Wednesday, January 12, 2022

A Five Star Review

Five reasons I'm giving five stars to
the Wrexford & Sloane mysteries by  Andrea Penrose:

1. The setting - This mystery series takes us to
Regency London (aka Jane Austen time), both
to the glittering high society and the dark
underbelly, and dead bodies are everywhere.

2. The protagonists - Charlotte Sloane is a
satirical cartoonist with a complicated past;
the Earl of Wexford is a chemist with a 
complicated character. And they are both
wonderful characters that grow on you 
from one book to the next and a great pair.

3. Caring is sharing - Each book sees new
characters, many of them unconventional,
that join our little group of fighters for
truth and justice. Love the way they all
interact with out two main protagonists.

4. The history- The author likes to weave
important developments in science
and technology into the books. It is gently
done and adds an interesting background
to the stories.

5. In short - If you like a well plotted
mystery with excitement and twists, interesting
settings, attractive characters, a pinch
of history and a dash of romance,
they could well be the series for you.

Featured: I lined this crochet basket
with plastic lining to house a 
strawberry plant.


VeggieMummy said...

Ooh, those books sound right up my street, I love the crocheted plant pot; what a great idea. xx

Patricia said...

What a sweet pot for your strawberry plant. I hope it has lots of berries! The Wrexford & Sloane mysteries sound good - Regency London is a fascinating era, and excellent for a good story. Take care xxx

eileeninmd said...


Your crochet basket is cute, perfect for your strawberry plant.
I will check my library for this book, thanks for the review.
Take care, have a happy day!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'll go right now and see what books are in my library to read as ebooks. I'm reading some of David Baldacci's books right now but they are a little too graphic for me. He spins a good mystery though! Happy reading!

Creations By Cindy said...

Love that cute basket. Hope you have a wonderful day. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Kitchen Riffs said...

Sounds like my cup of tea! I'm currently rereading Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe series. A bit dated and sometimes rather problematic, but fun -- the voice of Archie Goodwin is excellent.

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Love the bright colours in your crocheted basket cover. Always enjoy your book reviews - sounds like another great book to check out. Thank, Amalia!

Gloria Baker said...

love your crochet basket!!

linda said...

Love your crochet basket, the book sounds good too. xx

Kim said...

Sounds like a great book and that crocheted flower pot is fabulous! What a great idea!

Junkchiccottage said...

These mysteries sound awesome. Great reading for the winter months. Your crochet little sweet pot is so cute. Happy Wednesday. xoxo Kris

MaryAnne said...

Gorgeous crocheted pot, and the book series sounds fun. I especially like the interweaving of science and technology advances into the plot.

Dewena said...

Hello Amalia, these mysteries sound delightful! I am so glad to be able to leave a comment here because I can't on about half of my blogspot blog friends. I can't even get the cursor to click on in the comment section. I think I'll have to ask for help in figuring the problem out on my next post.

I do wish the rabbit with a bad habit would stop texting while crossing the street! And that he would tell people not to text while driving. What are we going to do with him?

Be safe, sweet friend!

Jeanie said...

A satirical cartoonist in Regency London? Now that sounds like a wonderful combo for a good book! Thanks for the recommendation!

The French Hutch said...

I love a good mystery and the era makes it more appealing! Lovely basket for your strawberry plant. I enjoyed your review Amalia.....

Carla from The River said...

A great book review.. and I love the strawberry basket.

Conniecrafter said...

great spring colors for your basket, a strawberry plant sounds good :)

Little Wandering Wren said...

Oh, what a perfect gift your pretty strawberry planter and a copy of one of the books!

Polly said...

This sounds just right for my 'To Read' list. I like your crochet basket :-)

Lorrie said...

This sounds like a book I would very much enjoy!

Jo said...

Loving your pot cosy. I am not much of a reader anymore - I prefer to make but it does sound exciting. Jo x

Lowcarb team member said...

Sounds a good book, many thanks for the review.

I do like the crocheted plant pot.

My good wishes for 2022.

All the best Jan

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love books like these! Thank you for the review, Amalia, and I love your plant basket. ♥

Snowbird said...

Oooh, sounds good to me! Loving your delightful

Crafty in the Med said...

Sounds like my sort of read! Thanks for the review. I will check it out . Gorgeous plant cosy! Keep well. Amanda x

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Enjoyed your review - it is always marvelous to find a wonderful author who can tell a story and keep your attention. Your little strawberry basket is darling! I just adore your creations!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

I will add this to my reading list. I enjoy reading mystery books and I love the crocheted pot you made. Have a nice weekend. :)