11 excellent novels for summer reading

3. "The Dog Who Came in From the Cold," by Alexander McCall Smith


(Pantheon, 304 pp.) “No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” creator Alexander McCall Smith needs no introduction to readers. This latest installment of his “Corduroy Mansions” series follows the adventures of canine hero and Pimlico terrier Freddie de la Hay, who has been recruited by MI6 to infiltrate a Russian spy ring. (June)

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