Turning to Mysteries: Even If It Kills Her by Kate White

Kate White, former editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, gave an inspirational talk recently in Richmond, sharing such nuggets as “don’t believe everything you think,” “own your excellence,” “don’t lose fabulous opportunities,” “you don’t have to be 100% right,” and “ask for what you want.” Energetic and personable, White gave examples from her own work experience to illustrate her … More Turning to Mysteries: Even If It Kills Her by Kate White

Turning to Mysteries: The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

British writer Anthony Horowitz cleverly combines fact and fiction as Horowitz becomes a character in his own mystery,The Word is Murder. Former detective Daniel Hawthorne, who is investigating the death of a woman who planned her own funeral and then was murdered six hours later, hires Horowitz to assist him and to write Hawthorne’s memoir. … More Turning to Mysteries: The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

Turning to Mysteries: Murder at the Moonshine Inn by Maggie King

This month my featured author is Maggie King, who lives in Richmond, Va. and is a fellow member of Sisters-in-Crime and James River Writers. A graduate of Elizabeth Seton College and Rochester Institute of Technology, Maggie worked as a software developer, retail sales manager and customer service supervisor before turning her skills to writing mysteries. Her style can … More Turning to Mysteries: Murder at the Moonshine Inn by Maggie King

Turning to Mysteries: Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Into the Water by best-selling author Paula Hawkins is not an easy read. Each of the first chapters is told from the point of view of a new character, and I found myself flipping back to the beginning as I read through the book, trying to remember who everyone was. Plus, the book keeps jumping back … More Turning to Mysteries: Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Turning to Mysteries: The Sorbonne Affair by Mark Pryor

In The Sorbonne Affair by Mark Pryor, American romance writer Helen Hancock discovers a spy camera in her Paris hotel room. Former FBI profiler Hugo Marston, now head of security for the American Embassy, is sent to investigate. Soon an embarrassing video featuring Hancock and one of her writing students is posted to the internet. As Marston … More Turning to Mysteries: The Sorbonne Affair by Mark Pryor

Turning to Mysteries: Vineyard Victims by Ellen Crosby

Ellen Crosby’s mystery Vineyard Victimshas just been nominated for a Mary Higgins Clark award! This is Crosby’s eighth book in her Wine Country Mystery series, featuring Lucie Montgomery as the owner of a Virginia-based vineyard. Lucie is forced off a rain-slicked road by former presidential candidate Jamie Vaughan. He crashes into the gates of the Montgomery … More Turning to Mysteries: Vineyard Victims by Ellen Crosby

Turning to Mysteries: Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton

Y is for Yesterday is the last book in Sue Grafton’s Alphabet series. There will be no “Z,” since Grafton died in December. Along with many other Grafton fans, I was greatly saddened by news of her death. I have read every Grafton book, starting with A is for Alibi. Her detective, Kinsey Millhone, was a very likeable … More Turning to Mysteries: Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton

Turning to Mysteries: A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny

Louise Penny is the author of the Chief Inspector Gamache novels, a mystery series set in the fictional city of Three Pines in Canada. In A Trick of the Light, artist Clara Morrow finally receives recognition for a lifetime of work by having a solo show at the Muse̒e d’Art Contemporain in Montreal. At a party in … More Turning to Mysteries: A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny

Turning to Mysteries: Seeing Red by Sandra Brown

Seeing Red by best-selling author Sandra Brown is a suspenseful, tightly plotted thriller that pulled me in and kept me turning pages to see what would happen next. Kerra Bailey is a TV journalist determined to get a career-boosting interview with Major Franklin Trapper, who twenty-five years ago led a group of survivors from a bombed … More Turning to Mysteries: Seeing Red by Sandra Brown