Sunday, February 24, 2019

Review of Dinner and a Murder


Nancy Skopin

Review by Roy Murry, Author

Nikki Hunter, P.I., goes to her High School reunion and gets invited to dinner by a classmate she has not seen in years. He requests her aid in unraveling what he says is murder, but the police report it as not - the person worked on his shift at the airport.

She looks into the case, and their world moves faster than usual with others dying.  The crimes point to one, but not all evidence fall in place.

Nikki gets help and to her credit, its needed during the investigation and in the end when this thriller peeks.  At that point in the story, the reader will believe one person did the crimes.  Then all goes into high speed to a deadly ending.

Quick read. Good series characters, and for dog lovers, some dogs help make the story a little fun.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019


A Flamingo Realty Mystery


Review by Roy Murry, Author

CEECEE is one of my go-to authors when looking for the enjoyment of a good mystery. The genre I read the most. Her endeavors keep you glued to the page - this one went by in a flash.

Stella moves back to Pennsylvania to work for her uncle's realty company; she is assigned to help sell a family manor; she finds something that should not be on the third floor. What she finds starts the thread of events that are the mystery.

The storyline is not that simple. The residents of the house are hiding something that leads Stella in a snooping direction - interviewing the town's people to get to the root of the matter.

The history of the family unfolds into a close to deadly ending - the mystery man or Stella. All the bits of information that Stella collect now made sense and the house is sold.

Stella's investigation falls into place without her trying or knowing in a pleasant read. The characters are well put together for a series. CEECEE keeps your attention.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Review of the House of York



Review by Roy Murry, Author

Wealth and power are strange bedfellows. They either make you happy or destroy you, but a strong family that has it must go on to preserve the core whether misused or not.

Ms. Tyler, again, has brought to light in a well-written dramatic form the trials and tribulations of a wealthy family in present-day England using characters of its past. Englishmen may recognize the names, but the story is new.

In each chapter, a character gives you an update on family members as the novel progresses to the point that the real evil one is uncovered. Power is the driving force to control the family's corporate wealth that starts in one Century's values and ends with a surprising twist of the Next’s values.

The story is chock-full of love, hate, self-evaluation, grief, and bewilderment. This novel doesn't let the reader down in highs and lows.

At the end of reading "Everything was going to be fine... Wasn't it?", the reader will want more to know about THE HOUSE OF YORK, as I do.          

Monday, February 11, 2019




Review by Roy Murry, Author

While I raided the kitchen, Philippe prowled the streets in search of human blood... Beth love has no boundaries, LOL.  A human, she is in love with a vampire.

His mist was around all her life. Or was it? His and her transfers into something they allow to happen because of an infatuation is a story of a romance that is deadly.

Of course, as a human, I laughed at the vampire and human relationship they had, but the writing was well thought out and enjoyable. Ms. Daleo characters are colorful and set up for a sequel.

The storyline has twists and turns that keep the reader wanting more. In the end, you are sucked into the next level of Beth and Philippe's relationship to be able to love each other without vampire turmoil.

Well Done. Purchase:

Schultz's Story

From the Ground Up


Review by Roy Murry, Author

When I read, I like to be entertained or learn something. I didn't enjoy Mr. Schultz's history lesson about Starbucks.

I do not know what I expected, but the chronicles of a company and its CEO is what I got. The story went deep into his management style which shows he does have the ability to start a company and bring it to fruition. To run the USA is another question.

He makes his points but embellishes on each way too much to the near boredom. Other than that, the writing was easy to follow, and the story is somewhat unusual.

I admit though; I did not finish the story because of what I just stated.  I started to read 'From the Ground UP' because of Mr. Schultz's claim that he may run for President of the United States of America.

It was my error reading his book, and his mistake if he runs for President as an Independent candidate.

Purchase, if you wish to know Mr. Schultz:

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Review of Too Close for Comfort


Peggy A. Edelheit

Review by Roy Murry, Author

I read another Samantha Jamison Mystery to enjoy the characters, which I always do. Three senior women, Sam, and a man trying to understand the goings-on of two younger women who have appeared into Sam's life and a strange letter found in her car.  

The letter states a ten-year-old event in Sam's life she doesn't remember completely.  A 'burial' is in the notes which Sam's group canoes over to her old rental property to identify.  Is someone dead or is something else going on?

This mystery snowballs from this point into an unlikely conclusion. Sam's group, as usual, gets into hot water at times. Reading the turmoil is fun and exciting.

Review of 10 DATES


Emily James

Review by Roy Murry, Author

Joanie, known in the novel as FOUR, has problems with her roommate Chris. He leaves to New York from London to find his future without her - the background story.

Because of the circumstances and her best friend Melinda's concerns, Joanie agrees to go on ten dates that Melinda has set up for her. These dates are when the fun begins. 

However, another person who is hot becomes a distraction - SIX.
FOUR and SIX refer to Joanie and his apartment number. The closeness and their bumping into each other become too close for comfort - love is in the air or is it just SEX.

Joanie and her friends, Melinda, and Mikey (Not Melinda's husband) are 'family.' The way SIX intermingles with the dates and the group is funny and enjoyable.

Emily James has put together a fun book - the characters are well defined, and the chatter, sarcasm, of them all, keep the story moving at a good pace. It's a one sitting read.