Tonstant Weader Reviews

Opinionated Book Reviews.



The Guest House by Robin Morgan-Bentley

Jamie and Victoria have been trying to have a baby for a long time. When they finally succeed they decide to go off for the last holiday with just them shortly before the baby is due. So of course they... Continue Reading →

And There He Kept Her by Joshua Moehling

And There He Kept Her begins when two high school students try to burgle a house and are caught by the owner. Unfortunately, the homeowner Emmet Burr had secrets that would prevent him from ever calling for the police so... Continue Reading →

The Girl They All Forgot by Martin Edwards

The Girl They All Forgot is a mystery rooted in the past in several ways. A young man kills himself in the same place as his father did twenty years earlier. The father had been accused of raping and murdering... Continue Reading →

The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill

The Woman in the Library is an ingenious mystery within a mystery. It begins with a murder in the library when four strangers hear a scream and retire for some coffee to talk it over. They subsequently learn there was... Continue Reading →

The Lady with the Gun Asks the Questions by Kerry Greenwood

What could be better than a new Phryne Fisher novel? How about several Phryne stories all in one book? The Lady with the Gun Asks the Questions gives us seventeen short stories that have Phryne solving mysteries almost in an... Continue Reading →

The Marlow Murder Club by Robert Thorogood

The Marlow Murder Club brings together what I hope will be a long-lasting trio of crime-solving women in Marlow, one of those quiet English villages along the Thames. Of course, some might say St. Mary Mead was a quiet village, too.... Continue Reading →

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections by Eva Jurczyk

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections gives us a realistic hero in Liesl Weiss. She is good at her job, a stickler for detail and organization as any good librarian should be, but she worked mostly behind the... Continue Reading →

The Grandmother Plot by Caroline B. Cooney

The Grandmother Plot is a warm and delightful mystery featuring  Freddy, a rather hapless glass artist who does lampwork, not glassblowing, and he surely wants you to know the difference. He is an artisan, but like many of his kind,... Continue Reading →

One Day You’ll Burn by Joseph Schneider

One Day You'll Burn is Joseph Schneider's debut, launching the Tully Jarsdel series of police procedurals. Tully works for Hollywood Homicide, an experimental division pairing young, high-scoring academically-oriented cops with older, experienced partners. Jarsdel is a Ph.D. and former history professor... 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 →

She/He/They/Me by Robyn Ryle

She/He/They/Me: For the Sisters, Misters, and Binary Resisters is a fabulous book that takes the reader on a route through the reality of social history and customs that come along with gender roles and identities. It starts by asking whether you... Continue Reading →

The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is perfectly timed for the Halloween season, a Gothic Groundhog Day thriller with a twist as our hero starts each new day in a different one of the house guests attending a week-long country manor... Continue Reading →

Mister Tender’s Girl by Carter Wilson

“If you get the sudden urge to start trusting someone, be smart and do away with it.” That is the moral of the stories that Alice's father wove into his bedtime stories he made up for her and her brother... Continue Reading →

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