Boo Cause Reading’s Spooktacular: Booked for Murder

Posted October 28, 2020 by Sophia Rose in Challenge, Meme / 6 Comments


Continuing with Because Readings Boo-calious blog event, Spooktacular, today the theme is ‘murder’.

Some of the scariest books I’ve read have no supernatural element at all.  I speak of the thrillers and murder mysteries that take us to country house parties, isolated islands, mountains, and woods, inside a serial killer’s mind, or next door to Alicia the homemaking homicidal maniac. But, there are a few intrepid romantic suspense series that can do a number on my heartrate, too and one is Karen Rose’s Cincinnati series.

See the blurb:

A subset of Karen Rose’s on-going series of connected romantic suspense books. All of Rose’s books take place in the same “universe” and have connections. They are separated into subsets by their location – this set taking place in Cincinnati.

A woman on the run must confront her dark past at her family’s home in Cincinnati in this thrilling novel of romantic suspense from New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose. 

Psychologist Faith Corcoran is desperate to escape the stalker who’s made her life a nightmare for the past year—desperate enough to run to the one place that has been her nightmare far longer. Her recent inheritance of her grandmother’s old house in Cincinnati offers sanctuary in which she can start her life anew, but requires that she face the dark memories that still resonate to this day. But she has no idea how close to home her fears still are…

Two college girls have gone missing in the area, and FBI Special Agent Deacon Novak is called to work on the case. When his inquiry unexpectedly leads him to Faith, he finds a beautiful and brave woman he can’t help but fall for. Soon they’ll discover that this seemingly simple investigation is anything but. Reaching back decades into Faith’s own past, it will shatter everything she believes to be true and will give terrifying new meaning to flesh and blood.

Find the series:




Further chilling murder recommends:

  1.  Rockton series by Kelley Armstrong
  2. Mercy Kilpatrick series by Kendra Elliott
  3. Morgan Dane series by Melinda Leigh
  4. In Death by JD Robb
  5. Cut and Run by Abigail Roux and Madeleine Urban

Enjoy some free Murder Mystery Party game ideas from The Spruce blog:

I am SOOO playing that Murder She Wrote Netflix party online with my mom and sister in law.

Have you ever been to a Murder Game Party?  Gone on a Mystery Dinner night?  Got a favorite murder mystery or romantic suspense to recommend?

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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Anne - Books of My Heart
11 months ago

I’ve read all but one of those series. I like a good murder mystery.

Sophia Rose
11 months ago

Same here! I have a long list, and several added after I read your reviews, I want to try still.

Carole Rae
11 months ago

I love a good murder mystery!

Sophia Rose
11 months ago
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11 months ago

oH, the Netflix Murder She Wrote does look like a fun one. I don’t think I’ve seen any episodes. So it would be all new to me if I did it. Fun activity indeed 🙂

Sophia Rose
11 months ago
Reply to  vvb

Really? You will have to try the Murder She Wrote show one, for sure. 🙂