My Top Reads of 2019
This last 12 months has been a terrific year for new fiction but here is my list of books that I know that I will read again. Definitely on my print and virtual keeper shelves.
Here’s to more fabulous titles in 2020!
Mainstream Crime and Thrillers
Two authors whose work I read for the first time this year and will look out for in 2020.
I saw Dark Pines on NetGalley and was immediately hooked. These stories are set in a remote town in modern Sweden which is brilliantly described through the eyes of Tuva Moodyson, a deaf reporter at the local paper.
Dark Pines. https://amzn.to/2XNd5Al
Red Snow https://amzn.to/33fR9yU
Started with Thirteen which won the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award for 2019 and rightly so. Then I bought and binged read the entire Eddie Flynn series of legal thrillers before passing them onto my DH who enjoyed them too.
The Defense. https://amzn.to/34mARWr
The Plea. https://amzn.to/2XLCoTm
The Liar. https://amzn.to/35AbSPj
Ice Cold Heart. A Monkeewrench Novel. https://amzn.to/34n1n1N
I have been a huge fan of the Monkeewrench police procedural series for years and this book was a winner.
The Scandal https://amzn.to/2OKDb2O
A very different book from one of my romance writing friends and an absolute winner.
Cozy Mystery- Fun Lighthearted and Uplifting Entertainment
Favourites this year include:
Swamp Santa by Jana DeLeon. https://amzn.to/2XOxdSr
Book 16 in the brilliant Miss Fortune Mystery Series.
You can read book one in the series for free on Amazon – Louisiana Longshot. https://amzn.to/2OkZb5a
Chickenlandia Mystery (Shady Hoosier Detective Agency Series Book 3). By Daisy Pettles . https://amzn.to/34imHW9
The paranormal cozy mystery is super popular right now. When done well it adds to the small community settings these novels excel in.
Witch Is When It All Began (A Witch P.I. Mystery Book 1) By Adele Abbot [ released in 2017 as start of long running series] https://amzn.to/34n2xKH
The Vampire Knitting Club: First in a Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series by Nancy Warren. [ Set in Oxford and released in 2018 as start of long running series] https://amzn.to/37Hxz1K
Once Upon a Time, Bitches. Design Your Fairytale Life, Control Your Destiny, and Become the Hero in Your Story by Branden LaNette
From the Oven to the Table: Simple dishes that look after themselves by Diana Henry
A hardback book to treat yourself with or ask as a gift. Stunning photography and superb recipes. I have used this cookbook several times a week since purchase. https://amzn.to/2Ol5khW
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