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Mystery & Suspense from the 2015 Winter Newsletter

These titles were featured in our 2015 Winter Newsletter.

 

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine by Alexander McCall Smith

The best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series returns with the latest installment in his beloved mystery series. Business is slow, so Chief Investigator Precious Ramotswe is persuaded to take her first-ever holiday, but before she can depart a new client arrives: a young woman who is upset that her father’s reputation as a hero of Botswana is being challenged. Bookshop will be welcoming McCall Smith for a book talk about his endearing series at an off-site event on November 9th. Please check our event page for ticket availability.

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The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine By Alexander McCall Smith Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307911568
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Published: Pantheon Books - October 27th, 2015

Dreaming Spies by Laurie R. King

In King’s fine mysteries involving Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell, Russell never seems to get a chance to catch her breath, and for that I am grateful. Dreaming Spies takes place in two countries and in two timelines —we see Russell and Holmes travel to Japan just after the events of The Game, hoping to take a vacation (yeah, right), but a year later, back in England, they discover that the events of that trip are still very much with them. Though she must be getting tired, I for one hope that Ms. Russell never decides to retire.  --Kat

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Dreaming Spies: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes By Laurie R. King Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345531810
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Published: Bantam - October 6th, 2015

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

Forty-eight hours after reluctantly arriving at an estranged friend’s bachelorette party in a glass house deep in the woods, Nora awakens in a hospital with one thought: “What have I done?” Thus begins a twisting, slightly creepy tale that shifts between the party—where tensions rise and old wounds fester—and Nora’s struggle to remember what happened that final night. I devoured this book in two sittings—it’s a total pleasure.  --Flannery

American Blood by Ben Sanders

A brooding, seething nihilism pervades Ben Sanders’ debut. Characters muse on existentialism while spiraling into necessary violence, alternating between questioning and accepting their own nature. Is spilling blood chosen or destined? Is there a way out? Perhaps the choice has become the destiny. Our central character is Jack Reacher as written by Cormac McCarthy, a man reconciling his morality and ferocity at every turn.  --Dillon

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American Blood: A Novel (Marshall Grade #1) By Ben Sanders Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250058799
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Published: Minotaur Books - November 17th, 2015

All the Old Knives by Olen Steinhauer

This is the spy novel at its most intimate. Elegant and aching, masterfully crafted, All the Old Knives exudes a subtle, delectable tension. Steinhauer uses alternating points of view between ex-lovers, one out of the game and one very much still in, to explore the murky details of an old job gone horribly wrong. Guarded emotions flare as a dangerous game of subterfuge plays out, each character vying to outwit the other over a deadly final meal.  --Dillon

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All the Old Knives: A Novel By Olen Steinhauer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250045430
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Published: Picador - November 3rd, 2015

Jade Dragon Mountain by Elsa Hart

Exiled librarian Li Du arrives in Dayan, on the Chinese-Tibetan border, shortly before a festival honoring the emperor. The last thing he wants to do is stay, but when a Jesuit priest is murdered, Li Du is ordered to catch the killer before the emperor arrives. Set in 1708 and rife with political and religious tensions, this richly descriptive, clever mystery will appeal to mystery lovers and historical fiction fans alike.  --Flannery

The Ghost Fields by Elly Griffiths

When a WWII aircraft is found buried in the moors with the pilot inside, forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway is called in and finds herself embroiled in another murder investigation. I’ve read this entire series (starting with The Crossing Places), and this is my favorite so far. Revolving around a secretive aristocratic family and complicated by a film crew, this dryly funny book has an intriguing mystery and features the ever-endearing Ruth. I loved it!  --Flannery

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

Exciting sequel! Three books in, Robert Galbraith (otherwise known as J.K. Rowling) continues to write intelligent mysteries with incredible entertainment value. In Career of Evil, Galbraith introduces a compelling dynamic: not only is private dick Cormoran Strike’s strong-headed “secretary” now doing detective work, but the pair stumble upon a unique case which forces the very reserved protagonist to examine his own past. The grisly riddle delivers itself straight to Strike’s office in the form of a packaged, severed limb.  —a.c.

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Career of Evil (A Cormoran Strike Novel #3) By Robert Galbraith Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316349932
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Published: Mulholland Books - October 20th, 2015

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