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Let’s talk about some women’s mysteries for a change. There is no female detective we love more than Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie (1890-1976) known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short stories. Today women go beyond her Miss Marple and delve into stories, rituals, secrets and suspense thrillers. These powerful female authors I’m writing about now are master storytellers you’ll love.

Heather Graham: Heather is the most prolific writer around and is a bestselling author covering romance, suspense and paranormal. She is now working on the Krewe of Hunters including “The Forbidden,” “The Unforgiven” and “The Unknown.” Playing the victim of a vampire king on an island off New Orleans, Avalen Morgan is sure to have her creepiest role to date. It was scary good fun until the victim of a real killer is discovered. Heather has written over 150 novels and novellas and has published in 25 languages with over 75 million copies printed. She is a master storyteller you won’t want to miss.

Mary Kubica: Mary is the NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of seven suspense novels. Her latest is “Local Woman Missing.” In this smart and chilling thriller, Mary takes domestic secrets to a whole new level, showing that some people will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried. Mary’s novels have been translated into over thirty languages and have sold over two million copies worldwide. The NY Times said, “A skillful practitioner of psychological suspense, Kubica keeps the reader off balance.” Just so you know, her books will be coming to Netflix.

Joshilyn Jackson: Another NY Times and USA Today bestselling author, we find Joshilyn coming out with her latest book, “Mother May I.” Growing up poor in rural Georgia, Bree Cabbat was warned by her single mother that the world was a dark and scary place. She has married into a family with wealth and power only to find she awakens and sees a witch peering into her bedroom window. Bree will do whatever it takes to protect her family. Joshilyn is a master of domestic suspense and her books have been translated into a dozen languages. The Wall Street Journal said, “It’s several plot twists are surprising and effective. Many books claim to be the perfect beach read — this one certainly fits the bill.”

Megan Miranda: Miranda is also a bestselling author. She grew up in New Jersey, graduated from MIT and lives in North Carolina. Her newest, “Such a Quiet Place,” is a riveting suspense novel about a mysterious murder in an idyllic and close knit neighborhood. Welcome to Hollow Edge where you can find secrets, scandals and a suspected killer — all in one street. Everyone in this town has something to hide. NY Times Book Review said, “Miranda’s eerie suspense thriller examines slippery themes of personal identity. The distinct and well defined characters add to the suspense complete with twists and turns that will make the reader wonder.”

Shari Lapena: Shari is an internationally bestselling author and was a lawyer and English teacher before turning her hand to fiction. She is living in Toronto now. Her book, “The Couple Next Door,” all started with a dinner party. Here you have a domestic suspense debut about a young couple and their neighbors. What follows is the nerve-racking, unraveling of a family in a chilling tale of deception that will keep you breathless until the final shocking twist. Book Riot says, “Domestic thriller fans rejoice! Shari Lapena is back with another book that will make you question everything you think you know.”

There you have it ladies! You have wonderful suspense, surprises, real characters and, yes, scary psychological thrillers. These books will be quality trade paperbacks with one being Heather Graham’s book in mass-paperback. You will not have to carry around large hardbacks so you won’t have to pay as much. Enjoy a deep, dark, unpredictable novel, everyone!

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