Recently read two recommended mysteries. From Shaneen's list I read the first in the Kate Shugak mysteries, A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow. It's about an Aluit woman who is an investigator for the Anchorage District Attoney's Office. I'm interested to learn more about Kate and the people she is close to. I especially want to know more about her strained relationship with Jack.
Pam suggested A Body in the Belfry by Katherine Hall Page. Faith Fairchild is an unlikely heroine, but very likeable. She is married to a young minister and has a young baby, but neither stop her from searching for clues to the murder in her small Northeastern town. Here's a quote: "Tom would draw Robert out, unraveling the thread of his discontent, then help him knit it all back up into a more wearable garment."
Both books are the first in their series. Good for carrying in your purse and reading when you have a little snatch of time. I look forward to reading more of these series.