Absolutely fantastic! The Bronze Skies is a thrilling blend of science fiction and mystery set on a world divided. The rich live above ground while the poor live in the ancient aqueducts beneath the surface. Bhaajan is a troubleshooter for the Majda family, a detective respected in the Undercity and able to fit in in the city above. Bhaajan’s newest case involves an impossible murder witnessed by none other than the Ruby Pharoah. Jagernauts, enhanced with biotech and subject to a demanding honor code enforced by a spinal implant, should be unable to commit murder. But somehow one individual went haywire and murdered a government aide - and is likely to kill again. Bhaajan must discover not only why the event happened, but where the jagneraut is hiding. Bhaajan’s investigation takes her into the depths of the planet, bringing her face to face with her past and the alien intellige...
Wow! Season of Sacrifice is an incredible mystery. It knocked me off my feet and left me considering the questions it poses long after I finished. I will definitely be the first in line for the next Maya Mallick mystery.
A trip to the bakery ends in tragedy when Maya witnesses a gathering where two women shrouded in white set themselves aflame - one a good friend of Maya’s. At first it looks like a suicide in protest of the Chinese occupation of Tibet, but Maya is suspicious. Sylvie, an accomplished malaria researcher was never politically involved. Neither was the other young woman, a maker of traditional Indian sweets. The police are disdainful, but Maya feels it is important to look deeper, particularly when Ivan, Maya’s boyfriend, a fellow researcher, seems little affected. What is the connection between Sylvie’s work, the successful vaccine trial and her death? In diggin...
by Eric Brown
Severn House Publishers
Historical Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 01 August 2017
I love mysteries involving early Hollywood. I also love classic manor house mysteries. Put the two together like Eric Brown has and the result is an absolutely delicious historical mystery. David Langham is a mystery author/private investigator. American movie star Suzie Reynard hires him to investigate a potential threat to her lover, the film’s director. The cast and crew are preparing to film a mystery based on an actual murder that occurred not far from the film’s location - Marling house, a stately home in the Norfolk countryside. Suzie believes that something sinister is going on at Marling house, so she wants Langham and his fiancee to pose as her friends and stay the weekend. The danger is not readily apparent, but tensions between the cast, crew and homeowners are palpable. The relationships and histor...
Sally Spencer's new series featuring private investigator Jennie Redhead is off to an auspicious start. The Shivering a Turn is a compelling mystery set against the rapidly changing culture of 1970s Oxford. I like Spencer's other novels, but I think The Shivering Turn is her best thus far. It does an excellent job of capturing the flavor of the time.
Jennie's investigation into the disappearance of a young woman leads her into the murky world of Oxford's privileged classes. Before her disappearance, Linda was spending time with members of an exclusive Oxford student club - The Shivering Turn. Money and connections make the young men practically unassailable, but Jennie is convinced they were involved and is determined to prove it.
Jennie is far from perfect, but she is principled and determined - part of the reason she i...
Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date: June 14, 2016
If you haven't read any of Cara Black's novels featuring Aimee Leduc, Murder on the Quai is a great place to start. Although this is her 15th novel, Murder on the Quai tells the tale of how Aimee Leduc began her career as an investigator. Evil deeds are rarely forgotten, particularly those committed in times of war. It is 1989 and the Berlin Wall has fallen. Records are being destroyed before they can fall into Allied hands. Aimee's father is drawn into doing one last favor, one last bit of espionage to help Aimee's mother, the woman he still loves.
With her father gone, Aimee takes the case of a distant cousin, whose father was murdered. What initially looks like a simple case of questioning a missing witness becomes complex and dangerous. The more she investigates, the more she leaves her studies of medicine behind.
Carmen Langborne is a woman who no one seems to like very much, and now she's gone missing. But there is no body, no leads and no real suspects. And the police have stopped investigating her disappearance.
Carmen's stepdaughter Florence hires private detective Tyrone Swift to find the missing woman. If the body is found, Florence will inherit half of a very valuable house. As Swift delves deeper into the family’s affairs, he discovers dark family secrets that threaten the reputations of powerful people. Will Swift get to the truth before those with much to hide stop him?
Find out in this absorbing mystery with many twists and turns, featuring characters with real dilemmas and conflicts. You will not want to put this book down till the surprising and dramatic conclusion.
If you like Robert Galbraith, Angela Marsons, Colin Dexter, Ruth Rend...