As my previous post was about thrillers I figured it would be great to follow it up with some tidbits on mysteries. I was reading the latest Mystery Scene on the weekend and there was an article about author Carolyn White (must read her books) and she said this regarding mysteries:
“The wonderful thing about mysteries is that people who read them want the world to be a good place. They would never pick up a mystery if they didn’t care about justice.”
I love that. That is definitely one of the reasons I read mysteries. I guess the other for me would be that as I tend to read a lot of series basically it’s a way for me to revisit with characters I like. I enjoy seeing characters develop, relationships get more complex, and so on.
So anyway, you know I added some books to my wishlist after reading the magazine. Here are some new to me mysteries. If you’ve read some let me know.
- The Magician’s Accomplice by Michael Genelin. This is one of a series set in Slovakia. Now that would definitely be a new crime destination for me so I really want to check it out.
- Never Wave Goodbye by Doug Magee. This is more of a thriller but it has a great set up.
- The Book of Spies by Gayle Lynds. Spy thrillers are not really my faves but this one has a rare book expert as the main character and if there are books and libraries involved then I’m willing to give it a whirl.
- The Bohemian Girl by Kenneth Cameron. Set at the turn of the 20th Century in London. I think that’s enough for me to pay attention.
- The Young Widow by Cassandra Chan. The series is a contemporary homage to Dorothy L. Sayers Wimsey series. Sounds interesting doesn’t it?
Are you reading a good mystery right now? I’m still working through The Last Child by John Hart. I am about half way and feel as if I should know what the end will be but can’t put it all together yet.