#1/40: Desert Star (Ballard and Bosch) by Michael Connelly (4/5) (crime)
A year after quitting the force, the chief of police convinces Renee to rejoin the force to lead the cold case unit of the Robbery Homicide division. She invites Bosch to come work as a volunteer investigator in her unit, promising him that he can use their resources to help solve a case that has haunted him for years. But when she discovers information that ties her priority case to another, it appears that there was a serial killer, and she now needs Bosch’s help.
#2/40: An Unwilling Accomplice (Bess Crawford # 6) by Charles Todd (4/5) (historical fiction/mystery)
Bess is asked to accompany a soldier to Buckingham Palace to be decorated by the King. But he disappears, and Bess is held responsible. Matters become worse when he is accused of murdering a man. Bess now must find him to clear her name.
#3/40: Out of Range (Joe Pickett # 5) by C. J. Box (4/5) (mystery)
When Joe’s friend and fellow warden is found dead from an apparent suicide, Joe is sent to take over his district. But things are not as they seem, and Joe’s investigation of what really happened could lead to his own demise.
#4/90: The Address by by Fiona Davis (3/5) (romantic historical fiction)
1884: Sara Smythe has just been given the chance of a lifetime: the opportunity to leave England and be the manager of the newly built Dakota, and work closely with Theodore Camden, the young architect who designed the building.
!985: Bailey Camden is fresh out of rehab and looking to get her life back together. Granddaughter of Theo Camden’s ward, she has no claim on the family fortune, but remains close to one heir, Melinda, who offers Bailey the opportunity to redo the elegant apartment in the Dakota where Theo was murdered by a former employee - Sara Smythe. But Bailey discovers secrets that change everything that was once considered fact.
#5/40: In Plain Sight (Joe Pickett #6) by C. J. Box (4/5) (mystery)
A local ranch owner has disappeared under suspicious circumstances, and Joe suspects one of her sons is responsible. But a series of escalating violent pranks makes Joe consider that this is not so much based on his investigation, but darkness from his own past.