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I couldn’t resist the temptation of the newest Tilly and Poe any longer (especially since I needed something good after a recent bout of bad luck with my reading choices), and I’m currently reading The Botanist by M.W. Craven. Eva mentioning it has not one, but TWO locked room mysteries sealed the deal for me, although the series is one of my absolute favorites to begin with. I will also be starting Tracy Crosswhite book number seven A Cold Trail by Robert Dugoni… Which means that I’m almost caught up before the ARC of book nine is due August 23rd!


1. Tales From The Folly by Ben Aaronovitch (3/5 stars) REVIEW 18/08
I was looking for an anthology to read for the Beat The Backlist Bingo challenge when I remembered that I had Tales From The Folly waiting to be read on my kindle. Initially, things were going great with the short story collection with its focus on main character Peter Grant. Sadly the second part of the collection, where the focus is on different and often minor characters, mainly let me down.

2. A Steep Price by Robert Dugoni (4/5 stars) REVIEW 18/08
This is already book number six of the Tracy Crosswhite series… I’ve been having a great time hanging out with Tracy and the rest of her team, and the main characters are one of the reasons why this series is working so well. I liked the balance in A Steep Price with its mix of police investigation and a more personal approach, and I especially enjoyed the gang/drugs angle.

3. Runaway Groomsman by Meghan Quinn (4/5 stars) REVIEW 27/09
I’ve been meaning to try one of Meghan Quinn‘s books for a while now, and I couldn’t resist Runaway Groomsman when I read the blurb. There was something about the Hollywood angle and small town setting that hit the mark for me, and I liked the promise of Fallon and Sawyer as main characters. I’ve been looking forward to read it, and now that I did I’m happy to say that I’ve found a new romance author to follow. This was such a fun, touching and mainly uplifting slowburn romance!

4. Call Me When You’re Dead by A.R. Taylor (DNF 18%; 0 stars) REVIEW 06/09
I was getting huge Finlay Donovan vibes from the blurb, so I was excited to read this one. Sadly, I agree with the low ratings for this book though… Horrible and bland characters, no real plot to speak of, awkward third person POV, huge clash with the writing style, attempt at humor a total fail; I really saw no other way out than DNFing this

5. The Socialite’s Guide To Murder by S.K. Golden (3/5 stars) REVIEW 26/08
I admit that I was sold as soon as I saw that stunning cover and read the blurb. The promise of a 1950s cozy mystery set in a hotel was too intriguing to resist, and as a consequence The Socialite’s Guide To Murder ended up hanging out on my kindle. I was really looking forward to read it, and especially after I discovered a comparison to the Hercule Poirot books. And while it didn’t blow me away completely, it was still a solid enough debut for me.

6. Meet Me In The Margins by Melissa Ferguson (2,5/5 stars) REVIEW 27/08
I always love a contemporary with a bookish angle, and I fully expected to have a great time with Meet Me In The Margins… But in the end the story was mostly underwhelming for me. Riddled with cliches, unlikeable characters, very obvious identity of the secret editor, love triangle vibes, horrid family members, hardly any editor notes included in the text… Oh yes, sadly I ended up having quite a few issues with this one.


Next up is Tracy Crosswhite book number eight In Her Tracks by Robert Dugoni in preparation for the ARC… And I will also be reading my next original 20 Books Of Summer title The Invisible Husband Of Frick Island by Colleen Oakley. Afterwards I should probably pick up August blog tour read Take My Husband by Ellen Meister because my stop is getting close. Last but not least, I’m hoping to read my TBR jar pick The Ladies Of The Secret Circus by Constance Sayers before the end of the month.

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