Now 2024 Previous Articles Road Essays Road Reviews Author Black Authors Title Source Age Genre Series Format Inclusivity LGBTA+ Artwork WIP

Recent posts


Month in review

Reviews
Busy Day, Busy People by Tibor Gergely
Camp Creepy by Kiersten White
Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill, Volume 1 by Ren Eguchi and Kevin Chen (Translator)
Cat Raise the Dead by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Dead-End Detective by Amanda Flower and Laura Faye Smith (Narrator)
The Enchanted Bridge by Zetta Elliott and Cherise Harris (Illustrations)
Dinosaur Sanctuary, Volume 1 by Itaru Kinoshita
Friday I'm in Love by Camryn Garrett To Fudge or Not to Fudge by Nancy CoCo and Vanessa Johansson (Narrator)
The Gathering by Dan Poblocki
The Ghost and the Stolen Tears by Cleo Coyle and Traci Odom (Narrator)
Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell
Hidden Pictures by Carolyn Keene
How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix
Little Toot by Hardie Gramatky
Lost in the Moment and Found by Seanan McGuire
Mission to Murder by Lynn Cahoon and Susan Boyce (Narrator)
The Other World's Books Depend on the Bean Counter, Volume 1 by Kazuki Irodori
Outbreak Diaries by Jason Turner
The Promised Neverland 2 by Kaiu Shirai, Posuka Demizu (Illustrator), and Luise Steggewentz (Translator)
Reggie and Delilah's Year of Falling by Elise Bryant
She Loves to Cook, and She Loves to Eat, Volume 1 by Sakaomi Yuzaki and Caleb David Cook (Translator)
Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie, Volume 2 by Keigo Maki
Sorry, Bro by Taleen Voskuni
Spy x Family, Volume 7 by Tatsuya Endo
The Starlite Drive-In by Marjorie Reynolds
Till Death Do Us Port by Kate Lansing and Brooke Hoover (Narrator)
The Vanderbeekers on the Road by Karina Yan Glaser
Victory City by Salman Rushdie

Miscellaneous
February 2023 Sources

February 2023 Summary

Previous month


Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish


Privacy policy

This blog does not collect personal data. It doesn't set cookies. Email addresses are used to respond to comments or "contact us" messages and then deleted.


The Ghost and the Stolen Tears: 03/28/23

The Ghost and the Stolen Tears

The Ghost and the Stolen Tears by Cleo Coyle and Traci Odom (Narrator) (2022) is the eighth book in the Haunted Bookshop mystery series. "Nomad" Nora flees at the same time a guest at the B&B declares that her precious pendant and earrings have been stolen.

Collectively they are known as the Tears of Valentino and the PI ghost Jack knows their tragic history. Can Jack's memories help Penelope find the jewelry and clear Nora's name?

This mystery had a nice mixture of suspense and puzzle solving. With someone killing potential witnesses I was understandably worried that Nora was either among the dead or was the murderer. Even if the jewelry was priceless the amount of bloodshed leads to questions of motive. What would drive someone to be so ruthless? Although I figured out the who was so driven, it took until nearly the end of the novel for the explanation.

Like the previous audiobook, this one only has a single narrator. It's such an improvement over the earlier books. It keeps everyone present and past with the same voice and is less jarring.

This novel would pair well with The Game Is a Footnote by Vicki Delany (2023).

The ninth book, The Ghost Goes to the Dogs releases on May 2, 2023.

Five stars

Comments (0)


Lab puppy
Name:
Email (won't be posted):
Blog URL:
Comment:

Twitter Tumblr Mastadon Flickr Facebook Facebook Contact me

1997-2024 Sarah Sammis