Time to Relax With Summer’s New Mysteries

Book on the beach. Back to school.

I’ll admit that I have been lax in posting–overcome by summer heat and lethargy. But with a vacation ahead, I got busy looking for new mysteries to take along.

I’m a fan of Scandinavian authors, so I quickly picked up the latest Jo Nesbo fare, The Thirst, in which Inspector Harry Hole hunts down a serial murderer targeting female victims on Tinder. Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz, best-selling author of Moriarty and Trigger Mortis, is described as a “classic whodunit worthy of Agatha Christie,” so you know I was intrigued. In the Horowitz tale, the editor of a manuscript by a popular crime author, who sets his tales in Christie-style English villages, begins to suspect that the writer’s latest fiction has hidden clues to a real murder.

the childFar from English villages, Kristen Lepionka’s “uniquely compelling” The Last Place You Look features a tough bisexual private investigator who must solve a 15-year-old murder case in time to save an innocent man from death row. Meanwhile, The Child is the latest offering from New York Times best-selling author Fiona Barton and starts with the discovery of a tiny skeleton by a workman, launching London-based journalist Kate Waters on the trail of a decades-old crime and the darker mystery that underlies it. I also gravitated to The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne, because it takes me back to old haunts in Michigan and is described as “sure to thrill fans of The Girl on the Train.” The title alludes to the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale about a child born to a monster and an innocent, and Dionne’s psychological thriller follows Helen Pelletier, who lives in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula wilds, on her search for her father, an escaped convict who had kidnapped her mother and kept her captive for years.

For more new summer mystery options, check out https://media.bookbub.com/blog/2017/06/06/new-mystery-books-coming-in-summer-2017/


Katherine Sharma’s family roots are in Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. But after her early childhood in Texas, she has moved around the country and lived in seven other states, from Virginia to Hawaii. She currently resides in California with her husband and three children. She has also traveled extensively in Europe, Africa and Asia, and makes regular visits to family in India. After receiving her bachelor’s degree. in economics and her master’s degree in journalism from the University of Michigan, Katherine worked as a newspaper and magazine writer and editor for more than 15 years. She then shifted into management and marketing roles for firms in industries ranging from outdoor recreation to insurance to direct marketing. Although Katherine still works as a marketing consultant, she is now focused on creative writing.

2016 Summer Fashion Trends For Dating!

It’s almost time for summer vacation! You’ve probably spent the entire winter dreaming about that warm weather and those cool fashions. We compiled a list of some of our favorite summer clothes that are sure to make a splash this year in your romantic world. We’ve got cute bikini’s that will catch his eye, and fashionable sunglasses that scream “mysterious”. Picking out the right guy can be a difficult decision on its own, shouldn’t your outfit be a simple choice? Here are a list of some of our favorite looks to help you out:

sundressStrappy Cami Sundress ($29.94) from Express.com

Heat up your sunny day look with a classic sundress in light, flowing rayon. Barely-there weight, sexy double straps that crisscross in back and a simple, skin-baring cut make this one an all-around smart choice when temps rise.






bagHavana Bag ($48) from Cultgaia.com 

Make a statement at the beach, market or along side the pool with this structured woven straw bag. Bold stripes add a show stopping element to this spacious bag. It is framed with seagrass detailing and features leather straps. This bag was made to be your summer sidekick.



sandalThe Irving Sandal ($124) from madewell.com 

Easy as a wedge and totally sexy, this warm-weather sandal has a leather ankle strap and chunky wooden heel (read: supercomfy). Made to pair with sundresses and flares alike. 



swimsuitShape One Piece Swimsuit ($34.95) from H&M.com

Fully lined shaping swimsuit with sculpting effect on stomach, back and seat. Wrapover top section with lightly padded cups and boning. Decorative gathers at sides and adjustable shoulder straps.




tie diePeace of Work Muscle Tank ($18) from Nastygal.com 

Woke up feeling like a ’70s goddess? Well, this oversized tank is for one of those days. Or pretty much any other day–you get the picture. It features a tie-dye print in warm tones and exaggerated raw-cut armholes. Babe it up with a sexy bralette and a structured skirt–peace out! 


beach hatBeach Babe Floppy Hat ($20.98) from Betseyjohnson.com 

Beach, please. It’s time to bring glamour to the sea with Betsey’s floppy hat.  She has a brim wide enough to protect from the sun and adds some serious mystery in the shade. 


bikini top and shortsThe OC Shorts ($65) from Aritzia.com 

Designed with authentic five-pocket detailing, these denim cutoffs are made with premium stretch denim from the USA and designed with a super-short inseam. Pair with a classic bikini look like the PerkyTriangle Bikini Top ($28.95) from Americaneagle.com 



sunglassesRounded Sunglasses ($29.95) from Mango.com 

Protect those peepers with these classic rounded sunglasses. Available in either black or chocolate with leopard print, these sunglasses are sure to raise the mysterious factor of the person hiding behind them.



black tOpen Heart Black Tee ($15.99) from Outfitmade.com 

Show your love with this sexy cut out made from 100% cotton. This piece comes in white, beige or black and is sure to be a conversation starter as you walk along the beach.





Enjoying summer time together.