Happy New Year! I finished my third book of the new year on January 13th, and all three have been terrific. I believe 2016 may hold many wonderful books!
The first book I'm blogging about is A Bed of Scorpions by Judith Flanders. Samantha Clair (Sam) is an editor in London, and one of her oldest friends, Aidan, has just found his business partner dead in their gallery. Sam does try to keep out of the situation, but not only is her boyfriend, Jake, a Scotland Yard detective who is working this case, but Sam's work keeps her in the mix of this investigation.
Sam has a bike accident, and several other things occur, including a second murder, to make Jake think that someone is after Sam also. He's slightly overprotective, but for awhile, Sam doesn't think she's in any danger.
What I love about this series is that Sam is a fully fleshed-out character. She's a professional, in her forties, has some issues with both her mother and her boyfriend, and she's smart. I really enjoy spending time with her.
I'm looking forward to the next book! I highly recommend both the first in this series, A Murder of Magpies, and A Bed of Scorpions.