Another year is almost gone, proving once again that all the cliches about time flying are absolutely true. It's customary to make a New Year's resolution and then forget about it in a few weeks. So my New Years resolution is pretty laid back and easily achievable. My resolution is to make time to read four particular books that I am excited about. Of course, I'll wind up reading more.
Chris Pavone's The Travelers
I really enjoyed reading Pavone's previous standalone thrillers, The Expats and The Accident. In his third standalone, a mild-mannered travel writer gets sucked into a game of lying and spying. Duplicity is the name of the game here. This book comes out in March.
Laurie R. King, The Murder of Mary Russell
King's protagonist, Mary Russell is a female match for Sherlock Holmes and it is so much fun to get lost her in her world. This time, the action begins when Mary learns secrets from Mrs. Hudson's past that lead to murder.
Here's what Laurie R. King had to say about the book at the Bouchercon convention in October.
This book comes out in early April.
Catriona McPherson's Quiet Neighbors
Catriona McPherson brings us another psychological thriller in, Quiet Neighbors. It's about a woman who runs away to a wonderful old book shop. This book comes out in early April. I'll be interviewing Catriona at the Left Coast Crime mystery fan convention in Phoenix, February 25-28.
David Morrell's Ruler of the Night
This is the third book in Morrell's historical Thomas DeQuincey series. I loved the first two books as they wind through London in 1855, in the early years when the town had its first nascent police force. The character of DeQuincey, based on the writer called The Opium Easter.
Come back tomorrow and see Kerry Hammond's reading plans for 2016.