Justice Gets A New Look in Claire O’Dell’s ‘The Hound of Justice’ [REVIEW]

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Dr. Watson has a new look in Claire O’Dell’s new take on the classic series. (Photo by Stéphanie Vaudry, Flickr)

America is at war with itself. Racial tensions are higher than ever. And the longtime sidekick to one of fiction’s greatest sleuths is now the female protagonist in Claire O’Dell’s futuristic re-imagining of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s brilliant Sherlock Holmes stories. Except in The Hound of Justice, that legendary series has been turned on its head.  Read more of this post

Small Town Mayhem Makes ‘Forgotten Bones’ A Compelling Read [REVIEW]

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A car accident leads to the discovery of a young boy’s body in Vivian Barz’s Forgotten Bones. (Photo courtesy Canva)

A young cop. A schizophrenic professor. The grave of a small boy. When these three elements intersect, it leads to a string of clues and a bigger mystery than anyone ever suspects. But will they be able to solve the case before an old malice catches up with them? Find out in Vivian Barz’s addictive new novel, Forgotten Bones.  Read more of this post

‘Project Duchess’ Proves Women Said #MeToo Long Before Hollywood Ever Did [REVIEW]

Love is in bloom in Sabrina Jeffries’ Project Duchess. (Photo by Canva)

A scandalous duke. A poor relation. A fatal accident that may be anything but. When suspicions rise, will a new infatuation catch fire or will it get snuffed out before it can even begin? Find out in Sabrina Jeffries’ new historical romantic comedy, Project Duchess. Read more of this post

‘The Chef’s Secret’: Six Questions for Crystal King [INTERVIEW]

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Crystal King, author of The Chef’s Secret, dishes on her delicious new book. (Photo courtesy Crystal King, Facebook)

The history of the Catholic papacy has been long and complicated, oftentimes fraught with mystery and intrigue. In her latest novel, author Crystal King uses this backdrop to introduce us to one of her most fascinating characters yet, a man who became the world’s first celebrity chef. Recently she sat down for our insightful interview. Enjoy! —J&H Read more of this post

Christine Trent’s ‘A Murderous Malady’ [EXCERPT]

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When a murderer arrives in London, Florence Nightingale is on the case in Christine Trent’s A Murderous Malady.
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I love a good old-fashioned mystery. There’s nothing more exciting than using my little grey cells to solve a crime, as Agatha Christie’s Belgian detective Hercule Poirot would say. I particularly enjoy when an author turns a historical figure into a sleuth, blending fiction and fact to create a story that simply jumps off the page. That’s exactly what Christine Trent has done with the legendary Florence Nightingale. In A Murderous Malady, she proves she’s just as effective at catching a villain as she is at healing the sick. We hope you enjoy this exclusive excerpt! —J&H
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