• Becky Bechhold

Reading Season


Capote's Women by Lawrence Leamer

Don't we know enough about these "swans"? Well, there was no social media in the 50's, 60's, and 70's and while the media made them look glamorous and carefree, most of these women suffered from the social restraints of the day and ridiculous expectations of behavior long before Capote outed them in his famous Esquire article. Money does not buy happiness. Jawdropping reading.

A











Mango, Mambo, and Murder by Raquel Reyes


Delightful, refreshing murder mystery- how can that be? Yes there is a death, but the rest of the story is fast, funny and skewers Miami society. Great as an Audible choice as it is not hard to follow and the narrator has a pleasing accent and pace.

B+












Billy Summers by Stephen King


Do not think you are too sophisticated for Stephen King- the man is a masterful writer. This book is not a horror story, but a superbly crafted story of committment, honesty, and retribution. An engrossing read.

A+














The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman


This is the second book in the Thursday Murder Club series. I strongly recommend the first book- The Thursday Murder Club- as well. They do not have to be read in order, but the characters are excellent and appreciated best if you read sequentially. The murder mystery is satisfyingly complex, but it is the dialogue and the characters that will have you chortling along.

A