Do Not Disturb(Pennyfoot Hotel Mystery #2) by Kate Kingsbury

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Published: 1994     Series: The Pennyfoot Hotel Mysteries

 

Charged with keeping the London aristocracy entertained at   Badger’s End, a seaside resort, Cecily Sinclair finds her job   complicated when one of the guests is murdered.

 

Review –

Cute story but probably will not read the rest of the series.

 

What the Spell? (Life’s a Witch) by Brittany Geragotelis

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Book Description

Publication Date:January 29, 2013

A teenage witch juggles popularity and romance while keeping her powers a secret in this spellbinding debut.Almost-sixteen-year-old Brooklyn feels invisible, but she desperately wants to be pretty, to be popular, to be adored by a cute guy. Luckily for her, she’s a witch about to come of age—so she’s only a few spells away from making it all happen.
On her milestone birthday, Brooklyn’s conservative parents finally unbind her powers, which include the ability to magically match couples with a love spell. Brooklyn uses her special skills to get a makeover, new friends, and the attention of her crush, Asher. But the popular clique Brooklyn wants to infiltrate puts her in the same precarious position as her Salem ancestors: If she’s found out, she could be vilified—and lose Asher in the process. Can she make the most of her magic, or will she be luckless and loveless? Be careful what you witch for!Review –

This was another free book  and I wouldn’t have read it otherwise.  I found it a little junvenile to be called a Young Adult book.  I will not read the rest of the serries.

Whodunnit? Murder in Mystery Manor by Anthony Zuiker

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Book Description

Publication Date:June 18, 2013

A grand estate. Ten unsuspecting guests. A diabolical game of life and death.

A companion to the upcoming show Whodunnit? on ABC
Ten excited guests arrive at the Westlake Estate, expecting a lavish retreat. They are the winners of a sweepstakes to “Live Like a Billionaire for a Week.” But what was supposed to be a promising escape soon turns into a horrific nightmare.
Within hours of arrival, the guests sit down for an extravagant dinner. When they pull their party poppers as instructed, a loud chorus of bangs resounds, followed by earsplitting screams as the guest seated at the head of the table bursts into flames and slumps to the floor. The others are told they must solve the crime or be the next victim.
The killer, their diabolical host, is hiding among the frightened guests. Is the murderer the well-toned trophy wife, the retired deputy sheriff, the stoned college dropout, or perhaps the sweet, homely grandmother? The killer toys with them, inviting the guests to explore the lavish estate, from the stables to the hedge maze, in an effort to uncover the gory details of how the murderer pulled off such a gruesome murder.
Alliances are forged carefully and information is shared warily, since none of the remaining guests knows whom to trust. The next to die a hideous death will be the one with the least accurate solution to the latest murder. In the end, only three guests will remain: the winner, the loser, and the killer.
Full of tricky plot twists and over-the-top schemes, Whodunnit? Murder in Mystery Manner is a riveting page-turner–required reading for mystery fans. Readers are treated to an edge-of-their-seat thriller as they participate in solving the crime. It’s Clue meets Ten Little Indians.
Review –
This was a free audio book and it had a tie in with the televsion show of the same name.  I never watched the show but I loved the book. It’s like Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians only with the volume turned up.

Shooting Stars and Other Deadly Things (Carrie Carlin Mysteries #3) by Nancy Tesler

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Publication Date:November 16, 2012

Book Three
Carrie Carlin, divorcée, supermom, biofeedback therapist and sometime solver of murders, mostly by chance is in hot water again. Guy-friend, detective Ted Brodsky, who jokingly nicknames her Curious Georgette, is less than pleased when Carrie seems to be more interested in a homicide investigation on his turf than she is in his matrimonial aspirations.
When a local philanthropist is killed by a hit-and-run biker, the police call the death accidental because no weapon is found at the scene. “Not so,” says the only witness, Franny Gold, the elderly owner of an antique shop near Carrie’s office. Franny insists the biker deliberately aimed for the woman’s head, throwing a “lasso kind of thing” with a metal star-like object attached to it. Now Franny is being stalked. How can Carrie, whose job it is to help people cope with pain and stress, not take the terrified Franny into her home? And how, despite Ted’s displeasure, can she remain uninvolved when she inadvertently learns about the victim’s less-than-virtuous life which included a “Cinderella” step-daughter, a bizarre will, and many lovers, among them a prominent lawyer?
But when Carrie gets clipped on the head by a star-shaped metal “Frisbee” while talking to the victim’s husband, Ted’s patience with her meddling begins to fray. Then Franny’s stalker starts stalking Carrie and a mysterious Japanese gentleman appears with a warning. Carrie’s unquenchable curiosity propels her into a web of Asian mob intrigue, white slavery, and corruption in high places where exploitation and murder are part of the big money game, and a nosy amateur sleuth is an annoying mosquito to be swatted if she gets in the way….
Review –
This is an easy read that it fast paced and takes your mind of more serious things for a while.  I will continue to read this series.

The Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill

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Book Description

Publication Date:October 13, 2000

Judas Coyne is a collector of the macabre: a cookbook for cannibals . . . a used hangman’s noose . . . a snuff film. An aging death-metal rock god, his taste for the unnatural is as widely known to his legions of fans as the notorious excesses of his youth. But nothing he possesses is as unlikely or as dreadful as his latest discovery, an item for sale on the Internet, a thing so terribly strange, Jude can’t help but reach for his wallet.

I will “sell” my stepfather’s ghost to the highest bidder. . . .

For a thousand dollars, Jude will become the proud owner of a dead man’s suit, said to be haunted by a restless spirit. He isn’t afraid. He has spent a lifetime coping with ghosts—of an abusive father, of the lovers he callously abandoned, of the bandmates he betrayed. What’s one more?

But what UPS delivers to his door in a black heart-shaped box is no imaginary or metaphorical ghost, no benign conversation piece. It’s the real thing.

And suddenly the suit’s previous owner is everywhere: behind the bedroom door . . . seated in Jude’s restored vintage Mustang . . . standing outside his window . . . staring out from his widescreen TV. Waiting—with a gleaming razor blade on a chain dangling from one bony hand. . . .

A multiple-award winner for his short fiction, author Joe Hill immediately vaults into the top echelon of dark fantasists with a blood-chilling roller-coaster ride of a novel, a masterwork brimming with relentless thrills and acid terror

Review –

Joe Hill can tell a great ghost story that leaves you looking over your shoulder and leaving the light on when you go to bed. I there is a moral to this story, it is be careful what you buy off the internet.  I love it and highly recommend it  if you like the horror genre.