Read-Alikes for ‘Storm Watch’ by C.J. Box | LibraryReads

Storm Watch by C.J. Box is the top holds title of the week. LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read this buzziest book.

Storm Watch by C.J. Box (Putnam) is the top holds title of the week. LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read this buzziest book.

Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett makes his 23rd appearance in Box’s latest (after Shadows Reel). While tracking a wounded elk, Pickett finds a dead body that seems to have been killed near a mysterious high-tech structure. When he tries to investigate, he faces obstruction from federal agents and the governor. Meanwhile, Pickett’s friend Nate Romanowski is rebuilding his falconry company with financing through crypto mining when he’s approached by a group of militant activists, who want Wyoming and other western states to secede from the union. There’s more than one storm brewing for Pickett in this thrilling mystery.—LJ Reviews

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke (Mulholland: Little Brown; LJ starred review)

Darren Matthews was born and raised in rural East Texas and is intimately acquainted with the racial tensions in its small towns. On suspension for an incident involving a friend who may have killed a man, the African American Texas Ranger is asked by an old FBI friend to look into the deaths of a black Chicago lawyer and a local white woman who were both found dead days apart in a bayou near Lark, TX. Once his boss learns of his new assignment, Mathews is reinstated and given authority to investigate. Locke, winner of the Harper Lee Prize for legal fiction (Pleasantville) and a writer and producer of the show Empire, has woven an atmospheric, convoluted mystery seasoned with racial tension and family loyalty. VERDICT Locke is a gifted author, and her intriguing and compelling crime novel will keep readers engrossed.—Sandra Knowles

Widowmaker by Paul Doiron (Minotaur: St. Martin's)

Appeared on the June 2016 LibraryReads list

"Doiron delivers a novel of intensifying suspense. The brooding and flawed Bowditch deals with a newly revealed family secret that sets him off on a search for the truth. His personal mission leads him into danger as he chases a vigilante through the wintry Maine woods. Doiron perfects his storytelling with a richly detailed setting and admirable sense of timing. You’ll want to go back to the previous Bowditch adventures while awaiting the next installment. Highly recommended for fans of Nevada Barr and C.J. Box.”—Mamie Ney, Auburn Public Library, Auburn, ME

Tracking Game by Margaret Mizushima (Crooked Lane)

Appeared on the November 2019 LibraryReads list

"This is a terrific series with characters that are constantly changing. I’m so excited to see what happens to them next! A good pick for fans of Nevada Barr."—Liz Kirchoff, Barrington Area Library, Barrington, IL

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