mystery

Have You Heard About... The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

… the ten year old girl who solves a murder before the police do? C. Alan Bradley’s cozy mystery novel, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, introduces us to Flavia de Luce, one of the most precocious and inventive heroines in recent literary memory.

Have You Heard About... I Remember You

… the book that’s part compelling Scandinavian crime thriller, part creepy-as-hell ghost story?

Have You Heard About... We Were Liars

… the young adult novel that everyone’s reading, but no one is talking about? We Were Liars by E. Lockhart has generated a lot of attention over the last couple months, but the first thing you notice when you open the book is a note from the publisher asking to keep the plot a secret.

Have You Heard About... Dark Places

… the Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas? This horrific event forms the basis for Gillian Flynn’s aptly named second novel, Dark Places.

Have You Heard About... The Bone Collector

… the brilliant quadriplegic forensic investigator, Lincoln Rhyme? Rhyme makes his first appearance* in Jeffrey Deaver’s The Bone Collector when a savage serial killer starts harvesting the bones of his victims in increasingly gruesome ways. Also joining the search is Amelia Sachs, a police detective who suddenly becomes Rhyme’s unofficial and unwilling partner.

Have You Heard About... A New Chapter

… Mary’s Mystery Bookshop? A New Chapter by Kristin Eckhardt is the first book in the Secrets of Mary’s Bookshop series. Mary is about to open her dream-come-true bookshop. No matter your age, Mary will have a mystery book just for you.

Have You Heard About... Before I Go to Sleep

… the woman who forgets who she is every time she falls asleep? The debut psychological suspense novel from S.J. Watson, Before I Go to Sleep, follows the story of Christine, who wakes up in the morning to discover that she has no idea who or where she is. She does not recognize the man who is apparently her husband. She does not know how old she is.

Have You Heard About... Where’d You Go Bernadette

… the once-famous female architect who suddenly goes missing? This forms the central mystery of Maria Semple’s delightful novel, Where’d You Go Bernadette, which I have to admit, I picked up only because the cover was so eye-catching and intriguing. Thankfully, this was a case of judging a book by its cover gone right.

Have You Heard About... Where’d You Go Bernadette

… the once-famous female architect who suddenly goes missing? This forms the central mystery of Maria Semple’s delightful novel, Where’d You Go Bernadette, which I have to admit, I picked up only because the cover was so eye-catching and intriguing. Thankfully, this was a case of judging a book by its cover gone right.

Have You Heard About... Faithful Place

… the dysfunctional families living in the Irish neighborhood of Faithful Place? Faithful Place by Tana French was a reread for me, and I continue to be amazed at how well her mysteries hold up against multiple readings.

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