Super Short Check in:

September is always a crazy month for me and this year is even more so with the whole virtual back to school thing going on and so although I am still reading, I really have not had much time to review or post.

Just an FYI, Thin Crust Killers and Assault and Batter are later books in long running series that I enjoy and have been reading for a while. They are by the same author. I would recommend both series The Pizza Mysteries and The Donut Mysteries. Both 4 star cozy reads.

The Ice Princess is a Nordic Noir read. There is a lot of really good Nordic Noir right now and I would say this was just average. Probably about a 3 star read. The main characters were okay, but it seemed to get distracted in the middle and the ancillary characters were not that well done.

Raining Cat Sitters and Dogs was a really good cozy mystery read. The series so far has been great and this was no exception. The characters and setting are all very well done. Writing is above par in the field Definitely a strong 4 star cozy

The Last Kashmiri Rose is not my usual genre being historical, but it was a really interesting read. The time period, the aspects of British colonialism, and the military life in India were all written about. I did find some aspects of the resolution a little hard to believe, but it was still a good read. Probably 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 on Goodreads.

All Sales Fatal and Malled to Death are books 2 and 3 in the Mall Cop series from Laura DiSilverio. I really enjoyed this series, which I believe is discontinued as there have been no further books for a while. I will say that I purchased these two as Kindle books from Amazon and book 3 appeared to be an uncorrected proof, which was a little odd. There were still notes in the book ( add xxxx here ) (build in back story….) etc. That being said I love the characters and the plot from these books. 4 star cozy mysteries.

Survival of the Fritters and A Deadly Inside Scoop are both firsts in new series, they were both okay but I’m not sure that either one grabbed me enough that I would continue with these series. 3 stars

Plantation Shudders is a series I’ve been meaning to get to for a while and I just picked it up from the library and really did enjoy it. I found the characters and the mystery plot well done and interesting . 4 stars.