If you can’t stomach graphic violence, this trilogy by the Swedish writer Stieg Larrson is not for you, but I couldn’t put it down.
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE
THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST
In that order.
Two Harlan Coben novels:
Any mystery by P.D. James. I read THE LIGHTHOUSE this month.
Colin Dexter’s THE REMORSEFUL DAY. This is the last of the Inspector Morse novels. Exquisitely written. I’m going to read more Colin Dexter.
THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY by Mary Ann Shaffer. Enjoyable but not as good as Larrson, James or Dexter.
THE DARK TIDE by Andrew Gross and THE DAFFODIL MYSTERY by Edgar Wallace, because I got them free from Amazon Kindle. The last one is terribly old fashioned and not highly recommended, and I can’t remember anything about the other one.
PRIVATE JUSTICE by Terri Blackstock. Don’t remember. Could probably read it again.
Other books I read this summer, not mysteries:
THE LAKE SHORE LIMITED by Sue Miller (She never lets me down).
THE THREE WEISSMANNS OF WESTPORT by Cathleen Schine A contemporary comic novel. Well done.
SECOND HONEYMOON by Joanna Trollope and also by her, THE OTHER FAMILY
THE FORSYTE SAGA –complete (three books) by John Galsworthy. Loved it.
PASCAL’S PENSEES by Blaise Pascal Inspiring.
HOW TO RETIRE OVERSEAS by Kathleen Peddicord. Cuenca, Ecuador is it.
I have the same terrible reading habits that I’ve always had: once I get started, I can’t put it down. I try to space them a little, so that Tom sees the whites of my eyes occasionally.
P.S. I love love love my Kindle.