Train rides to and from NYC and plane flights to and from Alabama mean a good bit of reading.
Showing a particularly elevated state of curiosity, I spent most of it on a Carl Hiassen (Skin Tight) and an Elmore Leonard (Ride the Rap). (Threw in some Zurich ’53 by Bronstein – worth many a re-read.)
I know Elmore is regarded as the king of dialogue, but given a choice between the two, I’ll take Carl. That guy is screwy.