Some new mysteries of interest from Stop Your Killing Me:
The Red Velvet Turnshoe by Cassandra Clark; Sister Hildegard is on a secret mission to Italy in 1383-- set during the dangerous period of the Hundred Years War and the Black Plague.
Out of the Dawn Light by Alys Clare; a fourteen-year-old diviner (who can find lost things and dowse for water) is convinced to find a mysterious object. The first in a series set in 1087. I like the period.
The Worst Thing by Aaron Elkins; Brian is a former abductee who is skilled at designing hostage negotiations. He still has panic attacks and nightmares and relies on Xanax to live a normal life. A psychological thriller.
Mind's Eye by Hakan Nesser (I recently read one of the Chief Inspector Van Veeteren novels and enjoyed it)
This is the hottest summer. EVER! At least in my memory. Days of 109 degrees; the ground has heated up so much that it doesn't even cool down much at night. And no rain. We are in the midst of pretty serious drought in north Louisiana, not as bad as Texas, but bad. Burn bans, heat advisories, low water reservoirs.
Reading is an escape!