Is it my imagination or are genres starting to merge? When is a mystery just a mystery and when is a suspense only a suspense? And when did historical fiction sneak in? No matter, the good books keep coming and that’s all we want!
Here’s a list of some quality mystery/suspense/historical fiction that are sharing space on my bookshelf.
Blood of the Prodigal by P.L. Gaus – 3 Bookmarks: Light Amish mystery set in Ohio
Brooklyn on Fire by Lawrence H. Levy – 4 Bookmarks: Intriguing historical mystery in 1890s Brooklyn
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith – 3 ½ Bookmarks: Someone is murdering children in Joseph Stalin’s Russia.
Coma by Robin Cook – 3 Bookmarks: Creepy throwback medical thriller from the 70s
Death in a Dacron Sail by N. A. Granger – 4 Bookmarks: Amateur sleuth Rhe Brewster solves a murder in Maine
Death in a Red Canvas Chair by N. A. Granger – 3 Bookmarks: Rhe Brewster’s first case
Defending Jacob by William Landay – 3 Bookmarks: What do you do when your teenage son is a murder suspect?
Eating Bull by Carrie Rubin – 4 Bookmarks: Medical/psychological thriller that tackles obesity and the food industry
Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey – 3 ½ Bookmarks: An old woman with dementia is sure her friend is missing.
Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley – 4 Bookmarks: Classic monster story about good and evil
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – 4 Bookmarks: You can’t believe your spouse in this creepy thriller.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë – 5 Bookmarks: What are those noises upstairs at Thornfield Hall?
Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight – 3 Bookmarks: Teen secrets and cover-ups after a classmate dies
Second Street Station by Lawrence H. Levy – 4 Bookmarks: Brooklyn’s first female detective solves a high profile murder.
Stieg Larsson Millennium Series – Lisbeth Salander Novels – 4 Bookmarks: Suspenseful series about an enigmatic but kick-ass heroine
The Good Neighbor by A.J. Banner – 3 Bookmarks: Questions emerge after a neighbor’s house burns to the ground.
The Caged Graves by Dianne K. Salerni – 5 Bookmarks: A mystery about two caged graves outside a cemetery
The Dinner by Herman Koch – 4 Bookmarks: Twisted murder tale about a family cover-up
The Farm by Tom Rob Smith – 3 Bookmarks: Who is telling the truth, Daniel’s mother or father?
The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky – 4 Bookmarks: A modern day Artemis solves a murder in Manhattan
The Racketeer by John Grisham – 3 Bookmarks: Clever crime story about a murdered judge
The Silent Wife by A. S. A. Harrison – 4 Bookmarks: Marital twists and turns in this psychological thriller
What are your favorites in this new literary amalgam?
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