Happy Holidays to all of you.
By the time you read this, I will be in St. Louis. My wife, son, daughter-in-law, grandkids and I are piling into a van and taking a road trip.
I wish I could say this will be a relaxing holiday and I can get plenty of reading done, but I doubt that I will. Nevertheless, I'm taking my iPad loaded with books. I'll have a few hours to read in the car as it's eleven hours each way. I expect I'll get no more than an hour or two.
Here are the books I'm hoping to get to"
The Last Gig, by Norman Green. Alessandra Martillo is a pool shark and repo specialist in New York. The book was nominated for a Shamus.
Quarry In the Middle, by Max Alan Collins. In the tradition of Mickey Spillane. Collins is always a great read.
Breathing Water, by Timothy Hallinan. This is a thriller set in Bangkok and, since I lived in Thailand for five years, I can't wait to get to it.
Critical Space, by Greg Rucka. An Atticus Kodiak book, with one of my all-time favorite tough women, Brigit Logan
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, by Jared Diamond. This is not a mystery, but an anthopological, sociological, economic treatise.
If past holidays are any predictors, I'll buy a couple more books and come back with a larger TBR pile than I left with.
I wish you all good reading for the holidays. Let us all know in the comments what you're planning to read.
Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year!