I ended up missing out on going to my mystery book club meeting but I had a very good reason. One of my best friends was in town so I got to see her Monday and Tuesday after work. While I wish book group had been on another night, it actually wasn’t so bad as I still haven’t finished the book. I’m really enjoying it but just have fallen behind.
Anyway, figured I could use this post to tell you about some mysteries I’m interested in reading. I’ve heard about these either via other blogs, book reviews, newsletters, etc.
The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl by Theodora Goss. Life’s always an adventure for the Athena Club…especially when one of their own has been kidnapped! After their thrilling European escapades rescuing Lucina van Helsing, Mary Jekyll and her friends return home to discover that their friend and kitchen maid Alice has vanished—and so has Mary’s employer Sherlock Holmes! This is the third mystery in the series. Doesn’t it sound fun?
The Dead Girl in 2A by Carter Wilson. Jack Buchanan knows the woman sitting next to him on his business flight to Denver―he just can’t figure out how he knows her. Clara Stowe isn’t in Jake’s line of work and didn’t go to college with him. They have nearly nothing in common apart from a deep and shared certainty that they’ve met before.
The Wolf Wants In by Laura McHugh. Sadie Keller is determined to find out how her brother died, even if no one else thinks it’s worth investigating. Untimely deaths are all too common in rural Blackwater, Kansas, where crime and overdoses are on the rise, and the small-town police force is consumed with the recent discovery of a child’s skull in the woods.
Sarah Jane by James Sallis. Sarah Jane Pullman is a good cop with a complicated past. From her small-town chicken-farming roots through her runaway adolescence, court-ordered Army stint, ill-advised marriage and years slinging scrambled eggs over greasy spoon griddles, Sarah Jane unfolds her life story, a parable about memory, atonement, and finding shape in chaos.
The Reunion by Guillaume Musso. One freezing night, as her campus is paralyzed by a snowstorm, 19-year-old Vinca Rockwell, the most beautiful and glamorous girl at her prep school, runs away with her philosophy teacher, with whom she has been conducting a secret affair. She will never be seen again.
Let me know if any of these sound good to you.