Substitute Soloist – An Andy Veracruz Mystery Book 4 by D. R. Ransdell

Having recently finished the third in this series I happily jumped into #4.  I have read this whole series, and while the first three were somewhere slightly above a Cozy in the mystery department, this book is solidly in the Mystery genre. The author has added a lot of depth to not only the main … Continue reading Substitute Soloist – An Andy Veracruz Mystery Book 4 by D. R. Ransdell

Saving Thandi (Adventures of Jabu & Friends) Book 2 by Kate S Richards

I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this middle school adventure and could not wait to see where Jabu would lead us next.  A nice surprise was the return of the character Ice, who added a lot more depth to the attitude of the other characters.  This is a series that I have now recommended … Continue reading Saving Thandi (Adventures of Jabu & Friends) Book 2 by Kate S Richards

Sophie Washington Queen of the Bee by Tonya Duncan Ellis

Another book gem I discovered at the Texas Book Festival.  This is the first book in this series and introduces us to 10-year old Sophie.  When her parents push her into a spelling bee, Sophie pushes back until a challenge from an irritating classmate makes her dig in her heels.  Throw in a best friend, … Continue reading Sophie Washington Queen of the Bee by Tonya Duncan Ellis

True Death (Howard County Mysteries #2) by Dale E. Lehman

This book picks up shortly after the first in the series ends.  Familiar characters are back but in this book the author gives us a better understanding of Montufar & Dumas and their backgrounds.  We also get a glimpse into the life of Peller and his wife.  I really enjoyed the side plot of the … Continue reading True Death (Howard County Mysteries #2) by Dale E. Lehman