Fear the Darkness

Fear the Darkness is the follow up to Becky Masterman’s first book, Rage Against the Dying. Retired FBI agent Brigid Quinn is settling into marriage, making friends, and trying to figure out how to fit into her new life in Tucson. To complicate matters, Brigid takes in her sister-in-law’s teenage daughter Gemma Kate who has suddenly taken an interest in dissecting the desert wildlife.  On top of her family drama, Brigid has also told a local couple that she will investigate the death of their son. Needless to say, life is far from quiet.

Masterman excels at red herrings stories and I love a book that keeps me guessing.  She also creates some of the baddest of bad guys keeping her novels intense and suspenseful.  Brigid is such a great character.  She is resourceful, smart, and one tough-cookie.  It has been refreshing to read a main character who is a little older and wiser but can still hold her own in a fight. This is a great mystery series to start reading.  Her first book was a nominee for both an Anthony and an Edgar.

Becky Masterman will be here for a book signing on January 31st from 2:00 – 3:00 PM.

November Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the beginning of November:

1.  The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney

2.  Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman

3.  100 Things Arizona Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die by Steve Rivera

4.  Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

5.  The Boys in the Boat by James Daniel Brown

6.  Insurgent by Veronica Roth

7.  Doctor Who:  11 Stories, 11 Doctors by Eoin Colfer and others

8.  Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

9.  Hansel & Gretel by Neil Gaiman

10.  Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the month:

Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King (Hardback)

We Are Called to Rise by Laura McBride (Hardback)

The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank (Hardback)

The Merchant Emperor by Elizabeth Haydon (book 7 in the Symphony of Ages) (Hardback)

Rebels:  City of Indra:  The Story of Lex and Livia by Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner (Hardback)

The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu (Hardback)

Tales From a Not-So-Glam TV Star by Rachel Renee Russell (book 7 in the Dork Diaries series) (Hardback)

Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman (paperback)

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (paperback)

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (paperback)

Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path  Back to Health by William Davis (paperback)

The Book of David by Anonymous

Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell

 

September Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the end of September:

1  Second Watch by J. A.  Jance

2  Still Life by Louise Penny

3  After the Fire by J. A.  Jance

4  Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman

5  The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

6  Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford

7   Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

8  Goodnight Goon by Michael Rex

9  Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

10  The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Up Coming Author Events

We are having some fabulous authors this fall for book signings.  Be sure to mark your calendar for the following days:

Saturday August 24th 3:00-4:00 PM Aprilynne Pike will be autographing her newest novel Earthbound 

Friday September 27th 7:00-8:00 PM  JA Jance will be autographing her newest J.P. Beaumont novel Second Watch

Saturday September 28th 1:00-3:00 PM Becky Masterman will be autographing her newest novel Rage Against the Dying

Wednesday October 23rd 4:30-5:30 PM  Lisa McMann will be autographing her newest novels Bang (the sequel to Crash) and Island of Fire (this is the third novel in the Unwanted series)

We will be adding more as we get closer to the fall, so check back.  You can also stay up to-date on all of our events by going to mostlybooksaz.com 

Rage Against the Dying

Becky Masterman’s debut novel Rage Against the Dying is a hair raising mystery set right in our back yard.  Pushed into retirement, former FBI agent Brigid Quinn and her husband are starting to settle down in Tucson and live a quiet life.  Brigid has decided retirement isn’t so bad and is starting to rather like her quiet life , but then her past finds her.   Now she finds herself  involved with an old unsolved case that was rather gruesome and horrific.  A man has come forwarded claiming to have been the Route 66 killer that Brigid spent years searching for.  He evens tells the FBI that he knows where Brigid’s missing protegee has been taken and will help them find her.  Of course, the new FBI agent on the case believes the confession to be a fake, leaving it all up to Brigid to once and for all close this deadly case.

Materman’s writing style is compelling.  She weaves in and out of the past and present flawlessly, making the reader unable to put the book down.  She also uses multiple narrators to tell the story,  giving you a complete look at what is happening.  This book has a few graphic and intense moments that will both make you both cringe and keep reading to find out what happens.  I was utterly immersed in the story from the first paragraph and all the way through the book.  And of course, I loved that it took place in Tucson.  Somehow it just makes the story that much better when I know the setting.  Be sure to get Masterman’s novel, this is an author to start looking for.