Spanish Dagger

Spanish Dagger by Susan Wittig Albert (Berkley, $23.95) There are several reasons that I like the China Bayles mysteries by Susan Wittig Albert. One is the herb lore that I learn through reading the book. I’m not a gardener (as some of you know) but I do enjoy reading about it. Another reason is the […]

A Treasury of Regrets

A Treasury of Regrets by Susanne Alleyn ($24.95) “A Treasury of Regrets is the sequel to my first historical mystery novel, Game of Patience, also featuring Aristide Ravel, freelance investigator and part-time agent of the Paris police (please don’t call him a spy) during the French Revolution. In Treasury, Aristide comes to the aid of […]

Firefly Island

Firefly Island by Daniel Arenson (Five Star, hardcover, $25.95) Daniel Arenson’s new fantasy book is getting some excellent reviews. Daniel had this to say when I asked him for information about the book: Firefly Island is a new epic fantasy novel by Daniel Arenson. A cruel king, his flesh made of stone, tyrannizes the enchanted […]