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: 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

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: 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