All posts tagged: mystery

Jane and the Waterloo Map by Stephanie Barron Blog Tour + GIVEAWAY

Originally posted on Reflections of a Book Addict:
When I was first asked to join the blog tour for Jane and the Waterloo Map by Stephanie Barron, I was super excited. It’s been a while since I’ve read the other books in the Jane Austen Mysteries series, but I remember loving the idea of Jane Austen as a sleuth. It’s obvious that Jane was observant in real life, as her observations and commentary on the societal events of the day were both astute and very progressive. Therefore it’s not exactly a stretch to think that she would be observant enough to solve mysteries. From the great success that Barron has had so far, it’s clear that many other people agree with me and have loved to see Jane in this new and exciting role. This time we follow Jane as she embarks on an exciting treasure hunt that has very dangerous and real implications. (Below the book blurb and author bio are giveaway instructions so you can win your own copy!) Book Blurb: November, 1815. The…

Yellow Eyes

Originally posted on Every Life is a Memoir:
Freeimages.com/Ilker Yellow eyes creep out of the night Eyes glow in the perilous darkness Silky black fur glistens in droplets of moonlight Velveted paws glide over the forest floor without a sound Sharp shoulders stop suddenly Eyes widen Muscles twitch and ripple like a secluded lake recently disturbed Ears focus like radar on a battleship All is still. A tail flicks in anticipation as a driver would rev his engine before a race A flutter in the trees – the starting gun has been fired A lunge A crash as weak branches and wet leaves give way A flash of death in the moonlight Silence Yellow eyes sulk back into the night

First Snow Fall

Originally posted on Dennis Cardiff:
? white flakes (like eider-down) flutter from heaven collect on tree branches hedges and shrubs like your kisses they caress my cheeks brush my lips burst on my tongue they blanket all leaving the path an untouched virgin a wonderland of mystery all traces of my coming have disappeared making me question am i here at all? ? ? Image: http://ow.ly/TD9D8 Read about my friends here  http://buff.ly/1wyjiKS  

Book Review: Sidney Chambers and The Forgiveness of Sins (The Grantchester Mysteries #4) by James Runcie

Originally posted on cup of tea with that book, please:
Format: Paperback Pages: 416 pages Published: May 19, 2015 Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Genre: Mystery & Thriller Synopsis: The loveable full-time priest and part-time detective, Canon Sidney Chambers, continues his sleuthing adventures in 1960’s Cambridge. On a snowy Thursday morning in Lent 1964, a stranger seeks sanctuary in Grantchester’s church, convinced he has murdered his wife. Sidney and his wife Hildegard go for a shooting weekend in the country and find their hostess has a sinister burn on her neck. Sidney’s friend Amanda receives poison pen letters when at last she appears to be approaching matrimony. A firm of removal men ‘accidentally’ drop a Steinway piano on a musician’s head outside a Cambridge college. During a cricket match, a group of schoolboys blow up their school Science Block. On a family holiday in Florence, Sidney is accused of the theft of a priceless painting. Meanwhile, on the home front, Sidney’s new curate Malcolm seems set to become rather irritatingly popular with the parish; his baby girl…