Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Mystery Monday: Book Lists!

1. THE LAST MILE (Book 2) David Baldacci
 A fabulous follow-up to the first book - I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. Great characters, plot and twists and turns!
      THE MEMORY MAN (Book 1) David Baldacci
If you are looking for a different kind of hero and a truly suspenseful story...I HIGHLY recommend this novel.
2. THE SHARK (Book 1) Mary Burton
A great romantic-suspense novel - heavier on the suspense but there is plenty of chemistry between between the hero and heroine.  And, there is more to come in this series.
3. BLOOD DEFENSE (Book 1) Marcia Clark
I loved Clark's Rachel Knight series and this new series has promise - this time Clark focuses on the defense side.
4. OBSESSION by Nora Roberts
This novel is a bit more romance than suspense, but I really enjoyed the beginning part of the novel which is heavy on suspense.  
5. REDEMPTION by John Hart
It has been a few years since I have read a book by Hart. After reading his newest book I am eager to catch up the rest of the books I have not read.  He's great with characterization and keeping suspense high!

1. GREY MASK (Book 1) Patricia Wentworth
If you are looking for cozy mysteries like Agatha Christie give Wentworth's series, Miss Silver a try.  This series was written in 1920 to 1950s and are quick reads!
2.WHAT ANGELS FEAR (Book 1) C.S. Harris
I am only on book six but I love this historical mystery series already.  It is set in the 19th century, England and is well-researched.  I enjoy the interesting mysteries, the great unforgettable characters and the suspense.
3. BLINDSIGHTED (Book 1) Karin Slaughter
One of my favourite suspense authors and series. I will warn you that these are gritty mysteries.  This is not for the faint of hearts.  The characters are very realistic and flawed so get
ready for an emotional ride.
4. DON'T TELL (Book 1) Karen Rose
Karen Rose, in my opinion, is the queen of romantic-suspense.  She is able to balance the romance and suspense so well. 
A very witty historical mystery series starring a young girl solving murders.  I love the characters and Bradley is so brilliant with his words.

1. THAT NIGHT by Chevy Stevens
One of favourite Canadian suspense authors! I enjoy this novel and the first two books she wrote as they are heavy with the suspense.  
2. DARK PASSAGE by David Goodis
This noir mystery was written in the 1950s (and was made into a movie with Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart).  I enjoyed the psychological story as much as the suspense.
3. THE THIN MAN by Dashiell Hammett
Another mystery from the golden age but this one is a bit lighter with the witty Nick and Nora Charles. 
4. TELL NO ONE & GONE FOR GOOD by Harlan Coben
I could not choose between these two standalone novels.  They are both high octane suspense.  I dare you to not stay up to finish it!
5. WHISPERS AND LIES by Joy Fielding
This novel reminds me of a modern noir with plenty of psychological suspense.

1. COLLECTING THE DEAD by Spencer Kope (JUNE 28, 2016)
2. MISSING, PRESUMED by Susie Steiner (JUNE 28, 2016)
"At thirty-nine, Manon Bradshaw is a devoted and respected member of the Cambridgeshire police force, and though she loves her job, what she longs for is a personal life. Single and distant from her family, she wants a husband and children of her own. One night, after yet another disastrous Internet date, she turns on her police radio to help herself fall asleep—and receives an alert that sends her to a puzzling crime scene.

Edith Hind—a beautiful graduate student at Cambridge University and daughter of the surgeon to the Royal Family—has been reported missing for nearly twenty-four hours. Her home offers few clues: a smattering of blood in the kitchen, her keys and phone left behind, the front door ajar but showing no signs of forced entry. Manon instantly knows this case will be big—and that every second is crucial to finding Edith alive.

The investigation starts with Edith's loved ones: her attentive boyfriend, her reserved best friend, and her patrician parents. As the search widens and press coverage reaches a frenzied pitch, secrets begin to emerge about Edith's tangled love life and her erratic behavior leading up to her disappearance. With no clear leads, Manon summons every last bit of her skill and intuition to close the case, and what she discovers will have shocking consequences not just for Edith's family, but for Manon herself."
3. ALL THE MISSING GIRLS by Megan Miranda (JUNE 28, 2016)
"Like the spellbinding psychological suspense in The Girl on the Train and Luckiest Girl Alive, Megan Miranda’s novel is a nail-biting, breathtaking story about the disappearances of two young women—a decade apart—told in reverse.

It’s been ten years since Nicolette Farrell left her rural hometown after her best friend, Corinne, disappeared from Cooley Ridge without a trace. Back again to tie up loose ends and care for her ailing father, Nic is soon plunged into a shocking drama that reawakens Corinne’s case and breaks open old wounds long since stitched.

The decade-old investigation focused on Nic, her brother Daniel, boyfriend Tyler, and Corinne’s boyfriend Jackson. Since then, only Nic has left Cooley Ridge. Daniel and his wife, Laura, are expecting a baby; Jackson works at the town bar; and Tyler is dating Annaleise Carter, Nic’s younger neighbor and the group’s alibi the night Corinne disappeared. Then, within days of Nic’s return, Annaleise goes missing.

Told backwards—Day 15 to Day 1—from the time Annaleise goes missing, Nic works to unravel the truth about her younger neighbor’s disappearance, revealing shocking truths about her friends, her family, and what really happened to Corinne that night ten years ago."
4. AMONG THE WICKED (Book 8) by Linda Castillo (JULY 12, 2016)
5. FREE FALL (Book 4) Rick Mofina (July 26)
"Pilots with no control…

High above the Adirondack Mountains, a commuter flight to New York City turns into a rolling, twisting nightmare, plunging from the sky before the crew regains control. Then, in London, a jetliner crashes into the runway, killing fifteen people.

Investigators with no answers…

Reporter Kate Page believes something beyond mechanical—or human—error is behind the incidents that have air investigators baffled. But the mystery deepens as teams scramble to pinpoint a link between the tragedies, and Kate receives an untraceable message from someone boasting responsibility and threatening another event.

A looming disaster…

As Kate, the FBI and the NTSB race to find answers, the shadow figures behind the operation launch their most devastating plan yet, and time ticks down on one of the greatest tragedies the world has ever known."
*will be reviewed on My Novelesque Life

Tomorrow I will have more recommendations for your summer reading...Truthful Tuesday (Nonfiction).

k (My Novelesque Life)


  1. Thank you! That is a great compliment coming from you :)