Mysteries for Summer Reading
Here are three murder mysteries that have recently crossed my desk.
The Anatomy of Death
By Felicity Young
This mystery is set in London in the early part of the 20th century as women seek the right to vote.
Dody McCleland is England's first female autopsy surgeon, a position she has had to fight for. After a women's rights rally ends with the death of one of the suffragettes, Dody is called on to do the autopsy. Chief Detective Inspector Pike is investigating, but because it's been said that a policeman was responsible, he isn't sure who he can trust. Neither is Dody. They pool their resources to find the killer.
Death of a Kingfisher
By M.C. Beaton
Grand Central, $24.99
Fans of Hamish MacBeth, rejoice! The constable returns in this, the 27th novel of the series. Buchan's Wood, a beautiful location near Braikie, in Scotland, has been renamed "The Fairy Glen," in order to attract tourists during the economic downturn. When a kingfishers, the "mascot" of the Glen, is found hanged, and vandalism is running rampant in the village, Hamish finds there is more afoot than anyone realizes.
The Body in the Boudoir
By Katherine Hall Page
William Morrow, $23.99
This is the 20th Faith Fairchild novel from Page's pen (or keyboard, I guess). I really enjoyed this one because readers get to go back in time and find out how Faith met and married her husband, Tom. And of course, mystery and mayhem surround the whole occasion. Regular readers of this cozy mystery series shouldn't miss this volume.
Contact Faye Dasen at fdasen@ thepilot.com or (910) 693-2475.
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