Crime writing authors are some of the most generous and encouraging people I’ve ever met! I’ve worked in a few areas of the entertainment industry, and usually it’s cut throat and has an air of “You have to fail for me to succeed.” Which is awful. But crime writers? Man, these people love to help each other. So here are a handful of the books I’ve read lately – and there’s something for everyone! From historic mysteries that have you time travel to places that tantalize all the senses and make you miss them when you’re not reading them, to a touch of the magical with the world of alchemy and a gargoyle that becomes a touching friend (not to mention fabulous chef), to a riveting modern day mystery that keeps you up guessing the outcome and you just HAVE to keep reading “one more chapter” (not to mention a steamy shower scene;-), to heart-pounding car chases and the best kind of book-that-reads-like-a-motion-picture CIA / MI6 novel! Enjoy – go get these books – and by all means #FollowFriday them on social media. Cheers!
Dreamland by Nancy Bilyeau
LOVED this book! I of course love historic New York City, and what is more magical and intriguing than Coney Island?! I adored the Downton Abbey period of the luxuriant upper class of New York mixed in with the colorful, magical, fantastical world that was original Coney Island. The mystery as well as the memorable characters will stay with me for a long time. Highly recommend.
Book Link: https://www.amazon.com/Dreamland-Nancy-Bilyeau-ebook/dp/B07ZL5ZBCQ/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2NUEIHM38GQ2T&keywords=dreamland&qid=1580402165&sprefix=dreamland%2Caps%2C163&sr=8-2
Outfox by Sandra Brown
Outfox had a tangled mystery that kept me turning pages with Sandra Brown’s effortless ability to keep the intensity of both the story and characters at a fever pitch. I always enjoy her books! She has a way of capturing scenes that stay with me for years. Not all books can do that. I love it when they do.
Book Link: https://www.amazon.com/Outfox-Sandra-Brown-ebook/dp/B07L2VDWXK/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=outfox&qid=1580402207&sr=8-1
Mission Critical by Mark Greaney
I love the Gray Man series. If you’re in the mood for action, fantastic car chases, and heart racing scenes in a novel that reads like the best kind of CIA / MI6 movie, you’ll absolutely enjoy it!
Book Link: https://www.amazon.com/Mission-Critical/dp/B07L17BBC9/ref=sr_1_1?crid=23PR51RM1T23L&keywords=mission+critical+mark+greaney&qid=1580402231&sprefix=mission+critical%2Caps%2C137&sr=8-1
Accidental Alchemist by Gigi Pandian
LOVED this fun, intriguing and totally different book. I enjoyed the characters, the interesting world of historic alchemy, and the magical kind of quality to both the topic as well the mystery that made it a joy to read. Will definitely race to the next one in the series!
Book Link: https://www.amazon.com/The-Accidental-Alchemist/dp/B00RN7LVPG/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=accidental+alchemist&qid=1580402279&s=audible&sr=1-1
Murder at Kensington Palace by Andrea Penrose
I truly enjoy Wrexford and Sloan. These two main characters have a completely original approach to the Regency period. Wrexford, a gentleman and a scientist, and Charlotte Sloan, a society lady in hiding as she secretly pens the satirical caricatures of high society with acerbic wit, you get a unique take on their world that goes far beyond most Regency period novels. With glimpses into the seamy side of London streets as well as high society, then into the constantly moving world of science at that time, it’s a total joy to read. LOVE the series!
Book Link: https://www.amazon.com/Murder-Kensington-Palace-Wrexford-Mystery-ebook/dp/B07MP5C22G/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2QER6PMP75YXX&keywords=murder+at+kensington+palace&qid=1580402318&s=digital-text&sprefix=murder+at+kensington+palace%2Caudible%2C142&sr=1-1