A Study in Death

A Study in Death (Lady Darby Mystery #4)A Study in Death by Anna Lee Huber

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As the fourth installment of Huber’s Lady Darby mysteries I felt like the inquiry that Kiera and Gage were involved in was a little weaker than past installments. That being said, I love these books.I enjoy the historical bits of information that Huber gives, such as Burke and Hare and where they used to do their body snatching from. I like that it’s history, mystery, and a little bit of romance all mixed together. Overall, I enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read the next.

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Conspiracy 365: January

January (Conspiracy 365 #1)January by Gabrielle Lord

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

On New Year’s Eve, Cal is approached by a strange man who is ranting about something called the Ormond Singularity and that his father was murdered, telling Cal that he needs to go into hiding until midnight one year later. This of course all happens right before the man is dragged away by some “ambulance drivers” presumably never to be heard from again. After that Cal and his family seem to be having a series of bad luck, or is it. Cal must solve the mystery that his dad left behind in order to save his family.

When I first started reading this book I really didn’t know what to think. I thought that it was certainly attention grabbing and fast paced; however, I wonder why Cal’s dad thought it would be a good idea to entrust his 15 year old son with a secret that could end up getting him killed. The ending, cliffhanger. The author really knows how to make her readers want to keep reading. I would definitely recommend this book to any middle grader, especially boys, that love fast paced, suspenseful, mysteries.

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Mortal Arts: A Lady Darby Mystery

Mortal Arts (Lady Darby Mystery, #2)Mortal Arts by Anna Lee Huber
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lady Darby tries to clear the name of a dear friend while unraveling a mystery about a missing girl and secrets about her friend’s mysterious disappearance ten years before. There is plenty of intrigue, just enough romance, and a bit of history.

I cannot say enough about Anna Lee Huber’s Lady Darby novels. I love them. I do have one criticism that in my first reading I didn’t really notice because I was so entranced; however, one thing that I noticed this time around was that Huber tends to be a little bit redundant with Lady Darby’s past. Not just from book to book but almost chapter to chapter. I understand the need to reiterate some of it but perhaps not as often. Although, there is possibly some reason that Huber feels that it needs to be stated again.

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