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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.

9 Comments

  1. I definitely tend to make some poor choices. But doesn't everybody? The Famous Author sends his regards and thanks, Kimberly. Me, as well, only I'll add a big e-kiss.


  2. Kim,
    How nice to see your book recommendations. And how nice of you to include BrigaDOOM.
    I am looking forward to the release of the first Kimberly Frost book. I hope you come to Michigan to sign books the second it's on the shelves.
    Susan G.


  3. When can I get KF's first book?

    -Leonard


  4. Am putting up the reviews I wrote for several of these books on my site. All four are winners, and I can't wait for the follow-ups.

    -rick
    http://www.muse-needed.blogspot.com/


  5. Kimberly, Thanks for reminding me to get the paperback copy of The Virgin of Small Plains. I've got it in hardback, but I want to have the book club version.


  6. Whooops - And I want to get those other books too!


  7. Hey everyone,

    Thanks for stopping in! I can't wait for these authors' new releases. Spring will be a good time.


  8. I've always had pretty covers, but they haven't always been as representative of the book as this one. The first book had a Costa Rica rainforest type cover, though the book was set in CO. The second one initially had the wrong bird, then the wrong bird repainted. The third book had a cartoonish-looking bird. The fourth book they got right, except for the bird that's falling out of the sky with a wrung neck. I can't wait to see your covers, Kimberly. Any previews at hand?

    Thanks for the plug, and I'm sending a big e-hug!


  9. Chris,

    No cover previews at this point. I don't even have a pub date yet. LOL. As you know, things move at their own pace in the world of publishing.

    I hope progress on your new book is going well!


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