River Heights Book Review

The books you'll want to read.

Give the Devil His Due by Steve Hockensmith with Lisa Falco

A fun and humorous cozy that has it all—super readable with charming characters and a sharp plot—can feel like a unicorn in the wild sometimes. But if it’s what you’ve also been searching for, look no further. (For a great book, I mean. I can’t help you find unicorns.)

May 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

FOLLOW ME DOWN by Sherri Smith

In this wholly captivating novel, Mia Haas has carved out a life for herself in Chicago as an overnight pharmacist working with the bleary-eyed patrons who wander into the store in the dead of night.

April 4, 2017 · Leave a comment


A PERILOUS UNDERTAKING, the follow-up to A CURIOUS BEGINNING, might be even more enjoyable than the first novel in the serious, a heroic undertaking, since the first was an absolute delight as well.

December 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

ECHOES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES Edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie Klinger

October 2016 Pegasus Crime Editors Laurie R. King and Leslie Klinger bring us yet another outstanding collection of stories (following the widely acclaimed IN THE COMPANY OF SHERLOCK HOLMES) paying … Continue reading

September 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

HOW TO HANG A WITCH by Adriana Mather

Knopf Books July 2016 There’s something sort of mysterious and romantic about Salem Massachusetts, isn’t there? Even though it was the site of brutal witch hangings, there is still a … Continue reading

August 31, 2016 · Leave a comment


This gripping ghost story slash tale of murder and revenge was nominated for an Edgar in the Young Adult category, and it’s not hard to see why.

May 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

SHORTCUTS PART II (Electric Boogaloo)

Short, sweet reviews of Siobhan MacDonald’s TWISTED RIVER and Nancy Atherton’s AUNT DIMITY AND THE BURIED TREASURE.

April 18, 2016 · Leave a comment