Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Travel Via Books

Here’s a virtual getaway with literary sleuths. You don’t have to stand in airport lines or lose luggage. Just lose your mind in these books and try to figure out whodunit. Suggestions are from Entertainment Weekly

Canadian Arctic -  White Heat by M.J.McGrath. Meet Kiglatuk, an Inuit hunter and guide and visit the ice between Greenland and the North Pole

Chile – The Neruda Case by Roberto Ampuero.  Drink wine and spout poetry while solving a mystery

Brazil – Blood of the Wicked by Leighton Gage.  Forget the Olympics. Check out the gritty affairs in the back alleys ( warning -graphic violence)

Iceland – Jar City by Erlendur Sveinsson.  Wander around Reykjavik

Spain – Death Rites by Alicia Gimenez Bartlett. Strong quirky cops in Barcelona. Run with the bulls or fight crime

Botswana – The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith. Vivid sense of place and Precious Ramotswe leads the way

Sweden – The Ice Princess by Camilla Lackberg. Seaside town and murder afoot

United Kingdom – The Blackhouse by Peter May. There’s more to England than just Sherlock Holmes.  Follow Fin Macleod in the Outer Hebrides. Bodies swept up on the beach and more

Australia -  Bad Debts by Peter Temple. Trouble down under for Jack Irish.


Escape and enjoy

21 comments:

  1. I'm much rather fight crime than run with the bulls.

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    1. but you can do both via books! How easy is that? and live to tell the tale

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  2. Hi Joanne - I'm sure we have some wonderful blogging friends we could add to this list ... but yes we can travel vicariously ... I have started reading .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Very true. Lots of talented writer friends Enjoy

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  3. Oh my, so many to add to my TBR list. Dangerous coming over here today :)

    betty

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    1. Danger is my middle name. Happy to feed the reading addiction

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  4. I love reading travel books but prefer to travel myself. I have been fortunate to visit many placees in the US and Canada, also Spain and Ireland.
    A great way to travel reading these books is one dose not have to pay so much or get stuck in airport queues. Great post.
    Yvonne.

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    1. I do like a different setting than just NYC or generic suburbia.

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  5. Reading is my kind of traveling. I like seeing other places and cultures and so on, but I am not fond of the traveling part itself. I'm not crazy about long rides in a car or trips on a plane. Looks like an interesting list. Thanks for sharing it!

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    1. Glad to help out. And reading is easier than airport queues

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  6. Ooh, I was looking for Australia and you included it. Thanks, Joanne. I think I'd enjoy this leisurely travel.
    Be well.

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    1. Safe travels. No passport needed

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  7. Much more relaxing than airports too and waaay cheaper.

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  8. I'd like to read some of those. I did try the Detective Agency one but I couldn't get into it.

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    1. I liked the flavor of the characters. He has written quite a few

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  9. Wander around Reykjavik. Don't be a big shot. Put on a coat.

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  10. Wander around Reykjavik. Don't be a big shot. Put on a coat.

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  11. Armchair travel is my top favourite way to escape. The Neruda Case totally my cup of tea. Off to Chile next! Thanks for the tip.

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    1. Enjoy. I thought that sounded tempting too

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