Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Summer Reading 2021: My Picks for June, July, and August


June 2021

The Bombay Prince (Perveen Mistry #3) by Sujata Massey (June 1st)

The Librarian of Saint-Malo by Mario Escobar (June 1st)

The Cannonball Tree Mystery by Ovidia Yu (June 3rd)

The Corpse with the Iron Will (Cait Morgan #10) by Cathy Ace  (June 3rd)

The Art of Betrayal (Kate Hamilton #3) by Connie Berry (June 8th)

The Disappearing Act by Catherine Steadman (June 8th)

Body Zoo by J.C. Allen (June 8th)

Reserved for Murder (Book Lover’s B&B #2) by Victoria Gilbert (June 8th)

Castle Shade (Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes #17) by Laurie R. King  (June 8th)

The Maidens by Alex Michaelides (June 15th)

Murder She Wrote: Killing in a Koi Pond (Murder She Wrote #53) by Jessica Fletcher and Terrie Farley Moran (June 18th)

Moonlight & Misadventure: 20 Stories of Mystery and Suspense, edited by Judy Penz Sheluk  (June 18th)

Hostage: A Locked-Room Thriller by Clare Mackintosh (June 22nd)

A Distant Grave (Maggie D’arcy #2) by Sarah Stewart Taylor (June 22nd)

The Night Hawks (Ruth Galloway #13) by Elly Griffiths  (June 29th)

In Royal Service to the Queen: A Novel of the Queen’s Governess by Tessa Arlen (June 29th)

Runner (Chicago #4) by Tracy Clark (June 29th) 



July 2021

Choose Me by Tess Gerritsen and Gary Braver (July 1st)

The Hollywood Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal (July 6th)

Survive the Night by Riley Sager (July 6th)

Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby (July 6th)

The Stranger in the Mirror by Liv Constantine (July 6th)

Death at the Crystal Palace (Below Stairs Mystery #5) by Jennifer Ashley (July 6th)

The Crooked Shore (Lake District Cold-Case Mysteries #8) by Martin Edwards (July 22nd) 

Not a Happy Family by Shari Lapena (July 27th)



August 2021

A Gingerbread House by Catriona McPherson (Aug. 3rd) 

The King of Infinite Space by Lyndsay Faye (Aug. 10th)

A Scone of Contention (Key West Food Critic Mystery #11) by Lucy Burdette (Aug. 10th)

56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard (Aug. 17th) 

No Grater Crime by Maddie Day (Country Store mystery) (Aug. 24th)

The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny (Aug. 24th)

A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins (Aug. 31st)

Shot Caller (NYPD Negotiators #2) by Jen Danna (Aug. 31st)

Black Flat Ford (Sin City #4) by J.D. Allen (Aug. 31st)




  1. Razorblade Tears. One of the best books I've read this year.

    1. Thanks for letting me and others know that, Lesa, as I value your opinion so much. I'll make sure I get to that one now.