Tahoe Deep by Todd Borg, August 1, 2019, Thriller Press
Genre: mystery, thriller set around Lake Tahoe
Source: review copy from publisher/author
Review: I have been following Todd Borg's Owen McKenna Mystery series for quite a while and enjoy reading his thrillers set in this lovely mountain, lake, and ski resort area in California and Nevada.
When a 90-year-old man is found beaten in his home and a body washes up on the beaches of Lake Tahoe, PI Owen McKenna is called on to investigate. His sidekick Spot, a giant Great Dane, is always there to help, as is his girlfriend and entymologist Street. The mystery involves the scuttling years before of the SS Tahoe Steamer, which lies under the lake's deep and cold waters.
A boy saw people board the steamer before it was sunk, and this becomes dangerous for him, even though this boy is now a 90-year-old man.
McKenna takes us on an investigative ride with thrills, suspense, and danger, especially involving diving or free diving (diving without equipment) in Lake Tahoe.
The author has made Lake Tahoe and its surroundings the setting for his series, and it is still a magnificent and unusual place, lending its aura and uniqueness to the mystery novel. Highly recommended.
I am in the middle of another fascinating book, a literary novel about a young traveler in a new place, who must find out who she really is and where she really belongs.
The Dragonfly Sea by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, March 12, 2019, Knopf Publishing Group
I'm also reading Swedish crime writer Viveca Sten's Guiltless, Sandhamn mystery #3, and plan to finish the entire series of 9 books. A new one, the 10th, comes out later this year.
Gun Island by Amitev Ghosh
September 10, 2019, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
The novel is described as a "globetrotting, folkloric adventure novel" involving family and heritage. A young man leaves India and takes a trip of discovery from India to Los Angeles and then Venice. Seems like the book for me!
What are you reading this week?