Winter Reads

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Wickeds, what books are you reading and looking forward to reading?

Sherry: I’ve had more time to read lately. I recently finished Killers of A Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn and London Rules by Mick Herron. I’m looking forward to reading No Home for Killers by E. A. Aymar, Hide by Tracy Clark and Time’s Undoing by Cheryl A. Head!

Edith/Maddie: I finished Paula Munier’s The Wedding Plot (highly recommend), GT Herren’s delightful A Streetcar Named Murder, and Blind Faith by Alicia Beckman, aka Leslie Budewitz, which is brilliantly told. Now I’m absorbed in Bombay Monsoon by James Ziskin and have Louise Penny’s latest cued up. By then Sherry’s Rum and Choke will be out!

Barb: I just finished Val McDermid’s 1989, an Allie Burns mystery and sequel to the book 1979. It was interesting to revisit the end of the 80s, when Lockerbie, AIDs, and the disintegration of the Soviet Empire occupied our concerns. I didn’t love the book, though, which is weird for me because I normally love McDermid’s novels. Next up, a pair of books I’m reading for possible blurbs. The first is Church Street Under, sequel to the excellent The Drinking Gourd, by Katherine Fast, published by Level Best. Then Final Cut, about an amateur sleuth who is a Hollywood costume designer, by Marjorie McCown, who was an actual Hollywood costume designer, coming from Crooked Lane in June.

Julie: Sherry, I loved Killers of a Certain Age. Hide by Tracy Clark is on my TBR pile, along with Exit Interview by Dana Cameron, The Appeal by Janice Hallett, Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz and Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson.

Liz: I just finished Nine Lives by Peter Swanson, Julie – so good! And just started Eight Perfect Murders too! I also loved The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman. Next up is Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell, and Lock Every Door by Riley Sager.

Jessie: I always love to know what you all are reading! Right now, as holiday prep, I am reading That Cheese Plate with Change Your Life by Marissa Mullen. I am also reading The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton. Up next is Hot Protestants- A History of Puritanism in England and America by Michael P. Winship and The Lost Man of Bombay by Vaseem Khan.

Readers: What are you reading or looking forward to?

29 Thoughts

  1. I never ahead of time what I am going to read. After I finish I a book or ebook, I look to see what I have and what appeals at that time and that’s what I read.

  2. Right now, I’m reading Shifting and Shenanigans by Elizabeth Pantley, which is a fun read about a book club that has enchanted books. They pick a book and magically enter a murder mystery. Doesn’t that sound fun?

  3. I’m currently reading A KNIFE IN THE FOG by Bradley Harper. Then I’ve got to start MAISIE DOBBS by Jacqueline Winspear for my local library’s Mystery Book Club.

    After that, it’s up in the air what I’ll read next but it will likely be Archer Mayor’s FALL GUY.

    I have a lot of books that I need to catch up on and a lot that I still have to review that I’ve already finished. So it will continue to be a big reading time for me, whatever the season.

  4. HIDE by Tracy Clark was fantastic. ANYWHERE YOU RUN by Wanda M Morris was a heart-wrenchingly good read and THE BULLET THAT MISSED by Richard Osman was another hilarious read for me. I am currently reading THE WOMAN IN THE LIBRARY by Sulari Gentill & loving it Such an interesting premise. I have a bunch of Christmas cozies on my chair to read this week. I am looking forward to reading KILLERS OF A CERTAIN AGE and THE CARTOGRAPHERS by Peng Shepherd soon.

    1. The Woman in the Library is also in my pile along with The Bullet that Missed — I love that series! I started The Cartographers but didn’t finish — it was due back to the library so I need to re-add it to my hold list. It’s also a very interesting premise. You’ll have to let me know what you think!

  5. Looking forward to all the new releases in 2023! It’s a long wait, but especially looking forward to another “Mac” adventure in “Murder at a Cape Bookstore” by Maddie Day.
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  6. I finished most of the books that I got ARCs for – Hide by Tracy Clark, Snuffed Out by Valona Jones, Murder at the Bookstore by Sue Minix, Where the Guilty Hide by Annette Dashofy, Against the Currant by Olivia Matthews, Finlay Donovan Jumps The Gun by Elle Cosimano, Witch Way out by Cate Conte, and Wined and Dined in New Orleans by Ellen Byron. What I’m looking forward to are Rum and Choke by Sherry Harris, Time’s Undoing by Cheryl A. Head and Encore in Death by J.D. Robb

  7. I loved Killers of a Certain Age. I am currently rereading old favorites by Donna Andrews – her Turing Hopper series. and by Douglas Clark – Masters and Green series, and the  Masao Masuto series by E. V. Cunningham (Howard Fast) many to look forward to.

  8. Edith, thanks for the lovely words about Blind Faith. I’ve got a stack for the coming week that I’ll never finish, but it’s nice to imagine trying. I’m reading Stealing Buddha’s Dinner, a 2007 collection of essays by Bich Ninh Nguyen, and looking forward to Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan and The Many Daughters of Afong Moy by Jamie Ford.

  9. Right now I’m trying to dwindle down the TBR shelve(s) of books. I’m very much looking forward to receiving all the pre-ordered Wickeds’ books! And I just agreed to be an ARC reader for Brynn Chapman, an author of non-traditional romances. Not normally my thing, but I like her writing and have become an e-mail friend.

  10. I’ve got Death on a Deadline by Joyce St. Anthony on my TBR and I’m reading the Spia Family Presses On by Mary Leo on my Kindle. Good times!

  11. Just finished Only the Good Die Young, a novella by Julie Mulhern. Still have a few books to go in my Goodreads challenge so I’ll read some more novellas…Often my next read is what’s come in from the library.

  12. Monday, I finished RUM AND CHOKE by Sherry. I’m debating whether to keep her in suspense over Christmas on what I thought about it or to say that I enjoyed it. 😉

    Right now, I’m reading GONE FOR GOUDA by Korina Moss. It’s set in Sonoma County, and I’ll be leaving in a few hours to drive up to Sonoma County for Christmas. No, that wasn’t a coincidence.

    Waiting in the winds, I have DEATH BY SMOOTHIE by Laura Levine and AEROBICS CAN BE DEADLY by Ryan Rivers

  13. I am reading No Grater Crime by Maddie Day. This will complete the Country Store Mystery series for me for now, BUT I will read Four Leaf Cleaver after it is published. (I received Batter Off Dead in a previous giveaway!)

  14. Nonfiction read is “Searching for Sunday” by Rachel Held Evans. Mystery is “Murder by Page One” by Olivia Matthews – love a mystery with a librarian sleuth.

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