Friday, March 13, 2015
Reading right now:
“Nobody Walks” by Mick Herron. Herron wrote a series about private investigator Zoe Boehm and several standalone books. His latest thriller centers around a former British intelligence agent (Tom Bettany) who is estranged from his 26-year old son, his former life, and is now working in a meat processing plant in France. When he receives a call telling him his son is dead, he returns to London to find out what really happened to his son which leads him into trouble with those who may be behind the new tragedy, as well was, those who have reason to hate him from his past life.
“Star Fall” by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles. This is the seventeenth novel in the Detective Inspector Bill Slider series. Harrod-Eagles is a prolific author who writes three separate series and had authored many stand-alone books. In her latest book, Slider must investigate the stabbing death of a celebrity host of a television show. The victim is antiques expert Rowland Egerton who is stabbed to death in his London home. While it could be a robbery gone wrong, it could also be that one of Egerton’s many enemies could have gotten tired of his phony charm.
Other Mysterious Things:
Who doesn’t like English mystery authors? No matter what types of mysteries you read, there is bound to be a few English authors on your list of favorites. Some of your favorites may include Rhys Bowen, Denise Mina, Minette Walters, Elizabeth George, Alan Bradley, Kate Atkinson, and Ruth Rendell. There are several British authors with books coming out this month. “False Impression” by Veronica Heley is the ninth book in the Abbott Agency series. “The Life I Left Behind” by Colette McBeth is her second stand-alone thriller. “The Winter Foundlings” by Kate Rhodes is the third book in the London forensic psychologist Alice Quentin series. Emily Brightwell’s 34th book in the Mrs. Jeffries series came out in February. Canadian author Jon Redfern’s “Children of the Tide” takes place in the 1840s in London and is the second book in the inspector Owen Endersby series.