When I looked at my list of books (yes, I do keep a list of everything I have read), I realized that I have gone into "Summer Reading" mode and have begun to read mysteries. It helps that my favorite authors have written new books this Spring.
Night Rounds by Helene Tursten is set in Goteborg, Sweden and features Irene Huss, a detective inspector in the Violent Crimes Unit.
First in the series: Detective Inspector Huss
Leaving Everything Most Loved by Jacqueline Winspear set in London during the 1920s and 1930s and features the clever Maisie Dobbs, a psychologist and investigator.
First in the series: Maisie Dobbs
Death of Yesterday by M.C. Beaton is set in Lochdubh, Scotland and features the red- haired, unambitious Hamish Macbeth.
First in the series: Death of a Gossip
(Another series and just as much fun: Agatha Raisin, a London advertising retiree living in the Cotswolds, England. First in the series: Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death)
Midnight at Marble Arch by Anne Perry is set in Vicorian London and features Policeman Thomas and Charlotte Pitt and the elegant Lady Vespasia. First in the series: The Cater Street Hangman (Another series by Anne Perry: again, set in Victorian London features William Monk police inspector, later a private detective and the feisty Hester.First in the Series: The Face of a Stranger
The Woman who Wouldn't Die by Colin Cotterrill is set in 1970s Laos and features the wonderful Dr. Siri Paiboun, the 70-something national coroner and shaman, Nurse Dtui, and Geung, who assist him in the morgue.
First in the series: The Coroner's Lunch
The Bookseller by Mark Pryoris set in modern day Paris and features Hugo Marston the head of security at the US embassy in Paris. This is the first in what I hope will be a long series.
Next in the series: The Crypt Thief
The Janus Stone by Elly Griffiths is set on the saltmarsh near Norfolk, England and features Ruth Galloway, a forensic archaeologist, and Harry Nelson, a detective chief inspector. A library customer recommended this series. She said she could not put these down. First in the series: The Crossing Places
For those you who prefer something of the non-mystery variety....
Requiem by Frances Itani
A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy
Meet Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean. Earl's All-You-Can-Eat is home away from home for this inseparable Plainview, Indiana, trio. Dubbed The Supremes by high school pals in the tumultuous 1960s, they weather life's storms together for the next four decades.
The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
Ah.... a glass of Iced Tea or Lemonade and a good mystery or any other good book!
Peggy @ Woods Branch
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