This month’s selections offer fascinating, complex protagonists, clever and intriguing story lines, and fine writing. There is nothing to be ashamed of if you love reading mysteries, and there is plenty here to get 2016 off to a great start.
Sweazy’s Pick of the Month, Chillers from Bayer, DuBois, plus new Series Lineup & More | Mystery Reviews, January 2016
Vatsal’s Debut of the Month, Cox, Lehane, Patrick, Scott, plus New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, March 1, 2016
Agatha Christie was the queen of the traditional mystery, and every year Malice Domestic, a fan convention, honors those titles published in the previous calendar year that best typify the qualities of Dame Christie’s work (no explicit sex, excessive gore, or gratuitous violence, among other elements). The nominees for the 2015 Agatha Christie Awards reflect a wide range of authors, publishers, styles, and themes.