The Bodyguard by Katherine Center

Synopsis "Hannah Brooks looks more like a kindergarten teacher than somebody who could kill you with a corkscrew. Or a ballpoint pen. Or a dinner napkin. But the truth is, she's an Executive Protection Agent (aka "bodyguard"), and she just got hired to protect superstar actor Jack Stapleton from his middle-aged, corgi-breeding stalker. Jack Stapleton's … Continue reading The Bodyguard by Katherine Center

Mandy by Julie Andrews Edwards

Synopsis "Mandy, a ten-year-old orphan, dreams of a place to call her own. Escaping over the orphanage wall to explore the outside world, Mandy discovers a tiny deserted cottage in the woods. All through the spring, summer, and fall, Mandy works to make it truly hers. Sometimes she "borrows" things she needs from the orphanage. … Continue reading Mandy by Julie Andrews Edwards

Death on a Deadline (Homefront News Mystery #2) by Joyce St. Anthony

Synopsis "As World War II rages in Europe and the Pacific, the small town of Progress is doing its part for the soldiers in the field with a war bond drive at the annual county fair. Town gossip Ava Dempsey rumors that Clark Gable will be among the participating stars. Instead of Gable, the headliner … Continue reading Death on a Deadline (Homefront News Mystery #2) by Joyce St. Anthony

Failure to Appear (J.P. Beaumont #11) by J.A. Jance

Synopsis “A desperate father's search for his runaway daughter has led him to the last place he ever expected to find her: backstage at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. But the murders in this dazzling world of make-believe are no longer mere stagecraft, and the blood is all too real. The hunt for his child has … Continue reading Failure to Appear (J.P. Beaumont #11) by J.A. Jance

The Witch Tree Symbol by Carolyn Keene

Synopsis "When a neighbor asks Nancy Drew to accompany her to an old uninhabited mansion, a new mystery opens up, and danger lurks on the second floor. Nancy finds a witch tree symbol that leads her to Pennsylvania Dutch country in pursuit of a cunning and ruthless thief. The friendly welcome the young detective and … Continue reading The Witch Tree Symbol by Carolyn Keene

Treacherous Strand (Inishowen Mystery #2) by Andrea Carter

Synopsis "A woman's body washes up on a remote beach on the Inishowen Peninsula. Partially clothes, with a strange tattoo on her thigh, she is identified as Marguerite Etinne, a French woman who has been living in the area. Solicitor Ben (Benedicta) O'Keefe is consumed by guilt: for the second time in her life Ben … Continue reading Treacherous Strand (Inishowen Mystery #2) by Andrea Carter

Three to Get Deadly (Stephanie Plum #3) by Janet Evanovich

Synopsis "Stephanie is having a bad hair day - for the whole month of January. She's looking for Mo Bedemier, Trenton's most beloved citizen, who was charged with carrying concealed and skipping bail. To help her, she's got Lula, a former hooker turned file clerk. Big, blonde, and black, Lula's itching to lock up a … Continue reading Three to Get Deadly (Stephanie Plum #3) by Janet Evanovich

Home (The Murderbot Diaries #4.5) by Martha Wells

Synopsis “Knowing what would happen, she wouldn’t choose a different planet, a different bond company. Because then SecUnit would still be someone’s property, would be waiting for the contract where the negligence or greed or indifference of its clients got it killed. This short story directly follows the events in Exit Strategy and is told … Continue reading Home (The Murderbot Diaries #4.5) by Martha Wells

2022 Final Reading Challenge Updates

Photo by Castorly Stock on Hello everyone! It's the end of 2022 and time for an update on the reading challenges I participated in this year. You can take a peek at my first post back in January to learn more about the challenges themselves. This year I participated in the Beat the Backlist … Continue reading 2022 Final Reading Challenge Updates