It’s Friday, which means… Weekly Reading Round-Up time! Here’s what I’ve been reading:
— Donna Andrews, Six Geese A-Slaying.
This is the Christmas installment of the madcap Meg Langslow mystery series. It’s ten books in, but the uninitiated can read it without getting too lost. My favorite in the series, though, is still the first, Murder with Peacocks. This one probably comes third in my personal preference list, after We’ll Always Have Parrots in the #2 slot.
— Cristina Alger, The Darlings.
Financial misconduct and skullduggery on the Upper East Side, with some stylistic echoes of Tom Wolfe’s Bonfire of the Vanities. A thought-provoking look at the collapse of a financial house of cards and the impact on the various characters involved.
— Julia Spencer-Fleming, In the Bleak Midwinter.
I found myself having a huge murder mystery urge, which came down to In the Bleak Midwinter, the first of Julia Spencer-Fleming’s Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne mysteries, or Dorothy Sayers’s Clouds of Witness. In the Bleak Mid-Winter won. For those who haven’t yet read Julia Spencer-Fleming’s mysteries set in upstate New York, I can’t praise them highly enough.
After In the Bleak Mid-Winter, it was a straight run down the bookshelf through A Fountain Filled With Blood (Book 2), Out of the Deep I Cry (Book 3), and, currently, To Darkness and to Death (Book 4). Once you pop, you can’t stop?
What have you been reading this week?