Tonstant Weader Reviews

Opinionated Book Reviews.

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 →


The Swallows by Lisa Lutz

The Swallows takes place at Stonebridge Academy, a New England prep school where students and faculty live on a beautiful bucolic campus at the edge of a small town. Alex Witt, a bit of an iconoclast, takes a job teaching... Continue Reading →

The Perfect Wife by JP Delaney

The Perfect Wife opens with a scene so familiar to contemporary women's fiction. A woman wakes up after some traumatic, terrible event where she lost her child, her husband, or her memory. Except, her child is alive, her husband is... Continue Reading →

After the End by Clare Mackintosh

After the End is one of those books you cannot read on the bus or on your lunch break. It must be read in privacy where you are free to cry your heart out. It is the story of Pip... Continue Reading →

We Are All Good People Here by Susan Rebecca White

College roommates! If you're unlucky, as I was, you will be relieved when she is expelled. If you're lucky, you will get along. If you're really lucky, you will have a lifetime friend. Daniella and Eve were really lucky. Their... Continue Reading →

Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton

If I were to survive an apocalyptic world-changing event, there is no one I would rather have by my side than S.T. (Shit Turd), a brilliant, belligerent, and loyal crow. Of course, being human, I would be one of the... Continue Reading →

Harley Merlin and the Stolen Magicals

Harley Merlin and the Stolen Magicals picks up right where Harley Merlin and the Mystery Twins ends. The mystery twins stole several magicals and now Harley and her friends are sent to find them with the aid of a couple... Continue Reading →

Harley Merlin and the Mystery Twins

Harley Merlin and the Mystery Twins is the second in the Harley Merlin series. In this book, Harley learns much more about her powers and her parents. The coven wants to bring in young magicals who are not members of... Continue Reading →

Harley Merlin and the Secret Coven by Bella Forrest

Harley Merlin and the Secret Coven is the first of an as-yet incomplete series of at least nine books. In the beginning, Harley works at a casino spotting card cheats, though no one knows why she is so good at... 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 →

Turbulence by David Szalay

Turbulence is a striking novel, a fresh story that feels like many stories. It begins with a flight from London to Madrid. She talks to a seatmate and the next chapter follows him. And the third chapter follows another person... Continue Reading →

Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Fleishman Is in Trouble is a funny, acerbic book about midlife crises and how people struggle through them. It is all about marriage and how they break and how they stick. Marriage is on the minds of the main characters.... Continue Reading →

Feast Day of the Cannibals by Norman Lock

Feast Day of the Cannibals is the sixth in the American Novels series by Norman Lock at Bellevue Literary Press. It tells the story of Shelby Ross, a formerly wealthy man whose been bankrupted by a depression. He's hired to... Continue Reading →

Whisper Network by Chandler Baker

Whisper Network is a novel that would not exist without the #MeToo movement as it is inspired by the Shitty Media Men spreadsheet, a controversial effort by women in media to have each other's back by informing each other who... Continue Reading →

The Dead Girl in 2A by Carter Wilson

The Dead Girl in 2A isn't actually dead, she is just about to be. That is what Clare tells Jake who is sitting next to her on the flight to Denver.She might not have been so open with a stranger,... Continue Reading →

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