Historical

Carved in Bone (ParisDude’s Review)

Carved in Bone (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: Carved in Bone: A Henry Rios Novel (Henry Rios Mystery #2) Author: Michael Nava Publisher: Persigo Press Release Date: October 1, 2019 Genre(s): Literature Page Count: 374 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 1 flame out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: November, 1984. Criminal defense lawyer Henry Rios, fresh out of rehab and picking up the pieces of his life, reluctantly accepts work as an insurance…
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Death Takes a Bow (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Death Takes a Bow (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Death Takes a Bow (A Detective Heath Barrington Mystery #4) Author: David S. Pederson Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Release Date: July 1, 2019 Genre(s): Historical, Murder/Mystery Page Count: 207 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Alan Keyes takes a break from his police duties to scratch his acting itch in a local stage production. But when the leading…
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Spellbound (Kirstin’s Review)

Spellbound (Kirstin’s Review)

Title: Spellbound (Magic in Manhattan Book 1) Author: Allie Therin Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: July 29th, 2019 Genre(s): Romance, Historical Page Count: 243 Reviewed by: Kirstin Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: To save Manhattan, they’ll have to save each other first… 1925 New York Arthur Kenzie’s life’s work is protecting the world from the supernatural relics that could destroy it.…
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Rewind (Pinx Video Mysteries #4) – CrabbyPatty’s Quickie Review

Rewind (Pinx Video Mysteries #4) – CrabbyPatty’s Quickie Review

Title: Rewind (Pinx Video Mysteries #4) Author: Marshall Thornton Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: May 13, 2019 Genre(s): Murder / Mystery, Historical Page Count: 200 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Valentine’s Day, 1993. After years of being single, Noah is finally ready to date again. Unfortunately, things don’t end too well. After spending their first night together, he wakes…
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Broken Cord  (Boystown #12)

Broken Cord (Boystown #12)

Title: Broken Cord (Boystown #12) Author: Marshall Thornton Publisher: self-publishing Release Date: March 29th, 2019 Genre(s): Gay Mystery, Historical, the 1980s Page Count: 210 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: In the latest installment of the Lambda Award-winning Boystown Mysteries, it’s summer 1985. As Nick’s personal life begins to unravel, Nick throws himself headlong into investigating the murder of…
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Tainted Love (Soho Noir #1) CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Tainted Love (Soho Noir #1) CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Tainted Love (Soho Noir #1) Author: T.S. Hunter Publisher: Red Dog Press Release Date: April 18, 2019 Genre(s): Murder / Mystery Page Count: 85 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: SOME RELATIONSHIPS ARE JUST MURDER. It’s 1985, and Joe Stone is excited to be joining his old school friend, and lifelong crush, Chris, for a long weekend in…
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Murder at Oakschott Hall (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Murder at Oakschott Hall (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Murder at Oakschott Hall: A Gay Romance Mystery Author: Jim Austen Publisher: Flying Heron Press Release Date: February 19, 2019 Genre(s): Murder Mystery, M/M Historical Page Count: 204 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: They have eyes for each other. But someone is eyeing them for murder. An erotic gay romance mystery. In the Junior students’ dormitory at…
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Salt Magic Skin Magic (Kirstin’s Audio review)

Salt Magic Skin Magic (Kirstin’s Audio review)

Title: Salt Magic Skin Magic Author: Lee Welch and Joel Leslie (Narrator) Publisher: Tantor Audio Release Date: February 12th 2019 Genre(s): Fantasy Romance Listening Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins Reviewed by: Kirstin Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Lord Thornby has been trapped on his father’s isolated Yorkshire estate for a year. There are no bars or chains; he simply can’t…
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Lessons in Cracking the Deadly Code: A Cambridge Fellows Mystery novella

Lessons in Cracking the Deadly Code: A Cambridge Fellows Mystery novella

Title: Lessons in Cracking the Deadly Code: A Cambridge Fellows Mystery novella Author: Charlie Cochrane Publisher: self published Release Date: November 26, 2018 Genre(s): Mystery Page Count: 110 Reviewed by: Maya Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: St Bride’s College is buzzing with excitement at the prospect of reviving the traditional celebration of the saint’s day. When events get marred by murder…
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The Legend of Gentleman John (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

The Legend of Gentleman John (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: The Legend of Gentleman John (Dreamspinner 2018 Advent Calendar – Warmest Wishes) Author: T. J. Nichols Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 1, 2018 Genre(s): Historical Romance, Fantasy Page Count: 36 Pages Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Banyn, a fae, escorts the souls of children to Magh Meall, but one Christmas, he comes for a lad who…
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The Legend of Gentleman John

The Legend of Gentleman John

Title: The Legend of Gentleman John Author: T. J. Nichols Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 1, 2018 Genre(s): Historical, Fantasy, Short Story Page Count: 36 Pages Reviewed by: ColinJ Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Banyn, a fae, escorts the souls of children to Magh Meall, but one Christmas, he comes for a lad who isn’t quite dead, and he breaks…
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Nova Praetorian (Kirsten A’s Review)

Nova Praetorian (Kirsten A’s Review)

Title: Nova Praetorian Author: N.R. Walker Publisher: BlueHeart Press Release Date: October 26, 2018 Genre(s): MM Historical Page Count: 394 Reviewed by: Kirstin Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Quintus Furius Varus is one of the best lanistas in Rome. Tall and strong in build, fearsome in manner, and sharp of wit, he trains the best gladiators bound for the arenas of…
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Band Sinister

Band Sinister

Title: Band Sinister Author: KJ Charles Publisher: KJC Books Release Date: October 11, 2018 Genre(s): Historical Page Count: 224 pages Reviewed by: LenaLena Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Sir Philip Rookwood is the disgrace of the county. He’s a rake and an atheist, and the rumours about his hellfire club, the Murder, can only be spoken in whispers. (Orgies. It’s orgies.)…
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Of Our Own Device

Of Our Own Device

Title: Of Our Own Device Author: M.K. South Publisher:Self Publishing Release Date: March 8th, 2017 Genre(s): Historical Fiction, Political Thriller, Love Story, Spy Novel Page Count: 874 Reviewed by: LenaR Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: What do you do when you realize that the American Dream you’ve been working for isn’t enough if it’s yours alone? And what you’re told to…
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