I just finished the second in the heroine "Flavia de Luce" books. They are totally charming and such a quick and easy read. They would be on my summer list. I will be looking for the third book at the next bookstore outing.
“Bradley’s outstanding third Flavia de Luce mystery set in post-WWII rural England . . . In this marvelous blend of whimsy and mystery, Flavia manages to operate successfully in the adult world of crimes and passions while dodging the childhood pitfalls set by her sisters.”
— Publishers Weekly, starred review
Are you influenced by the cover? I love the colours of this series. Enough to make me want to pick them up. I noticed that as I compiled the list of Oprah's picks, not adding the cover left something missing. See what you think. Never judge a book by it's cover...hmmmm. I think I do.
I also enjoyed "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand". My very own aunt has self-published a murder mystery "Missionary Cay". As far as I know, it is a limited run, so if you wish to borrow my copy you'll have to come for a martini!
This is Oprah's list. If anyone has read and enjoyed any of these, please let me know what you think.
By Esmeralda Santiago
432 pages; Knopf
A Small Hotel by Robert Olen Butler
Robert Olen Butler
Untold Story by Monica Ali
The Man in the Rockefeller Suit by Mark Seal
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
A Good Hard Look by Ann Napolitano
The Astral by Kate Christensen
Sister by Rosamund Lipton
Bomboozled by Susan Roy
In The Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
The Year We Left Home by Jean Thompson
Big Machine by Victor LaValle
Someday This Will Be Funny by Lynne Tillman
The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai