Thursday, December 15, 2016

Reviews: Mind Games, and The Doctor Makes a Dollhouse Call

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion of the book or my review itself.

Title: Mind Games
Author: Heather W. Petty
Publication Date: December 6, 2016
Genre: Mystery
Recommended If You Like: Sherlock Holmes, young adult reads, unique twists on the Sherlock Holmes' canon

The Book:

Picking up where the first book in the series left off (I'm going to avoid spoilers in this review), Mori is reeling from the revelations, and trying to put her life back together. But a new mystery has sprung up, one that directly involves her, her family, and Sherlock Holmes.

What I Liked:

I love what Petty has done with Lock and Mori. They are complex characters that I have come to care deeply about, and to root for.

The mystery is another good one, lots of twists and turns, lots of unexpected revelations. That cliffhanger at the end is amazing!! 

Anything I Didn't Like?

I have a hard time finding anything not to like about this series. If anything, the ending felt a little rushed.


Thanks to that crazy cliffhanger at the end, I absolutely cannot wait for the next book in this series!

Title: The Doctor Makes a Dollhouse Call
Author: Robin Hathaway
Publication Date: January 24, 2000
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Recommended If You Like: creative and fast-paced cozy mysteries

The Book:

A physician gets involved in solving a series of murders that are all accompanied by exact replicas of the crime scenes in an elaborate dollhouse.

What I Liked:

I love how fast-paced this cozy mystery is! Things start happening right away, and don't let up. But Hathaway still manages to create interesting characters, and a mystery with good clues and a clever resolution.

Anything I Didn't Like?

I felt when the doctor's possible paramour came into play, things slowed down a little. Her addition didn't really seem necessary--the doctor was already a humanized and likable character.

This has been sitting on my shelf for a while, and I'm really glad I finally picked it up. This is a clever, fun mystery that manages to never really drag.


  1. I need to read that Lock and Mori series, I have book one, just got to find time to fit it in. :) That other one sounds interesting too.

    1. They were both really enjoyable reads :)