Friday Reads

Friday Reads – Manor of Dying

There’s nothing better than settling in to catch-up with old friends and that’s exactly how reading book 4 in the Hampton’s Home and Garden Mystery series felt for me. When I learned Berkley had made the decision to cancel the series I was sad because I truly enjoyed this series. Then the good news came – the series had been picked up by another publisher and there would be a new book! I made sure to pre-order Manor of Dying by Kathleen Bridge so that it popped into my app on release day.

This book had all the elements of a not-to-miss mystery for me – a manor house that was once a mental asylum on an island, a blizzard that strands Meg and her friend at the island, a creepy murder similar to one decades earlier and Christmas! As a reader I couldn’t ask for anything more. Well, I could ask for another installment for the series and I’m hoping there will be another Meg Barrett book soon.

What are you reading this week? Let me know in the comments. Have you read any of the Hampton’s Home and Garden mysteries? If so, let me know.





  • Glenna Bollen

    July 26, 2019

    The series sounds like one I would really enjoy!

    • Debra Sennefelder

      July 26, 2019

      Hi Glenna, Give it a try. I think this installment in the series could be read as a standalone. Kathleen does a great job giving background on the characters without having the pace drag. Have a great weekend!

  • Diane Goulart

    July 26, 2019

    Hi Debra: I am currently reading “Killman Creek” (a Stillhouse Lake book series) by Rachel Caine. Psychological murder with serial killer, victimized wife and 2 children, running, running until wife decides to fight back. This is book 2. I also enjoyed book 1 of the series “Stillhouse Lake.” Had me guessing who was tormenting imprisoned serial killer’s wife and who her friends really were.
    I’m going to try Kathleen Bridge….her books sound like something I would read.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Debra

      July 26, 2019

      Hi Diane! I have Stillhouse Lake on my Kindle to read. I’ve heard great things about the book so I’m hoping to get to it by September. I don’t know if you read Lisa Gardner’s The Perfect Husband. It’s about a victimized wife who had to fight back to save her life. I read it years ago and loved it. Kathleen’s series is fun and I’m so glad she’s continuing with it. Have a great weekend too!

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