One of the fringe benefits of going to conferences is the books. Lots ‘n lots of books. I came back from the Poisoned Pen conference in Arizona with a number of wonderful new friends and an even larger number of new books to read. So here’s the latest list….
— The Private World of Georgette Heyer, Jane Aiken Hodge
An intelligent and informative biography of the Mother of Regency Romance by a fellow fiction writer. I have to say, it was a great boost to discover that Heyer’s writing process was as haphazard as mine.
— Secondhand Spirits, Juliet Blackwell
Witchcraft and vintage clothing in current day San Francisco. Great fun.
— Interred With Their Bones, Jennifer Lee Carrell
What the DaVinci Code would like to be when it grows up. Think Eloise and Colin, on the trail of a major Shakespeare manuscript. There’s a wonderful chase scene in Harvard’s Widener Library.
— A Trace of Smoke, Rebecca Cantrell
A gripping mystery set in 1930’s Berlin. I did not see the conclusion coming at all.
— Your Scandalous Ways, Loretta Chase
You can’t go wrong with Loretta Chase. A twist on the standard Regency, with a plot set in Venice and a heroine who is anything but a sheltered young miss.
What have you been reading?