Cold Crash

cold crash front coverby Jennifer Young

Cinnamon Press

For archaeologist Maxine ‘Max’ Falkland, life in early-50s London is difficult enough as she tries to move on from the death of her brother, an RAF pilot shot down over Korea. But, when she meets John Knox things get more complicated — before they get outright dangerous.

Mystery Sub-Genres: Historical, Suspense & Thriller

Other Characteristics: Female Protagonist, London, Mull, Scotland, 1950s

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Look The Other Way

LTOW Front Coverby Kristina Stanley

Imajin Books

A year after her Uncle Bobby mysteriously disappears in the turquoise waters surrounding the Bahamas, Shannon Payne joins her grieving aunt to trace Bobby’s last voyage. Shannon hopes the serenity of the sea might help her recover from a devastating breakup with her fiancé.

Mystery Sub-Genres: Adventure & Explorer, Romance

Other Characteristics: Contemporary, Female Protagonist, Sailing, Bahamas

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The Hatbox Murders

by Jennifer BergHatboxCover

Barking Rain Press

Inspector Riggs reluctantly agrees to re-examine a supposed suicide case, but when his investigation leads to murder, he will have to convince a clever librarian to go undercover to catch the murderer.

Mystery Sub-Genres: Detective, Historical, Traditional, Amateur Sleuth, Soft-Boiled

Other Characteristics: Seattle, 1950’s, female sleuth

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The Mystery Beacon

And now for something different and new. This year, I’ve decided to start highlighting mysteries across the board, new and old, specifically focusing on the genres and sub-genres of those mysteries. This is a vast and objective subject to say the least! I haven’t done anything quite like this before and I hope to get the input of other mystery writers and fans with this project. More, coming soon…