Stop right there! Did you receive Bas Bleu’s Mysteries Book a Month 2019 Ship Monthly package for Christmas, your birthday, or just because you’re awesome? If so, lucky you. Also, you have a choice to make: Keep reading and learn the identity of all twelve books in the collection OR stop reading and enjoy the suspense of waiting for your mystery book to arrive each month. Think hard…there’s no turning back… are you ready?

book cover for The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
January: The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Our reviewer Sarah hailed this twisty mystery—about a man destined to wake up in a different body every day until he can discover the identity of a woman’s murder—as “the best book I’ve read all year.” Not faint praise, considering how many books our crew reads!

February: Plaid and Plagiarism
Divorce, familial obligations, and other mid-life changes spur two best friends to take over a bookstore in a small Scottish town. But their fresh start goes awry when they discover a dead body in the garden shed. Fans of cozy, small-town mysteries won’t want to miss this one!

March: The Dry
Twenty years have passed since Federal Agent Aaron Faulk fled Kiewarra, his rural Australian hometown. But he’ll venture back into his painful past to dig into the truth behind his best friend’s death. Our reviewer Ann called it “one of the best mysteries I’ve read in a long time!”

April: The Red Lamp
If novels by the “American Agatha Christie,” Mary Roberts Rinehart, aren’t already on your book shelf, well, there’s no better place to start than this 1920s crime classic about a very practical man who inherits a haunted house—and refuses to be spooked even once the killings begin…!

May: River of Darkness
This taut whodunit about a massacre at an English country house came our way when our reviewer’s mother—a devoted fan of police procedurals—couldn’t put it down during a beach vacation. Fair warning: Scotland Yard Inspector John Madden may become your new favorite emotionally tortured copper.

June: Not a Sound
Struggling to recover from an accident that left her without her hearing, nurse Amelia Winn has her fair share of life complications. But when she discovers a former colleague’s dead body near her home, Amelia must become an amateur detective to find the killer…before the killer finds her.

July: The Perfect Nanny
This quietly disturbing novel was already on our Book a Month stack when it began popping up on “best of 2018” book lists from around the country. A bestselling award-winner in its native France, the tale of a wealthy couple who think they’ve found the ideal nanny somehow manages to be both “an unputdownable psychological thriller and an intriguing exposé of class, power struggles, and the complexities of motherhood.”

August: The Ruin
If you like your mysteries “totally absorbing and deeply satisfying,” look no further than The Ruin. Irish cop Cormac Reilly has spent decades trying to shake the memory of a grisly case he worked as a rookie. But when a young man’s suicide draws Reilly back to that long-ago cold case, he’s faced with a potential killer he never saw coming.

September: Watch Me Disappear
A fellow bookseller recommended this contemporary suspense novel to us, and our reviewer Christie was singing its praises soon after! The premise: A woman vanishes and is presumed dead after an ill-fated hiking trip…until her grieving family turns up a trail of secrets that suggest otherwise. Come for the smoldering suspense, stay for the emotional insights into marriage, parenting, love, and grief.

October: Murder on Millionaires’ Row
If you like your supernatural mysteries to deliver witches and warlocks along with ghosts and mediums, this engaging debut delivers thrills and chills! What begins as a lovelorn search for her handsome employer transforms into a mind-blowing foray into the magical underworld of Gilded Age New York for intrepid housemaid Rose Gallagher.

November: Dead Men Don’t Ski
First published in 1960, this vintage whodunit follows a British couple high into the Italian mountains for a ski holiday. But beneath the fine powder, not all is at it seems. For starters, the vacationers? A cop and his wife. Their goal? More “investigating drug smuggling” than “hitting the slopes.” Their findings? A dead body on the ski lift.

December: Ghosts of Christmas Past
For centuries, British families marked the closing of the year and the onset of winter by telling ghost stories. As traditions go, it’s a thrilling one…which is why we opted to close out our 2019 Mysteries Book a Month series with this collection of thirteen (of course) spine-tingling tales set during the yuletide season.

Now you know which books to expect each month…but rest assured these mysteries still have plenty of surprises to deliver! And if you were on the fence before about ordering the Mysteries Book a Month 2019 package, our Ship All at Once package (as well as each individual book) is still available to order on our website.

Happy reading!


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