New books that are on my Must Read List:
Reginald Hill's The Woodcutter. Not part of the Dalziel and Pascoe series (which is probably my favorite series of all time), this is a stand-alone about Wolf Hadda who was thrown in prison for a crime he didn't commit. When a psychiatrist helps Hadda win parole, Hadda plans revenge. Although I've never liked his stand-alones as well as the Fat Man and Pascoe novels, Hill is always, always good.
Tana French's Faithful Place. Frank Mackey, mentioned in French's second book The Likeness, is the protagonist in French's new novel. Mackey returns to Dublin when the remains of his girlfriend are discovered 25 years after she disappeared. I liked The Likeness even better than In the Woods, her first novel-- so I hope this will be at least as intriguing as her first two.
Martin Edward's The Serpent Pool. DCI Hannah Scarlett is investigating the death of an aspiring writer seven years previously when she becomes involved with the murders of rare book dealers. Yeah, the rare book dealer theme always draws me in.
Even knowing that cooler weather in our neck of the woods is a long way off, everyone is yearning for fall. We yearn for fall for much of the summer, actually.