Hurricane Reads

We interrupt our regular scheduled posts of book reviews and book news to bring you some recommended “hurricane-related” reads.  And this isn’t just for those on the eastern side of the country who are hopefully wrapped up and warm and looking for something good to read, but  anyone around the globe looking for some inspired reading. 

And this may be the point where you choose to start reading ebooks, as many of these titles will be easily acquired through ebook sites.  But remember the downside: if you’re using a self-lit ereader, you’re good to go, but if you’re using your computer and you’re in the path of the bad weather, you may loose power.

Enough chit-chat, on with the recommended lists from some truly great sites.

Hurricane Mysteries

Down in the Flood by Kenneth Abel
Murder with Puffins by Donna Andrews
Tricky Business by Dave Barry
Twisted by Jay Bonansinga
Jesus Out to Sea (short stories), Tin Roof Blowdown by James Lee Burke
The Killing Storm by Kathryn Casey
Nobody Knows by Mary Jane Clark
Died Blonde by Nancy Cohen
Skeleton Crew by Beverly Connor
Skeletons of the Atchafalaya by Kent Conwell
The Sentry by Robert Crais
Trojan Odyssey by Clive Cussler
Hurricane Punch by Tim Dorsey
Murder on the Tropic by Todd Downing
First the Dead by Tim Downs
Tubby Meets Katrina by Tony Dunbar
House of Storm by Mignon Eberhart
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
Hurricane Season by Mickey Friedman
Murder at 28:10 by Newton Gayle
Baptism in Blood by Jane Haddam
Dead Man’s Island by Carolyn Hart
Stormy Weather by Carl Hiassen
Dark Rain by Mat Johnson
Damaged by Alex Kava
Acts of Nature by Jonathon King
Murder on the Yacht by Rufus King
Dead and Alive by Dean Koontz
Getting Old is a Disaster by Rita Lakin
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
Storm Track by Margaret Maron
Toros & Torsos by CraigMcDonald
Hurricane (aka Murder in the Wind), Cape Fear (aka The Executioners), Conominium by John D. MacDonald
Island of Bones by P.J. Parrish
Bloodman by Robert Pobi
Rebel Island by Rick Riordan
Raw Deal by Les Standiford
Proof of the Pudding by Phoebe Atwood Taylor
Murder Unleashed by Elaine Viets
The Eye of Anna by Anne Wingate

(Taken from with more at Mystery Readers Inc.)


Hurricane Lit

The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger
Typhoon by Joseph Conrad
A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes
Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938 by R. A. Scotti
Lunatic Wind William Price Fox
Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and Vast Ocean of a Million Stories by Simon Winchester

(Taken from with more at The Daily Best)


Recommended Hurricane Reading

The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg
The Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
“The Storm” by Kate Chopin
The Sisters Brothers” by Patrick Dewitt

(Taken from with more at Polics & Prose)


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