New Mysteries – February 2015

So many mysteries, so little time to read them. Here are a few upcoming February releases that have piqued my interest:


A Murder Of Magpies book cover
A Murder of Magpies     Author: Judith Flanders

Release Date: February 24, 2015      ISBN:     9781250056450

Plot:    An unpublished manuscript on a fashion industry scandal embroils a London book editor in a criminal investigation.


Why?    I really like the title and cover, and the publishing world has always fascinated me-it seems so intense and exciting. Also a plus is the setting in London (and, at some point, Paris). My only concern is whether I will like the heroine or not. According to the copy, she is a “too-clever-for-her-own-good new amateur sleuth”, meaning she will either be brilliant or grating. I’m hoping for brilliant.


The First Wife book cover
The First Wife       Author: Erica Spindler

Release Date: February 10, 2015     ISBN:     9781250012548

Plot: A newlywed questions how well she knows her new husband when rumors surface about his first wife’s disappearance and his link to other missing women in the area.

There’s something Rebecca-ish about the plot line: a new bride arrives at her husband’s estate after a whirlwind romance and slowly discovers her husband, and her idyllic new life, may not be what it seems at all. I haven’t read any of Spindler’s other mysteries/thrillers, but reviewers on Goodreads have rated her highly.


By Book Or Crook book cover
By Book or By Crook     Author: Eva Gates 

Release Date: February 03, 2015      ISBN:     9780451470935

Plot: A woman becomes entangled in a mystery involving theft and murder when she accepts an unexpected job opportunity at a lighthouse library.


Why?     I practically grew up in a library, so I tend to enjoy mysteries set in them. A library in a lighthouse sounds awesome, and the Outer Banks locale should provide tons of atmosphere. This is the first in the Lighthouse Library mystery series.



Those are my picks for February 2015. What new mystery releases are you anticipating?



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