Cindy's Staff Picks

Cindy Burnett at Murder By The Book since 2018

My reading tastes span a wide range of genres: mysteries, historical fiction, literary fiction, memoirs, and engaging non-fiction. I love almost anything related to art, France, New York City, Golden Age Hollywood, the Gilded Age, Texas and World War 2. I enjoy C.J. Box’s mysteries because I always learn something fascinating about the environment or a current political issue, and I love Fiona Davis’s novels because she explores in-depth places like Grand Central Terminal and the Dakota. I will read anything written by Jacqueline Winspear, Susan Elia McNeal, Martin Walker, Michael Connelly, Kate Morton, and Elly Griffiths. They all create incredibly well-written, engaging stories.

Some of my recent non-mystery favorites have been News of the World, A Gentleman in Moscow, How to Walk Away, and Dear Fahrenheit 451. I even have a few books that I return to again and again: both Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion by Jane Austen and Robert Frost’s The Road Less Taken.

Cindy's 2019 Top 10

1. The Dragon Lady by Louisa Treger
2. Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman
3. Dragonfly by Leila Meacham
4. Girls Like Us by Christina Alger
5. The Missing Years by Lexie Elliot
6. A Beautiful Corpse by Christi Daugherty
7. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
8. Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
9. A House of Ghosts by W.C. Ryan
10. The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
11. The Lost Man by Jane Harper

 

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781448217267
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Published: Bloomsbury Caravel - August 13th, 2019

'A daring blend of romance, crime and history, and an intelligent exposé of the inherent injustice and consequences of all forms of oppression' Tsitsi Dangarembga, Nervous Conditions


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$26.99
ISBN: 9780062390011
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Published: William Morrow - July 23rd, 2019

A New York Times Bestseller!


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$28.00
ISBN: 9781538732229
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 9th, 2019

Read the USA Today bestseller from the author of Roses, a "sumptuous, full-bodied, and emotional" novel about five young spies embedded among the highest Nazi ranks in occupied Paris (Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author of Tony's Wife).


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$26.00
ISBN: 9780525535805
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - July 2nd, 2019

An Instant New York Times Bestseller

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Banker's Wife, worlds collide when an FBI agent investigates a string of grisly murders on Long Island that raises the impossible question: What happens when the primary suspect is your father?


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$26.00
ISBN: 9780399586958
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Published: Berkley - April 23rd, 2019

When Ailsa returns to her childhood home, an eerie sense of danger overwhelms her. Her unease only grows when she notices small things out of place and the odd fact that no animals will step foot on the grounds of the house…
 


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$26.99
ISBN: 9781250148872
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Published: Minotaur Books - March 12th, 2019

From Christi Daugherty, author of The Echo Killing, comes another pulse-pounding suspenseful thriller featuring crime reporter Harper McClain.

For a woman, being killed by someone who claims to love her is the most ordinary murder of all.


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$26.99
ISBN: 9781250301697
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Published: Celadon Books - February 5th, 2019

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller

"An unforgettable—and Hollywood-bound—new thriller... A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy."
Entertainment Weekly


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$27.00
ISBN: 9781524798628
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 5th, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup.


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$25.99
ISBN: 9781948924719
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Published: Arcade Crimewise - October 1st, 2019

Finalist for the Irish Book Award for Crime Fiction Book of the Year, a Classic Cozy Big-House Mystery Haunted by the Specters of World War One—For Readers of Agatha Christie and Simone St. James

Winter 1917. As the First World War enters its most brutal phase, back home in England, everyone is seeking answers to the darkness that has seeped into their lives.


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The Only Woman in the Room Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781492666868
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - January 8th, 2019

The New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

She possessed a stunning beauty. She also possessed a stunning mind. Could the world handle both?


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$27.99
ISBN: 9781250105684
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Published: Flatiron Books - February 5th, 2019

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Two brothers meet in the remote Australian outback when the third brother is found dead, in this stunning new standalone novel from Jane Harper

Brothers Nathan and Bub Bright meet for the first time in months at the remote fence line separating their cattle ranches in the lonely outback.