Blood and Ice, by Robert Masello
Photojournalist, Michael Wilde, is on assignment in the Antarctic where he makes a discovery that will bring him fame, fortune or death. It is a riveting suspense whose fascinating setting takes on a life of its own.
In Bone By Bone by Carol O’Connell, two teenage brothers go into the woods, only one returns home. Twenty years later the other returns bone by bone. This chilling mystery keeps you guessing; there is an entire town of suspects, secrets and guilt.
In the Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O’Nan, Manny goes through the daily routine of managing at the Red Lobster, except there is snow storm; he is short staffed and it is the last night the restaurant will be open for business. While battling the elements, he reflects on his life, his employees and tries to make sense of it all. It is a quirky, melancholy, heartwarming, and at times, humorous look at ordinary life and the choices we make.
And he is his usual wisecracking self in Nelson DeMille’s The Gate House . This sequel to The Gold Coast takes place 10 years after John’s departure from Long Island. He returns to the whirlwind of his ex-wife, ex-inlaws, his less than loving mother, vengeful Mob bosses, an unforgiving elite community, non-stop alcohol consumption and his own uncertain future. Sutter’s internal dialogues are hilarious and his frenzy of activity takes you on a wild ride.
Sex, sass and the supernatural, what more could you want? This southern blend of mystery and humor has it all. The body count rises, and so does our temperatures, as the hunky vampires and Others come to town. The HBO series, “True Blood,” is based on these Sookie Stackhouse mystery novels: Dead Until Dark; Living Dead in Dallas; Club Dead; Dead to the World; Dead as a Doornail; Definitely Dead; All Together Dead; From Dead to Worse and (in May 2009) Dead and Gone. The series is quirky and fun and oh so naughty.
Can’t get enough vampires…try The Vampire Shrink and Dark Harvest by Linda Hilburn. Living on the edge takes on a whole new meaning, when your clients are vampires.