Mysteries On My List

We hung out at the bookstore over the weekend and I was in the mood for something mysterious. So I wandered over to the mystery section to see what new mysteries (or new to me) I could find. I managed to add a bunch of new books to my list so take a look and let me know if you’ve read any of these and can recommend them.

  • Dead Dancing Women by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli. The sleuth in this cozy is a failed mystery writer escaping city life for the woods in northern Michigan.
  • Veil of Lies by Jeri Westerson. A medieval noir. I think that’s the first time I’ve heard that. Anyway, this story is set in late 14th Century and features a disgraced former knight who finds himself in the midst of a situation involving a murdered tradesman, a missing religious artifact, and a family dispute.
  • Hold My Hand by Serena Mackesy. The AP says “A modern day Rebecca, mixed with a suspense-filled Gothic novel and served up with generous helpings of wit – a real treat.” Oh yes, I want to read this one.
  • The Good Thief’s Guide to Amsterdam by Chris Ewan. This is a comic whodunit about Charlie Howard who travels the globe writing suspense novels for a living, about an intrepid burglar named Faulks. To supplement his income—and to keep his hand in—Charlie also has a small side business: stealing for a very discreet clientele on commission.
  • Blood Wedding by P.J. Brooke. This is the first in a series about Inspector Max Romero and it’s set in Granada, Spain.
  • Homicide in Hardcover by Kate Carlisle. A new series featuring a rare book expert and restorer. Oh how fun! I haven’t gotten into any restoration yet but I’ve seen some of the work that goes into that and it’s really amazing what book doctors can do. Anyway, it should be fun to see what this mystery is about.

In case you are wondering, yes, I am reading a mystery at the moment. I’ve returned to Venice to see what Inspector Brunetti is up to in Acqua Alta, the fifth installment of the series.

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