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BVC Announces Twisted Genius by Patricia Rice

Twisted Genius by Patricia Rice

All Ana Devlin has ever wanted was a home for her younger half-siblings. Now she has half a mansion plus half a fortune to go with it. But what good is sanctuary when her family insists on creating chaos and endangering lives in their relentless pursuit of justice? Continue reading

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Miss Holmes: a theatre review

Mandy Walsh as Dr. Watson handles her responsibilities with compassion but also with the clinical pragmatism of a scientist, an emotional woman only when she has leisure for that role, and a creature of action when called upon. Katie McLean Hainsworth as Holmes is a wonder of on-the-spectrum single-mindedness. I adored her wearing a hump and stitches as Igorina in Monstrous Regiment. Here, she is overwhelming, just a miracle. Continue reading

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Goths, Poe, and Canyon Road: A Masquerade of Muertos by Patrice Greenwood

Halloween in Santa Fe means sugar skulls, pan de muerto, and a Goth Masquerade at the Wisteria Tearoom. Fans of Edgar Allen Poe will especially enjoy Patrice Greenwood’s latest mystery. Despite her desire to make the Wisteria Tearoom a haven … Continue reading

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BVC Announces An Interrupted Cry by Laura Anne Gilman

“Gilman breaks your heart in the best way possible as she revisits the Cosa Nostradamus world with charming half-faun Danny taking the lead… Gilman’s deft touch delights.” — C.E. Murphy, bestselling author of Shaman Rises Continue reading

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From the Case Files of Grace Noir, Private Paw: The Missing Contact Lens

It’s cold as a dog, and the wind northeast. The windows of the office are rattling. Just another winter’s day in Ditsville. Even the mice are sleeping in. Which is what I’m doing when the Dame yells, “I lost my … Continue reading

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My daughter, Kristine, reads constantly. She is, in fact, sitting in the living room reading Lord of the Rings with a stack of history books and Jane Austen-related material next to her chair. She gets her exercise by walking to … Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: From The Unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall by Chris Dolley

The Unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries Book 4 by Chris Dolley This novel is the 5th story in the R&W Steampunk Mystery series. Stories 1 and 2 were published in the ebook What Ho, Automaton! Stories … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal: The Unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall

Today’s cover reveal is … The Unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall by Chris Dolley. Book View Café is thrilled to announce that Chris Dolley’s new Reeves & Worcester novel will be published on February 9th in both trade paperback and digital … Continue reading

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Story Special: “Leaf” by Katharine Kerr

Katharine Kerr

Editor’s note: As a holiday treat, Book View Cafe is happy to share a short story by Katharine Kerr featuring her psychic detective, Nola O’Grady. Leaf by Katharine Kerr  I saw the case first on the local news websites. “Prominent … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Cyber Genius by Patricia Rice

Cyber Genius The Family Genius Mysteries 3 by Patricia Rice Anastasia Devlin is a genius at organizing her eccentric family and her online clients, but she seriously doesn’t have time for playing detective. Then her super-geeky teenage brother Tudor claims … Continue reading

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