Winter's mysteries

If you miss the snow that usually blankets Chicago this time of year, pull on your snow boots and try to solve one of these wintery crimes.

Darkside / Belinda Bauer

Darkside / Belinda Bauer

Investigating the murder of a paralyzed woman in a small English town, local cop Jonas Holly is forced to relinquish the case to an abrasive detective who is unable to stop subsequent killings, a situation that causes Holly to be targeted with resentment and blame.

Frozen stiff / Annelise Ryan

Frozen stiff / Annelise Ryan

Deputy coroner Mattie Winston's latest case wreaks havoc on her love life as she investigates the murder of a beautiful investigative reporter who once dated her boyfriend detective Steven Hurley – and who was stabbed with his knife.

The snowman / Jo Nesbø

The snowman / Jo Nesbø

Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose scarf is found on a mysteriously built snowman, a case that is complicated by subsequent abductions and a menacing letter.

 

Tell me pretty maiden

Tell me, pretty maiden / Rhys Bowen

It’s wintertime in New York when detective Molly Murphy stumble upon a young woman lying unconscious in the middle of a snow-covered Central Park.   Molly steps in just before the authorities pack the woman off to an insane asylum.

 

Winter study / Nevada Barr

Winter study / Nevada Barr

Visiting an isolated Lake Superior isle to study wolf behavior in preparation for her own park's receipt of a pack, ranger Anna Pigeon joins an esteemed scientific group that subsequently discovers unusual DNA evidence suggesting that a giant and dangerous wolf hybrid has been introduced by an unknown source.

nbm; summaries from publisher materials

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