The Delicious Viciousness of Jessica Knoll

“The thinking that women of all shapes and sizes can be beautiful is still hugely problematic, because it is predicated on the idea that the most important thing a woman has to offer the world is her appearance. Men are raised to worry about their legacies, not their upper arm and thigh fat, stretch marks,…

The Marriage Pact: A Review

My two favorite genres are romance and crime. And you wouldn’t believe how often these two intersect. I’ve written about how some of my favorite love stories are buried within crime novels, but this tale takes this concept to a whole new level. The Marriage Pact starts off strong with Jake’s narration. And even though it’s a…

Zipping My Way Through the Edgar Award Nominees – David Joy

Goodreads book summary The area surrounding Cashiers, North Carolina, is home to people of all kinds, but the world that Jacob McNeely lives in is crueler than most. His father runs a methodically organized meth ring, with local authorities on the dime to turn a blind eye to his dealings. Having dropped out of high…

Introducing the Maestra: Judith Rashleigh

Official Book Summary Judith Rashleigh works as an assistant in a prestigious London auction house, but her dreams of breaking into the art world have been gradually dulled by the blunt forces of snobbery and corruption. To make ends meet she moonlights as a hostess in one of the West End’s less salubrious bars –…