My New Library Still Rubber Stamps the Due Dates On All of the Books

I think the thing that surprised me most about my local library was how many people were there. Then again, in a village of about 3,000 people, what else is there to do on a Saturday morning in the middle of January? This particular Saturday was "balmy"-- overcast and nearly 50 degrees. I would have [...]

When Expectations Do Not Meet Reality | The Readahoics and the Gothic Gala by Laura DiSilverio

It's not uncommon that I start a cozy mystery novel somewhere near the middle of the series. I can only think of three series where I started with book one (Lending a Paw by Laurie Cass, Crepes of Wrath by Sarah Fox, and the Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum by Kirsten Weiss). And honestly, I've never [...]

This Story Features a Master Ninja Ronin Detective, Which is Pretty Awesome| the Ninja’s Daughter by Susan Spann

When I was offered the opportunity to read the Ninja's Daughter by Susan Spann, I jumped on it. From what I could tell, the novel featured two subjects that I was interested obsessed with: mysteries and Japanese history. Yet, the longer this novel sat on the corner of my dining room table, the more reluctant [...]

The Novel Had a Cat on the Cover, so Are We Even Surprised that I Loved this Book? | Lending a Paw by Laurie Cass

I recently went on a cozy book buying spree, which is when Lending a Paw by Laurie Cass was added to my e-library. I think I figured I was destined to enjoy this book for three reasons: 1. CATS!!! (obviously) 2. our sleuthing MC is a librarian, and 3. the series takes place in Michigan, [...]

This is What Happens When You Read a Series Too Casually | No Ghouls Allowed by Victoria Laurie

Last year, I read Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls (Ghost Hunter Mystery #5) by Victoria Laurie, and I loved it. I loved it so much that I finished the book in one sitting, which I haven't done since high school. The pacing was perfect. The spooks were terrifying. The chemistry between main character MJ, and her team [...]

A Perfectly Proper Review for the Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum by Kirsten Weiss

I've only reviewed two cozy mystery novels at Books & Tea, so I easily consider myself a newbie to this genre; however, I'm already beginning to understand what elements I need to ensure I adore a cozy mystery novel. There must be a small town vibe There must be witty banter between the BFF4Es Paranormal [...]