Mysteries for Those Cold Nights
You can't go wrong with a good mystery on a cold night. Even though we haven't had any really cold weather to speak of, you know it's coming!
You Don't Want to Know
By Lisa Jackson
Lisa Jackson is one of the most prolific thriller writers around today. I don't think I've ever read one of her books that I didn't like.
Ava dreams of her son, Noah, who disappeared two years ago at the age of 2. His body was never found, and Ava has never given up hope.
She has heard him crying and seen him walking down by the docks. After stints in a couple of mental institutions, she is back home on the family estate, determined to find out if she is crazy or if Noah is alive.
Looking for Yesterday
By Marcia Muller
Grand Central, $26
Marcia Muller is the author of the Sharon McCone series. Here Sharon tries to help Caro Warrick, who was acquitted of the murder of her best friend, put rumors to rest. When Caro is beaten up on Sharon's doorstep, it becomes pretty obvious that Sharon is on the right track.
Stranger in the Room
By Amanda Kyle Williams
Williams' first book, "The Stranger You Seek," introduced readers to Keye Street, a former FBI profiler turned private eye.
The Atlanta Police Department calls on Keye to profile a killer, and she is also involved in a case in the Georgia mountains in which it seems that a funeral home owner isn't fulfilling his obligations. Keye is in a one-day-at-time battle with the bottle as well, and is also trying to juggle a relationship with a police lieutenant.
This book will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Nowhere to Hide
By Nancy Bush
Nancy Bush writes some of the best romantic suspense novels of any author out there.
Detective September Rafferty, known as Nine to her friends, realizes a killer is targeting her directly when she receives artwork in the mail - something she did in seventh grade.
One of the suspects is Jake Westerly, an old classmate, but September can't believe that he is capable of these murders, and some things also point to a family member.
A guaranteed page-turner.
By Wendy Corsi Staub
Here's another page-turner.
This story began in "Nightwatcher," during the events of 9/11. Now Allison Taylor, who escaped the serial killer in the first book, has married Mack MacKenna, and 10 years later they live in a suburb of New York City.
But things are not going well. Mack is sleepwalking and remembers nothing of what happens during the times he has left the house. And women are being murdered using the same method as Nightwatcher, who has committed suicide while in prison.
I hope the third book comes out soon!
By Michael Crichton and Richard Preston
Oh, I can see that this book, the stuff of science fiction (I think), would make a great movie! Richard Preston completed this book after Crichton's death, and he did a great job.
In Hawaii, seven grad students recruited by a pioneering microbiology start-up firm find themselves in uncharted territory when they learn too much about a dangerous technology.
I haven't always gotten into Crichton's books, but this one really grabbed me .
Cat Telling Tales
By Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Another delightful tale featuring feline private investigator Joe Grey and his buddies.
Joe helps the police solve more than one murder with his sneaky techniques.
Murphy's delightful characters, both feline and human, are always a treat.
Contact Faye Dasen at fdasen@ thepilot.com or (910) 693-2475.
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