Review: Blood of the Lamb

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Author: Sam Cabot (pseudonym for S.J. Rozan & Carlos Dews)

Genre: Science Fiction, Mystery

Type: Book 1

Pages: 410

Publisher: Blue Rider Press (Penguin)

Publishing Date: August 6, 2013

Synopsis

Father Thomas Kelly has been called to the Vatican. A Cardinal’s desperate plea: find a missing document that contains a secret so shocking it could shatter the Church. Livia Pietro, in Rome, has been called before the Noantri Conclave. Her mission: join the Jesuit priest on his search—because one misstep could destroy her people as well.

As Thomas and Livia are thrown into a treacherous whirlwind of art, religion, and age-old secrets, they find themselves pursued by enemies who will do anything to stop them. Only the Conclave knows the true gravity of the document’s revelations. The Noantri—Livia and her people—are vampires. And the unimaginable secrets of their past are far too dangerous for man to ever know. (Source)

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Review: Fatal Enquiry

Fatal-Enquiry-Hardcover-L9781250041043Title: Fatal Enquiry

Author: Will Thomas

Genre: Mystery

Page Count: 290

Type: Series; #6 of Barker & Llewelyn

Publisher: Minotaur Books

Publishing Date: May 13, 2014

Synopsis

Brimming with wit, atmosphere, and unforgettable characters, FATAL ENQUIRY reintroduces private enquiry agent Cyrus Barker and his assistant, Thomas Llewellyn, and their unforgettable world of Victorian London.

Some years ago, Cyrus Barker matched wits with Sebastian Nightwine, an aristocrat and sociopath, and in exposing his evil, sent Nightwine fleeing to hide from justice somewhere in the far corners of the earth. The last thing Barker ever expected was to encounter Nightwine again—but the British government, believing they need Nightwine’s help, has granted him immunity for his past crimes, and brought him back to London. Nightwine, however, has more on his mind than redemption—and as Barker and Llewellyn set out to uncover and thwart Nightwine’s real scheme, they find themselves in the gravest danger of their lives. (Source) Continue reading “Review: Fatal Enquiry”

Review: Inferno

Books Dan BrownTitle: Inferno

Author: Dan Brown

Release Date: May 14, 2013

Genre: Fiction, Mystery

Pages: 480

Publishing Company: Doubleday

Synopsis

In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces . . . Dante’s Inferno.

Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust . . . before the world is irrevocably altered. Continue reading “Review: Inferno”

Review: Arsenic And Old Puzzles

9780312602482Name: Arsenic and Old Puzzles

Author: Parnell Hall

Series or Solitary: Puzzle Lady Mysteries (Book 14)

Genre: Mystery

Publishing Date: January 22, 2013

Publishing House: Minotar Books

Synopsis

The Puzzle Lady embarks on another adventure involving one classic movie and featuring new puzzles by Will Shortz

When an elderly boarder at a Bakerhaven bed-and-breakfast drops dead during afternoon tea, there’s nothing particularly suspicious about it—except for the Sudoku in his jacket pocket. But when a second body turns up in the window seat and an autopsy shows both men were poisoned with elderberry wine, the Puzzle Lady suspects she’s dealing with a cold-blooded killer who for some reason is copying the Cary Grant movie Arsenic and Old Lace, in which two old ladies who run a boarding house poison elderly widowers and bury them in the basement. More murders, more puzzles, and a grave dug in the cellar seem to cement the theory.
Ordinarily, Cora would eat a case like this for breakfast, but for once she can’t figure it out. And she’s not sure if the clues don’t add up, or if the much-married Puzzle Lady is just distracted by being involved in her first romantic entanglement in years. Continue reading “Review: Arsenic And Old Puzzles”