Bill Curry - Un lieu incertain by Fred(erique) Vargas (in French); available in English as An Uncertain Place
This is the eighth policier by Vargas. Her police novels centered around the unusual Commissaire Adamsberg are quite enjoyable.
Traci Nally - Face of the Earth by Doug & Linda Raber
This fictional thriller, set in 2013, is about a smallpox outbreak believed to be bioterrorism. The authors are retired scientists who live in D.C., and it shows. The book is footnoted with CDC, Congressional Record, and Washington Post sources, among others. A page turner, and smart. I'm reading it on my Kindle but it's also available in paper.
Linda Coleman - The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Part of a trilogy set in Barcelona and stretched over the course of time just before, during, and after the Spanish Civil War. Wonderful settings, suspense, and some magical realism.
Isabel Cole - Creole Belle by James Lee Burke
The futher adventures of Dave Robicheaux and Clete Purcel in New Orleans and lower Louisiana.
Don Pilcher - A Small Death in Lisbon by Robert Wilson
An epic story covering Europe (a minor part from South America) from 1940 to 1999. Spies, cops, evil, love, lots of smoking and drinking, a little sex, a little murder, plenty of political intrigue and lots of characters encased in moral ambiguity. Most interesting yarn to me was the push of upper level Nazis to move gold out of Europe in anticipation of losing the war.
Anne Heiles - Death and Transfiguration by Gerald Elias and Illegal Action by Stella Rimington
The Elias book is a terrific fourth book in his mystery series based on a violinist character, Daniel Jacobus, this one based in the symphony world. Earlier ones looked at the worlds of quartets, soloists, and violinmakers. Rimington's book may be too much of a thriller for me, but I enjoyed a lecture the author gave at Chautauqua in 2011 about her her work as head of Britain's MI5.
Delora Siebrecht - Shadow of Night (2nd book in the All Souls Trilogy) by Deborah Harkness
Witches, vampires, alchemy, magic, time travel, and history with a love story woven in. Book two is set in Elizabethan London with well-known historical characters in the story.
Sharon Meacham - A Very Long Engagement by Sébastien Japrisot
The story is set right after WWI and is a detective story, romance, and intrigue, all rolled into one. Mathilde is searching for her fiancé, who has reportedly been killed in action. She does not believe that this is the whole truth.
Carol Perhach - 4 books: 61 Hours, The Affair, Gone Tomorrow and Worth Dying For, all by Lee Child
A friend recommended Lee Child and I have read four of his books in the past couple of weeks. Fast reads, simplistic violent plots, and I love them.
Beth Chato - Wicked Business by Janet Evanovitch
George Brock - Blood of Victory by Alan Furst
Elegant European spy novel set in 1940. Employs remarkable authenticity and atmosphere to describe the British secret service's operation to impede exportation of Romanian oil to Germany.
Bob Jones - The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens
I had to read this after we watched the Masterpiece Mystery version on TV recently.
Mary Carroll King - A Sunless Sea by Anne Perry
It's a William Monk mystery, English, set in the late 1800's.
Pam Olson - Save Me by Lisa Scottoline
Her books are great. You can never guess the endings.
Diane Gottheil - California Girl by T. Jefferson Parker
A murder mystery. The author was a high school classmate of my friend and Pilates instructor Janice Dulak. The book takes place in their hometown of Tustin, California.
Louise Allen - A River in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters
One of the delightful Amelia Peabody mysteries. Peabody is a University of Chicago Oriental Institute trained Egyptologist with a wicked sense of humor and there is a marvelous cast of slightly weird characters. This one is set in the Holy Land shortly before the outbreak of World War I.
Sandy Leister - The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis
This was a very haunting (and occasionally violent) mystery of a kidnapped 3 year old. Intriguing, suspenseful story which I would recommend.