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WITHOUT MERCY (BODY FARM, BOOK #10) BY JEFFERSON BASS: BOOK REVIEW

Without Mercy Body Farm, Book #10 By Jefferson Bass ISBN# 9780062363220 Author Website: www.jeffersonbass.com   Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele Synopsis: In the most suspenseful installment of the New York Times bestselling Body Farm series to date, forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Brockton investigates a bizarre murder—and confronts a … Continue reading

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THE DROWNING GOD BY JAMES KENDLEY: BOOK REVIEW

The Drowning God By James Kendley ASIN: B00MTSKHJK Author Website: http://kendley.com   Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro Synopsis: To uncover modern Japan’s darkest, deadliest secret, one man must face a living nightmare from his childhood Few villagers are happy when Detective Tohru Takuda returns to his hometown to … Continue reading

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QUARRY (QUARRY, BOOK #1) BY MAX ALLAN COLLINS: BOOK REVIEW

Quarry By Max Allan Collins Book 1 of Quarry: The Series ISBN 978-1-78329-883-9   Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Review: Hard crime is an oft overlooked genre; its origins firmly entrenched in the serial pulps of the ‘30’s and 40’s. Max Albert Collins’ Quarry delivers the grim underbelly … Continue reading

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RIDING IN CARS WITH GIRLS BY EVANGELINE JENNINGS: BOOK REVIEW

Riding in Cars with Girls By Evangeline Jennings ASIN: B00SENEHLI Author Website: http://ejsite.com/   Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro  Synopsis: A transgressive and cauterizing crime fiction collection with more twists and turns than a high mountain road, Riding in Cars with Girls is a hard, fast, and beautifully … Continue reading

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POP GOES THE WEASEL (HELEN GRACE, BOOK #2) BY M. J. ARLIDGE: BOOK REVIEW

Pop Goes The Weasel Helen Grace, Book #2 By M. J. Arlidge ISBN #9781405914956 Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Jerjen Synopsis: DI Helen Grace returns in Pop Goes the Weasel, the electrifying new thriller from M. J. Arlidge. The body of a middle-aged man is discovered in Southampton’s red-light … Continue reading

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OFFICER ELVIS (DARLA CAVANNAH MYSTERIES, BOOK #2) BY GARY GUSICK: BOOK REVIEW

  Officer Elvis Darla Cavannah Mysteries series – #2 By  Gary Gusick  ISBN# 9780553390285 Brought to you by OBS reviewer Andra  Synopsis: After performing at a local old-folks home, off-duty police officer and part-time Elvis impersonator Tommy Reylander smoothes out his pompadour, climbs into his pink Caddy, and gets all shook up—fatally … Continue reading

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MRS. KAPLAN AND THE MATZOH BALL OF DEATH BY MARK REUTLINGER: BOOK REVIEW

    Mrs. Kaplan and the Matzoh Ball of Death  By Mark Reutlinger   ISBN# 9780553393392  Author’s Website:  http://www.markreutlinger.com/  Brought to you by OBS reviewer Andra Synopsis: Everyone knows that Rose Kaplan makes the best matzoh ball soup around—she’s a regular matzoh ball maven—so it’s no surprise at the Julius and Rebecca … Continue reading

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CLOSER THAN YOU THINK (FAITH CORCORAN, BOOK #1) BY KAREN ROSE: BOOK REVIEW

  Closer Than You Think Faith Corcoran #1 By Karen Rose ISBN#9780755389957 Author’s Website:  http://www.karenrosebooks.com Brought to you by OBS reviewer Daniele Synopsis:  Deacon Novak has returned home. The experienced FBI Agent knows that his move to Cincinnati’s Major Crime Enforcement Squad will be challenging, but the greater challenge will … Continue reading

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MRS. KAPLAN AND THE MATZOH BALL OF DEATH BY MARK REUTLINGER: BLOG TOUR

