Review: Cold Stone and Ivy

Cold Stone and Ivy
Cold Stone and Ivy by H. Leighton Dickson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This imaginative book takes us to a Steampunk London where Jack the Ripper stalks the streets, ghosts demand justice, and our brave heroine writes novels to escape into a world she can control. There’s a lot going on in this book, both in the characters’ personal lives and in the streets of the city, but all is interwoven into a fast-paced story about family, love, murder, and loyalty. I really enjoyed it! Highly recommended.

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Review: Cold in the Earth

Cold in the Earth
Cold in the Earth by Aline Templeton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I quite enjoyed this mystery; I liked the characters and the setting, as well as the central problem. A few of the secondary characters were a bit one-dimensional, but it didn’t spoil the intrigue of the book. I figured a few things out, but I don’t mind when that happens–I like to feel smart occasionally. ;) Recommended for all mystery-lovers!

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Review: No Game For a Dame

No Game For a Dame
No Game For a Dame by M. Ruth Myers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a fun book that takes the old hard-boiled detective and turns “him” into a “her.” I quite enjoyed it and would read more about this character. The backdrop is nicely developed and the mystery interesting, and we learn enough about the main character in well-timed tidbits to feel that she’s someone we’d like to get to know better.

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