I’ve had a great year finding literary gems and there’s still time for you to find some, too. If you’re looking for stocking stuffers for the readers in your family and stuck for ideas, here are some excellent choices from authors I enjoy:
Hit Or Missus by Gayle Carline. Genre: Mystery/Cozy
Product description: Private Investigator Peri Minneopa is hired to investigate a wealthy, possibly cheating wife, but the wife’s girlfriends have other ideas. After all, a friend will help you move – a good friend will help you move a body.
This is the second book in the Peri Minneopa mystery series. Peri is not your typical wise-cracking PI, which adds a refreshing touch to the story. The author brings all her characters to life and creates wonderful relationships between them. Villains mingle dangerously close to her heroine, increasing the tension. This novel had a clever plot and subplots.
Caraliza by Joel Kirkpatrick Genre: Paranormal Mystery
The living breathe life into the dead. The dead have a message, a story they need told to the living. A menacing ghost terrorizes a family. In this book, the love is so tangible you’ll sigh with envy. The author’s words and style are beautiful and transport the reader right into each era. This is the kind of book that stays with you long after you finish reading it.
No Justice by Darcia Helle, Genre: Thriller
Michael Sykora is a software designer. He’s also a killer for hire, a part-time hit man who steps in where the justice system fails and takes scum off the streets. This is a fast thriller and has an unusual twist. This vigilante killer has a conscience. Does his career make him bad or is he doing society a favor? You decide. How far would you go to do the right thing?