Jan 4, 2020

Sunday Salon: First Reads of the Year - Mystery Novels

I can't get away from reading mystery novels. For the first books of the year, I have chosen, or rather, these book have fallen into my hands - from the library and from my TBR pile.

The Girl Who Lived Twice (Millennium, #6)

The Girl Who Lived Twice, #6 in the Millennium series first created by Stieg Larsson, 2019, library book

Death in Kew Gardens (Kat Holloway Mysteries, #3)
Death in Kew Gardens
Death in Kew Gardens by Jennifer Ashley caught my eye because of my interest in plants, gardens, and gardening! This is the third in the Kate Holloway Mysteries set in Victorian London. Published June 4, 2018 by Berkley. Book from my shelves.

The House of Brides
The House of Brides

The House of Brides, a first novel by Jane Cockram, October 22, 2019, Harper

Genre: psychological suspense. Book from my shelves
A young  woman flees to a family estate in England, but finds not safety, but only danger, there. 

Careful What You Wish For

Careful What You Wish For by Hallie Ephron, August 2019, William Morrow, library book

I chose this book because of the main character - a professional organizer who helps people declutter. An unusual plot with great possibilities for a mystery. Seems like Emily Harlow not only has her clients to deal with, but a hoarding husband as well...

I plan to read non-mystery novels as well in 2020 and have a few on my list already, thanks to suggestions from fellow readers. 

What are your first reads this year?
Memes: The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer. Also,  It's Monday: What Are You Readingand Sunday Salon


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

House of Brides is on my list as well. Happy New Year Harvee.

Literary Feline said...

I love a good mystery. I hope you enjoy Death at Kew Gardens. I really enjoy Ashley's Kat Holloway series. My first book of the year is The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. I am about half way through now and really enjoying it. I hope you have a Happy New Year!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

All of these books sound intriguing. Mysteries keep you turning pages, don't they? If they don't, they often go unread. And there seem to be so many good mysteries lately.

I just finished a mystery of a sort that I would definitely recommend. It's called Three Things About Elsie.

Have a wonderful week!

stacybuckeye said...

I definitely need a professional organizer here so the Ephron book looks good!

Anonymous said...

I love all kinds of mysteries. I've read a couple of Ephron books in the past and enjoyed. I also read the first in the Kat Holloway series. Enjoy your reading this week..

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love reading mysteries and thrillers, and I started out my year with two of them.

I enjoyed Careful What You Wish For. I liked the organizing aspect, and I am also a fan of the author.

Enjoy your week.

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

I liked Careful What You Wish For more than House of Brides, I hope you enjoy them both.

Wishing you a great reading week

JoAnn said...

Haven't read many mysteries lately, but these look good. Happy New Year!

Nise' said...

I took a break from mysteries, suspense/thrillers for a few months and am getting back into them. Have started my first book, but not making progress as we are watching series instead. Happy New Year.

pussreboots said...

My first book finished was The Great Brain Robbery by P.G. Bell. My first 2020 release was World's Worst Parrot by Alice Kuipers. My weekly update

Becki said...

Careful What You Wish For sounds very intriguing to me. I love characters with quirky jobs ;)

carol said...

My first read was a cozy mystery, Wonton Terror. I should really pick up a non-mystery soon.

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