Harlan Coben: the Myron Bolitar series

Written by Harlan Coben AMATEUR DETECTIVE. Myron Bolitar, Coben’s hero, is a former basketball star derailed from a big career by a crippling knee injury. Now he’s a sports agent, with a sideline in solving mysteries – mysteries often associated with one of his athletes. If you haven’t read them it’s hard to explain the […]

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Little Pretty Things

Written by Lori Rader-Day AMATEUR SLEUTH. What happens to the girl who always comes in second? Juliet “Jules” Townsend was a brilliant high school track star who broke state records. Unfortunately that was not good enough to win. Her best friend Madeleine “Maddy” Bell beat her in every race. The silver cups in the lobby […]

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Blood Orange

Written by Susan Wittig Albert AMATEUR SLEUTH. China Bayles doesn’t like her best friend Ruby’s sister Ramona—she privately refers to her as Ruby’s evil twin. But China’s herb shop Thyme and Seasons is right next door to Ruby’s new age store The Crystal Cave, and the two women share a tea room and a catering […]

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Susan Wittig Albert: The China Bayles Series

Written by Susan Wittig Albert AMATEUR SLEUTH. Albert writes a traditional/cozy-ish series set in Pecan Springs, a fictional small town in the Texas hill country. China Bayles, her heroine, is a former criminal attorney who decided she’d had enough of the justice system. She now owns a store, Thyme and Seasons, that sells herbs. In […]

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The Woman in Blue

Ruth Galloway, 8th book in series | Written by Elly Griffiths AMATEUR SLEUTH. Anthropologist Ruth Galloway shares the spotlight with the other recurring characters in the eighth book in the series, most particularly D. I. (Detective Inspector) Nelson her sometime lover and her good friend Cathbad the Druid. Cathbad is cat sitting in the village […]

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