Tuesday, October 29, 2013


The wonderful thing about mystery novels is that they come in all shapes and sizes.  What kinds of mysteries do you like?  Mysteries about Los Angeles?  Mysteries that take place in English drawing rooms?  Mysteries with cats…or dogs?  Mysteries about food?  Well, you get the point. This is a great time of year, when the air turns crisp and it gets dark earlier, to curl up with a good mystery. 

The Monrovia Public Library has every kind of whodunit. Here are some new titles, by favorite authors, to take home and read.

When Marcia Clark was acting as the lead prosecutor at the O.J. Simpson trial did she know that in a few years she would start writing well-reviewed mysteries?  Killer Ambition is her latest and its main character is Rachel Knight, who made her debut in Guilt by Association. Ms. Knight is Marcia Clark’s alter ego - a district attorney -
who becomes involved with a Hollywood kidnapping and murder. Suspense and humor easily mix in this legal thriller.

Talk about prolific. When bestselling author Nora Roberts isn't writing romances, she writes police procedurals under the name J.D. Robb. Robb’s newest is Calculated to Death with Lieutenant Eve Dallas of New York City. When Lt. Dallas investigates what seems like a common robbery and murder, she can't shake the feeling that the crime is too perfect. For readers who like their mysteries mixed with romance.

Some of us like to read and eat at the same time and some of us simply like to read about food. Davidson returns with The Whole Enchilada. With almost 20 titles in the Monrovia collection with titles like Sticks and Scones and The Main Corpse, Davidson was once called the creator of the culinary whodunit. The Whole Enchilada stars Colorado caterer and amateur detective Goldy Schulz, who investigates the mysterious death of a friend who had a secret private life.

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