It’s hard to believe but pretty soon it will be time to pack the beach bag and head out for a day at the beach/pool/lake. Here are four new offerings that this month has to offer that you will totally need to find space for!
My name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira is a first novel that I am really looking forward to. Mary Sutter is a midwife from Albany New York who dreams of becoming a surgeon. Realizing that this is not the most realistic of goals, she leaves New York for Washington at the start of the Civil War with the intention of nursing the wounded. She soon finds herself as a surgeon’s assistant helping with amputations, and surgeries. This book has been getting lots and lots of very positive buzz. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.
You may remember Marlena DeBlasi from her memoir A Thousand Days in Venice. This month she will be making her fiction writing debut with Amandine. Amadine is the illegitimate daughter of Polish aristocrat who has been placed in a convent in Southern France. When she reaches young adulthood the Nazi invasion shatters her peaceful world but it could also be the just what she needs to find out her true identity.
In Storm Prey by John Sanford Minnesota cop Lucas Davenport is back and another nice police procedural is our to savor. When a robbery turns into murder Davenport and his crew is called in to solve it. But this time it’s personal. Lucas’s wife is a key witness. Can he keep her safe and solve the crime too? This is the 20th installment in this series and it is purportedly just as finely wrought as the first.
Looking for a fast paced legal thriller? Supreme Justice by Phillip Margolin is coming out this month and will fit that bill quite nicely thank you. When a murder case is slated to go before the Supreme Court a justice suddenly resigns. Then another justice is attacked. Soon it would seem that the entire court is in danger. And how is this all related to a shoot out on a freighter that ended with a ship full of dead crew and illegal drugs? Dana Cutler is back and is looking to tie up all these loose ends and solve the mystery. Margolin started life as a criminal defense attorney so he brings a gritty realism to his writing.
Here's to sunny days and cool breezes!