Beat the winter blues with a mystery set in a tropical location


The weather outside is frightful, and much of the country has greeted 2015 with record breaking lows. What a great time to curl up by the fireplace with a good mystery novel! Trade your case of winter blues for a case that will have you turning the pages with a sizzling mystery set in a tropical location – where both the weather and the suspense is heating up!

If an island destination sounds like the cure for your cold weather cabin fever, Don Brun’s thriller Bahama Burnout may have you thinking again. The suspense series featuring rock writer Mick Sever continues with another mystery set in a tropical location – this time, on the sandy beaches of the Bahamas. Mick heads to Nassau to cover the grand re-opening of a recording studio that mysterious burned to the group – but instead, the he must figure out who’s responsible for a series of menacing events that threaten to give the term “flame out” an entirely new meaning.

For a little fun in the sun, check out Tim Dorsey’s New York Times bestseller The Riptide Ultra-Glide – the latest crime fiction caper to feature Serge Storm. This time, the serial killer comes to the rescue of a Midwestern couple fleeing the tundra and hoping a boost in temperature and their moods. When getting back on the right track goes terribly wrong, only Serge Storm and trusty sidekick Coleman can save the day – and maybe even their lives!

Even crime fiction heroes need a warm weather escape, and that’s exactly what Judge Deborah Knott has in mind in Margaret Maron’s Sand Sharks. On a summer conference at Wrightsville Beach, she’s anticipating warm beaches and warm reunions with old friends – until she finds the strangled body of one of her colleagues outside her door. With a conference filled with experts in murder, suspects are everywhere –and Knott will need to track down the killer before her weekend getaway becomes a permanent vacation.

The ultimate mystery set in a tropical location, Mike Bond’s Saving Paradise proves even Hawaii isn’t safe from murder and mayhem. After a stint in Special Forces, Pono Hawkins has earned his days surfing on the beaches in Waikiki. When a journalist drowns mysteriously, his old skills are soon put to the test as he tracks her killer through his own tropical paradise. A dark conspiracy of corrupt politicians and dangerous corporations unfold, and it’s not just the island he’ll need to save, it’s himself.

Don’t let the winter weather bring you down! Take advantage of a snowy day and curl up by the fire with one of these scorching crime fiction thrillers – or grab your favorite Jack Davis novel and a cup of cocoa and get cozy. Your winter weather escape is just a page away!