Thursday, October 18, 2007
Holiday Books Recommendations - Mystery
Several wonderful friends have asked if my books will be available this year in time for Christmas. Unfortunately no. In the meantime, I see no reason that I can't try to influence your book-buying, since some of you asked...
Christine Goff combines two great ways to spend time, reading and birdwatching. (And doesn't she have beautiful covers?) This terrific series also has a scene that references The In-laws, a favorite movie of mine. Isn't Peter Falk awesome?
Susan Goodwill's book is fun and light with numerous laugh out loud moments and quirky characters. Fans of NYT-bestselling author Jennifer Crusie will enjoy it. Susan's new book will be out in spring, so now is a great time to get introduced to this series.
John Getze's book is just as cool and funny as he is. Austin Carr is the sort of hero you have to shake your head at while rooting for him to survive his adventures. I loved this book, and it was the first book my dad has liked as much as Lawrence Block and Janet Evanovich.
Nancy Pickard's early works are absolutely terrific. I could not put down her novel, The Whole Truth. But this latest book, The Virgin of Small Plains is actually superior. Don't talented and skilled authors who get even better with time, amaze you? They do me. Tami Hoag's like that. Anyway, Virgin transcends the genre and is at once literary and suspenseful. It's a title that should not be missed.
Anyone who knows these books are welcomed to comment (including the authors :) ) And if you've got other literary suggestions those are welcome too. In the next couple weeks, I'm going to post some of my favorite titles for romance, young adult, fantasy, and literary.