Mary Anna Evans’ newest book in the Faye Longchamp series follows the architect into tunnels under Oklahoma City. But when three children’s bodies are found, her sense of discovery turns to dread…
Devotion by Madeline Stevens is a debut novel about a woman who falls into an overwhelming mutual obsession with the Upper East Side mother who hires her as a nanny.
Tricia Miles is the owner of vintage mystery bookstore Haven’t Got a Clue, but since promoting her assistant, Pixie Poe, to assistant manager, she has found herself at a loose end as Pixie enthusiastically and capably takes over her responsibilities. Deciding to make good use of her years of experience… Read more
In The Hit, the investigation of a hit-and-run in Rome leads Detective Leone Scamarcio on a deadly journey to confront his Mafia past.
Singapore Sapphire by A. M. Stuart is the first book in the new Harriet Gordon Mystery series set in early 20th-century Singapore, where Gordon and Inspector Robert Curran must suss out a murdering secretive gang before they themselves become the next victims. I’ll admit that when I first started reading… Read more
The first Canadian winner of the Edgar for Best Novel features, perhaps stereotypically, features a Mountie and a librarian politely declining to discuss a murder where they both know whodunnit. The Mountie is Staff Sergeant Karl Alberg, a divorced forty-something who misses his daughters back in Calgary but has no… Read more
Sammy Kane is busy getting ready for the arrival of superstar crafter and author Jane Johnson in her sleepy hometown of Heartsford, Wisconsin. As the owner of the town’s Community Craft store—which she inherited under tragic circumstances after her best friend, the original owner, died in a freak accident—she’s excited… Read more
The Retreat by Sherri Smith illuminates the dark side of the self-care and wellness industry in a thrilling ride of revenge that asks: how well do you really know your friends?
Forgotten Bones by Vivian Barz is the first book in the new Dead Remaining series, where an unlikely pair teams up to investigate a brutal murder in a haunting thriller that walks the line between reality and impossibility. Perrick, California, is a sleepy small town that doesn’t get much by… Read more
Ross Thomas’ Briarpatch won the Edgar Award for Best Novel in 1985, the year my younger brother was born, eight years after my own birthday. Like the protagonist of the novel in relation to his decade-younger sibling, I spent several years being my brother’s de facto parent until he went… Read more