Saturday, August 27, 2011
HURRICANE SEASON & CRIME FICTION
The Halifax Public Library system's Halifax Reader has offered up some timely fiction recommendations as the East Coast braces for the devastation (or the anticlimax) of Irene.
The Reader's round up of several recent crime fiction novels that are keyed to hurricanes includes TOROS & TORSOS, which opens with the infamous Key West, Labor Day weekend storm of 1935 (76 years ago, they didn't name tropical storms).
TOROS is still available in paperback and hardcover, or for a mere $2.99, you can read it in eBook format.
There's also a killer audio version available read by the incomparable Tom Stechschulte. You can listen to a sample here.
Back when TOROS was just out, I penned a piece on the 1935 hurricane. That's still available here.