Cindy Burnet of Thoughts of a Page joins us again today with Great Mysteries Out in Early 2017.
Great Mysteries Out in Early 2017
While I love to read a wide range of books, well-written mysteries are definitely a highlight for me. In the next few months, numerous new mysteries are being published, and the ones chronicled below are high on my list of must-reads in this genre. I have already made it through several of them and eagerly anticipate the rest. (If the book has not been published yet, I include the publication date.)
The Dry by Jane Harper – The Dry is Harper’s debut novel and has generated a great deal of buzz including inclusion on Amazon’s Best Book January 2017 list. An Australian federal agent returns to his hometown to investigate the suicide of his childhood best friend. Billed as a page-turner with lots of twists, The Dry is high on my list to read very soon. The book has been optioned for a movie by Reese Witherspoon’s production company, Pacific Standard.
The Trapped Girl by Robert Dugoni – This is the fourth installment in the Tracy Crosswhite series. I had not read the first three but thoroughly enjoyed this mystery set in Seattle. Dugoni writes a clever tale with multiple twists and red herrings and a highly satisfying ending. Crosswhite makes a fabulous, highly likeable protagonist, and I look forward to going back and reading the first three books in the series.
Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach – Dead Letters is another debut novel that has everyone talking. Ava and Zelda are twins, and Zelda has died under mysterious circumstances. Ava, who left several years previously, returns home for the funeral and begins receiving mysterious letters from Zelda. As the letters keep arriving, Ava is determined to figure out how and why Zelda is sending them. Kirkus Reviews describes it as the combination of “the clever mystery of Agatha Christie, the wit of Dorothy Parker, and the inebriated Gothic of Eugene O’Neill.” Need I say more? Comes out February 21, 2017.
Vicious Circle by C.J. Box – While there are a number of mystery series that I love to read, C.J. Box’s Joe Pickett series is consistently my favorite. Pickett is a game warden in Wyoming and frequently deals with crimes committed on public lands. His family plays a prominent role in most of the books as does his sometimes sidekick Nate Romanowski. In Vicious Circle, Joe must defend his family against a family seeking retribution. I have thoroughly enjoyed every single book in this series and cannot wait to start this one soon. Comes out March 21, 2017.
In This Grave Hour by Jacqueline Winspear – This series is another one I always enjoy. Maisie Dobbs served as a nurse in World War 1. Following the war, she returned to London and began working with her mentor Dr. Maurice Blanche as a detective. This is the thirteenth novel in the series, and it takes place in 1939 at the beginning of World War 2. I just finished reading this book, and it is spectacular. Maisie’s character has evolved over the years, and Winspear includes so much wonderful period detail in her stories, focusing in this installment on London and the surrounding areas at the start of the war. Comes out March 14, 2017.
The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda – Miranda’s first novel for adults, All the Missing Girls, was one of my top thrillers of 2016. Early buzz about her follow-up thriller, The Perfect Stranger, indicates that her new book will be just as intriguing. Leah Stevens is a journalist whose career is on the skids. Leah runs into an old friend with troubles of her own, and the two women decide to move to a small Pennsylvania town to each start over. The friend, Emmy Grey, disappears fairly soon after they relocate, and as Leah’s search for Emmy continues, it quickly becomes apparent that Emmy has some secrets she has been hiding. Comes out April 14, 2017.
Cindy received review copies of this books. All opinions are her own.
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