Margaret Cannon on: “The Beautiful Mystery” by Louise Penny, “Standing in Another Man’s Grave” by Ian Rankin, “The Jewels of Paradise” by Donna Leon, and “Rush Of Blood” by Mark Billingham
Sarah Weinman writes the Crimewave column every month for the Post. This month she read “The Beautiful Mystery” by Louise Penny, “Watching the Dark” by Peter Robinson and “Trust your Eyes” by Linwood Barclay.
There’s something comforting for readers to be able to reimmerse themselves in a familiar world, but that familiarity tends to blunt much of the suspense inherent in a mystery. It’s comfortable, but not exciting.
Marilyn Stasio on these new novels: “The St. Zita Society” by Ruth Rendell, “The Beautiful Mystery” by Louise Penny, “A Sunless Sea” by Anne Perry and “Miss Me When I’m Gone” by Emily Arsenault.
In der New York Times werden vorgestellt: »A trick of the light« von Louise Penny, »Plugged« von Eoin Colfer, »A bitter truth« von Charles Todd und »The adjustment« von Scott Phillips.
For readers who love a mystery but cannot stomach the relentless violence of much modern crime fiction, a kinder, gentler alternative exists: the cozy. Cozies are mysteries that contain little or no sex, violence or dirty talk.