Many of my favorite mystery authors have new books coming out in the next few months. There is something special about a good mystery series, where I know the characters well. The authors of these books give us smart and resourceful investigators who always find a way to solve the murder or crime. Most of my favorite characters are strong women.
At the same time, we get a glimpse of their day to day lives and their interactions with other interesting characters who we get to know well over the course of the series. All these characters are like old friends, that may be gone for a while, but always come back when the next book is published.
Coming 9/10 is the next installment in the Kinsey Millhone series. This alphabet letter series started with A is for Alibi, published in 1982. Kinsey is a smart, independent private investigator who solves financial mysteries with a California flair.
Coming 8/27 is the next Goldy Schulz mystery. These are fun murder mysteries and since Goldy is a caterer, who just happens to get involved in crime solving, the author includes her recipes at the end of each book.
The next Temperance Brennan book will also be published 8/27. She is a forensic anthropologist and solves old or unusual murders by examining the bones of the dead. The television show Bones is based on these books.
Cornwell's character, Kay Scarpetta, is a Chief Medical Examiner based in Massachusetts, with ties to the U.S. Military and the FBI. These books are psychological thrillers with complex plots and characters. This new book in the series comes out 11/12.
The latest installment in the English crime series with Inspector Thomas Lynley and Barbara Havers will be published on 10/15. Both of these Scotland Yard detectives are flawed, yet extremely complex and interesting characters.
Are these mystery series your favorites too? If so, there is a lot of reading to look forward to in the next few months :-)
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