Brenda Jordan at Murder By The Book since 2009
Brenda's "Claim to Fame" is she is McKenna's mother. Some of Brenda's favorite authors: Martin Walker, Alan Bradley, Kate Morton, Jacqueline Winspear, Louise Penny, Daniel Silva, Charles Todd, Anne Zouroudi, and Ariana Franklin
Brenda's 2016 Top Ten:
1. A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles
2. Black Water Lilies by Michel Bussi
3. The Last Painting of Sara DeVos by Dominic Smith
4. Black Widow by Daniel Silva
5. Fatal Pursuit by Martin Walker
6. Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd by Alan Bradley
7. What We Become by Arturo Perez-Reverte
8. The House Between Tides by Sarah Maine
9. The Woman In Blue by Elly Griffiths
10. Daisy In Chains by Sharon Bolton
Find of the Year: Fred Vargas series
THE NATIONAL BESTSELLERFiona Davis, author of The Dollhouse, returns with a compelling novel about the thin lines between love and loss, success and ruin, passion and madness, all hidden behind the walls of The Dakota--New York City's most famous residence.
Sharon Bolton's latest book- Dead Woman Walking - is an action-packed thriller. Known for her twists and turns, Bolton doesn't disappoint with this one. An early morning hot air balloon ride is Jessica's birthday surprise for her sister. But as the balloon floats above the desolate Scottish border, 12 passengers see below them a young woman running from a man. He not only catches her, but bashes her head with a rock. Then, he hears and sees the balloon...and realizes all eyes are on him. What a beginning! Pick up a copy. Fast and furious, you won't want to put this one down! - Brenda
Someone is spying on American author Helen Hancock. While in Paris to conduct research and teach a small class of writers, she discovers a spy camera hidden in her room at the Sorbonne Hotel. She notifies the US Embassy, and former FBI profiler Hugo Marston is dispatched to investigate.
For readers of The Widow last year, Barton has given us The Child this year. Set in London, a baby's skeleton is unearthed as an old house is being demolished. Could it be a remains of a baby kidnapped from a hospital maternity ward in the 70's? Kate Waters, a local journalist, knows there's a story to be uncovered, and she won't give up until the truth is revealed. Told in four voices, Barton expertly weaves the characters together and delivers another entertaining novel. Well done! - Brenda
To those on the outside, Weycombe is perfect. For those on the inside, the cost of perfection is deadly.