Coming Attractions: Fall Mystery Reading Suggestions

Sep 27, 2014 | 2014 Articles, Coming Attractions!, Mysteryrat's Maze, Sunny Frazier

by Sunny Frazier

Details on how to enter to win a copy of a previous Coming Attractions selection by Nancy Coco at the end of this post!

With the cooler fall weather nearly upon us, time to curl up with a good book. Need suggestions? Continue reading!

bookProlific author, John Grisham, has a new legal offering with Gray Mountain. Samantha Kofer never saw the recession of 2008 coming. When she loses her job at a Wall Street law firm, she goes to work for a legal aid clinic in Brady, VA, in the Appalachians. Although she isn’t getting paid, reward and life lessons come from helping people with real problems.

We don’t always like our heroines to be sweet. Take Susan Hogan, a very prickly and impatient Texas college English teacher. This doesn’t work in her favor when a coed’s body is found in her car. Now she’s really got something to get defensive about! Suddenly, she finds she’s being stalked, nearly run over and someone kills her plants; nothing doing but to find the killer and save her reputation. Judy Alter presents a tale of greed, lust and obsession in The Perfect Coed, book one of the Oak Grove Mysteries.

bookWhen Marc Bowman is fired from his consultant job for communication corporate giant AmerTel, he expects his wife to have his back. She’s a high powered executive for the same company but she’s siding with the execs. Suddenly, there are strange men following him, items disappear and the FBI shows up at his home. When his wife disappears, Marc has to figure things out on his own. Run to the bookstore and check out Andrew Grant’s Run.

The Chicago Tribune says Archer Mayor is producing the best police procedural being written in America. High praise. His 25th Joe Gunther novel, Proof Positive, deals with a Vietnam vet with PTSD. The man hides in his house and hoards until a pile falls on him and crushes him. When his niece takes his wartime photos for an art project, two hit men come out of the shadows to find missing negatives. Gunther and his Vermont Bureau of Investigation team race to protect the young woman from the same fate as her uncle.

sour-grapes-275The military also comes into play in Carole Price’s Sour Grapes. Cait, who has inherited a vineyard and outdoor theatre in Livermore, CA, is putting on a Shakespearean play but gets no sleep when her new security alarm goes off in the middle of the night. The security technician comes the next morning to check it out and discovers a halberd and knife on the ground. The knife is familiar to Cait because it’s the same military knife the bank robber had whom she shot and killed two years ago when she was a cop in Ohio. Cait again teams up with Navy SEAL Royal Tanner to solve the puzzle in this 2nd Shakespeare in the Vineyard mystery. The show must go on!

bookReaders actually visit Shakespeare’s era in C.W. Gortner’s The Tudor Vendetta. Elizabeth has just become queen and summons exiled spy Brendan Prescott to her court. She wants him to track down her lady in waiting who disappeared during a visit to her family manor in Yorkshire. As he investigates he realizes uncovering the truth buried in Vaughn Hall could lead to Elizabeth’s destruction. A must-read for those who like a little history with their mystery!

To enter to win a copy of To Fudge or Not To Fudge by Nancy Coco from a past Coming Attractions, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “Fudge,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen October 4, 2014. U.S. residents only.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & short stories in our mystery section. Check back every month for Coming Attractions!

Click on this link to purchase any of these books & a portion goes to help support KRL!

Sunny Frazier worked with an undercover narcotics team in Fresno County for 17 years before turning her energies to writing the Christy Bristol Astrology Mysteries. Based in the San Joaquin Valley of California, the novels are inspired by real cases and 35 years of casting horoscopes.


  1. They all look so good. At one time I read all of John Grisham’s, but I started reading different books and haven’t read one of his for years. This sounds like a great one and it’s good to see he is still writing. I read all of the reviews from you and other reviewers this past weekend, but didn’t comment, partly because of how backed up I am on my reading.
    Yes, you’re correct, Christmas is coming and books make great gifts. I’ll keep taking a look here.

  2. Thak you for the great reviews. Who wouldn’t comment for a chance to win a fudgey mystery?!

  3. I’m reading All Fudged Up right now and loving it so hope I can win another book in this delightful series!

  4. Review sounds great. Thank you for offering so many great books.

  5. Who wouldn’t want to read a book about chocolate?
    Would love to win it!

  6. Hi — discovered your site via a Goodreads group and am so glad I found you. I’m now your fan on FB.

    I have yet to read a Grisham novel although I’ve seen several film adaptations.

    The Perfect Coed sounds so good too.

    Please put my name in for the giveaway of Run.

    Thanks 🙂

  7. We have a winner
    Lorie Ham, KRL Publisher



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