Thank you very much for your advice about books to take on holiday. The choice was a tough one, slightly skewed to what I have in paperback (not so heavy). I commissioned a local photographer to show you my (I think) final selection:
In some cases, the advice took the form of actual books (thanks, Karen! and also thanks Sam of Transworld and James of PanMacmillan), and in others, it took the form of recommendations (thanks Norman, Dorte and Bernadette, and to them and Kerrie and others for reviews that have led to some of these selections). The Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves is going in my hand baggage – and possibly one other "just in case". (I never like to be anywhere without two books in easily reachable form.) However, if I am lucky, the airport WH Smith will be honouring the offer at UK stores from tomorrow (Monday) all week, which is that the paperback of Linwood Barclay's new novel, Too Close to Home, is available for £2.99 if you buy a copy of The Times. (Otherwise you can get it for £3.89 at Amazon, £4.99 at British Bookshops/Sussex Stationers, or "buy one get one half price" at Borders.)
Continuing the holiday theme, I see my review of August Heat by Andrea Camilleri has been posted at Euro Crime today. Other Euro Crime reviews can be found here, should you be short of reading recommendations. There are also excellent reviews regularly to be found at the blogs highlighted earlier in this post.