Scalzi has borrowed a universe from another writer, H.
Murder by Mocha is the 10th in the Coffeehouse Mystery series by Cleo Coyle. It’s set in the Village Blend, a landmark Greenwich Village coffee house. Clare Cosi manages the Blend, roasting and blending the various beans that go into their signature brews.
One of my favorite authors is Steve Hamilton, who has departed from the familiar environs of Paradise, Michigan (the Alex McKnight series), to tackle the tough, unflinching story of a young boy who becomes a genius at opening locks.
When I heard that there was a new novel in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, I was excited to reacquaint myself with the four friends that I've grown to love. I was not disappointed! The friendship that these girls share is beautifully written and often moved me to tears.
Aaron Elkins does it again! His Gideon Oliver books have long been favorites of mine, anticipated and collected. The worst thing, his newest, has some of the same characteristics that make the others great, but it is completely independent and takes place in a new setting with a new character's job informing its pages. The main character, Bryan Bennett, designs hostage negotiation programs for a world-class security risk company based in Seattle.