Bring home a mystery


 Summer in The Netherlands has been spectacular.  Here’s hoping that it isn’t over yet.  Whether it is reading in the garden in the shade of an umbrella or curled up inside while the rain waters the plants;  there is nothing quite like a mystery to provide an escape.

If you are familiar with Louise Penny’s writing, then you will be delighted to know that her latest – The Beautiful Mystery –  is now available for borrowing.  Inspector Gamache is investigating a murder in a remote monastery.

Dennis Lehane, author of Shutter Island has a new release – Live by Night – that brings us into the world of 1920’s Boston and the gangsters that inhabit it.

The winner of the 2012 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award for Best Thriller of the Year  is A Foreign Country by Charles Cumming.  Britain’s newly appointed MI6 chief  disappears and the agent that is brought in to locate her is taken on a chase through France and North Africa.

Jo Nesbo won the Glass Key Award for best Nordic Crime Novel in 1998 for Flaggermusmannen.  Thus began the Harry Hole series.  That original book is now available in English as The Bat and it is part of the EBC collection.

Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff is about the perfect assassin.  In this case it’s the perennial new kid at school who is never there for long.

Fans of World War II thrillers might want to have a look at The Girl who Fell from the Sky.  Simon Mawer has based his story on the women who were parachuted into France by the Special Operations Executive.  This novel can also be considered Historical Fiction.

Trust Your Eyes takes place in NYC.  A man who is obsessed with using the Internet and making virtual tours, thinks that he sees a murder being committed.  Trying to get people to believe him is a challenge.  This is the latest thriller from Linwood Barclay.

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