A simple mystery with a little food / travel to make it interesting. Was by no means a very convincing or greatly done novel, but it wasn't trying to be anything special and was a quick fun read. I thought the first book in his Caper series, the Vintage Caper was much better. Also, he is the same author as A Year in Provence which if you haven't read (or any of his other travel books), it's great.
Another mystery and a much better one at that:
This story follows an art reproducer who gets tangled up in an forgery of a famous Degas masterpieces stolen in 1990 in the heist of 13 thirteen works of art worth today over $500 million were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. For any art lover, this was excellent and kept me on my toes! I think I finished it with in a day.
And my favorite read of vacation:
I had originally found this book at Costco a few months ago, but never picked it up. While enjoying Happy Hour at a restaurant near our condo, a couple struck up conversation with us and (among other things) mentioned this book. The book is set in Seattle (although traverses to the South Pole, but I'm getting a head of myself) and is HYSTERICAL for those who know Seattle. The book is written in a series of letters, emails and communications between various characters searching for Bernadette (who disappears and no one knows where!). Quick witted, mysterious and very well written.