Crime/Mystery Reading

Here are some crime/mystery reading recommendations for 2016! A few books I’ve read and one I plan on reading, soon!

The nonfiction book “Pretty Little Killers,” by Daleen Berry and Geoffrey C. Fuller sheds light on the premeditated brutal murder of teenager Skylar Neese by her two best friends that rocked a small West Virginia town.
download The book provides a look into their unhealthy relationship, presents key details about the investigation and ultimately stresses the importance of teenagers choosing their best friends wisely.

Next is Dean Koontzs’ fictional “Odd Thomas” about a detective who finds himself right in the middle of a case involving a suspect who seems to memorialize past murders and want to etch his place in history. 518z53QbbHL._SX278_BO1,204,203,200_ And not only that, Odd is also able to see creatures called bodachs and analyze dreams, and he uses his talents to try to determine where the killer will strike next in this premier book in the Odd Thomas series.

The next book on my “To Read List” that fits this mold is Daniel Stashower’s “The Hour of Peril,” the story 15793053 of a murder attempt on Abraham Lincoln’s life before the Civil War. A New York Times Bestseller, this promises to be another captivating must-read. Added 01/30/2017: “This book combines both nonfiction and fiction elements of writing to create a compelling read that will draw and keep your interest until the very end. It highlights key moments in history during the time of Lincoln’s inauguration, as well, and adds depth to them. Stashower seems to write with the goal of making you feel like you’re right there in history, and I think he’s done that here.”

Happy 2016!


About Philip B.

I'm a recent MLS graduate seeking work as a youth services librarian in a public library. I especially enjoy organizing and presenting storytimes using my puppetry and storytelling skills. I love books, both print and electronic. I also enjoy art, music, theatre and baseball. One of my favorite summer activities is going to the NC mountains and exploring hiking trails.

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