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

Turning to Mysteries: The Lost Order by Steve Berry

In The Lost Order, Steve Berry follows his signature style of opening with an historical event – a fire at the Smithsonian in D.C. in 1865 – and then brings the action into the present day as former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone struggles to find billions in missing Confederate gold before the bad guys can get … More Turning to Mysteries: The Lost Order by Steve Berry

Turning to Mysteries: Fallout by Sara Paretsky

In Fallout, best-selling author Sara Paretsky takes her private investigator V.I. Warshawski on a field trip, out of her usual Chicago haunts and into the flatlands of Kansas, as she searches for a vanished film student and a former Hollywood star. Accompanied by her faithful dog Peppy, V.I. uses the internet as well as good old … More Turning to Mysteries: Fallout by Sara Paretsky

Turning to Mysteries: Trust No One by Paul Cleave

In his mystery Trust No One, New Zealand writer Paul Cleve pushes the concept of the “unreliable narrator” to new heights. Protagonist Jerry Grey, a writer of crime novels under the pseudonym Henry Cutter, has developed early-onset Alzheimer’s at age 49 and finds himself unable to distinguish between fiction and reality. He confesses that some … More Turning to Mysteries: Trust No One by Paul Cleave

Turning to Mysteries: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Author Ruth Ware, riding the popularity of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, has published The Woman in Cabin 10. Like The Girl on the Train, Ware’s book has an unreliable narrator. Did journalist Lo Blacklock, who is prone to panic attacks, really witness a murder? Or was it just a hallucination brought on by … More Turning to Mysteries: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Turning to Mysteries: In the Woods by Tana French

In the Woods by Tana French is one of my favorite mysteries ever. It’s set in Ireland, where three children disappear overnight in the woods behind their homes. The next day one of them is discovered clinging to a tree, scratched and bloody, with no memory of what happened. The other two are never found. … More Turning to Mysteries: In the Woods by Tana French

Turning to Mysteries: Parker Field by Howard Owen

  What better way to celebrate spring and the start of baseball season than by reading Parker Field, a mystery about baseball? Especially when the book is written by Richmonder Howard Owen, who is one of the founders of James River Writers, a local writing group. In the novel, Owen brings back his crusty protagonist Willie … More Turning to Mysteries: Parker Field by Howard Owen