February 2021 reads! 33 books total. A few are not pictured because it wouldn't let me add more images (including The Actor's Life by Jenna Fischer and Recitatif by Toni Morrison). 5 ⭐ Faves: Black Futures, Binti trilogy, Telephone, Transcendent Kingdom, The Body is Not an Apology, Honey Girl, Recitatif, The Actor's Life.
Honey Girl was my #botm pick this month and it was fabulous. I also read for my Toni Morrison and Dickens readathons. #feb2021
Bk2. Det Lucy Harwin & Det Mattie Jackson of the coastal town of Brooklyn Bay are investigating a woman found dead in a patch of wasteland. A second victim is discovered & then a young family is shot in their home. They soon realize that the murderer is replicating murders carried out by infamous serial killers. The killer is now after Lucy. Can she save herself before she becomes the final piece in his twisted game? Excellent read. Recommended.
Standalone romantic suspense. An elite clique of girls known as the Five Firsts is marked by a tragedy that continues to haunt them decades later. First there were five, then they were four. Who will be killed next? A very intense suspenseful read. Kept me interested until the very end. Great writing from Lisa Jackson and her sister, Nancy Bush! Recommended for those who love romantic suspense.
Kat Rowe is a Deacon at the church in the village of Eyam and she is married to Leon a local pharmacist. They find a dead body of a man and a beaten woman in the alleyway behind the pharmacy. Kat takes the woman in after her house is set on fire and soon the pair start investigating the murder. The police, Leon, and the criminals are not happy about this and the women soon find themselves out of their depth. Book 1
These books are habit-forming! 4th book this week takes us from Italy and Paris to the Nile and onto Sudanese desert. Ben opens a training center in France. He is contacted by Col Harry Paxton to help find his son Morgan‘s killer. Morgan was in search of a priceless treasure in Egypt. Ben hits a bump in the road when there is a mutual attraction with Paxton‘s new bride, Zara. This is a super-charged, heart-racing thriller. Great twist in the end!
A murder in a Helsinki suburb has ties to witchcraft and the occult. Investigator, Jessica Noemi, soon realizes she‘s not looking for a single killer but rather dozens of believers of witchcraft. Bodies are piling up and Jessica is battling her own demons. Will Jessica be the next victim? I‘m now looking forward to reading the 2nd book in this new series. Excellent debut with interesting characters, good writing and twists that keep pages turning.
Was Mozart poisoned or did he die of rheumatic fever? Ben Hope and Leigh Llewelyn search the answer to this puzzle. Leigh‘s brother, Oliver, was writing a book researching Mozart‘s connection to Freemasonry and the fact that Mozart may have been killed by a powerful splinter group of that organization. This is an electrifying thriller which takes us from Oxford to Venice and onto Vienna to uncover the truth to this mystery. Recommended.
Peter Grant is a constable on probation. He dreams of being a detective on London‘s Metro Police. DCI Thomas Nightingale uses magic to solve crime and likes the fact that Peter is getting information about murder from a ghost. This is a witty and twisting urban fantasy that uses imagination to help solve crime. Interesting characters and unique plot kept the pages turning. Looking forward to Book 2 and recommend.