Donna's Staff Picks

Donna Vass, at Murder By The Book since 2023.

Donna has been a preschool teacher, teacher-supply-store manager, and production editor of legal books but now has her dream job being surrounded by mysteries and thrillers. When she's not reading, she's listening to an audiobook and tending her garden or watching the Houston Astros. 

Some of her favorite authors are Michael Connelly, Harlan Coben, Dervla McTiernan, Daniel Silva, Jussi Adler-Olsen, C.J. Box, William Kent Krueger, Jane Harper, and Louise Penny.

Donna's Top Reads of 2023:

The Clementine Complex by Bob Mortimer
The Quiet Tenant by Clémence Michallon
Blood Sisters by Vanessa Lillie
All the Sinners Bleed by S. A. Cosby
I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
All Good People Here by Ashley Flowers
August Snow by Stephen Mack Jones
The Mystery Guest by Nita Prose
The Maid by Nita Prose
The Square of Sevens by Laura Shepherd-Robinson

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Truth about the Devlins By Lisa Scottoline Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780525539704
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 26th, 2024

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

USA Today Bestseller

Lisa Scottoline, the #1 bestselling author of What Happened to the Bennetts, presents another pulse-pounding domestic thriller about family, justice, and the lies that tear us apart.


Nothing But the Bones: A Novel By Brian Panowich Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781250835246
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Published: Minotaur Books - April 16th, 2024

With lyrical prose and hard-hitting depictions of the hardscrabble life in the rural south, Brian Panowich, author of Bull Mountain, Like Lions, and Hard Cash Valley, delivers a gripping new chapter in his tales of McFalls County in Nothing But the Bones.


Mastering the Art of French Murder: A Charming New Parisian Historical Mystery (An American In Paris Mystery #1) By Colleen Cambridge Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781496739605
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Published: Kensington - February 20th, 2024

Set in midcentury Paris and starring Julia Child’s fictional best friend, this magnifique reimagining of the iconic chef’s years at Le Cordon Bleu blends a delicious murder mystery with a unique culinary twist.


A Murder Most French (An American In Paris Mystery #2) By Colleen Cambridge Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781496739629
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Kensington - April 23rd, 2024

The City of Light is surging back to life in the wake of war, and its citizens are seizing every opportunity to raise a glass or share a delicious meal. But as American ex-pat Tabitha Knight and chef-in-training Julia Child discover, celebrations can quickly go awry when someone has murder in mind . . .