Force of Nature by Jane Harper – New Title Tuesday

This week's New Title recommendation, Jane Harper's Force of Nature, is perfect for those of us who want the experience of travel but cannot physically go to Australia.  Listening to the narrator on the audiobook brings the land-down-under closer, especially when the setting - an inhospitable bushland in a mountain range - is as integral to the plot as the … Continue reading Force of Nature by Jane Harper – New Title Tuesday

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke – New Title Tuesday

The twisty ending is reason enough to read this week's New Title Tuesday selection, Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke - not to mention that FX is planning to develop this into a TV series. Publisher’s Summary - When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules–a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas … Continue reading Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke – New Title Tuesday

Heartbreak Hotel by Jonathan Kellerman, A Reader’s Advisory

Today’s New Title Tuesday is a classic mystery Heartbreak Hotel by the prolific author, Jonathan Kellerman.  Normally, my introduction to a series would not be the 32nd, but Booklist was correct by saying it’s “Easy to dive into for mystery fans unfamiliar with the series, and a welcome treat for readers who have been with … Continue reading Heartbreak Hotel by Jonathan Kellerman, A Reader’s Advisory

Still Life by Louise Penny, A Reader’s Advisory

If you haven’t yet read a mystery by Louise Penny, my Five Star Friday recommendation is to start at the beginning with Still Life. Her current NY Times bestseller, A Great Reckoning is the twelfth book in the series. Publisher Summary:  As the early morning mist clears on Thanksgiving Sunday, the homes of Three Pines come … Continue reading Still Life by Louise Penny, A Reader’s Advisory

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith, A Reader’s Advisory

My Five Star Friday recommendation is aimed at the reader who loves a good mystery and is ready to dive deep into a long read or listen.  The Cuckoo’s Calling, by Robert Galbraith, is an intriguing crime story that is by no means formulaic or predictable. Summary:  After losing his leg to a land mine in … Continue reading The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith, A Reader’s Advisory

Case Histories by Kate Atkinson, A Reader’s Advisory

  Kate Atkinson has ten bestselling books, but for this week’s Five Star Friday selection, I’ve returned to an old favorite, Case Histories, that introduced cop-turned-private investigator the adorably irritable Jackson Brodie. True to mystery form, Brodie’s tough exterior covers a hurt and haunted heart.  He’s eking out a living in Cambridge with cases that range … Continue reading Case Histories by Kate Atkinson, A Reader’s Advisory

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware, A Reader’s Advisory

My New Title Tuesday pick is perfect if you’re looking to immerse yourself in pulse-quickening psychological crime thriller set on a luxury cruise on the North Sea. I recommend The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware. Summary:  When travel journalist Lo Blacklock is invited on a boutique luxury cruise around the Norwegian fjords, it seems … Continue reading The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware, A Reader’s Advisory