Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The CrownThe Crown by Nancy Bilyeau
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"In this debut historical thriller, an aristocratic young nun must find a legendary crown in order to save her father’s life and preserve all she holds dear."

And what a great debut it is! This is not a story of Henry VIII rather set in time when Henry went against the Pope and the Catholic Church to rid himself of his second wife, Ann. Catholic houses of study, seclusion, and religious life as well as church followers are in constant danger. It is a time of bloody persecution.

How is this young nun to find a crown she knows little about...history or vision or any clues except that it should be in her nunnery?

Once I got stared, I could not stop listening as I followed her search!

The Bone Vault (Alexandra Cooper, #5)The Bone Vault by Linda Fairstein
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This time my favorite trio takes us into New York's museums after they find the body of a young woman's sort of mummified body... in New Jersey... in a stone sarcophagus! If the solution to the murder wasn't enough, this listener was also treated to the history of how the museums got founded and how they got stocked.

As the DA's office is very busy, there is a another story line with a teenager who is raped and endangered of losing her life as well as the interworkings of the DA's office.

Obsession, Deceit, and Really Dark Chocolate

Obsession, Deceit, and Really Dark Chocolate by Kyra Davis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Murder, politics, furries, a writer and her friends and lover mix together in this fun mystery!

Such a verbal joy!