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Wicked Good Summer Reads

Here’s what the Wickeds are reading as we get into beach season. What are you reading?

Liz: I have a whole list going! Next up is Edith’s ‘Til Dirt Do Us Part. Also in the pile is Alafair Burke’s All Day and a Night, and of course Jessie’s Maple Mayhem upon its release date!

Edith: Thanks, Liz! I’m just finishing Tempa Pagel‘s They Danced by the Light of the Moon, a mystery set in northeastern Massachusetts (where she and I both live) and southern New Hamphire, and in 1901 and the present (she’ll be guest posting here at the end of the month). And it’s fabulous.

Next up is Holly Robinson‘s Beach Plum Island, also a kind of mystery. She’s a local author, too. Lots  and lots of talent up here north of Boston.




Jessie: I can’t recommend The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin enough. If I could have possibly found a large enough chunk of time it would have been a one sitting read for me.

And for a very summery read I am going to dive into Sea Glass Summer by Dorothy Cannell

Barb: Right now I’m reading a not-quite-yet  published cozy for a blurb and dozens of crime short stories for Level Best Books next anthology. The book anxiously awaiting me on my nightstand is Maria Mutch’s memoir, Know the Night: A Story of Survival in the Small Hours about the two years Maria’s son, who is autistic and has Down Syndrome, couldn’t sleep, and how staying up all night with him affected Maria and her family. Drawing on her son’s love of jazz and her own affinity with explorer Richard Byrd who stayed alone through the long polar night, this book is both elegiac and emotional. I can’t wait to get to it.

Sherry: There are stacks of books all over my house — it’s getting a little desperate here — some are beginning to teeter. Next up for me is Buried in the Bog and Scandal in Skiberdeen. I’ve heard such great things about this series by Sheila Connolly so I can’t wait to dig in. I’m also anxiously awaiting the release of The Black Hour on July 8th by Lori Rader Day.

Julie: Aside from my Wicked Cozy Sistahs books, I am going to be reading the Longmire series by Craig Johnson. Craig is going to be the Guest of Honor at the New England Crime Bake this year, and I have the honor of doing an interview with him on Saturday afternoon. I am a fan of the TV series, and looking forward to reading the books. You will all be hearing more about this as we get closer to November. A Crime Bake note: Barb, Edith, and I are all on the committee. All six of us will be there. It is a great conference, already more that 50% sold out. So if you are interested, do not delay.

So, dear readers, what is on your summer reading list?

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