I’ve been astonished to learn of deep-seated efforts to fire Dr Anthony Fauci. Thus explaineth the lovely Haboob:
Far left and right conspiracy theorists reach remarkably similar conclusions. Both insist Dr Fauci masterminded a Clinton Foundation-funded Deep State effort to develop a virus fabricated in a Wuhan lab. Their profit motive was to make lots of money selling the world a co-developed vaccine, but the virus got away from the Chinese. Parting from the left’s hypothesis, the ultra-right maintains that the greatest intellect the White House has ever known leapt into action, averting an Obama-driven disaster in which tens of victims might have perished were it not for this great man who saved the planet. Or something like that.We don’t do politics or low crimes and misdemeanors, just death and destruction. It takes great writing to top the tales coming out of national and state capitals. Gathered here are twenty exquisite murder mysteries, some new, some classics, some unusual, many recommended by others (thanks Sharon), most lengthy for that immersive read.
As viruses simmer in the summer cauldron, enjoy reading in a cool arbor bower.
|The Cartel||Don Winslow|
|Cult X||Fuminori Nakamura|
|The Eighth Girl||Maxine Mei-Fung Chung|
|The Historian||Elizabeth Kostova|
|The Honourable Schoolboy||John le Carré|
|L.A. Confidential||James Ellroy|
|The Last Tourist||Olen Steinhauer|
|The Luminaries||Eleanor Catton|
|The Man Who Loved Dogs||Leonardo Paduro|
|The Name of the Rose||Umberto Eco|
|Natchez Burning||Greg Isles|
|The Rule of Four||Caldwell & Thomason|
|The Secret History||Donna Tartt|
|Shantaram||Gregory David Roberts|
|Six Four||Hideo Yokoyama|
|Three Hours in Paris||Cara Black|
|What’s Left of Me is Yours||Stephanie Scott|
|The Witch Elm||Tana French|
|and the novel that started it all…|
|A Study in Scarlet||Arthur Conan Doyle|
What are your favorites?