Pardonable Lies (Maisie Dobbs #3) by Jacqueline Winspear | Review

In the third novel of this unique and masterly crime series, a deathbed plea from his wife leads Sir Cecil Lawton, KC, to seek the aid of Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator. As Maisie soon learns, Agnes Lawton never accepted that her aviator son was killed in the Great War, …

Mukhabarat, Baby! My Life as a Wartime Spy for the CIA by Eric Burkhart | Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway

  This is the story of a young American who would eventually fulfill his dream of becoming a CIA Case Officer, only to have a promising career cut short after having been purposely poisoned by a contact. Eric Burkhart was raised in Europe in a bilingual household, and accepted a …

The Beautiful Possible by Amy Gottlieb | Review

I’ve never read anything quite like this lyrical and infinitely wise novel. . . . If books could shimmer, this one would.—Elizabeth Berg, author of The Dream Lover Spanning seventy years and several continents, this enthralling novel tells the braided love story of three unforgettable characters. In 1946, Walter Westhaus, a …

The Mapmaker’s Children by Sarah McCoy | Review

When Sarah Brown, daughter of abolitionist John Brown, realizes that her artistic talents may be able to help save the lives of slaves fleeing north, she becomes one of the Underground Railroad’s leading mapmakers, taking her cues from the slave code quilts and hiding her maps within her paintings. She …

Framed and Burning (Dreamslippers Book 2) by Lisa Brunette | Review

The Dreamslippers are a family of private investigators who solve crimes by using their ability to ‘slip’ into your dreams. But that isn’t easy. In Framed and Burning, they have to defend one of their own. Someone sets fire to Mick Travers’ art studio, killing his assistant, and Mick won’t …