Blackwater Falls – Ausma Zehanat Khan

Blackwater Falls is the first in a new series featuring Inaya Rahman, a police detective, and her boss, Lt. Waqas "Qas" Seif. They officers from the Denver Police Department's Community Response Unit, assigned to take over a murder investigation in Blackwater Falls, Colorado. This is the first time they have worked closely together. The CSU … Continue reading Blackwater Falls – Ausma Zehanat Khan

Didn’t Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta – James Hannaham

One of my favorite books in a year of favorites, although this is an all over the board book emotionally and socially for this older white woman of privilege. Carlotta was Dustin when she went to a liquor store with her cousin. He commits an armed robbery that landed them both in prison. Most folks … Continue reading Didn’t Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta – James Hannaham

Secrets of the Nile – Tasha Alexander

Oddly--because I'm a historical fiction/mystery fan and enjoy well researched and written mid 19th through mid-20th century settings -- I never heard of Lady Emily. This is a series I'll dip into more. Secrets of the Nile finds Lady Emily and husband Colin Hargreaves heading to Egypt with Colin's mother and his young adult daughter … Continue reading Secrets of the Nile – Tasha Alexander

The Shadow Murders – Jussi Adler-Olsen

I am a longtime fan of Jussi Adler-Olsen's Department Q novels. Department Q includes a small cast of clever out-of-the box thinking misfits who handle cold cases that are typically notorious, often gruesome and always beyond the detection and solving capabilities of ordinary officers. The Shadow Murders opens with a scene in which a woman … Continue reading The Shadow Murders – Jussi Adler-Olsen