The Secrets of Bones review

This is the second book in a newer series by Kylie Logan called Jazz Ramsey featuring a woman who works for probably the coolest nun on the planet at an exclusive all-girls’ school. Jazz’s passion is training cadaver detecting dogs, and as of the last book, she had gotten a new puppy from Nick, a detective that I hope she gets back together with. Puppy Wally isn’t quite trained, but his older and wiser friend Gus sniffed out a surprise in the abandoned floor of the school toward the end of the school year.

My Goodreads review:

The Secrets of Bones (Jazz Ramsey #2)The Secrets of Bones by Kylie Logan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I had really enjoyed the first book in this series and when I got a chance to read and review the second, I jumped on it. I could hardly put this book down. It wasn’t so much that there were exciting actions, but I just wanted to know what was happening. I had my own theory, and part of it was right, but wow what a surprise twist toward the end! I can’t really say too much or risk giving away spoilers.

Once again, I found that I really liked the character of Sister Eileen known simply as Eileen in the book. She was the nicest and coolest nun but a firm leader at the all-girls’ school that she ran. Jazz had borrowed a retired cadaver dog to demonstrate how they found things like a tooth or a bone, things that she’d hidden. But imagine her surprise when Gus found something that she hadn’t hidden! I’m really looking forward to more books in this series!

I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher via NetGalley, and my opinions are my own.

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Death by Coffee–review

I’d been hoping this first book in the Bookstore Cafe series by Alex Erickson would make it to one of the online book discussion groups I’m in as an excuse to try it. Book clubs are great for that! Books that have sat around or lived awhile in my Kindle account finally get read. Win-win! And hey, who doesn’t like the idea of a bookstore cafe, ya know? Another fun thing for me about this series is that it takes place in Ohio, since the author is from here. I have all these in paperback from when B&N ran a Kensington special–except I think I preordered the next release as a Kindle book.

This cat picture I found on Google (under licensed for reuse) reminded me of Trouble, the bookshop cat.

My Goodreads review:

Death by Coffee (Bookstore Cafe Mystery, #1)Death by Coffee by Alex Erickson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I had been wanting to read this for some time now, and was glad when one of the online book clubs I’m in decided to use it for this month’s discussion, which is next week. Krissy was a hoot! She was pushy, persistent and sometimes a bit childlike in her outbursts, but she got the job done in the end, and she tracked down the killer. What a twist toward the end! I sure never saw it coming, and I didn’t guess the killer until some clues planted led to them. I loved the cats getting into mischief as the sort of comic relief, although it wasn’t too funny when Trouble was causing huge trouble for Allergy Man at the bookshop, but it could be said that the man overreacted and the cat just did what cats do naturally. (Heck, if I liked a bookshop that had a cat in it, I’d just take some allergy meds before I shopped lol) I really enjoyed Paul and Krissy’s budding friendship and hopefully romance. I’m definitely continuing this series!

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