May 23, 2011

Book Reviews: Deadly Threads; and The Illusion of Murder

Deadly Threads (Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries)
Deadly Threads (Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries)
by Jane K. Cleland
Hardcover, April 12, 2011
Genre: mystery

After reading this enjoyable cozy mystery about antiques, I decided to catalog my books and things, although none of these are valuable! I got into the mood of cataloguing and sorting, and my books certainly need it.

In this mystery novel, an unusual pearl button found at the scene of a crime leads to the murderer of the owner of vintage clothing and furniture. Josie Prescott is the amateur sleuth and owner of an antiques shop who discovers the body and does the solving. I rated this read a 5 in cozy mystery books.

The Illusion of Murder
The Illusion of Murder
by Carol McCleary
Hardcover, April 12, 2011
Genre: historical mystery

This novel sent me on an historical adventure to Egypt in the late 19th Century, and a trip all around the world, following news reporter Nelly Bly as she tries to span the globe in less than 80 days, completing her tour in 72 days.

Along the way she witnesses a murder, is involved in its subsequent intrigue, and helps foil a murderous plot of international importance. A good read, with lots of references to well known people and events of the day. The extensive research that went into her book made it all the more enjoyable.  I rated it 4.5 out of 5 for an historical mystery.


Staci said...

I like the sounds of both of these..great selections from the library!

BookQuoter said...

Second book looks very good. Thanks.

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