Cold Cases, brrr…..

I won’t ask if January’s been cold enough for you – it has been for me. But instead of complaining about the chilly weather, let’s embrace the idea of cold with a look at a few books featuring cold cases. A cold case is a crime that has not been solved, and is no longer being investigated. The clues may have all dried up and the witnesses scattered (or even dead). They are definitely a challenge to even the best detectives.

The books here, whether fiction or nonfiction, take a new look at an old crime – sometimes¬† ending with a positive result (or negative, if you happen to be the perpetrator). Cuddle up with one of these cold cases and you just might start feeling the heat…

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FICTION:

The Bones in the Attic – Robert Barnard

Shadows – Edna Buchanan

Echo Park – Michael Connelly

Never Fear – Scott Frost

The Grave Maurice – Martha Grimes

Murder in Hell’s Kitchen – Lee Harris

Chill of Fear – Kay Hooper

Long Time Gone – JA Jance

What the Dead Know – Laura Lippman

The Bootlegger’s Daughter – Margaret Maron

The Virgin of Small Plains – Nancy Pickard

A Field of Darkness – Cornelia Read

Mission Road – Rick Riordan

In a Dry Season – Peter Robinson

The Daughter of Time – Josephine Tey

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NONFICTION:

Dead But Not Forgotten: The True Story of a Cheating Husband, His Stunning Mistress, and a Murder Case Gone Cold – Amber Hunt

The Murder Room: The Heirs of Sherlock Holmes Gather to Solve the World’s Most Perplexing Cold Cases – Mike Capuzzo

The Restless Sleep: Inside New York City’s Cold Case Squad – Stacy Horn

Three Boys Missing: The Tragedy that Exposed the Pedophilia Underworld – James A. Jack

Unsolved Crimes – Michael Newton

Worth More Dead, and Other True Cases – Ann Rule

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Have I forgotten your favorite? Add the title in your comment!

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