if you love a new good cozy mystery, you'll love A Real Basketcase. It deals with middle-aged Claire Hanover, who's marriage is on the rocks, have a struggling basket business, and entwined inside a murder investigation. From start to finish, Claire fights for her marriage and for her life, when she realizes it hits closer to home and more than meets the eye. A good cozy set in Colorado.
If you love mysteries set in tropical location, check out Suspicion of Madness by Barbara Parker. It's set in the Florida Keys, starring Gail Connor and Anthony Quintana, lawyers and lovers, for a great duo-packed adventure, with some quirky characters and a mind-blowing climax at the end, you never saw it coming. And yes, a dabble of love is in the air for them. I believe this is in the middle of the series. Watch out for the crazy people.
If you love great thrillers with lots of drama and some romance, Smash Cut is the one of you. This is one of the newest from Sandra Brown, dealing with lots of hard core suspense and action all the way through with an edgy plotline and a startling twist. It's enough to make you scream a blood-curdling one. This is the creme of the crop!
If you love a good coming of age literary fiction novel, you'll like The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint by Brady Mint. It deals with Edgar, a half-Apache 10-year-old boy, who's unwanted by his mother, even after a tragic accident, when his life is spared. The first half is a bit harsh, when it gets better towards the middle and have a happy ending of miraculous peace. You'll laugh, cry and smile for this beautiful story that's set in Arizona, Utah and Pennsylvania.
If you love a historical mystery, you'll love this next book from James Patterson's Alex Cross's Trial. This deals with racial injustice, hatred, anger, all in Ben Corbett's hometown in Eudora Mississippi. Lynchings from the KKK and the trial that preceded it, Ben's life in endangered by befriending the Negroes. There's a few rough scene here that took place during 1909. Fast-paced for an easy reading, this is a good read that reflect back to our history in time.
If you love thrillers with a hint of scientific fact, you'll enjoy State of Fear by the late Michael Crichton. It's got action-packed page-turners in every scene and chapters, filled with suspense, drama, intrigue and lots of surprises. You'll be at the edge of the seat with this one. So be wary of global warming, if lightning doesn't strike twice. This is a good read.
If you love action-packed thrillers with suspense and drama at every turning page in each chapter, you'll love Stuart Woods's Swimming in Catalina, the 4th in the Stone Barrington series. Plenty of action in each sequence from prologue to epilogue. This is my first read of his work and I would recommend it. Set in California, it deals with corruption at every angle. Enjoy! And stay away from the sharks.
This is my second read in book #3 of the Meg Langlow series, Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingoes. If you never read Donna Andrews's series before, this has plenty of humor to make you love and cheer with Meg. Plenty of drama, intrigue, suspense, a civil war re-enactment for the settings, and a hint of romance on the side. Get ready to do an about-face and charge your energy with giggles.