The Mystery Edition

magglassI mentioned that I went to my book group last week and we discussed Night Life by David C. Taylor. This one felt like one of those reads we nitpick and nitpick and yet we all really liked it. I think we can all see that this one has a lot of potential for being a great series.

Anyway next month we will be reading The Shanghai Factor by Charles McCarry. I already put this one on hold at the library so I’m sure I’ll have a l library haul to share with you soon.

In the meantime, I’ve been adding more mystery books to my radar and wanted to mention those here.

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg. A comic crime caper about five Swedish pensioners who break out of their retirement home and become criminals. The cover for this one is a hoot.

The Kingdom by Fumninori Nakamura. Yurika is a freelancer for an obscure criminal agency who poses as a prostitute in order to sedate and take embarrassing pictures of important men. I read one of Nakamura’s books last year and thought it was definitely a provocative read.

The Trouble With Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon. During a record-setting heat wave in the summer of 1976, the unthinkable happens. Mrs. Creasey has disappeared. Set in England, the quiet cul-de-sac of the Avenue is abuzz with speculation of her where-abouts. Young Grace Bennett decides she and her best friend Tilly can find Mrs. Creasey. I don’t know if I want to read about heat right now but this sounds kind of charming in a way with the young sleuths as the protagonists.

Let me know if you have heard of these and what do you think.

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  1. July 27, 2016