Open book Society is back and ready with another amazing TLC Book tour! Today we bring you author Mark Reutlinger’s mystery novel Mrs. Kaplan and the Matzoh Ball of Death. Be sure to keep reading to know more about the book, the author, and the opportunity to enter the tour … Continue reading

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TREACHERY IN DEATH (IN DEATH, BOOK #32) BY J.D. ROBB: BOOK REVIEW

  Treachery in Death In Death, Book #32 By J.D. Robb ISBN# 9780399157035 Author’s Website:  http://www.jdrobb.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi Peabody is riding high after slam dunking her case while serving as primary detective.  But her good mood comes crashing down and her life hangs in the … Continue reading

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ANGEL KILLER (JESSICA BLACKWOOD) BY ANDREW MAYNE: BOOK REVIEW

  Angel Killer By Andrew Mayne ISBN# 9780062348876 Author’s Website:  http://andrewmayne.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Jerjen Angel Killer by Andrew Mayne is unlike any book I have ever read before.  It combines magic and detective work, and I found this combination not only unique but intriguing. Jessica Blackwell … Continue reading

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INDULGENCE IN DEATH (IN DEATH, BOOK #31) BY J.D. ROBB: BOOK REVIEW

  Indulgence in Death In Death, Book #31 By J.D. Robb ISBN#  9780399156878 Author’s Website:  http://www.jdrobb.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi After Roarke got injured helping Eve on her last case, they have finally taken the time to go off on vacation.  But even going to visit Roarke’s … Continue reading

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BONES NEVER LIE (TEMPERANCE BRENNAN, BOOK #17) BY KATHY REICHS: BOOK REVIEW

    Bones Never Lie Temperance Brennan, Book #17 By Kathy Reichs    ISBN:#9780345544018  Author’s Website: http://www.kathyreichs.com/   Brought to you by OBS reviewer Andra Synopsis: Unexpectedly called in to the Charlotte PD’s Cold Case Unit, Dr. Temperance Brennan wonders why she’s been asked to meet with a homicide cop who’s a … Continue reading

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SUMMER OF THE DEAD (BELL ELKINS, BOOK #3) BY JULIA KELLER: BOOK REVIEW

  Summer Of The Dead Bell Elkins, Book #3 By Julia Keller ISBN# 9781466843189 Author’s Website:  http://www.juliakeller.net/juliakeller.net/Index.html Brought to you by OBS reviewer Jerjen Bell Elkins is a county prosecutor for Acker’s Gap, West Virginia.  She has her hands full with the investigation of an elderly man murdered in his … Continue reading

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SURRENDER BY DONNA MALANE: BOOK REVIEW

  Surrender The First Diane Rowe Case By Donna Malane ISBN# 9781775490197 Author’s Website:http://www.surrendernz.com Brought to you by guest reviewer Alina Beware of spoilers Diane Rowe finds people for a living. She used to work side by side with police detectives, until her little sister was found dead on a golf … Continue reading

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BREATHE (COLORADO MOUNTAIN, BOOK #4) BY KRISTEN ASHLEY: BOOK REVIEW

    Breathe Colorado Mountain, Book # 4 By Kristen Ashley ISBN# 9781476145389 Author’s Website:  http://www.kristenashley.net/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Jerjen Breathe by Kristen Ashley is the fourth book in the Colorado Mountain series.  It’s the story of Faye Goodnight and Chace Keaton, and their struggle to find … Continue reading

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BLADE OF THE SAMURAI (SHINOBI MYSTERY, BOOK #2) BY SUSAN SPANN: BOOK REVIEW

 Blade of the Samurai Shinobi Mystery, Book #2 By Susan Spann ISBN#9781250027054 Author’s Website:  http://www.susanspann.com Brought to you by OBS reviewer Daniele Synopsis: June, 1565: Master ninja Hiro Hattori receives a pre-dawn visit from Kazu, a fellow shinobi working undercover at the shogunate. Hours before, the shogun’s cousin, Saburo, was … Continue reading

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COP TOWN BY KARIN SLAUGHTER: BOOK REVIEW

