Two Great Mystery Novels from Lake Country Booksellers

A bottle of Tattersall Bootlegger, a spirit featuring distilled lime and lemon peels, sits next to "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens.
Lake Country Booksellers shares some summer favorites.

Co-owner Nancy Thysell recommends Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley (Atria Books, 2014). “I love historical fiction, and a friend introduced me to this series. The wealthy adoptive father of a family of sisters dies unexpectedly and leaves each daughter a clue about where she came from. This is the first book of a series. If you like historical detail, mystery, romance and time-switch stories, you’ll enjoy this series,” says Thysell.

Co-owner Faith Basten recommends Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (Penguin Random House, 2018.) “This is the story of Kya, known around town as ‘the marsh girl’. Her dirt-poor family lives in a back bay of the North Carolina coast. One by one, her siblings leave home. Then one day her mother leaves, followed by her last brother. Kya’s consistently drunk father doesn’t seem to notice. Kya somehow raises herself, but then the handsome, athletic Case Andrews is found dead, with seemingly no clues. Was it “the marsh girl” who did it?