The stories in the collection range from police procedurals to inheritance scandals to locked-room puzzles.
It’s what we obsessive readers do — make ever-longer lists of books we want to read. Looking ahead at the publishing calendar next year, here are some titles that have piqued my interest.
No wind, no bird. The river flames like brass. / On either side, smitten as with a spell / Of silence, brood the fields. In the deep grass, / Edging the dusty roads, lie as they fell / Handfuls of shriveled leaves from tree and bush. ~ “August” by Lizette Woodworth Reese
The unlikely team of Adolphus “Nine Nails” McGray and Ian Frey are on the case again. It’s not perfect, but it’s a strong second outing for the new novelist.
“The world’s favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.” – Edwin Way Teale