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Sizzling Summer Reads: Book Trib’s Top 10 for August

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Summer is in high gear, which means that the sun is bright and the days are sweltering. We’re mostly hiding in the air conditioning lately, devouring book after book and clamoring for some great new reads. We’re in luck as August is packed with new releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on, from long awaited sequels to new reads from our favorite powerhouse authors. Here are the top ten books of August that are helping us beat the heat: Y is for Yesterday, Sue Grafton (Marian Wood Books/Putnam, August 22, 2017) Grafton is almost at the end of her coveted alphabet-themed series about private investigator Kinsey Millhone. In her latest adventure, Kinsey is dealing with a 10-year-old…

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I’ll have a peanut butter and pickle sandwich, please!

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From a cyanide-laced cocktail to a soothing cup of teeth and a biscuit (the British kind, of course) after a long day at the office, food, drink, and crime fiction are intertwined. Miss Marple, one of the genre’s most recognizable heroines, is estimated to have consumed a whopping 143 cups of tea over the course of 12 Agatha Christie novels and 20 short stories. This is just one of the delicious factoids you can learn in The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook, edited by Kate White, and featuring a selection of dishes—and drinks—from some of the biggest names in the mystery world. And if that doesn’t quell your appetite, be sure to check out Cooking with Crimespree, edited by Jon…

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