January 2021 Reading Wrap-Up

Hiya friends! Presenting to you a wrap-up for the books I read in January 2020. I read books this month. Without further ado, let’s dive into the recap.

Monthly Wrap-Up: January 2021
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Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Hellenic Abduction by Columbkill Noonan – Review | Blog Tour

An enjoyable, light-hearted mystery.

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

Demanding Greek gods. A world of intrigue. A mysterious helper.

Zeus is used to getting what he wants…but that was before he met Barnabas Tew!

Barnabas and Wilfred, the unluckiest detectives ever, are happily enjoying their time in India, working on mastering their emotions, and learning how to do all sorts of interesting yoga poses. They’re having a splendid time, and feel as if they’ve finally found some peace in their lives. Everything changes, though, when Zeus suddenly whisks them away from their idyllic retreat and demands that they solve a case for him.

Having no choice, they reluctantly accept the job, but quickly come to realize that nothing is as it should be. Zeus’ motives are suspect from the beginning, the rest of the Greek gods and goddesses are untrustworthy at best, and Barnabas’ temper hasn’t improved at all during his time in India. And, most importantly, who is the mysterious lady who keeps popping up just when they need her? Is she friend, or is she foe?

To make matters even worse, both Barnabas and Wilfred have unresolved feelings of their own. Can they settle their own emotional affairs, once and for all? Will they figure out what’s right and what’s wrong in this topsy-turvy world of lies, intrigue, and trickery? Or will the Greek gods and goddesses prove too much for them?

Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Hellenic Abduction by Columbkill Noonan - Review
Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Hellenic Abduction by Columbkill Noonan – Review | Blog Tour

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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The City That Barks and Roars by J.T. Bird – Review | Blog Tour

A good mystery.

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

Animals rule the world. They hit cafes for breakfast then nine to five at the office, and fritter away evenings at jazz clubs. But paradise is still a distant dream, for there are devils amongst the angels.

Lucas Panda is missing; clues on the riverbank suggest he was probably kidnapped.
Enter Frank. Who else you gonna call? Hard-boiled penguin and the finest detective in town.

And meet his new partner, Detective Chico Monkey – yeah, the wisecrackin’ kid with all the snappy suits.

But the stakes have been raised; three more creatures are missing and the citizens of Noah’s Kingdom are faced with possible extinction. Can the grouchy bird and plucky young ape save the city from doom? Or, will evil prevail and escape the claws of justice?

The City That Barks and Roars by J.T. Bird - Review
The City That Barks and Roars by J.T. Bird – Review | Blog Tour

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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Top 9 Sherlock Holmes Quotes

Top 9 Sherlock Holmes Quotes
Top 9 Sherlock Holmes Quotes

Created by the British author and physician, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes is a London-based detective. He is, arguably, one of the best detectives to exist in the fictional world, using his powers of logic and observation to solve even the toughest of cases. Here’s a look at the nine of the most famous quotes of Sherlock Holmes.

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Flowers on Her Grave by Jennifer Chase – Review

Flowers on Her Grave by Jennifer Chase Review

Rating – 4/5

After attending her uncle and aunt’s wedding anniversary party, when Detective Scott arrives at her uncle’s house for their morning run, she feels something amiss. A few moments later, she is horrified to see her beloved aunt’s bloodied mutilated corpse sprawled across the floor of the laundry room. Everyone suspects her uncle, Pine Valley’s sheriff, to be the murderer since his fingerprints are all over the murder weapon. However, Katie knows how deeply her uncle loved her aunt; he couldn’t have done it.

Working in the cold case division, she chances upon an old case in which the body of a young girl was found tied to a tree. Her body had the same distinct lacerations found on her aunt’s body. Katie is certain there is a link between the cases. Unfortunately, every clue she follows results in a dead-end. However, a piece of the thread she found in her uncle’s house while she was clandestinely searching it may be the link between these cases. Ignoring warnings from her team, she decides to do the unthinkable to save her uncle. Will she survive to prove her uncle’s innocence? Read Flowers on Her Grave by Jennifer Chase to find out.

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Little Girls Sleeping by Jennifer Chase – Review

Little Girls Sleeping Book Cover
Little Girls Sleeping – Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

An eight-year-old girl, Chelsea Compton, is missing in Pine Valley, California. For newly minted Detective Katie Scott, it’s a grim reminder of the disappearance of a childhood friend. Due to the lack of any leads, Chelsea’s case has been declared cold by the police. However, Katie’s military training and her sixth sense tell her otherwise.

She starts investigating on her own and to her horror, unearths a row of graves in a remote location deep in the mountainous forests. Each of these graves contains a brightly colored teddy bear and …. some more bodies. Amidst all these, another little girl goes missing. Suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder due to her military experiences and still haunted by her childhood friend’s disappearance, Katie vows to protect the abducted girl.

But can she? Read Little Girls Sleeping by Jennifer Chase to find out.

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