Besides red and black, I’ve always had a fondness for the color turquoise. It’s such a vivid, beautiful blue. However, like black, I had so many problems trying to find covers of books I liked with this color. In fact, I only found four (none of which are purely turquoise). But here goes anyway.
In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen
More blue than turquoise, but it does have a slight turquoise tint. I am a massive fan of Rhys Bowen, having read every book released in her Molly Murphy series and Her Royal Spyness series. Saying that, this is a good book to read of hers because it is a stand-alone. You don’t have to get into a massive series to read this book. It follows a wealthy family in wartime era England as a soldier is killed parachuting into their field. It is a combination between a family saga, thriller, murder mystery, and romance. It is such a fun read!
The Silk Road: Taking the Bus to Pakistan by Bill Porter
More white than turquoise, but there is a lot of blue near the bottom of the page. Bill Porter is a translator of Chinese texts and I have read multiple books by him, including Yellow River Odyssey (about the Yellow River in China). But this one is by far my favorite, following the journey Porter took in 1992, from China all the way to Pakistan following the Silk Road, going through each town and history which effected the famous route. It is a great book!
The Beekeeper’s Apprentice (Mary Russell Sherlock Holmes #1) by Laurie R. King
The original cover is actually yellow, but the more recent edition is turquoise, so we’re going with it. This is a suspense series (combining elements of a cozy mystery with a thriller) which follows retired Sherlock Holmes and his soon-to-be wife Mary Russell. I love the first few books, though the series did decline. I enjoyed the latest book, so perhaps there is still hope. But there will always be a special place in my heart for this first book.
The Shivering Sands by Victoria Holt
My mother actually introduced me to this author (whose real name is Eleanor Hibbert), who wrote gothic romances (a genre which combines romance and mystery) between the 60s and the 90s. I’ve read a few of her books, but this one is by far my favorite, a mystery following young widow Caroline Verlaine as she tries to find out what happened to her sister. Honestly, like most gothic romances, I love the mystery aspect but hate the romance (which is usually cliqued and boring). But I still enjoyed this book.
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