Wednesday, September 22, 2010

What am I reading right now?

I'm on a roll now, reading a series of New Mexico-based mysteries by Michael McGarrity.

How did I get there? By reading Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon mysteries, then all the C.J. Box mysteries featuring Joe Pickett, a game warden in Wyoming; then Christine Kling's books about a female boat salvage owner, Seychelle Sullivan, set in Florida; and before all those, Sarah Graves' Eastport, Maine mysteries. All thanks to Amazon and Novelist.

Where do I go from here, when I finish the McGarrity books? Seeking adventure, travel, and strong characters (preferable female). Doesn't have to be a mystery, but I'm enjoying that genre right now.

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to follow some of your recommendations. Also in the mystery genre, have you read Julia Spencer-Fleming's books? Very strong characters, and I love her primary character -- yes, a woman. Hers are set in the Adirondacks. You must read them in order of publication.
    Another current favorite mystery writer -- with a new book due any minute -- is Louise Penny. Her lead character, Armand Gamache, is male, but there are so many strong characters in all her books that they are well balanced. Again, read in order of publication. Setting is Quebec, mostly rural, but I've heard a large part of the new one takes place in Montreal.