There are lots of good-looking mysteries hitting store shelves in November —just not enough time to read them all (at least for me). But here are a few that I am going to try to get my hands on as soon as they are released:
Title: The Bullet Catch Author: John Gaspard
Release Date: November 04, 2014 ISBN: 9781940976433
Why? Gaspard’s first Eli Marks Mystery, The Ambitious Card, was a tightly woven story with a swiftly moving plot and loads of card tricks, psychics, and some unexpected plot shifts. I’m excited to find out what trouble Eli will get into this time! Also, I miss Uncle Harry and his cronies, The Minneapolis Mystics (or, as Eli calls them, The Artful Codgers).
Title: Suede To Rest Author: Diane Vallere
Release Date: November 04, 2014 ISBN: 9780425270578
Why? I’ve greatly enjoyed Vallere’s witty Mad for Mod series. Suede To Rest is the first book in her new Material Witness series, so I don’t know much about the heroine, Polyester (Poly) Monroe. From the book’s description, though, Poly is a (former?) dress designer that’s returned to her hometown to try and revive her family’s textile store. But her plans are thwarted thanks to a pushy land developer, a murder behind the store, and a family tragedy from Poly’s past that may or may not be linked to the recent murder. I’m not sure how Poly will stack up to Madison Night, but I like Vallere’s writing style so I’m willing to give this new series a shot. If nothing else, it will tide me over until her next Mad for Mod novel, With Vics You Get Eggroll, is released in April 2015.
Title: The Cinderella Murder
Author: Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke
Release Date: November 18, 2014 ISBN: 9781476763125
Why? I have not yet read I’ve Got You Under My Skin, the Mary Higgins Clark novel released earlier this year, but imagine I should before opening up this book. I’ve Got You Under My Skin introduced readers to television producer Laurie Moran and the crew of Under Suspicion, a reality show featuring reenactments of cold cases. The Cinderella Murder revisits these characters and throws them into an unsolved mystery involving a dead UCLA student whose body was found with only one shoe on. It is co-written by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke. I’m interested to see how their writing styles will mesh together. And supposedly this is the start of a new series.
Those are my picks for November 2014. What new mystery releases are you anticipating?