A Conspiracy of Bones by Kathy Reichs is the nineteenth novel in the Temperance Brennan mystery series. A media hungry medical examiner, an unusual death, and Temperance’s insatiable curiosity bring danger.
The Tenant by Katrine Engberg delivers a gritty police procedural that was thrilling and suspenseful. Perfect for fans of Nordic thrillers and the first to be translated in the Kørner/Werner series featuring Copenhagen police detectives; Jeppe Korner and Anette Werner. Grab your coffee we’ve got a murder to solve.
I didn’t realize when the cover and synopsis pulled me in to The Janes by Louisa Luna, that this was book two in the Alice Vega series. Gritty, dark, with moments of humor Luna delivered a suspenseful crime thriller that could easily have been pulled from today’s headlines.
I am always looking for something a little different when I make my selections for the HoHoHo Readathon. Some years I slip in a horror but this year, Shamus Dust by Janet Roger crossed my desk. A murder-mystery that begins in the wee hours of Christmas morning.
I enjoy the Mercy Kilpatrick series by Kendra Elliot and I was excited to dive into A Merciful Fate. This is the fifth novel, in the series and I was not disappointed. For me, it was the strongest murder-mystery of the series. An unsolved, thirty-year-old bank heist gave way to suspense, townie secrets and more.
The Last Rizzoli & Isles book published in 2014, so I was excited to get my hands on an early copy of I KNOW A SECRET by Tess Gerritsen. Since 2o01 long before, the series became a popular television series on TNT, I’ve spent time with Maura and Jane as they solve crimes and catch killers.
A TWIST IN TIME by Julie McElwain narrated by Lucy Rayner is the second novel in the Kendra Donovan series. Once again we are in 1815 and Kendra finds herself working to solve another murder mystery. A TWIST IN TIME was a stronger novel than its predecessor and offering an engaging case and character development.
RAGDOLL by Daniel Cole was an awesome discovery on audio. If you love dark, gritty, procedural murder mysteries with lots of twists and flawed characters you will want to pay attention. Daniel Cole is a new to me British author who mixed grit, humor, and twists into a story that had my heart racing as we tried to stop a killer.