Sally Woods at Murder By The Book since 2011
Sally has been in the bookselling biz for almost 20 years. She comes to MBTB via various Houston indie bookstores. She did have a life prior to bookstores, but that seems long ago. She is also somewhat new to the mystery genre and is learning about new authors all the time.
Some her favorite authors include: Stephen King, John Sandford, Dean Koontz, Sue Grafton, Kevin Brockmeier, Dan Chaon, Gillian Flynn, Joyce Carol Oates (especially the short stories), Margaret Atwood, and newly discovered Louise Penny.
Sally's 2016 Top 10:
1. The Darkest Secret by Alex Marwood
2. You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott
3. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
4. The One Man by Andrew Gross
5. Three-Martini Lunch by Suzanne Rindell
6. The Last One by Alexandra Oliva
7. I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid
8. The After Party by Anton DiSclafani
9. The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis
10. Good As Gone by Amy Gentry
The Mistletoe Murder by P.D. James
Fireside Gothic by Andrew Taylor
What happens when you combine a survivalist tv show and an actual world-changing event? This book. I read this book in one day,with just a break for dinner. I loved it! - Sally
From the bestselling author of Alias Grace and the MaddAddam trilogy, here is the #1 New York Times bestseller and seminal work of speculative fiction from the Booker Prize-winning author.Now a Hulu series starring Elizabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, and Joseph Fiennes. Includes a new introduction by Margaret Atwood.
The best-selling author of Girl Waits with Gun and Lady Cop Makes Trouble continues her extraordinary journey into the real lives of the forgotten but fabulous Kopp sisters.
An American ghost story, told from the ghost's point of view, both as a ghost and while she was alive. With both a past and present time-line, we learn about Emma Rose's life and the events that lead up to to her death and her determination not to leave the mansion she has lived in for a hundred years. Now, a ghost hunter has come to clear the house and Emma Rose is just as determined to stay there.
Not a conventional ghost story, The Last to See Me is a beautifully told tale of love and loss and missed chances. I missed her when I finished the book. I think you will as well.
The Last to See Me is in contention for my favorite book of the year! - Sally
FROM THE AWARD-WINNING CREATOR OF FARGO COMES "ONE THE YEAR'S BEST SUSPENSE NOVELS" (NEW YORK TIMES). On a foggy summer night, eleven people--ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter--depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean.
The Child Finder is a beautifully told story of a woman, Naomi, who has spent her adult life looking for missing children and her own past. Madison Culver is one of those missing children. Madison has been missing three years and we get the story from her point of view; her life as an imagined fairy tale "Snow Girl." The Child Finder is a haunting tale of a little girl lost; the woman trying to find her in a landscape daunting at best. This book is one of the must-reads of the year! - Sally