There are some hot titles coming out in December, despite the holidays. Which ones of these are you looking forward to reading?
Joanna Challis brings back author Daphne du Maurier to investigate the death of a newly married man in The Villa of Death. Teddy’s widow, Ellen, is the prime suspect, but neither family wanted the couple to marry.
Only Robin Cook can connect the life-insurance industry with the death of a scientist researching diabetes. Death Benefit is his latest thriller.
In Patricia Cornwell’s Red Mist, Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta heads to a Georgia Prison for Women to meet the biological mother of a killer, hoping to learn more about the death of her deputy chief, and whether his death is connected to a string of killings.
Murder Season by Robert Ellis sounds fascinating. Club 3 AM, known for Hollywood celebrities, is the site of a double murder. Detective Lena Gamble’s investigation is thrown off when she learns one of the victims was just acquitted of murdering a neighbor. Who was the target in this crime?
W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV bring us Covert Warriors, the seventh Presidential Agent novel. No one in the U.S. believes a third world Caribbean country is a threat, but Charley Castillo and his men investigate since the Chinese are training the country’s special forces, and the Russians are helping them build a nuclear power plant.
Tami Hoag takes us back to the early days of forensic police work and profiling in her latest Oak Knoll thriller, Down the Darkest Road.
77 Shadow Street is the address of the Pendleton in Dean R. Koontz’ latest novel. The tenants feel lucky to live there, despite the building’s past history, colored by madness, kidnappings, murder, and strange accidents. Now, the residents are about to be engulfed in an unimaginable world with no escape.
Jo Nesbo takes readers back to Norway in the latest Harry Hole investigation, The Leopard. The police are running out of options in their investigation of the deaths of two women, but Harry is still traumatized by his last case, and doesn’t want to be found. The murder of an MP changes his mind.
And, the last book is Stuart Woods’ latest Stone Barrington novel, D.C. Dead. After his wife’s murder, Barrington doesn’t know if the wants to stay in New York. It’s a welcome relief when he’s summoned by the President to assist with a special operation that reunites him with a former partner, Holly Barker.
Is there anything here that will tear you away from the holidays for a quick read? What books are you anticipating in December?