Tonstant Weader Reviews

Opinionated Book Reviews.



Gallows Court by Martin Edwards

Gallows Court is a historical mystery featuring a disconcerting and mysterious woman named Rachel Savenake who alternately fascinates and horrifies Jacob Flint, the intrepid reporter who sees a pattern in some recent deaths, including the accident that has put his... Continue Reading →


What Rose Forgot by Nevada Barr

What Rose Forgot is a great stand-alone thriller from Nevada Barr. The book opens with Rose on the loose, trying to remember who and where she is. She's in a hospital gown, so exposing her backside. She is soon caught... Continue Reading →

Heaven, My Home by Attica Locke

When Levi King, the young son of an Aryan Brotherhood leader, goes missing, Texas Ranger Darren Matthews is sent to the shores of Caddo Lake in East Texas, along the Texas-Louisiana border, not so much to look for the boy,... Continue Reading →

The Spotted Dog by Kerry Greenwood

The Spotted Dog is the seventh in Kerry Greenwood's Corinna Chapman mystery series. I love her Phryne Fisher series and was so excited to discover a new series to read. This series features a baker, a woman who owns the... Continue Reading →

Ice Cold Heart by P. J. Tracy

Ice Cold Heart is the tenth book in the Monkeewrench series, named after the collective of hackers and computer whizzes and some Minnesota cops. It takes part during a cold snap in the Twin Cities and cold is an important... Continue Reading →

Deep Waters by Martin Edwards

Deep Waters is an anthology of mysteries from the Golden Age collected by Martin Edwards who has brought together several similar thematic anthologies, This one, if the title is not clear enough, takes place in deep water with one exception... Continue Reading →

A Dangerous Engagement by Ashley Weaver

A Dangerous Engagement is the sixth Amory Ames mystery, but the first one I have read in the series. Amory and her husband Milo arrive in New York near the end of Prohibition so Amory can stand up for her... Continue Reading →

The Second Biggest Nothing by Colin Cotterill

The Second Biggest Nothing is the fourteenth book in the Dr. Siri Paiboun series featuring a Laotian coroner. In this outing, Siri is the target of a revenge plot. He receives a threat, tied to his dog's tail, in English,... Continue Reading →

The Long Call by Ann Cleeves

The Long Call is the first of an exciting new series from Ann Cleeves who brought us the unforgettable Vera Stanhope series. A man is found stabbed to death on the beach by our new series character Matthew Venn. The... Continue Reading →

The Whisper Man by Alex North

The Whisper Man is an eerie thriller of the most frightening kind with the search for a serial killer who preys on children. Tom Kennedy and his son Jake are mourning the loss of Rebecca, Tom's wife, Jakes' mother. Their... Continue Reading →

Murder in the Mill-Race by E. C. R. Lorac

Murder in the Mill-Race is another "Golden Age" mystery released by national treasure Poisoned Pen Press. I love these unearthed treasures and look forward to all of them. Murder in the Mill-Race opens with Dr. Raymond and Anna Ferens moving... Continue Reading →

A Murder on Jane Street by Cathy Cash Spellman

A Murder on Jane Street must be the first in a series of mysteries by Cathy Cash Spellman. If she doesn't take this delightful group of people to new books and new mysteries, it will be a waste. FitzHugh Donovan... Continue Reading →

The Girl Without Skin by Mads Peder Nordbo

The Girl Without Skin begins with what seems to be an important historical find, a Norse mummy in a crevasse. A police officer left to guard the body is murdered, his body flensed and eviscerated with an ulu, as though... Continue Reading →

Shoot the Bastards by Michael Stanley

Shoot the Bastards is the first in what will surely be a series of books featuring Minnesota journalist Crystal Nguyen. Nguyen writes about wildlife on the brink of extinction and the illegal human poachers of wolves, elephants, and rhinos. In... Continue Reading →

Under Currents by Nora Roberts

I was reading two other books when I picked up Under Currents by Nora Roberts while I waited to recharge my e-reader. Well, as always happens when I start reading her books, everything fell by the wayside, including making supper.... Continue Reading →

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