Last week on vacation I read Daniel Jose Older’s book of noir ghost stories, Salsa Nocturna. It imagines a world of a tough detective who must navigate the complex bureaucracy of the dead while living in between worlds. It’s funny and wise and keeps you turning pages and the prose is truly fresh. It’s so rare to read something that doesn’t sound like anything you’ve read before, and so invigorating.
ALSO: If you like ghosts and mysteries, I’m a huge fan of Maureen Johnson’s Shades of London books.