In August I read ten books. Eight of the books are crime fiction books. The other two books are non-fiction books that I read over several months and finished in August: Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids by Ken Jennings and 100 Must-read Historical Novels by Nick Rennison. I am still way, way behind on reviews.
My crime fiction reading for August...
Season of Darkness by Maureen Jennings
The Ivory Grin by Ross Macdonald
The Frozen Dead by Bernard Minier
Epitaph for a Spy by Eric Ambler
World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters
The Davidian Report by Dorothy B. Hughes
The White Sea by Paul Johnston
The Moving Target by Ross Macdonald
The Crime Fiction Pick of the Month meme is hosted at Mysteries in Paradise. You can go HERE to see other posts and choices for favorite crime fiction reads.
My choice this month is World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters. I loved this trilogy and my review for this book was posted recently. Below is a paragraph from that post with a description and links to reviews for all three books.
World of Trouble is Book III in the The Last Policeman trilogy, following the activities of policeman Hank Palace in a pre-apocalyptic world. An asteroid is headed for earth, and from the beginning of the series we know that it will be devastating. In the first book, The Last Policeman, Hank was still a detective with the police force, new to the job, and motivated to continue investigating cases. Three months later, in Countdown City, like almost everyone else on earth, he had no job and no prospects, but he took a case for an old friend. In the final book, Hank goes on an odyssey to try to locate his sister before the asteroid hits. If you haven't read any of the series, you should start at the beginning to get the full enjoyment of this book.