Not a mystery, but a book in the US Kindle Daily Deal today (June 30, 2021) that just looks interesting to me….
Empire’s Crossroads: A History of the Caribbean from Columbus to the Present Day by Carrie Gibson seems to be pretty much what the title says it is – a history of the Caribbean from pre-Columbian times to the 20th century. Per the webpage, Gibson did a PhD at Cambridge focusing on the Spanish Caribbean in the era of the Haitian Revolution, so she should be pretty knowledgeable about what she’s writing about. And, also per the blurb, Crossroads was chosen as one of the Observer UK’s Best History Books of the Year back when it was published.
Since my prior knowledge of the history of the Caribbean is scatter-limited to the “Fact and Fiction” chapter notes in Michener’s Caribbean (which are brief but interesting), to a couple of books from his suggested reading at the end, and to what I’ve learned at various museums while on visits to the area, this should be a huge step-up for me ?.
And besides, I just love the cover too!
It’s only on sale at Kindle US right now, and probably just for today, at $2.99.
Buy at Kindle US