Know who else is celebrating a landmark date? Mystery Scene Magazine has just come out with its 100th issue. I’ve been savoring my copy and jotting down titles I want to read. Here are just some of the titles that have gone on my TBR list:
- The Scent of Blood by Raymond Miller. The novel begins with the hit-and-run death of a pediatric surgeon involved in stem cell research. This novel features and ex-poet turned PI. Ooh, I like the sound of that.
- The Savage Garden by Mark Mills. In 1958, Cambridge undergraduate Adam Strickland, who’s studying a curious Tuscan Renaissance garden for his art history thesis, is equally intrigued by both the garden of the Villa Docci estate and its elderly owner, Signora Francesca Docci.
- The Big Girls by Susanna Moore. In spare yet hypnotic prose, Moore examines the bond between a young psychiatrist and a mentally ill patient in her devastating sixth novel, set at an upstate New York federal women’s prison.
- The Price of Silence by Camilla Trinchieri. Emma Perotti is a college teacher in her 50s, accused of a particularly gruesome murder. A gripping, tension-filled novel about the consequences of loss.
- The Last Enemy by Grace Brophy. Commissario Alessandro Cenni delves into the secret lives of the members of the aristocratic Casati family in Assisi, Italy, after their American niece is murdered during Holy Week in Brophy’s rock-solid debut. Another Italian setting so I can’t resist.
There are many more titles to consider but those are some that immediately caught my attention. Anyway, this is a must read magazine for mystery fans.