Must read books for May

Story highlights

  • Catch up on the new fiction books available in May
  • The pop culture focus on Sherlock Holmes continues with "The Baker Street Translation"
  • Spies and private eyes make comebacks
  • Vampires are so last year -- get ready for werewolves
With the weather warming up, a thrilling spring is in full swing for avid readers. There are a slew of new titles hitting shelves in May and a few recent releases you may have missed; from spies to private eyes, World War II history to werewolves and a new riff on Sherlock Holmes. For anyone looking to bury their nose in a good book at the park, pool side or on the front porch, here are five must reads for your consideration.
'A Delicate Truth' by John le Carre

To many fans of spy fiction, le Carre is king. Over the past 50 years, he's elevated the espionage genre to an art form in classics like "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold," and "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy."
Now 81, the British-born author has written his 23rd novel, "A Delicate Truth," which addresses the war on terror.
The book begins with a top-secret mission, codenamed Wildfire. British and American agents are in Gibraltar to capture a jihadist arms dealer, but the covert op ends in "an utter cock-up." A conspiracy and attempt at a coverup soon follow.
Longtime fans will already know that le Carre was a member of the British Foreign Service from 1959 to 1964, and writes with absolute authenticity about the kinds of spy tradecraft his characters employ. "A Delicate Truth" seems ready-made for the movies and not surprisingly, filmmakers are already working on a big screen adaptation. Le Carre himself appears in a stylized trailer for his novel that feels like a short film unto itself.