Summertime Book Reviews and Matching Drinks

Summer is the perfect time to grab a fabulous book and cool beverage. On our sister-site, Mystery Playground we do just that every Friday. Here are links to some of my favorite book/drink match ups for summer...

We'll start with JA Jance, who sets her books both in Seattle and Arizona. Here she pairs her joint J.P. Beaumont/Brandon Walker novel with Prickly Pear Juice. Once you start Dance of The Bones, you won't want to put it down. The Prickly Pear Juice isn't hard to make once you find fresh prickly pears and you won't want to put that down either. 

 DECEPTION ON HIS MIND AND MINT GINGER TEA  Elizabeth George is one of my favorite fiction writers. Here I match up one of her Detective Lynley Mysteries with  Mint Ginger Tea . You may have seen the TV production of this book and the others in the series on PBS Mystery! If you aren't familiar with George's books, you may want to start with Deception on His Mind, the first in this excellent series. 

DECEPTION ON HIS MIND AND MINT GINGER TEA

Elizabeth George is one of my favorite fiction writers. Here I match up one of her Detective Lynley Mysteries with Mint Ginger Tea. You may have seen the TV production of this book and the others in the series on PBS Mystery! If you aren't familiar with George's books, you may want to start with Deception on His Mind, the first in this excellent series. 

 In  Flesh and Blood , Kay Scarpetta finds a row of pennies in her back yard right before she leaves on vacation. Who would do such a weird thing? Well you'll have to read the book to find out. You can click over to Mystery Playground to discover  Patricia Cornwell's Bloody Mary recipe . 

In Flesh and Blood, Kay Scarpetta finds a row of pennies in her back yard right before she leaves on vacation. Who would do such a weird thing? Well you'll have to read the book to find out. You can click over to Mystery Playground to discover Patricia Cornwell's Bloody Mary recipe