Tag Archives: MYSTERIES


I must be because mysteries are building my book stack. Here’s a few climbing to the top.

American Fire by Monica Hesse
This is nonfiction true crime reporting involving arson on the rural Virginia Coast. The critics are raving. The first 20 pages indicate it will be a page-turner with much information about the community and the crime.

The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny
The print is small in this edition published in 2009, but I always like her books and have not read any of the early ones. Again the reader will find a suspenseful tale lurking in the village of Three Pines located in Quebec.

Camino Island by John Grisham
Likely the first one I’ll crack in this stack. From Princeton to Florida, it sounds exciting. Not sure where Camino Island is located but I always enjoy his Florida settings. This mystery is currently topping many best seller lists.

The Late Show by Michael Connelly
Readers will meet a new LAPD female detective. She works the overnight shift hence the title. There’s often some heart in Connelly’s police procedurals so I’m looking forward to this one, though I don’t yet have it in hand.



Most readers love to enjoy a good mystery now and then. For some of you it is a favorite genre. I’m just finishing Tana French’s The Secret Place, a very good read. That mystery has been on many of this year’s best lists. Makes me think about what mystery I might read next.

Betrayed by Lisa Scottoline.
The all-female law firm of Rosato and Associates is back in this new book. Even Michael Connelly is a fan.


The Burning Room by Michael Connelly
Seems like everyone likes the new Harry Bosch mystery. I know he’s always been one of my favorites, the author and the character.


Grey Mountain: A Novel by John Grisham.

This old fashioned legal thriller boasts a great cast of characters. #1 this week on New York Times BestSellers List.


The Long Way Home by Louise Penny.
Former chief inspector Armand Gamache in the Canadian Village of Three Pines. Louise Penny is my new favorite mystery writer. Her last book might have been even better than The Secret Place. Not to take anything away from Tana French who is receiving many accolades for The Secret Place.


Natchez Burning: A Novel by Greg Iles.
This one gives us mystery and history in Natchez. I think this is at the top of my list.


The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith.
It probably is time to believe that J.K. Rowling can write well in this genre and under this name. Harry Potter is not the extent of her creativity. This mystery examines fame, something that has no doubt been on her mind.

Do tell which one you will choose. Or, tell us about which one you have read and what you thought about it.