Anything written by Louise Penny or Linwood Barclay.
—Virginia (Ginny) Bregg (District 34 York Region)
The Chief Inspector Gamache series by Canadian author Louise Penny.
—Susan McCourt (District 19 Hastings and Prince Edward)
The first in the Requiem trilogy, Requiem for Thursday, by first-time author Douglas Cockell (a retired secondary school teacher). He was awarded the McLuhan Distinguished Teacher Award and is also an accomplished artist. These are very well-crafted novels! I can’t wait to read Requiem for Noah (it’s sitting on my nightstand). The third, Requiem for Mary Mac, has already been sent to the editor.
—Shirley Criscione (District 24 Scarborough and East York)
All of the murder mysteries by J.D. Robb — the nom de plume for Nora Roberts — starring Lieutenant Eve Dallas.
—Carolynne Paton (District 12 Norfolk)
A Test of Wills or any other book by Charles Todd.
—Richard Goodbrand (District 31 Wellington)
The Guest List by Lucy Foley.
—Susan Pottery (District 42 Mainland British Columbia)
Laurie R. King’s Mary Russell—Sherlock Holmes series.
—Rosemarie Brooks (District 17 Simcoe County)
Still the Nancy Drew mysteries!
—Bonnie Freeman (District 39 Peel)
I love Louise Penny. If you love to bake, as I do, check out Joanne Fluke’s books featuring Hannah Swensen. They are procedural but always come with a myriad of sweet recipes. She writes much darker mysteries as well.
—Claudia Mang (District 22 Etobicoke and York)
Mysteries by Donna Leon and Michael Connelly.
—Gloria Ingram (District 15 Halton)
Anything by Linwood Barclay, but my favourites are Parting Shot and the Promise Falls trilogy. I just finished Elevator Pitch and am looking forward to reading his new one, Find You First.
—Simon Leibovitz, RTOERO staff
All of Louise Penny’s novels and all of Robert B. Parker’s books featuring Spenser and Jesse Stone. And Giles Blunt’s books featuring John Cardinal.
—Sandra Stewart (District 13 Hamilton-Wentworth, Haldimand)