Monday, October 30, 2017

Books as presents? But of course!

Early holiday shopping challenge: With Thanksgiving coming up in the USA please give us five titles or criminally good books you think would make great gifts ...and for whom. 



- from Susan


MURDER IN THE WHITE HOUSE, by Margaret Truman except that we now know it was the prolific and admirable Donald Bain who really wrote the series.  And who could it possibly be for other than the Donald.

MURDER IN SAINT GERMAIN, by Cara Black for my Francophile friends, of whom there are many.

KILMOON, by Lisa Alber for bestselling author Sheila Connolly because when you love Ireland as Sheila does, there's never enough Irish blarney.

MONK'S HOOD, by Ellis Peters for my sister, who spends a week every year at a Greek monastery in California and soaks up the atmosphere minus murder.

LOS ALAMOS, by Joseph Kanon for Brian Shea (my son and a budding crime writer) because weaving history into a mystery is an art in itself and this book has stayed fresh in my mind for years.

And a bonus: MURDER IN THE ABSTRACT, by me for the man I met at an art gallery Saturday who was thrilled to meet a mystery writer and wanted to read all of mine starting with the first.

Happy reading, everyone!

6 comments:

R. K. Robinson said...

The new Complete Op stories of Hammett that's coming out in late November.

Susan C Shea said...

R.K,., is that a hint for someone who buys you presents?!

Cathy Ace said...

Great kick-off for this interesting topic...am looking forward to more suggestions :-) Cathy

Susan C Shea said...

So am I - it's fun question!

RM Greenaway said...

So your son is a crime writer too. The conversations you must have... :) Thank you for the suggestions.

Susan C Shea said...

RM, both of my sons are writing fiction now! It's fairly amazing. and they are both good writers.