Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Straight Reading through the Library: The Devil's Breath by Emily Kimelman

The newest edition of the Sydney Rye Series, The Devil's Breath, is reviewed at The Library as part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Emily will award a $10 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. Other stops on the tour can be seen by clicking the tour banner.


One of Sydney Rye’s dear friends, Hugh Defry, has been accused of a brutal murder, but even though he has no memory of the night, Sydney believes he is incapable of such violence.

Called to investigate by Robert Maxim, a man she has until now, considered her greatest enemy, Sydney flies to Miami searching for the real killer. Rye’s suspicions are raised when she learns that Maxim not only wants to work together but also wants to build a friendship. She doesn’t begin to understand his motives until her former lover follows her to Florida to tell her a devastating secret.

As more people from her past turn up, and not knowing whom to trust, Sydney sees that her personal fight for justice has become something more than she had ever imagined and she is pushed towards making a decision that will change not just her life but possibly the future of the crime fighting.


Emily Kimelman is back again with another adventure for Sydney Rye. This book could probably be read as a standalone, but it is part of a series. I believe you would enjoy it much more if you read them in order. It will help seeing the growth of the character, not to mention it would be easier to sort out relationships.

It was good to see Sydney connecting with the past she left behind and very interesting to see what happens with Maxim.

It's hard to say more about this book without revealing spoilers, but needless to say, it's fine addition to the series with all the danger, excitement, and mystery I have come to expect from Emily Kimelman. I am anxiously waiting the next book in the series. 4 stars.

Emily Kimelman lives on a boat in the Hudson Valley with her husband, Sean and their dog Kinsey (named after Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone). Kimelman has a passion for traveling and spends as much time as possible in the pursuit of adventure.

Her "Sydney Rye Series" are dark murder mystery novels which features a strong female protagonist and her rescue dog, Blue. This series is recommended for the 18+ who enjoy some violence, don't mind dirty language, and are up for a dash of sex. Not to mention an awesome, rollicking good mystery!

If you've read Emily's work, and enjoyed it, please let Emily know. You can reach her via email

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  1. The book sounds like a very intriguing read.


    1. Thanks Rita, the first book, UNLEASHED, is free on all major ebook retailers. I hope you'll check it out :)

  2. I'm so glad you enjoyed THE DEVIL'S BREATH! Thanks for reviewing it.