Last week I met with my mystery book group and we discussed The Shanghai Factor by Charles McCarry. Unfortunately this was not a favorite read but it did lead us into a very good discussion about agents and spying. One thing we all agreed on was that we all were wondering when the dead body was going to turn up. We all want a corpse in a mystery novel. Ha.
The next few months we’ll be reading books by Terry Shames, Carolyn Haines, David Hagerty and Caleb Carr. With the exception of Caleb Carr all others are new to me authors. I love that.
Anyway, I also recently shared with you some fiction books that are on my radar but as we are talking mysteries I thought you might enjoy reading about some of the books that I’ve been hearing about lately that I would like to pick up:
As Good As Gone by Amy Gentry. A 13 year old is kidnapped from her bedroom window one night and now eight years later is the young woman at the door the long lost daughter?
I’m Traveling Alone by Samuel Bjork. A six-year-old girl is found in the Norwegian countryside, hanging lifeless from a tree and dressed in strange doll’s clothes. Around her neck is a sign that says “I’m traveling alone.”
The Defenceless by Kati Hiekkapelto. When an old man is found dead on the road—seemingly run over by a Hungarian au pair—police investigator Anna Fekete is certain that there is more to the incident than meets the eye.
The Girl in 6E by A. R. Torre. Meet Deanna Madden, a beautiful recluse with a thirst for murder. Luckily for the outside world, she has locked herself in her apartment to keep from acting on her urges.
Wolf Lake by John Verdon. The former NYPD star homicide detective is called upon to solve a baffling puzzle: Four people who live in different parts of the country and who seem to have little in common, report having had the same dream, a terrifying nightmare involving a bloody dagger with a carved wolf’s head on the handle. All four are subsequently found with their wrists cut, apparent suicides and the weapon used in each case was a wolf’s head dagger.
The American Girl by Kate Horsley. a riveting psychological thriller about an American exchange student in France involved in a suspicious accident.
Oh I do love a good mystery! As far as mysteries I’ve been reading I’m currently reading A Killing Spring by Gail Bowen and I’m enjoying it quite a bit. What about you, have you read a good mystery recently? Well, whatever you are in the middle of right now, I hope you have a wonderful weekend! It’s been such a long week at work so I’m definitely looking forward to some time with books this weekend.