Thursday, March 12, 2015

March 2015 Reading List

So here we are, nearly half way through March, and I just realized I didn't share my book picks for the month.  So, here they are:

It's a month of mysteries here. 

House of Silk by Anthony Horwitz- I've shared several times about how much I love Sherlock Holmes and books that feature him.  I found this book at a used book sale and how could I resist?  Goodreads synopsis: In freezing London, November 1890, Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson receive a man unnerved by a scarred-face stalker with piercing eyes. A conspiracy reaches to the Boston criminal underworld. The whispered phrase 'the House of Silk' hints at a deadly foe. Authorized by Doyle's estate.

The Likeness by Tana French- I love Tana French.  She creates these real, flawed characters that you love but sometimes you just want to scream at them.  I liked Into the Woods and really want to know more about Cassie Maddox.  Goodreads synopsis: Tana French astonished critics and readers alike with her mesmerizing debut novel, In the Woods. Now both French and Detective Cassie Maddox return to unravel a case even more sinister and enigmatic than the first. Six months after the events of In the Woods, an urgent telephone call beckons Cassie to a grisly crime scene. The victim looks exactly like Cassie and carries ID identifying herself as Alexandra Madison, an alias Cassie once used. Suddenly, Cassie must discover not only who killed this girl, but, more importantly, who is this girl? A disturbing tale of shifting identities, The Likeness firmly establishes Tana French as an important voice in suspense fiction. And look for French's other mysteries In the Woods, Faithful PlaceBroken Harbor, and The Secret Place for more of the Dublin Murder Squad.  

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn- I know, I know!  I'm probably the only person left on the planet who has not read this book.  So, it's time.  Goodreads synopsis: On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife's head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media--as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents--the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter--but is he really a killer?
As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn't do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?


The Tuesday Club Murders by Agatha Christie- A Month of mysteries would not be complete without something from Agatha Christie.  This is a short story collection featuring the lovely Miss Marple.  Goodreads synopsis: The unifying premise for this short story collection is the Tuesday Club: six people who meet socially one evening at Jane Marple's home and then decide to meet regularly each Tuesday night to solve a mystery which a group member must relate.

Unsolved mysteries... When author Raymond West proposes a regular gathering of friends with unique and disparate outlooks to solve mysteries, the Tuesday Night Club is formed.

Sir Henry Clithering, retired chief commissioner of Scotland yard proposes their first mystery...

After a supper of canned lobster and a dessert of trifle, three people become ill and Mrs Jones is found dead. Although a bout of botulism is suspected, the Tuesday Night Club examines the matter further…

So that's what on my list for this month.  What are you reading?

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