Thursday, December 11, 2014

Reading Ahead: January 2015, The Mystery Edition

My mystery readers, please don't despair. It's not all suspense and thrillers coming up next month. I've kept the best of January's mystery titles just for such a post!

Winter at the Door, by Sarah Graves. First in a new series by mystery writer Graves, best known for her Home Repair is Homicide series (Wreck the Halls, etc.), follows tough but haunted police chief Lizzie Snow, a big city cop taking on a small town with a dark side. Following tragedy and betrayal, Boston cop Snow leaves the city behind for Bearkill, Maine, only to find it peopled with folks who see all and share almost nothing with an outsider like her. In this case, it may cost Snow her very life, as it seems someone is targeting local cops in a string of homicides made to look like accidents or suicides. Being billed as a crime thriller in the vein of authors like Lisa Gardner and Linda Castillo, this is one title I can't bear to miss.

A Fine Summer’s Day, by Charles Todd. In Todd's 17th outing featuring Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge, readers travel back into Rutledge's past and his final, puzzling case before the outbreak of World War I. As the clouds of war gather on the horizon, all of Britain wonders and waits. With every moment at stake, Rutledge sets out to right a wrong—an odyssey that will eventually force him to choose between the Yard and his country, between love and duty, and between honor and truth. Fans will most definitely want to sit up and take notice on this one.

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