With hundreds, maybe thousands, of crimes to choose from, mystery authors have a plethora of mayhem to include in their novels. So what fictional crimes are proving to be popular this month? Three classics — break-ins, kidnappings and murder. And no matter which kind of story gives you chills and keeps you up at night, we've got your fix. Check out our handy guide to this month's most intriguing crime stories.
While a break-in, most of the time, doesn’t lead to violence, it can be quite disturbing to have your home burglarized. There are two titles out this month that investigate suspicious break-ins. First up is When the Devil Doesn’t Show by Christine Barber, a procedural mystery about home invasions during the Christmas season in New Mexico. And the second is There Was An Old Woman by Hallie Ephron which has heroine Mina mistakenly accused of trespassing. The home she breaks into is actually her mother's, but even Mina's best snooping skills may not be enough to save her mom from an unknown threat.