Category Archives: Psychological Mystery

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

A younger woman begins an affair with a married man. The married man leaves his wife for the younger woman. The betrayed wife tries desperately to break them up. Obsession, betrayal, passion, are all a part of this story of … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Mystery, Romance, Suspense, Thriller | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

Twenty eight years ago Charlie and Samantha Quinn had no bigger worries than learning how to pass the baton between them as they practiced for a relay race for a school track meet. Twenty eight years ago, their mother, Gamma, … Continue reading

Posted in Detective novel, Fiction, Legal Procedural, Mystery, Psychological Mystery, Suspense | Leave a comment

Slade House by David Mitchell

This is one of the most interesting haunted house books I have ever read! Not that I really go out of my way to read haunted house books but I have read a few in my day, beginning with Nancy … Continue reading

Posted in Detective novel, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Horror, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Mystery, Suspense, Thriller | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A Fatal Flaw by Dana Stabenow

Spring is arriving in Alaska and for Kate Shugak, who lives miles away from any town or village in the isolated Park, this means charging the battery for her truck, washing the windows and making sure she has enough firewood … Continue reading

Posted in Detective novel, Mystery, Psychological Mystery, Series, Suspense | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny

I discovered Louise Penny and her wonderful Inspector Gamache earlier this year and was enchanted by her insightful and soulful writing. In reading The Beautiful Mystery I was enchanted all over again. This is certainly a series to read and … Continue reading

Posted in Detective novel, Fiction, Legal Procedural, Mystery, Prize winner, Psychological Mystery, Series, Suspense | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

A Divided Spy by Charles Cumming

Charles Cumming is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors.  His spy novels, in particular, are grounded fully in reality without the fancy equipment, car chases or thrilling daring do.  They are in the tradition of John Le Carré with meticulous … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Mystery, Series, Spy/Covert Operatives, Suspense, Thriller | Leave a comment

The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

Two strangers, a man and a woman, meet in an airport bar and begin a conversation. When their flight is called they realize they are on the same flight and adjust their seating assignments so they can sit together on … Continue reading

Posted in Detective novel, Mystery, Psychological Mystery, Suspense, Thriller | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment