Wednesday, January 22, 2014

In the Dead of Winter

          When the weather becomes this blistering cold all I can think of is curling up with a book that will make me forget about all the snow that needs shoveling. What better way to escape than with a good mystery? For a limited time, in store only, Book House has a great collection of autographed mysteries to help you beat cabin fever.

        1. W is for Wasted by: Sue Grafton 
                      Sue Grafton is close to the end of her Kinsey Millhone Mystery series with only 3 letters to go, we're trying to savor W is for Wasted. Sue Grafton's mysteries never disappoint.

                                      2. The Last Kind Word: A McKenzie Novel by: David Housewright 
                     When unlicensed PI and millionaire, Rushmore McKenzie agrees to go undercover to help the ATF track stolen guns he knew it'd be a difficult task to accomplished, but soon learns he greatly underestimated the tough journey that lies ahead.
   3.  The Territory by: Tricia Fields
           If you like desert landscapes, small towns with big issues, and border feuds---you'll love Tricia Fields The Territory.  Book House also has a limited amount of autographed copies of Scratchgravel Road: A Mystery also by Fields.

       4. Arsenic and Old Puzzles by: Parnell Hall
                  An old movie, Will Shortz puzzles, and one mysterious Sudoku puzzle tucked in an elderly man's pocket set up the scene for Cora's next case to crack, but will her romantic feelings get
in the way?

       5. A Fatal Winter by: G.M. Malliet
              "There are certain things you want in a village mystery: a pretty setting, a tasteful murder, an appealing sleuth . . . Malliet delivers all that." —Marilyn Stasio. Book House also has a limited amount of autographed copies of  Pagan Spring by: G.M. Malliet. 

       6. How the Light Gets In by: Louise Penny
               "A new Inspector Gamache novel by Louise Penny is always something to anticipate, and How the Light Gets In does not disappoint, even as the nuanced and mercurial Gamache is getting older and perhaps, slightly weary of cleaning up the riffraff in Quebec. As the holidays approach and Gamache looks forward to a family trip to France, a long-term plot by those at the very top to get Gamache out of the way once and for all, the murder of the last living Ouellet quintet, and a mysterious suicide intertwine in a complex and satisfying plot that never gives itself away." -- Carol Spurling, Bookpeople Of Moscow, Moscow, ID

       7.The Wrong Girl by: Hank Phillippi Ryan
              Hank Phillippi Ryan's newest mystery has a twist at every corner. While newspaper reporter Jane Ryland investigates a corrupt adoption agency reconnecting parents with the wrong children, detective Jake Brogan is busy investigating the tragedy behind a domestic abuse case and the empty cradle that was left behind. A chilling mystery to curl up with on a chilly day.

       8. Shotgun Lullaby by: Steve Ulfelder
              "From critically acclaimed, Edgar-nominated author Steve Ulfelder-Conway Sax is back in a thrilling and heart-wrenching story of how far a father will go to save his son."

       9. Seance Society by: Michael Nethercott 
                Seance Society is a historical mystery that reads like a Sherlock Holmes novel. Full of ghost seekers, paranormal technology, and a witty duo who are out to solve a murder mystery.

     10. Blood Orange by: Karen Keskinen
              "When Lili Molina, a local teenager chosen for the coveted role of Daphne in the annual solstice parade, is murdered, Jaymie is urged to take on the case. Reluctant at first, she soon learns police are mishandling the investigation and can’t refuse. In a town where some people are filthy rich and some are dirt poor, Jaymie finds herself slipping into the fault lines between privilege and race. Her investigation turns up an array of suspects, including con artists, spoiled rich kids, and an eccentric oil heiress. Jaymie must move fast  to unravel a twisted conspiracy - before she becomes the next victim."

     Wild Beasts of Wuhan by: Ian Hamilton
11.       "Meet Ava Lee, alluring but deadly, with a mind like a steel trap, as she chases millions of dollars and dangerous criminals around the globe in this exotic and fast-paced new crime series by Ian Hamilton."

     12. Good as Gone by: Douglas Corleone
             "With lightning-fast pacing and a twist behind every turn, Douglas Corleone's Good as Gone is a gripping race against the clock for a young girl with her life on the line and a man who has nothing left to lose."