Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens

Rumours of the “Marsh Girl” have circulated for years in the small coastal village of Barkley Cove. Kya Clark is uneducated, barefoot and wild, not fit for civilised society. So when handsome and popular Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya. But Kya is not what everyone thinks she is.
Abandoned by her family and forced to fend for herself from a very young age, Kya is a born naturalist and learned life’s lessons from the land and wildlife around her. But while she has the skills necessary to survive, as she grows up, Kya feels her lack of community ever more keenly. Drawn to two very different young men from the village, she opens herself to a new and startling world, until the unthinkable happens. Read More »

The Guest List, by Lucy Foley

A remote island. An invitation to die for…
Guests are gathering on a small island off the Irish coast to celebrate the wedding of the year. As a storm sweeps in, bringing rough waves and strong winds, the highly-organised wedding planner is hard pushed to keep everything running smoothly. As the skies darken, the drinks are flowing freely, emotions are running high and secrets are coming out. By the end of the night, one of the guests will be found dead. But who? And who amongst them is the killer? Read More »

Bright Young Dead, by Jessica Fellowes

Pamela Mitford is turning eighteen and her parents agree to throw her a fancy-dress party at their sumptuous manor house. A number of older sister Nancy’s friends, some of the Bright Young Things, are invited. As the party stretches into the early hours, they decide to start a treasure hunt, all the rage at that time! Things take a turn, however, when dashing young Adrian Curtis is found dead. It appears that he was pushed from the belltower. The police quickly decide that the murderer is Dulcie, the maid who discovered the body. However, Louisa, chaperone and former nursery maid to Pamela and Nancy, thinks that Dulcie is innocent. Will she be able to uncover the truth before Dulcie is sentenced and most probably hanged? Read More »

The Hunting Party, by Lucy Foley

All of them are friends. One of them is a killer.
A group of old university friends gather at a remote lodge in the Scottish Highlands to celebrate New Year. Three days into their stay, one of them is dead. The lodge has been cut off from the outside world by a snowstorm, meaning that the police cannot access the area to conduct an investigation. This also means that the killer was one of them. Read More »