by Jennifer Young
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
by Kristina Stanley
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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by Jennifer Berg
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
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…