Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Mysteries and Thrillers at the Beach

by Jamie Freveletti

I'm technically on vacation, (so writing this on the fly) but wanted to show everyone what Mysteries and Thrillers are traveling the world. Don't know if this image is clear enough, but the shelf that you see here is in the library of the Cuisinart Resort in Anguilla. Of course the minute we landed I headed into the library to get a look at the books. This picture shows only the Mystery and Thriller category and only those that I could manage to get into one photo.

They have other categories as well: Teen, Fantasy, Sci Fi, Romance and Self Help and Non Fiction. By far the most books were in the Mystery and Thriller category, which is not that surprising as the genre lends itself to a relaxing beach read.

The names are some of the best: Chandler, Slaughter, Cussler, Patterson, Grishom, Child, Coben, and Lescorat. By far the ones with the most on the shelf were Patterson, Cussler and, in the romance category, Nora Roberts with Harry Potter dominating the Fantasy section.
Patterson's teen series also were predominant on the Teen shelves with his Maximum Ride novels, which gives you an idea of the empire Mr. Patterson has created.

It's a lot of fun to see which novels the guests brought to their vacation, and the resort encourages everyone to feel free to leave the books behind for the next guest to enjoy. I picked up "As Husbands Go" by Susan Isaacs (still writing my own so avoiding thrillers) and am enjoying it immensely. My thanks to whatever guest left it behind!


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M.E. said...

Just curious...did you leave one of your novels behind at the resort? :)

Harry Bingham said...

Hi Jamie,
So agree, it's fascinating to see what people read on hols. I've just finished The Devotion of Suspect X - Higashino & Killer Move - Michael Marshall.
I'm Harry Bingham, a crime writer and crime nut who has just set up a crime blog called MEAN STREETS http://www.writersworkshop.co.uk/crimefiction/ a blog on our website The Writers' Workshop.

I would love to exchange links with you so that we can both increase our web presence. Our website (which is about more than just crime) has over 50k visitors/month and we hope to become amongst one of the best Crime blogs around. A large part of this site will be devoted to book reviews of the latest crime fiction, our ultimate aim is to review every crime novel released by major Publishers (a big ambition I know)!

I hope you enjoy our site and that we can help each other build our followings. If you're up for it we will link to you and you can link to us.

All the best


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