If you like Amateur Sleuths…
The Good, the Bad, and the Emus
By Andrews, Donna
2014-07 – Minotaur Books
Life will never be the same for Meg Langslow after family secrets are revealed, introducing a whole new layer of intrigue in Donna Andrews’s beloved series. Meg’s long-lost paternal grandfather, Dr. Blake, has hired Stanley Denton to find her grandmother Cordelia.
By Barr, Nevada
2005-04 – Putnam Publishing Group
0399152415 Park Ranger Anna Pigeon comes face-to-face with the dark side of humanity when she investigates the disappearance of three young girls in Rocky Mountain National Park.
The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza
By Block, Lawrence
1997-12 – Dutton Books
In the realm of larceny, there’s no one quite like Bernie Rhodenbarr. A gentleman, a bookseller, and a thief, Bernie steals with style. But now Lawrence Block’s beloved criminal has discovered one of the abiding truths about the burglary business: Two’s company. Three is definitely a crowd.
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Mystery
By Bradley, Alan
2010-01 – Bantam
It is the summer of 1950, and at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events. For Flavia, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw.
Cat Sitter on a Hot Tin Roof
By Clement, Blaize
2009-01 – Minotaur Books
When Florida pet-sitter Dixie Hemingway meets Laura Halston, she believes she’s found a new friend. But the more Dixie learns about Laura, the less certain she is about anything–and then matters turn deadly.
By Coben, Harlan
Read by Marosz, Jonathan
2006-07 – Random House Audio Publishing Group
Valerie Simpson is a young female tennis star with a troubled past who’s now on the verge of a comeback and wants Myron as her agent. Myron, who’s also got the hottest young male tennis star, Duane Richwood, primed to take his first grand slam tournament, couldn’t be happier. That is, until Valerie is murdered in broad daylight at the U.S. Open and Myron’s number one client becomes the number one suspect.
By DeSilva, Bruce
2010-10 – Forge
Liam Mulligan is as old school as a newspaper man gets. His beat is Providence, Rhode Island, and he knows every street and alley. He knows the priests and prostitutes, the cops and street thugs. He knows the mobsters and politicians–who are pretty much one and the same.
By Greeley, Andrew M.
2008-02 – Forge
Wife, mother, and problem solver Nuala Anne McGrail has a tender side, but when those under her protection are in danger, she becomes a veritable Irish Tiger, akin to the fierce warrior women of ancient Erin. With her husband, Dermot, there are few mysteries she can’t untangle.
The Crossing Places
By Griffiths, Elly
2010-01 – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
When she’s not on the job, quirky archaeologist Ruth Galloway lives in obscurity. But when a child’s bones are found on a desolate beach nearby, Galloway is called into action. This is the beginning of a captivating new crime series featuring an irresistible heroine.
Hand of Evil
By Jance, J. A.
2007-12 – Touchstone Books
A deserted stretch of road is the perfect place to drive a man to his grave–literally. The New York Times bestselling author of Web of Evil returns with a chilling new novel of spine-tingling suspense.
The Language of Bees
By King, Laurie R.
2009-04 – Bantam
In a case that will push their relationship to the breaking point, Mary Russell must help reverse the greatest failure of her legendary husband’s storied past–a painful and personal defeat that still has the power to sting…this time fatally.
By Maron, Margaret
2007-08 – Grand Central Publishing
For Judge Deborah Knott, it becomes clear that deep resentments over race, class, and illegal immigration are brewing in the countryside. When mutilated bodies are found, Deborah’s search for the killer leads her to a desperate realm of undocumented farm workers exploited for cheap labor.