New Book Watch: Fatal Frost by Nancy Mehl

About this Book


 Mehl Ramps Up the Suspense in This Brand-New U.S. Marshals Series

Mercy Brennan followed in her father’s footsteps in a law enforcement career, but she has no interest in any other connection to him. A U.S. Marshal in St. Louis, Missouri, she’s assigned to a joint task force with the St. Louis PD that puts her back into contact with her father and in the sights of St. Louis’s most powerful gang.

When the gang has reason to believe Mercy has possession of some highly sensitive and incriminating information, her boss assigns Mark St. Laurent–a Deputy U.S. Marshal and Mercy’s ex-boyfriend–to get her out of town until they can guarantee her safety.

Initially unaware of the danger she’s in and uncomfortable working with Mark, Mercy’s frustration escalates when she discovers the extent her boss and Mark have been keeping her in the dark. It isn’t until a freak ice storm hits, stranding them at a remote location and out of contact with the district office, that the full severity of their situation becomes clear. As the storm worsens, the forces of nature combine with a deadly enemy closing in to put their lives at imminent risk. Can they survive long enough for help to arrive–if help is even coming at all?

The Why?

I’m finding I like Nancy Mehl’s style. I’m currently reading Gathering Shadows from her Finding Sanctuary series and it’s really good. She has drawn in me into that story and this one sounds equally as good. I’ve requested a review copy from the publisher but I don’t know if I’ll get it. If not, it will go on my wish list for sure.

This book releases on November 1st, 2016 and is published by Bethany House.

New Book Watch: Cunning Attractions: Squeaky Clean Mysteries, by Christy Barritt

About this Book


 Not much of a description is available about the 12th installment of the Squeaky Clean Mystery Series, but it has Gabby and Riley so I’m sure it will be good!

It releases on October 31st and I have already pre-ordered it. Currently you can pre-order for 99 cents.


Disappointed – The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder (Herringford and Watts Mysteries Book 1)

About this Book

In 1910 Toronto, while other bachelor girls perfect their domestic skills and find husbands, two friends perfect their sleuthing skills and find a murderer.

Inspired by their fascination with all things Sherlock Holmes, best friends and flatmates Merinda and Jem launch a consulting detective business. The deaths of young Irish women lead Merinda and Jem deeper into the mire of the city’s underbelly, where the high hopes of those dreaming to make a new life in Canada are met with prejudice and squalor.

While searching for answers, donning disguises, and sneaking around where no proper ladies would ever go, they pair with Jasper Forth, a police constable, and Ray DeLuca, a reporter in whom Jem takes a more than professional interest. Merinda could well be Toronto’s premiere consulting detective, and Jem may just find a way to put her bachelor girlhood behind her forever—if they can stay alive long enough to do so.

My Review

I read the description about this book and was very excited about it. I thought it would be a fun mystery. However, I just couldn’t get into the story. I found Merinda extremely obnoxious and Jem just a worry wart that seemed a little whiney.

I do think the author’s writing style is fine. And I would check out another book by this author. This one just didn’t work for me.

There are many good reviews for this book on Amazon. Read them and judge for yourself.

I might recommend this book to someone who is into Sherlock Holmes.

Disclaimer:  I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.