Cop Town By Karin Slaughter ISBN# 9780345547491 Author’s Website:  karinslaughter.com Brought to you by OBS reviewer Daniele Synopsis: Atlanta, 1974: As a brutal murder and a furious manhunt rock the city’s police department, Kate Murphy wonders if her first day on the job will also be her last. She’s determined … Continue reading

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FANTASY IN DEATH (IN DEATH, BOOK #30) BY J.D. ROBB: BOOK REVIEW

Fantasy in Death In Death, Book #30 By J.D. Robb ISBN# 9780399156243 Author’s Website:  http://www.jdrobb.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi Everybody loves a good game right?  And, the creators of the gaming company U-Play are no different.  In fact, they have found a way to merge play and … Continue reading

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A COOKBOOK CONSPIRACY (BIBLIOPHILE MYSTERY, BOOK #7) BY KATE CARLISLE: BOOK REVIEW

A Cookbook Conspiracy A Bibliophile Mystery, Book #7 By Kate Carlisle ISBN# 9780451415974 Author’s Website:  www.katecarlisle.com Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele Synopsis: It’s a recipe for disaster when bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright is asked to restore an antique cookbook…. Brooklyn’s sister Savannah and her former culinary school classmates all … Continue reading

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MISSING IN DEATH (IN DEATH, BOOK #29.5) BY J.D. ROBB: BOOK REVIEW

Missing in Death In Death, Book #29.5 By J.D. Robb ISBN#  9781423383635 Author’s Website:  http://www.jdrobb.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi One of New York’s great attractions is the Staten Island ferries!  But one vacationing family has the scare of their life when their wife and mother goes missing … Continue reading

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THE CHASE (O’HARE AND FOX, BOOK #2) BY JANET EVANOVICH AND LEE GOLDBERG: BOOK REVIEW

The Chase Fox and O’Hare, Book #2 By Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg ISBN# 9780345543080 Janet’s Website: http://www.evanovich.com/ Lee’s Website:  http://www.leegoldberg.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi The pairing of FBI agent Kate O’Hare with international con man, Nicholas Fox, in order to fight crime in a less than … Continue reading

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THE CHOSEN SEED (THE FORGOTTEN GODS, BOOK #3) BY SARAH PINBOROUGH: BOOK REVIEW

The Chosen Seed The Forgotten Gods, Book #3 By Sarah Pinborough ISBN# 9780425258507 Author’s Website: http://sarahpinborough.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi Cass Jones is a man on the run. Wanted for a pair of murders he didn’t commit. But he knows his fellow police officers will never believe … Continue reading

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THE CUCKOO’S CALLING (CORMORAN STRIKE, BOOK #1) BY ROBERT GALBRAITH: BOOK REVIEW

The Cuckoo’s Calling Cormoran Strike, Book #1 By Robert Galbraith ISBN# 9780316206846 Author’s Website: http://www.robert-galbraith.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro Beware of Spoilers! Synopsis: When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother … Continue reading

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THE GODS OF GUILT (MICKEY HALLER, BOOK #5) BY MICHAEL CONNELLY: BOOK REVIEW

The Gods of Guilt Mickey Haller, Book #5 By Michael Connelly ISBN# 9780316069519 Author’s Website:  http://www.michaelconnelly.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi *Beware of possible Spoilers* Michael Haller & Associates has gone through many ups and downs through the years, as has Mickey himself!  Currently both have suffered from … Continue reading

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RITUAL IN DEATH (IN DEATH, BOOK #27.5) BY J.D ROBB: BOOK REVIEW

Ritual in Death In Death, Book #27.5 By J.D. Robb ISBN# 9781101389379 Author’s Website:  http://www.jdrobb.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi *Beware of possible Spoilers* Ritual in Death is a short novella that originally appeared in the anthology, Suite 606.  And, likewise this review will also be short and … Continue reading

