The following are all NetGalley ARCs, not yet published, but I liked them all and have two reviews scheduled for Aug. 21.
Ann Cleeves latest Vera book is one of my favorites. There are a couple of changes that I liked. spoiler: Not so much emphasis on Vera's weight and a change in Holly. Other than those two things, The Darkest Evening has the well-developed characters and clever plotting one expects from Cleeves. (Sept. 8, 2020)
I loved the Ariana Franklin series about Adelia Aguilar, known as The Mistress of Death for her medical and investigative skills. The books were set during the reign of Henry II and were fascinating historical mysteries. Ariana Franklin was the pen name of Diana Norman, and after her death, her daughter Samantha finished Death and the Maiden. A pleasure! I hope Samantha Norman will continue the series with focus on Allie, Adelia and Rowley's daughter. (Oct. 20, 2020)
One by One by Ruth Ware may make you recall Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. A ski chalet, two likable caretaker/hosts, a group of tech company guests. As the guests are stranded by an avalanche and as their numbers diminish, survival becomes tricky. (Sept. 8, 2020)