The heat is just oppressive...and a bit depressing. This has not been a stellar garden year with so little rain and such high temperatures. We did get a little rain last night...the first in weeks, but we are way behind in rainfall for the last two years.
Knowing that they would be cooler, I checked the temperatures for Edinburgh, and right now the temperatures are in the high 60's! I'm so looking forward to the Fringe Festival. Erin, Amelia, and I will be there in August!
Books to be reviewed:
In the Belly of Jonah by Sandra Brannon (Kay sent me this one!)
Miss Peregrines' Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (loved the old photos)
Fourth Day by Zoe Sharp (Charlie Fox is like a female Jack Reacher)
Trespasser by Paul Doiron (new to me mystery author)
Dangerous to Know by Tasha Alexander (Lady Emily hasn't been as interesting in the last two books)
Perfect Alibi by Sheldon Siegel (not that great)
Currently Reading: The Final Reckoning by Sam Bourne
Amelia recommends The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler (which was already on my list) and The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston (which she says makes her doubt the verdict in the Amanda Knox case). Preston and crime reporter Mario Spezi wrote this nonfiction best seller, and George Clooney will play Douglas Preston in the film version. Now, that should be worth watching.
Although Preston and Spezi were originally trying to determine the identity of the Monster of Florence, interesting facts concerning those who participated in the Monster of Florence investigation seem to make the Amanda Knox case worthy of renewed interest and doubt.