Looking for something new to read? These debut mysteries are get high marks from readers:
- Hangman Blind by Cassandra Clark
- Posed for Murder by Meredith Cole
- Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson by Lyndsay Faye
- Starvation Lake by Bryan Gruley
- Dog on It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery by Spencer Quinn.
Greg Iles’ stories have been described as terrifying, suspenseful, and intense, words which also describe Jefferson Bass's FLESH & BONE, DEJA DEAD by Kathy Reich, Alex Kava's A PERFECT EVIL, DARKLY DREAMING DEXTER by Jeff Lindsay, or Karin Slaughter's BLINDSIGHTED.
This month I will be attending a high school reunion. I started thinking about the expectations, the memories, and just why do people go to these events? Six mystery writers thought class reunions can stir up a great deal of feeling, perhaps even murderous thoughts... Mrs. Murphy saves the day for postmistress, Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen, in Pawing Through the Past by Rita Mae Brown and Jo Dereske's Miss Zukas finds more than she's looking for at her 20th.
So why not check out a historical mystery series featuring a strong female character? One of my favorites is Miriam Grace Monfredo's Glynis Tyron, an advocate for women and slave rights living in Seneca Falls, NY where the first women's rights'convention was held in 1848. In Seneca Falls Inheritance, Glynis Tryon, the town's librarian, agrees to help organize the Women's Rights Convention of 1848 expecting controversy and opposition, but not murder!