Donna Vass, at Murder By The Book since 2023.
Donna has been a preschool teacher, teacher-supply-store manager, and production editor of legal books but now has her dream job being surrounded by mysteries and thrillers. When she's not reading, she's listening to an audiobook and tending her garden or watching the Houston Astros.
Some of her favorite authors are Michael Connelly, Harlan Coben, Dervla McTiernan, Daniel Silva, Jussi Adler-Olsen, C.J. Box, William Kent Krueger, Jane Harper, and Louise Penny.
This book is utterly delightful. Gary is an extremely awkward protagonist who finds himself in the middle of an increasingly dangerous situation. He and his elderly neighbor, Grace, try to figure out who they can trust while they attempt to solve the mystery. One of my top books of the year! - Donna
Michael Koryta weaves a tale of murder, suspense, and revenge in his latest novel An Honest Man. We meet Israel Pike, a man who served time for killing his father, Lyman Rankin, a boy living with an alcoholic father, and a mysterious woman the boy calls Hatchet, whose stories intertwine to create an intense story full of anger and lies. Once the stage is set, the book is hard to put down. - Donna
In this thriller, we meet Coco, an award-winning obituary writer, who's been through the wringer. Her family was murdered, her marriage has disintegrated, and she's moving back to scene of the crime, literally. She learns of old women disappearing on Catalina Island and can't resist investigating.
This begins a rollercoaster of events that will keep you guessing until the end. - Donna
A Russian assassin, an FBI agent, and a rural Nevada sheriff with a military background, whose territory includes the Nevada Proving Grounds, come together in a race against time to catch the killer before he catches them. The story alternates between the the late 1950s and current day, and keeps you guessing until the end. Sheriff Porter Beck is a complex protagonist who will go to great lengths to protect his family and friends. A great start to a book series! - Donna
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