Rebecca has chosen a great topic this week for The Book List Meme, Three Perfect Beach Reads --
Waikiki Beach - picture by K
My first choice is Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey. It's suspenseful and not too long. The sunny beach would be the perfect contrast to this dark tale.
Half Moon Bay, CA - picture by K
My second choice is The Flanders Panel by Arturo Perez-Reverte. Quick, smart and with a shocking twist, this is one of my favorites to re-read.
Monterey Bay, CA - picture by K
My third choice is The Winter Queen by Boris Akunin. A soft thriller with a heartbreaking ending, this one is best read in the sun.
Strangely, I seem to have chosen murder as the common thread between my beach reads. I might even pick these same books for a stormy night!
Loving the juxtaposition of darkness and light,