Monday, March 18, 2013

Mystery/Suspense Finalists - 2012 Whitney Awards

It is hard to pick a favorite finalist from the 2012 Whitney Award Mystery/Suspense category. Each of these books was appealing in many ways, and they are all clean! But, if I had to pick just one, I think I'd go with Tres Leches Cupcakes by Josi S. Kilpack. Deadly Undertakings was right up there, but Tres Leches Cupcakes was a little more comfortable to read (Luke did a great job of not going overboard with the creepiness; however Deadly Undertakings is definitely more creepy than Tres Leches Cupcakes). Tres Leches Cupcakes is book 8 of the Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery Series, and the main character's quirkiness makes for some light spots in the midst of the mystery.

Banana Split Code Word Deadly Undertakings Line of Fire Tres Leches Cupcakes
Josi S. Kilpack Traci Hunter Abramson Gregg Luke Rachel Ann Nunes Josi S. Kilpack

This is a great group of books, and a mystery/suspense lover should definitely be able to find one they like among these.