There are lots of good-looking mysteries hitting store shelves in December —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 Ghost and Mrs. Mewer Author: Krista Davis
Release Date: December 02, 2014 ISBN: 9780425262566
Why? It feels a little odd to read a Halloween mystery in December. Halloween mysteries are best when accompanied by the howling winds and falling leaves of autumn, not the crackling fireplaces and drifting snow of (almost) winter. But this one’s plot – the little town of Wagtail, VA finds its annual Halloween celebration disrupted by a team of ghost hunters investigating local legends and a murder at the site of an infamous haunting – and Davis’s captivating writing style are tempting enough that I might make an exception.
Title: The Red Queen’s Run Author: Bourne Morris
Release Date: December 09, 2014 ISBN: 9781940976570
Why? It’s fitting that Morris’s debut novel would involve the murder of the dean at a university and the suspects among its fractured faculty: As a former Journalism professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, she has firsthand knowledge of campus life and politics. I love a campus mystery, and Morris’s extensive experience should make this a good one.
Title: Shadow Of Doubt Author: Nancy Cole Silverman
Release Date: December 02, 2014 ISBN: 9781940976532
Why? A Hollywood agent, murdered in her bathtub; the victim’s nieces, pitted against each other in the media frenzy after one is accused; a radio talk show reporter, determined to track down whodunit and clear her friend’s name; a psychic suddenly predicting more deaths…This one just sounds fun.
Those are my picks for December 2014. What new mystery releases are you anticipating?