Mysteries of Life
What makes reading of mysteries so thought catching? Is it the suspense? Is it the good vs. the evil? The inquisitive risk taking detective? How about the taunting mind of the killer?
I find all the above makes me want to read a mystery.
I love the funny outlook of Diane Mott Davidson’s Goldy Schulz. Goldy is a caterer in Colorado who gets wrapped up and foiled into all types of murders. As a side, you get involved in Goldy’s kitchen. Imagine the smell of her espresso, the mouth-watering taste of her Chicken a l’Orange, the soothing taste of pecans and chocolate in Lethal Layers - all while running into and chasing killers.
I still love my nostalgic Sherlock Holmes mysteries. Laurie King’s take of seeing Sherlock through the eyes of Mary Russell, Sherlock’s wife according to King, brings out his (and her) brilliance and mind provoking sleuth stories. As a side, they are beekeepers. Could there be a link there?
Harlan Coben and Michael Connelly are my go to page turners. Coben has a suspenseful way of immersing one into the fears of his characters. My most recent read of The Woods made me think back to what could have happened during my summer camp experiences. Connelly with his macho Harry Bosch, will take you on steady building adventures of serious crimes. The Last Coyote gives one insight into Harry as an individual while following him on a twisting and turning path of detective searching.
Now if you need a real hair standing, bone chilling, mysterious adventure, try The Snowman by Jo Nesbo. There were times I had to call my sister before listening to another chapter while driving home at night. Take a peak at this book from YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VogM6_PgfOI&feature=plcp.
Then let us know what you have been reading or…What ‘cha Reading?