I’ve been having such a good run of new books recently. On tap for this week was:
— Francine Matthews’s Death in Rough Water, the second of her Nantucket-set Merry Folger mysteries. The more I read this series, the more I love it– particularly the developing relationship between the detective and another character, which reminds me so much (in the best possible way) of Harriet Vane and Lord Peter Wimsey;
— Lynda Cohen Loigman’s The Two-Family House, a book that kept me up reading long, long after I’d meant to go to sleep, set in 1950s and 60s Brooklyn, about the way one decision made on one snowy night shapes the fate of two families for a generation to come (and don’t you love those books where you can absolutely understand and sympathize with why characters do something or other, but also the unexpected repercussions that fan out from it?);
— and did I mention that I’m a little obsessed with the Merry Folger books right now? I’d meant to do some work reading after my Two-Family House book binge, but instead couldn’t resist moving on to Book III, Death in a Mood Indigo.
What have you been reading this week?