Wait until you see the March book releases! This is a month filled with treasures.
And, the month kicks off with a new book from Agatha nominee Rhys Bowen. City of Darkness and Light is the latest Molly Murphy mystery. When a gang retaliates against Molly's husband following a big arrest, he wants them safely out of New York City. Molly takes their son to Paris, planning to stay with artist friends. Instead, she finds them missing and a renowned Impressionist artist murdered. It isn't long before she wonders if she and Liam are in worse danger in Paris than at home. (Release date is March 4)
Allison Brennan, bestselling author of the Lucy Kincaid novels, launches a new crime series featuring investigative reporter Maxine Revere. Max investigates cold cases for a true crime TV show. In Notorious, she goes back home to the small town she put behind her years ago to look into the unsolved murder of one of her high school classmates. (Release date is March 25)
Edgar Award-winner Bruce DeSilva brings back Liam Mulligan, an old school investigative reporter for a dying Providence, Rhode Island newspaper, in Providence Rag. Inspired by a true story, finds Mulligan, his pal Mason, and the newspaper at an ethical crossroad. The state's laws should allow the youngest serial killer in history out of prison when he reaches twenty-one, but he's still behind bars, undoubtedly for trumped up charges. While Mason sets out to prove officials are messing with the system, Mulligan does everything he can to keep the monster behind bars. (Release date is March 11)
Rules for Becoming a Legend, Timothy S. Lane's debut novel, is said to be in the tradition of The Art of Fielding and Friday Night Lights. It uses sports as a lens to understand family, community, and hope. Jimmy "Kamikaze" Kirkus is a basketball star, destined for a legendary future in the NBA. To the citizens of Columbia City, it seems like he was born for the sport. But, he's forced to confront the family curse, tragedies of wasted talent, and wasted lives, including his own father's. Will Jimmy continue down that path or finally put an end to the family cycle of tragedy? (Release date is March 13)
Precious Thing is Colette McBeth's debut novel. Rachel and Clara met in high school when Rachel was shy and awkward and everyone wanted to be friends with Clara. Now in their late twenties, Rachel has it all while Clara's life is spiraling out of control. When Rachel's news editor assigns her to cover a police press conference, she's shocked to learn that the subject is Clara who is reported missing. Is it abduction, suicide, or something else altogether? (Release date is March 4)
Isla Morley's Above has been compared to Room. Blythe Hallowell was sixteen when she was abducted by a survivalist and locked away in an abandoned missile silo in Kansas. She's held captive for years, only to reemerge in a world more terrifying than the one she left behind. (Release date is March 4)
At last a novel that isn't released on March 4! Yrsa Sigurdardottir's I Remember You is subtitled "A Ghost Story". In an isolated village in the Icelandic Westfjords, three friends set to work renovating a rundown house. But they realize they're not alone; someone or something wants them to leave, and it's making its presence felt. Meanwhile, in a town across the fjord, Freyr, a young doctor investigates the suicide of an elderly woman. When he discovers that she was obsessed with his vanished son, Benni, he's determined to find out the terrifying truth. When these two stories collide, the terrifying truth is uncovered in this horrifying thriller. (Release date is March 25)
Dead Between the Lines is Denise Swanson's latest mystery featuring Devereaux "Dev" Sinclair who opened an old-fashioned five-and-dime shop in her small Missouri town. To keep her new business going, she opens up her shop to local clubs, including he Stepping Out Book Club. But, in their first meeting, the speaker storms out after members attack his poetry's sexism and scorn for small towns. Later that night, the poet's bod is found outside the store. Since she can't afford for the murder to close her down, she does a little investigating of her own. (Release date is March 4)
So, which books are you looking forward to reading in March?