I am an avid reader with a preference for mysteries, thrillers and crime fiction with an occasional adventure or science fiction story. Here are some novels that I have recently read or I am currently reading:

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. A fitting read for these days of staying home about a man sentenced to house arrest in Moscow’s Hotel Metropol for 32 years.

My Name is Eva by Suzzane Goldring. A wonderful and well written post World War II historical fiction novel.

The Sorrow Hand, The Shaming Eyes, and The Pity Heart by Dwight Holing. A series of mystery fiction about an ex-marine turned Fish and Wildlife Agent equally as good a read as C.J.Box’s Joe Picket series.

Land of Wolves by Craig Johnson. “Craig’s stories just keeps getting better and better. Classic mystery plot where you don’t know how it will end. I was rooting for the lone wolf. Then there’s the suggestion by Walt Longmire’s good friend, Henry Standing Bear, that he and Walt should take a trip to Hyder, Alaska to see the bears. Hyder? I’ve been there. Only one thing to see – the bears.

Escape Clause by John Sandford. Wahoo! I have been waiting for John to write another Virgil Flowers mystery.

The Last Ranch by Michael McGarrity. The latest novel about the Kearny saga set in a gorgeous part of New Mexico. Michael can be gritty at times but his books can sure hold a reader.

Blindsight by Peter Watts. Vampires in space. Too far out, and I mean far, far away, for my taste in science fiction.

The Highwayman by Craig Johnson. “Such a vivid ghost story that you feel like you are sitting in the cruiser right beside Walt Longmire and his Indian friend Henry trying to solve the mystery.

Endangered by C.J. Box. “Continuing my love affair with Wyoming authors. Box is a great storyteller.”

Clawback by J.A. Jance. “Read it while on vacation. Would be better if Ali was a more interesting character.”

Spider Woman’s Daughter by Anne Hillerman. “A chip off the old block. She got it right.”

The Light Between Two Oceans by M.L. Stedman “Good read for lighthouse lovers.”

The Reverent by Michael Punke. “Great historical research!”

Saturn Run by John Sandford. “Superb mystery/syfi. Couldn’t put this one down.”

The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson. “Have to find time to read more of Craig’s novels.”

Bright’s Passage by Josh Ritter. “One of the more interesting and dreamy novels I’ve read.”

Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci. “I’m a big fan.”

Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston. “Super non-fiction read, especially if you have spent a lot of time in the remote parts of Central American like myself.”

Gathering Prey by John Sandford. “He can sure tell a great crime story.”

One Last Bullet by James P. Sumner. “Unusual when the protagonist is an assassin. Kills a lot more people than James Bond. Fast read  and two more books in the series if you’re hooked.”

Three Stations by Martin Cruz Smith. “Another favorite author.”

Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell. “Very vivid with his settings.”

The Gods of Second Chances by Dan Berne. “A debut, local author using Southeast Alaska as location. I love it.”

Rock with Wings by Anne Hillerman. “Her second book and just as good.”

The Night Season by Chelsea Rain. “A crime writer in my own city. Love her work.”

Winterkill by C.J Box. “Got recently turned on to this Wyoming writer. He can get gritty.”

Arctic War Game by Ethan Jones. “Canadian super agent saves the world time and again.”

An Obvious Fact by Craig Johnson. “A great Longmire mystery for historic train enthusiasts.”

If you are looking for novels similar to mine and set in Alaska, you’ll love books by Sue Henry and Dana Stabenow.