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NW Books | Cult killings, a Taos mystery, ancient wars
Books of Seattle-area interest: “Dead Silence” by Kimberly Derting, “Murdock Tackles Taos,” by Robert J. Ray, “Sons of Zeus” by Noble Smith and “Darwin’s Doubt” by Stephen C. Meyer.
“Dead Silence” by Kimberly Derting (Harper, $17.99). For ages 14 and up: Violet’s supernatural ability to sense echoes of the dead and the imprint this makes on their killers is more disconcerting now that she has an imprint of her own. Her talents are needed to solve a cult killing, and Rafe’s sudden enrollment at her high school confuses her relationship with her boyfriend Jay. The author lives in Bonney Lake.
“Murdock Tackles Taos” by Robert J. Ray (Camel Press, $16.95). This sixth episode in the Matt Murdock Mystery Series, all published by Seattle’s Camel Press, takes the private detective to New Mexico. Ray can be found writing at Louisa’s Bakery and Cafe in Seattle on Tuesdays and Fridays.
“Sons of Zeus” by Noble Smith (Thomas Dunne Books, $25.99). Bellingham author Smith launches an epic series set in 432 BC. At the center of the tale is Nikias, a young warrior caught in the middle of the bloody war between Athens and Sparta.
“Darwin’s Doubt” by Stephen C. Meyer (Harper One, $28.99). Meyer, director of the Center for Science & Culture at Seattle’s Discovery Institute, takes readers back to the Cambrian period to make a case for intelligent design.