Crimes readers can chose from several series favorites. In “The Shattered Tree” by Charles Todd, nurse Bess Crawford treats a French lieutenant, who surprisingly cries out in German. Bess pursues this mystery to her increasing peril. In ‘A Great Reckoning” by Louise Penny, Inspector Gamache (will he ever get to retire?) offers a training test for police cadets turns deadly. “Downfall” by Judith Jance begins with the discovery of two women’s bodies at the base of a massif. Sheriff Joanna Brady must find out if this was a murder-suicide or a double murder. In “Curious Minds” by the Janet Evanovich (Phoeff Sutton), Riley Moon’s inquiry into client Emerson Knight’s missing bank funds leads to an intrigue involving a missing person and missing gold.