Happy Easter

Fill the basket with books for a Hopping good time!

One of the Easter contemporary traditions I love occurs in the Nordic countries where they read or watch murder mysteries on Easter. All major television channels run crime and detective stories and magazines print special “whodunnit” stories. New detective novels are scheduled to be published on or before Easter. I got into the spirit watching Case Histories, by Kate Atkinson last night (11pm-1 am) on the local PBS station. I love her mystery novels which highlight the Edinburgh PI Jackson Brodie and highly recommend both the books and the television.
Time to start a new reading tradition!
Other mysteries I have enjoyed this year include:
Chris Brookmyre Dead Girl Walking
Ian Caldwell The Fifth Gospel
Ann Cleve Dead Water Shetland mysteries
Kathy Lynn Emerson Murder in the Queen’s Wardrobe
Felix Francis Damage
Elly Griffiths The Ghost Fields
Susan Hill The Mist in the Mirror, Soul of Discretion
Anthony Horowitz Moriarity
Simone St James The Other Side of Midnight, Silence for the Dead
Craig Johnson Wait for Signs
Susanna Kearsley A Desperate Fortune
Laurie R King Dreaming Spies (Sherlock!)
With Leslie Klinger In the company of Sherlock Holmes
Peter May Blacklight Blue(Scots)
Paula Paul Medium Dead
Anne Perry A New York Christmas
Thomas Perry A String of Beads
Ian Rankin (intro) Death Sentences
Mike Ripley Margery Allingham’s Mr Campion’s Farewell, Fox
Imogene Robertson Paris Winter
Olen Steinhauer All the Old Knives
Charles Todd A Fine Summer’s Day
Jacqueline Winspear A Dangerous Place

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