Raffle Bundle: Mysteries
Collection of mystery books for the avid murder fan.
John Banville, author of the thriller series featuring Irish pathologist Quirke, has his eighth installment in April in Spain. When Quirke and his wife go on a vacation, Quirke discovers that a woman whose death was at the heart of a scandal that rocked Irish politics is still alive and living in Spain.
Better Off Dead is the latest in the Jack Reacher series by the father and son duo Lee and Andrew Child. Reacher's journeys have led him to the desert where he comes across a Jeep crashed into the only tree for miles around.
John Le Carrė's death at the end of 2020 rocked the mystery world; Silverview is his final novel. Written in 2013, but unpublished, this is the story of an encounter between public duty and private morals. A City trader has left his job to become a bookseller, but his new life is disrupted by a visitor who knows a little too much, coming to the attention of a London spy chief.
Madness of Crowds is the seventeenth installment of Louise Penny's hugely popular series featuring Chief Inspector Gamache tackling the harsh consequences of Covid-19 on Canadian nursing home residents.
The River Within, from Karen Powell, is set in early 1950's Yorkshire. Seventeen-year-old Lennie is out walking with her brother, Thomas, and her semisecret beau, Alexander, when they discover a body in the Stride River. Both a mystery and a close study of human relationships, this debut novel is great for literary fiction readers.
Ian Rankin, bestselling author of the John Rebus series, has completed the unfinished manuscript by William McIlvanny: The Dark Remains: Laidlaw's First Case. Set in 1972 Scotland, this prequel tells the origin story of the newly recruited member of Glasgow Crime Squad.
Total retail value: $136.98
With thanks to our publisher partners:
Robert Belmont (Penguin Random House)
Gigi Reinheimer (MacMillan)
Michele Sulka (Penguin Random House)
Ty Wilson (Publishers Group West)
Tom McIntyre (Hachette)