“In American icon John Grisham’s new novel, Camino Winds, an odd assortment of mystery and crime authors, some of them felons themselves, discover one of their colleagues has been murdered during the fury of a massive hurricane—the perfect crime scene. Since officials are preoccupied with the aftermath of the storm, the authors set out to solve the mystery themselves, in the type of wild but smart caper that Grisham’s readers love.” —Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing
John Grisham, #1 bestselling author and master of the legal thriller, sweeps you away to paradise for a little sun, sand, mystery, and mayhem.
With Camino Winds, America’s favorite storyteller offers the perfect escape.
Welcome back to Camino Island, where anything can happen—even a murder in the midst of a hurricane, which might prove to be the perfect crime . . .
Just as Bruce Cable’s Bay Books is preparing for the return of bestselling author Mercer Mann, Hurricane Leo veers from its predicted course and heads straight for the island. Florida’s governor orders a mandatory evacuation, and most residents board up their houses and flee to the mainland, but Bruce decides to stay and ride out the storm.
The hurricane is devastating: homes and condos are leveled, hotels and storefronts ruined, streets flooded, and a dozen people lose their lives. One of the apparent victims is Nelson Kerr, a friend of Bruce’s and an author of thrillers. But the nature of Nelson’s injuries suggests that the storm wasn’t the cause of his death: He has suffered several suspicious blows to the head.
Who would want Nelson dead? The local police are overwhelmed in the aftermath of the storm and ill equipped to handle the case. Bruce begins to wonder if the shady characters in Nelson’s novels might be more real than fictional. And somewhere on Nelson’s computer is the manuscript of his new novel. Could the key to the case be right there—in black and white? As Bruce starts to investigate, what he discovers between the lines is more shocking than any of Nelson’s plot twists—and far more dangerous.
Camino Winds is an irresistible romp and a perfectly thrilling beach read—# 1 bestselling author John Grisham at his beguiling best.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Detectives are fine, sure—but when you’ve got a truly unsolvable murder, try putting a mystery lover on the case. The second book in John Grisham’s lighthearted Camino Island series gives us another delicious murder mystery set on a quiet island off the Florida coast. A literary event has brought an influx of crime writers and fans just as Camino Island is about to get slammed by a major hurricane. And since the police are so overwhelmed with the nature-induced damage, they fail to notice that one of the storm’s casualties—a famous author named Nelson Kerr—actually lost his life to more sinister forces. Thankfully, mystery bookstore owner Bruce Cable steps in to find out what really happened. Along with the suspenseful mystery, it’s Grisham’s colorful cast of crime author characters who make this book such a fun and page-turning read. Michael Beck’s energetic narration underlines the fun Grisham obviously had writing about his own eccentric corner of the literary world.
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Thought it very entertaining and am sure the story is true
Another Great Book
Since I am already a fan of Grisham, I probably had higher expectations of this book.
I love the plot that seems like continuation of Camino Island, one of my favorite books. I was actually trying to plan a trip to the island and visit that book store.
The only scene that was a little too stretchy was the movement of Nelson’s dead body. Almost everyone knows a crime scene should not be touched or altered, and all three were supposed to know better than moving the dead body and even driving the truck of the dead person.
I also wondered if there were more lawsuits for ending the patients’ life earlier by discontinuing the ‘vitamin E3.”
My top favorite books of John Grisham are:
A Painted House
Camino Island, and
I have also enjoyed learning history and culture from his books that is hard to get from textbooks.
I hope that I could be lucky enough to meet John Grisham and get his autograph on his new book or on my collection of his books.
James Patterson owns his...
Hopefully this is a contractual thing...seriously. Refund please.