Book Review: Monkey Business

I really liked the first book in this series, Rough Diamond.  Erica Jewell is a perfectly ordinary person trying to distance herself from her scumbag ex-husband and all of his debts.  But Jack Jones shows up bleeding on her doorstep and she decides to save him.  What follows is the usual fare of Bumbling Female…

I, Spy? by Kate Johnson: Review

Where to start on this book review? I’ve been wanting to review this one for ages and I even re-read it with the intention of reviewing it while it was fresh in my mind, but guess what? That was about 6 weeks ago. I got busy. I, Spy? centres around Sophie Green, a twenty-something Brit…

My Top Ten Mystery/Crime Shows: Part 2

#5: HAVEN Technically not speaking a crime series, Haven centres on Audrey Parker, an FBI Agent who shows up in a crazy little town called Haven where weird stuff happens all the time. She partners up with Nathan, a police officer who can’t feel any physical stimuli and sometimes Duke, a shifty dude who lives…

My Top Ten Mystery/Crime Shows: Part One

It’s no secret I am addicted to television and as my love of mystery would suggest, crime shows in particular. I take great pleasure in ruining everything for my husband by telling him exactly what the twists are going to be within the first 10 minutes. He should have learned by now that if he…

The Bumbling Female Mystery Series

The bumbling female mystery series. We all know of them. We’ve probably read a few. What makes them so popular?   For me, reading is about escapism and fantasy, as I am sure it is for most people. I also have that little personal issue about being constantly suspicious and believing that everyone is up…

Twists and Surprises

Friday, the day of my gut-wrenchingly difficult physiology and pharmacology exam, marked the end of my university semester. I decided to celebrate by spending a book voucher and doing nothing on Saturday but read. I bought the latest Janet Evanovich and the 1st To Die by James Patterson. I’ve read all of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie…