I recently gave a lesson to the youth in my church and to get their attention, I asked them if they liked a good mystery. I showed them a slide with some of my favorite mystery novels.
However, when I created this slide, I realized that I haven’t read many mysteries lately. I voraciously read Nancy Drew as a young girl, and in high school I began working on Mary Higgins Clark’s prolific oeuvre. I remember reading her work late into the night, so frightened that I couldn’t sleep and so intrigued that I couldn’t put the books down!
In recent years, that has been a rarity. I have been missing out.
I did some research and found a list of great contemporary fiction also categorized as mysteries. Here’s the pile I plan to read late into the coming fall nights. October seems like the perfect months for mystery novel reading.
What great mystery novels have you read lately?