Since three a.m. feedings make for lots of reading time, I’ve been on a massive re-read kick this week.
First, I read through all four of Kate Ross’s Julian Kestrel mysteries– Cut to the Quick, A Broken Vessel, Whom the Gods Love, and The Devil in Music— all of which only improve on each successive re-read. If you like Regency set mysteries, Ross is the master of the genre. (And it’s incredibly sad that there will never be more.)
Having run through Julian Kestrel books, I switched to another old favorite, Barbara Michaels (aka Elizabeth Peters). Right now, I’m re-reading some of her older books, first Witch (in which a city dweller buys a haunted cottage in a surprisingly sinister small town) and now Wait for What Will Come, which is set around one of my favorite themes, the practical modern heroine who inherits a crumbling castle on a cliff, complete with strange family legends.
(Side note: I had just finished re-reading Witch when I heard the sad news about Elizabeth Peters’s/Barbara Michaels’s death on Thursday. RIP to an amazing writer who left her mark on multiple genres. I owe her so much, as both a reader and a writer, and hope that her books will continue to bring joy to others for generations to come.)
What have you been reading this week?