Nan’s New Mystery Highlights

Many of you know that I read for comfort and escape, so of course I read LOTS of mysteries. Here are the new mysteries I’m most looking forward to as 2020 ends.

The Art of Violence by S.J. Rozan. Latest in one of my favorite series, featuring New York private eye Lydia Chin and her partner Bill Smith. In this one, Bill is accosted by a man with a gun, who wants Bill to prove the man’s guilt in a series of murders.

Fortune Favors the Dead by Stephen Spotswood. A locked-room mystery set in 1945 with two women private eyes on the case. Witty mix of Agatha Christie and noir.

The Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz. Retired publisher Susan Ryeland is managing a Greek hotel when she gets involved in an old murder case, which just happens to be the basis for a mystery by one of her former writers. Wicked meta and devilishly entertaining.

Murder in Old Bombay by Nev March. In Bombay, 1892, Captain Jim Agnihotri channels his idol, Sherlock Holmes, to solve the mysterious death of two women who fell from the Rajabai Clock Tower at Bombay University.

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman. Four seniors in a retirement community meet to talk about unsolved murder cases, and are put to the test when they get their own case. “Witty, endearing and greatly entertaining.”—Wall Street Journal. Also a breath of anti-agist fresh air.

Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden. Virgil Wounded Horse is the local enforcer on his Lakota “rez.” When his nephew gets addicted to heroin, he sets out to stop the drug trade. Critically acclaimed, complex, tough, great characters.