Olivia Blacke

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Verk av Olivia Blacke

Killer Content (2021) 77 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Vinyl Resting Place (2022) 74 exemplar, 7 recensioner
A Fatal Groove (2023) 33 exemplar, 6 recensioner
Rhythm and Clues (2024) 22 exemplar, 6 recensioner
No Memes of Escape (2021) 17 exemplar, 1 recension
A New Lease on Death (2024) 14 exemplar, 3 recensioner


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Review of Uncorrected Digital Galley

Sitting beside the body of Jake MacIntyre, Cordelia Graves watches as snow accumulate on the legs of his flannel pajamas and the fuzzy socks covering his feet. There’s a bullet hole in the center of his forehead, but she is waiting for him to wake up.

Cordelia sits vigil until the dead man sits up. “I know you,” Jake says. Suddenly he remembers . . . Cordelia is dead. And now, so is he.

Cordelia wants to help Jake adjust to being a ghost. Although she could still see and hear everyone around her, she was invisible to them. Alone and unnoticed. She doesn't want him to feel alone. But Jake doesn't believe in ghosts . . . .

Ruby Young, the new tenant in Cordelia’s apartment, is certain that the apartment is haunted. With Jake being murdered, Cordelia thinks that, perhaps, she can keep Ruby safe. But Ruby thinks Cordelia wants her to solve Jake’s murder.

Will they work together? And will they solve the murder?


First in the author’s planned Supernatural Mysteries series, Cordelia and Ruby provide their unique viewpoints for the reader. The unfolding narrative is both clever and intriguing; Ruby and Cordelia, both quirky and humorous, make a great team and the supernatural aspect of the story is well done.

The idea that Cordelia and Ruby could work together despite the challenges of communicating with each other keeps readers guessing as to how it might all work out and keeps those pages turning as fast as possible. While the mystery isn’t complicated, it is perfect for the telling of this tale and does keep the reader guessing.

Although the story wraps up well with regard to Jake’s murder, a larger mystery remains. Ruby does not believe Cordelia committed suicide . . . Cordelia does not remember doing the deed . . . so how did Cordelia end up dead in the bathtub? Presumably, this mystery will be solved in the next book in the series.

Readers who enjoy cozy mysteries and a clever paranormal character are sure to enjoy this unique tale as well as the stories that [hopefully] follow.

Highly recommended.

I received a free copy of this book from St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
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jfe16 | 2 andra recensioner | May 28, 2024 |
cozy-mystery, ghosts, paranormal, urban-fantasy, Boston, situational-humor, verbal-humor, contemporary, amateur-sleuth, murder, investigation, new-series, first-in-series****

Thought there was only one way to behave as a ghost? Cordelia has discovered a whole new way and it's a hoot!
The publisher's blurb is a really good start, but the sleuthing is well done, the humor is hilarious, the plot twists are amazing, and the characters!!! Great start to a totally new series.
I requested and received a free temporary EARC from St. Martin's Press | Minotaur Books via NetGalley. Thank you!… (mer)
jetangen4571 | 2 andra recensioner | May 28, 2024 |
Ruby and Cordelia make an unlikely--but charming--duo in this new paranormal cozy. There's a lot here to love!
DianeVallere | 2 andra recensioner | May 23, 2024 |
Rhythm and Clues is an entertaining cozy mystery by Olivia Blake. Although it’s the third in The Record Shop Mysteries and there are a few references to the previous books, I had no trouble following along. Set in small town Texas, Juni and her two sisters own a small and struggling record and coffee shop which has attracted the attention of predatory investors. When one of the investors is killed during a major storm, Juni is asked by his partner to investigate. She agrees and soon discovers there are a number of small business owners who have good reasons to dislike the investor but enough to want him dead? Juni and her sisters decide to set a trap for the killer but it may prove to be a lot more dangerous than they could have anticipated.

I quite enjoyed this book. The mystery was interesting, Juni is a very likable protagonist, and there’s a nice touch of humour throughout. I especially liked the punny names Juni gives to the coffee drinks she creates for the store. This is a fun fast read perfect for a lazy afternoon.

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and St Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review
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lostinalibrary | 5 andra recensioner | Apr 7, 2024 |



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