Title: Truly Devious (Book 1 of 3)

Author:  Maureen Johnson

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Deadly Heat by Richard Castle

Deadly Heat


Part of the plot from the last book is carried on in Deadly Heat. Nikki is still searching for the man responsible for her mother’s murder and trying to figure out if the big event that had been alluded to was a con just to distract her. Also enter in Rainbow, the latest serial killer to hit NYC, and he’s set his sights on Nikki.


There were a lot a twists and turns in this book. Definitely kept me guessing, but the carried on plot did get tiresome at times.

© Cori Large December 2013

Frozen Heat by Richard Castle

Frozen Heat


 A seemingly random crime reopens a cold case and old wounds for Detective Nikki Heat. How does a woman who Nikki does not recognize, but is found stuffed in a suitcase that was stolen from Nikki’s mother’s apartment a decade ago, linked to her mother’s murder?


 This story was all sorts of intrigue and run-around. Because of some characters coming back from the dead, I’m starting to wonder if dead is ever truly dead. Good book. Best so far, in my opinion.

 © Cori Large November 2013

Heat Rises by Richard Castle

Heat Rises


A Catholic priest is found murdered in an S & M den, Detective Heat’s crew has a long list of suspects, including their own captain.


Good book. The suspect list had me guessing until the very end. Still reading the books with Nathan Fillion’s voice reading all of Jameson Rook’s lines.

© Cori Large November 2013

Naked Heat by Richard Castle

naked heat



 Nikki Heat gets a taste of fame after Jameson Rook’s article about her is published. When the local gossip columnist is murdered, there seems to be no end of the list of potential suspects. As additional murders starts piling up, Nikki and her team struggle to find the missing connection as their suspects turn into the latest murder victim.


 This is the second book in the Nikki Heat series, based on ABC’s TV show Castle.

 Very interesting plot, it kept me guessing up until the reveal. Getting to see self-assured Rook become jealous is always amusing.

 © Cori Large November 2013

Speaking from Among the Bones by Alan Bradley


Pint-sized super sleuth Flavia de Luce assists with the opening of a Saint’s crypt and finds the body of the current organist. While the police do their own investigation, she also checks into things.


My overall opinion = okay.

The story gripped me in the beginning; I mean I was hooked by the first chapter. However the story dropped off to the point I almost stopped reading. It did pick up within the final chapters.

© Cori Endicott July 30, 2013

Bailey School Kids series books 27-30

The Bailey School Kids series by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thorton Jones

A/N: Because of the length of the series, there will be ongoing mini summaries of the books.

Bogeymen Don’t Play Football (27)

A student teacher comes to Bailey School Elementary and tells kids who don’t do their homework that he’s going to get them. Then the kids hear strange sounds beneath their beds all night.

Unicorns Don’t Give Sleigh Rides (28)

Liza swears a unicorn has taken up residence at Bailey City Stables, can she convince the others?

Knights Don’t Teach Piano (29)

The kids start taking piano lessons from a man whose house looks like a castle and he always wears armor.

Hercules Doesn’t Pull Teeth (30)

A new dentist who like the number 12, has huge muscles, and three dogs named Cerb comes to Bailey City.

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