The hammock is hung, and I've got my first batch of summer reading lined up. On my list:
Real Tigers by Mick Herron (Soho Crime, 2016) A British spy thriller (I'm a sucker for those), and winner of the Goldsboro Last Laugh Award for best humorous crime novel published in the British Isles in 2016.
A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie (Harper Collins, 2004 edition) "The delightful Miss Marple is ensnared in A Caribbean Mystery when a retired military man sparks her curiosity with a photograph and a strange story of a murderer" (description from Amazon.com). -- I can't remember if I've read this one, but the snazzy cover caught my eye. Perfect for a sleepy Sunday afternoon.
I Don't Like Where This is Going by John Dufresne (WW Norton, 2016) "I Don’t Like Where This Is Going continues the misadventures of therapist-on-the-run Wylie “Coyote” Melville. Wylie has witnessed a woman falling to her death outside the Luxor Hotel. Troubled by the ensuing cover-up, he becomes a man on a mission, enlisting the help of his old friend, an ace card player and master magician, to help find answers. The duo’s escapades range from poker tables to desert highways, from bordellos to child beauty pageants, resulting in a thoroughly satisfying and hilarious whodunit" (description from Amazon.com). -- I like mysteries with a touch of humour.
The Reek of Red Herrings by Catriona McPherson (Minotaur Books, 2016) This author has been on my to-read list for a while, and this book recently won the Left Coast Crime Lefty Award for Best Historical Mystery Novel as well as the Malice Domestic 2016 Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel (mystery). I love the cover -- just my cup of tea.
Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas by Laura Sook Duncombe (Chicago Review Press, 2017) - Heard this author on the radio talking about women pirates in history and was fascinated (NPR, This American Life, Episode #616 I Am Not a Pirate, May 5, 2017).
Wishing you a good summer with lots of time for reading!