ONE OF THOSE MALIBU NIGHTS
Grab this book, lather on sunscreen and head outside to soak up some guilty pleasures, including murder, romance and travel. Adler's story is perfect reading material for a hot day. Her descriptive words whisk readers away for a walk on the beach or to an outdoor cafe to savor a cup of coffee. Enjoy!
Mac and his girlfriend, Sunny Alvarez, travel from Malibu, Calif., to the remote countryside of France with many side trips in between. They're on a collision course with a murderer, and the body count is adding up. Mac needs to solve this mystery quickly before someone he loves is the next target. (ST. MARTIN'S, Jul., 400 pp., $28.95)