Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Five great mysteries & thrillers with lessons about the good marriage

Kimberly McCreight is the New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia, which was nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, and Alex Awards and was called Entertainment Weekly’s Favorite Book of the Year. Reconstructing Amelia has been optioned for film by HBO and Nicole Kidman’s Blossom Films. McCreight’s second adult novel, Where They Found Her, was a USA Today bestseller and a Kirkus Best Mystery of the Year.

Her new novel is A Good Marriage.

At CrimeReads, McCreight tagged five mysteries and thrillers that have something to teach us about the good marriage, including:
Blind Man’s Bluff, Faye Kellerman

A devoted marriage and faith come first for Detective Peter Decker in this installment of Kellerman’s long-running mystery series. This time Detective Decker and his wife Rina Lazarus’ mutual trust is tested when Rina is inadvertently drawn into a case Peter is working on: Peter must reluctantly accept the danger of allowing Rina to help so that he can get to the bottom of a horrific crime. But throughout the chaos that ensues, it’s the little things that keep Decker and Lazarus tethered—a long drive in the car, a meal heated up, a simple walk on the Sabbath.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue