

We see the bond of sisterhood between sisters and friends as they support each other through troubling seasons.

London, though huge, can be very lonely and is a place where no one will hear you scream.

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The Fall by Louise Jensen


The Fall by Louise Jensen is an absolutely cracking contemporary psychological thriller that seriously messed with my sleep as I just did not want to put it down!

We see the action from various points of view in the third person and in different time periods. The voice of the guilty party can be heard but try as I might, I could not work out who it was. I put two and two together and came up with five!

A terrible tragedy is splitting a family apart as we know there is nothing that a parent won’t do for their child. Once united, a chasm is beginning to appear – but just how wide is it?

When tragedy strikes, it seems only natural to want to believe in something outside of one’s self. “She wished she had faith in something… longed for the utmost certainty that her prayers would be if not answered then at least listened to.” We need to know that we are not alone.

Peer pressure is awful. With social media, it is impossible to escape the bullies. We witness a character’s self-esteem eroding and crumbling.

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The Sequinned Cape Murders by Millie Ravensworth

Light Hearted

The Sequinned Cape Murders by Millie Ravensworth continues the fabulous A Cosy Craft Mystery series and is book three.

Once more Izzy and Penny pair up to solve another couple of murders. The pair bounce off each other beautifully. They are loyal to each other as proven when a misunderstanding leaves each of them thinking the other committed a murder as the novel opens! As it is a cosy crime, the situation is rather amusing.

The craft shop is once more the focus of the community as the pair are sought out to provide fancy dress outfits for Nana Lem’s eightieth birthday.

Monty, the corgi, once more has a starring role as he is cast as match maker for Izzy.

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