Category: Mystery/Thriller

  • Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead

    Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead

    I host a virtual book club for my library and while there is no specific theme to the club, we have somewhat settled on reading mysteries.  There are so many mystery subgenres that I have been trying to pick a different one each month to give us some variety.  This book was my pick for […]

  • The Dime

    The Dime

    During pride month, I was working on a list of mysteries and thrillers with LGBTQ+ protagonists for my library. I was pleased to find that more and more authors are choosing to tell stories with diverse characters but there is still a lack of mysteries with gay characters. While I meant to read this book […]

  • Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts

    Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts

    A book about a loner who loves the X-Files, puzzles, and Twin Peaks who finds herself in the middle of a city wide treasure hunt?  I couldn’t pick this book up fast enough! With an interesting concept, realistic characters and a fun, twisty premise, this book should have been better than it was.   However, too […]

  • The Silent Patient

    The Silent Patient

    The Silent Patient was THE mystery thriller of 2019, with numerous friends and library patrons telling me I had to read it.  I don’t know why it took me so long to pick this one up but I am glad I read it because I was hooked from the first page.  I would highly recommend […]

  • A Dog About Town

    A Dog About Town

    A prompt in one of the reading challenges I am working on this year was: “a book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point of view character.”  Having already read the great “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” I could not think of another book that would apply to this prompt. […]