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Summer Preview 2011 - Bratwurst Edition

Summer is only a few days old so it is time a for the The Hungry Detective Summer Preview. Summer is always the biggest time of the year for Crime Fiction releases. Of course there are more than a few books that have my interest piqued.

WITNESS TO DEATH - Dave White - Now
I stumbled across this book while reading an interview that Duane Swiercyncski's did on his blog with author Dave White. I love this guy. THE EVIL THAT MEN DO is still a book that I think about. Great stuff. This is an e-book release, and I plan on enjoying all 4200 pages on my Kindle iPhone app just as soon as I can. 

A BAD DAY FOR SCANDAL - Sophie Littlefield - Now
I'm reading Ms. Littlefield's second book now. I always lament the lack of female writers in my Crime Fiction education, this is making up for that right now. I hear only good things about this author. This is her third book.

STEAL THE SHOW - Thomas Kaufman - July 5
The second book for this author. THD had the opportunity to interview Mr. Kaufman last year. I also got the chance to shake his hand at the LA Mystery book store before it closed up. Set in the jazz world of DC I encourage everyone to take a look.

THE END OF EVERYTHING - Megan Abbott - July 7
Best working female writer. Period. Come to think of it I may not have to qualify that statement with the word 'female.' With this book Ms. Abbott steps away from post WWII America to document the haze of the 1980's.

IRON HOUSE - Jon Hart - July 12
Two time Edgar winner, Jon Hart, is back. Hard to argue with the accolades this author has received in his still brief time on the Crime Fiction scene. This is his fourth book.

BLOODLINE - Mark Billingham - July 14
The US release of the latest Tom Thorne. Mr. Billingham is one the most dependable writers in Crime Fiction. Equal parts hard boiled, pathos, and humor. Mr Billingham is a pro.

THE ADJUSTMENT - Scott Phillips- August 1
Another Scott Philips book I will never read, but that does not mean you shouldn't. Maybe one day I'll make it the Scott Phillips promise land. One day...

THE GENTLEMEN'S HOUR - DON WINSLOW - August 2
I have not read Mr. Winslow since the Neal Carey books. It doesn't matter I will  recommend his work, unread, forever. I loved those books, they were magic to me when I was  discovering crime fiction.

OPERATION NAPOLEON - Arnaldur Indridason - Sept 27
I am unbelievably brunt out on the thriller. But come on! This is impossible to pass up, WWII, Nazi, Iceland, and a plane crash. This going to be tough to deny.

Ones to Watch:
LONG GONE - Alafair Burke; STRONG AT THE BREAK - Jon Land; NEVER KNOWING - Chevy Stevens; WE ALL FALL DOWN - Michael Harvey; THE HAND THAT TREMBLES - Kjell  Eriksson; THE MOST DANGEROUS THING - Laura Lippman; THE CUT - George Pelecanos; PIRATE KING - Laure R. King; THE BURNING SOUL - John Connolly

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