The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

Nine friends book a hunting lodge in Scotland to celebrate New Years Eve and one of them turns up dead… Could it be another strike for a notorious serial killer in the region? The gamekeeper with his dark past? Or perhaps the foreign strangers with their gruff mannerisms and suspicious motives?

The guests of the lodge are about to learn just how little they know about one another. Jealousy, spite, unspoken crimes, torrid affairs….Secrets abound, but who had  motive to kill?

Some people seem to have it all… But underneath the shiny exteriors are realities that even long lasting friends don’t see until the truth is dragged to the surface.

If you enjoy mystery novels of the “Whodunit” style-and you are looking for a new author-The Hunting Party, by Lucy Foley, will not disappoint. Be sure to put on one order today!

Speaking from Among the Bones by Alan Bradley

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Flavia De Luce is back in this 5th novel in the Flavia De Luce series, which some of you may know is about a precocious young girl who is in love with crime solving and chemistry, and who can’t seem to stay out of trouble. Historians are coming to Bishop’s Lacey to dig up the remains of a Saint who is buried there, and Flavia can’t stay away-of course, the dead body of a church member wasn’t something she was expecting to sight when they opened the tomb. A murderer is at large, quite possibly a church member she sees every sunday, and a stranger has come into town who shares her love of botany and detective work, and somehow knows her father from deep in his murky past.

Who is the killer? Is Bishop’s Lacey safe? Does the murderer have unfinished business? Strange things are happening about town, and strange characters are around every corner. With Flavia on the job, however, things are sure to sort themselves out in the most entertaining way possible.

These Alan Bradley novels are humorous and a little dark, and the cast of characters in the novels is rich and diverse, creating a novel full of entertainment that will entertain mystery-loving anglophiles world-wide. If you have read other novels of the Flavia De Luce series, the 5th installment, Speaking from Among the Bones will not disappoint. If you have not read the novels, you can definitely start them out of order, but I would recommend starting with the first novel, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, and working your way through.