Hi mystery fans! I am writing this earlier than usual since there will be a holiday — which many will be recovering from the day this sends — so it may sound weird for me to say my weekend plans but I’m planning on curling up with a giant stack of graphic novels including Rainbow Rowell’s new She-Hulk (loving!) and Spy X Family Vol 5 (always fun!). And don’t worry, in between all this, I still overwhelmingly read the mystery/thriller/crime genre.
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Murder is a Piece of Cake (Baker Street Mystery #2) by Valerie Burns
For fans of cozy mysteries, bakery settings, and dogs!
In the series beginning (Two Parts Sugar, One Part Murder), Maddy Montgomery’s life fell apart and so she moved to the small town of New Bison, Michigan where her Great Aunt left her a bakery, home, and dog (English Mastiff!) in her will. Now she’s working on keeping her Great Aunt’s legacy going strong in the Spring Baking Festival. One of the problems though is a new bakery has opened and the owner is known for sabotaging others. Which would be bad enough if he wasn’t found murdered, with a knife from Maddy’s bakery as the weapon…
The Art Thief: A True Story of Love, Crime, and a Dangerous Obsession by Michael Finkel
For fans of nonfiction and art heists!
This takes you into the decade where Stéphane Breitwieser, with his girlfriend as the lookout, stole hundreds of works of art across Europe. He kept them all for himself to admire, but couldn’t stop trying to pull off more heists leading to finally getting caught.
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In the last newsletter, I mentioned (shouted) that Tana French and Alyssa Cole have new novels coming out in 2024 (!!!!!!) so I thought I’d once again mention exciting upcoming titles but give you already published books to pick up in the meantime.
Quiet In Her Bones by Nalini Singh
Here’s a psychological suspense set in a wealthy New Zealand cul-de-sac with secrets, a missing mother’s body found after years, and a son wanting answers, makes for a great trope mix for a beach read.
(TW alcoholism/ domestic abuse/ statutory (19/16)/ dog death questioned as poisoning, no graphic details/ past suicide, detail/ past eating disorder, detail)
2024 title releasing: There Should Have Been Eight by Nalini Singh — a remote thriller set in the New Zealand Alps!
The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
Here’s a ghostly mystery with past and present stories where a niece takes a job at a creepy motel 35 years after her aunt disappeared from there hoping to get answers…
(TW mentions past rape, not graphic)
2024 title releasing: Murder Road by Simone St. James — a “terrifying” novel set in the ’90s that starts with a couple picking up a hitchhiker on a deserted road who turns out to be bleeding and later dies…
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