Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Reading Ahead: March 2013, part 1

It's usually this part of the year that I get a little giddy.  Winter's getting a little boring, I'm a little tired of snow.  And then?  I get to start looking forward to all the great new books being published next month and realize it's almost spring!  Plus, you mystery readers out there have some extra reasons to be giddy about next month.

Death of Yesterday, by M.C. Beaton

The Family Way, by Rhys Bowen

The Sound of Broken Glass, by Deborah Crombie

The Obituary Writer, by Ann Hood

Now, for mystery readers, the first three authors should be ones your recognize, but the fourth may leave you scratching your heads.  Technically, The Obituary Writer (Hood's second novel following 2008's Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine) isn't strictly categorized as a mystery, but it has many of the same elements.  In two different eras, 1919 and 1961, two different women with a surprising connection come to terms with grief, determine what they want out of love and marriage, and struggle to find hope after tragedy.  It's being billed as part literary mystery, part love story, and I, for one, am very intrigued.

I'll be back with next month's thriller novel roll-call.  In the meantime, happy reading!

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