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PROMISES IN DEATH (IN DEATH, BOOK #28) BY J.D. ROBB: BOOK REVIEW

Promises in Death In Death, Book #28 By J.D. Robb ISBN# 978039915548 Author’s Website:  http://www.jdrobb.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi *Beware of possible Spoilers* It’s bad when you have to investigate a murder of a fallen police officer, but when it’s someone you know it’s even worse, and … Continue reading

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ETERNITY IN DEATH (IN DEATH, BOOK #24.5) BY J.D. ROBB: BOOK REVIEW

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi Tiara Kent was your typical club-hopping, party-going, always in the spotlight celebrity. She was beautiful, rich, self-centered and vain. The thought of growing old and losing her looks was a fate worse than death, in her opinion. So when he offered her a chance at immortality; a chance to keep her youth and beauty forever, she jumped at the chance. She did everything he told her to. She drank the thick red drink, she turned off her security system, she laid herself out on the bed and waited for him to come take her; she waited for him to kill her so that she could rise again; immortal. Only she didn’t rise again. When Eve Dallas got to her she had been drained; her body had been dosed with a heavy cocktail of so many drugs that it boggled the minds of everyone on the force, even in the illegals department who pride themselves that they’ve seen it all. The only wound on her body was two puncture marks on her neck. We all know that vampires don’t exist so what caused these marks and where is all her blood? Eve once again has to face down an urban legend, this time its vampires, it takes all kinds. And, when Eve looks this killer in the eyes she has to face down her own demons or one demon in particular that always seems to look her in the face and rock her to her core; her father. Yes, the monster that sired her is dead, but this guy has that same cold evil way about him that makes the blood in Eve’s veins run cold. Will she be able to fight the fears of her youth and bring this guy to justice? This was a quick easy read, under 100 pages in length, and could easily be read in a handful of hours. Originally appearing in the anthology, Dead of Night, this novella is the perfect little Halloween story that asks the same question that many books, movies, and TV shows have asked over the years; do vampires really exist? For Eve Dallas the answer is a resounding NO!! But that doesn’t stop people from thinking that they do or even stop some wannabes from thinking that they could actually be a member of the undead. This story ran at a good pace and kept you interested, but unfortunately it did suffer from being a short story and just wasn’t long enough to engage me enough to blow my mind, but it was fun nonetheless. And, it wasn’t nearly as corny as most Halloween short stories. You got to see the tender love between Roarke and Eve and a little of Roarke’s protective side, which I always enjoy, and of course a little bit of humor. “I didn't want to tell you I'd been scared, much less why. I guess that was stupid." "It was." "Aren't you supposed to say something like 'no, it wasn't. Blah, blah, support, stroke, let me get you some chocolate'?" "You haven't read the marriage handbook's footnotes. It's another woman who does that sort of thing. I believe I'm allowed to be more blunt, then ask if you'd like a quick shag." "Shag yourself” But I think by far my favorite part of this book was smart-ass Baxter. The hanging of the garlic over Eve’s office door when she got the case and then giving her a stake when she went in to face the ‘Prince of Darkness’ on her own; little did he know that his little prank may have saved her life. This story won’t be a thought provoking mind-bender, just a nice light read, but I think In Death fans will easily enjoy it as they prepare to read the next full-length novel in the franchise, Creation in Death.

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SALVATION IN DEATH (IN DEATH, BOOK #27) BY J.D. ROBB: BOOK REVIEW

Salvation in Death In Death, Book #27 By J.D. Robb ISBN# 9780749908904 Author’s Website:  http://www.jdrobb.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi *Beware of possible Spoilers* A Catholic priest is in the middle of a funeral mass when he is struck down dead by the sacramental wine of communion, or … Continue reading

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BORN IN DEATH (IN DEATH, BOOK #23) BY J.D. ROBB: BOOK REVIEW

Born in Death In Death, Book #23 By J.D. Robb ISBN# 9780425215685 Author’s Website:  http://www.jdrobb.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi *Beware of Spoilers* Born in Death is the 23rd installment of Nora Roberts’s popular In Death series featuring savvy police officer, Eve Dallas, and her hunky man, Roarke! Eve … Continue reading

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