Mar 12, 2018

It's Monday: Three Very Different Mystery Novels

Why Kill the Innocent (Sebastian St. Cyr, #13)


A dramatic cover and title:
Why Kill the Innocent by C.S. Harris, Sebastian St.Cyr #13
Genre: historical mystery
London, 1814, a brutal murder draws Sebastian St. Cyr into the web of the royal court, where intrigue abounds and betrayal awaits.

Queen Anne's Lace (China Bayles #26)
Queen Anne's Lace by Susan Wittig Albert, #26 in the China Bayles series
Genre: mystery
Setting: Pecan Springs, Texas
A present day ghost leads China Bayles to a secret from Pecan Springs's past in this haunting mystery involving early 20th century and 19th century lacemakers.

I finished reading a new to me Scandinavian mystery writer,  Henning Mankell of Sweden.
After the Fire

After the Fire by Henning Mankell,  October 1, 2017, Vintage
Genre: mystery
... an aging man's quiet, solitary life on an isolated island off the coast of Sweden is turned upside down when his house catches fire. 
My comments: 
A very likeable elderly man, a retired surgeon, lives on a small island in Sweden, battling the elements and fitting easily into the island lifestyle he probably grew up in. The book covers a mystery solved, and new relationships to ease him into old age.
What have you been reading this March?
The Sunday Post  hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer,  It's Monday, What Are You Reading? by Book Date., and Mailbox Monday.

18 comments:

Beth F said...

Wow -- very different mysteries indeed!

Harvee said...

I enjoy the different settings and characters and plots!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

These all look very tempting. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog. Enjoy your week!

Harvee said...

I enjoyed After the Fire and have the other two on my TR pile.

carol said...

I read the first couple of the Sebastian St. Cyr series, but kinds of forgot about it. Enjoy your books!

Kathy Martin said...

Nice variety of mysteries. I've read the first 2 in the Sebastian St. Cyr series and have 3 and 4 on TBR mountain. I see I have a long way to go to get caught up. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

Amy said...

Italian Shoes by Henning Mankell is fantastic! (I didn't love After the Fire as much as Italian Shoes.)

Marce said...

After the Fire sounds like a great read.

Savvy Verse & Wit said...

These sound very intense.

bermudaonion said...

You'll be ready no matter your reading mood.

Suko said...

Harvee,
I hope you will enjoy this trio of mysteries. Each sounds engrossing. After the Fire sounds especially appealing to me.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

All new to me titles - hope you enjoy!

Unknown said...

I love good myysteries- I would read the first two!!
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Aj @ Read All The Things! said...

After The Fire sounds pretty awesome. I love books set in remote places. Have a great week!

Aj @ Read All The Things!

pussreboots said...

I'm 20 books behind you in the China Bayles series. Come see what I'm reading

Martha Eskuchen said...

Nice variety in the mysteries. I really like the cover of Why Kill the Innocent. I read my first Susan Wittig Albert mystery last month and enjoyed the style and history.
Happy Reading!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Three different covers, and all of them well done. I hope you enjoy all the stories.
My Friday post features Before We Were Yours.

Brian Joseph said...

Thanks for posting this. My wife likes mysteries of all kinds so I will send her the links to these books.

Why Kill the Innocent sounds particularly good.

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