Inspector Gemma James and Scotland Yard Detective Superintendent Duncan Kincaid must solve the homicide of the young wife of a wealthy antiques dealer. While the husband Karl Arrowood was the prime suspect due to his late wife’s unfaithful behavior, Gemma and Duncan quickly realize this case is eerily similar to an unsolved murder of another antiques dealer and more victims are now being claimed. This book is part of the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James series. You can also check out this title as eAudio on Hoopla, as eAudio on Overdrive/Libby, and as eBook on Overdrive/Libby.
Have you heard? John Grisham released a sequel to his popular 2017 Camino Island thriller (also available as eAudio), titled Camino Winds (also available as eAudio). In this sequel, the aftermath of a hurricane in Florida’s Camino Island resort results in several deaths, including the suspicious death of popular thriller writer Nelson Kerr. With the local police too overwhelmed with the disaster clean up, it’s up to local bookseller and roguish head of the literary society, Bruce Cable, to investigate Kerr’s death per request of the Kerr family. When Cable happens to find Kerr’s unpublished manuscript, it is clear that something bigger is at hand.
While you eagerly wait to read it or if you have already enjoyed it, here are some additional recommendations that will give you a similar feel of suspense and mystery, perhaps taking place in the warm tropics and water, exploring the intrigue of rare items, or even centering around characters who are writers themselves. And if you are new to John Grisham, we have many of his older titles available to read on Overdrive!
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In what seems like an ordinary death by overdose, Chief of Police Bruno Courrèges finds that the dead woman, Claudia Muller, was working with renowned art historian Monsieur de Bourdeille, who possibly gained his wealth through sales of paintings that might be falsely credited as she suggested such just before her death. This book is part of the Bruno, Chief of Police series. You can also check out the title as eBook on Overdrive/Libby.
Finally leaving London behind, Genevieve achieved her dream of starting a new life abroad a houseboat in Kent, specifically the Revenge of the Tide. However, a body washes up on the night of her boat-warming party, and to her horror, Genevieve recognizes the victim. In efforts to keep her past hidden, she withholds this knowledge until the strange calls come in and Genevieve suddenly can’t get a hold of the one person who links the current danger with her past. You can check out this title as eAudio on Overdrive/Libby and as eBook on Overdrive/Libby.
Taking place in East Long Beach, the LAPD can’t keep up with solving all the crimes, so it’s up to local resident IQ to solve whatever cases are handed to him for whatever the client can pay, be it a casserole or a set of tires. In this first book, IQ finds himself investigating a rap mogul whose life is in danger. This book is part of the IQ series. You can also check out this title as eAudio on Overdrive/Libby and eBook on Overdrive/Libby.
Littleport, Maine is home for two kinds of residents: the visiting wealthy ones who stay at their summer homes along the coastline, and the year-round harbor residents who depend on the wealthy for their livelihood. When visitor Sadie Loman and local resident Avery Greer become fierce friends, they remain inseparable for years until Sadie is suddenly found dead. While police rule it as suicide, Avery suspects that residents are pointing fingers at her and she must figure out what really happened to clear her name. You can also check out this title as eAudio on Overdrive/Libby and as eBook on Overdrive/Libby.
Bestselling novelist Kunihiko Hidaka is found murdered in his home right before he was due to leave Japan and move to Vancouver. Police Detective Kyochiro Kaga realizes that not only he is familiar with the dead novelist’s best friend, Osamu Nonoguchi, but Nonoguchi and Hidaka’s relationship is not what it seems. You can also check out this title as eAudio on Hoopla, eAudio on Overdrive/Libby, and as eBook on Overdrive/Libby.
Kate Westcott has come to Florence to study Michelangelo alongside fellow student Marco, and while exploring the cobbled streets of the Renaissance city, the pair discover a hidden chamber containing Michelangelo’s Midnight Angels. These three exquisite sculptures, which have been long rumored to exist and never found, are in danger as Kate and Marco fight to protect the work from criminals, Rome Art Squad, and a secret society while staying alive. You can also check out this title as eBook on Overdrive/Libby.
Lydia Smith is a clerk at the Bright Ideas bookstore, where she crafted a content life among her beloved books, colleagues and the lost, lonely regulars referred to as BookFrogs. However, BookFrog Joey Molina commits suicide in one of the bookshop rooms and Lydia has to unravel a disturbing puzzle he left behind for her. You can also check out this title as eAudio on Overdrive/Libby and as eBook on Overdrive/Libby.
Boston detective D.D. Warren takes on a rather unique challenge this time: educating a class of jaded thriller writers on how the police works. By using one of her most twisted cases, involving a seedy motel and a severed leg, it goes to show that life can certainly imitate fiction. This book is part of the Detective D.D. Warren series. You can also check out this title as eBook on Overdrive/Libby.
A world-class heist at the wine cellar of lawyer Danny Roth calls the attention of Sam Levitt, former lawyer and wine connoisseur. While following the trail to Bordeaux and Provence, readers will enjoy France’s sensory delights and find their palates becoming quite sophisticated and informed. This book is part of the Sam Levitt series. You can also check out this title as an eBook on Overdrive/Libby.
Journalist Lo Blacklock landed an assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise, the Aurora. Her first days with selected guests are pleasant and enjoyable, but then suddenly, during a frigid dark night, Lo witnesses a woman being thrown overboard from the cabin next door. The next day however, all the passengers remain accounted for as the cruise carries on as normal, and Lo must figure out if she truly did see something horrifying. You can also check out this title as eAudio on Overdrive/Libby and as eBook on Overdrive/Libby.