This week was a bit of the old and the new. (But nothing borrowed or blue.) I started off with Lucy Foley’s The Hunting Party, contemporary psychological suspense very much in the style of Ruth Ware’s In a Dark, Dark Wood.
Needing something a bit lighter after that, I went back to an old favorite series: Dorothy Cannell’s Ellie Haskell books. If you love madcap humor, small English villages, and 1980s England, and you haven’t read these yet, go back to the first one, The Thin Woman (which I’m guessing I first read roughly circa 1990– which was a rather shockingly long time ago). Somehow, I’d missed number thirteen, Goodbye, Ms. Chips, in which Ellie must solve a mystery at her old school (and hope that no-one ever remembers that she shirked her gym requirement). I’d recommend these for fans of Donna Andrews’s Meg Langslow mysteries. Despite being set on the other side of the pond, they have a very similar feel to them, and nearly as many installments.
Right now, I’m re-reading Elsie Lee’s Mansion of Golden Windows, largely because I can’t decide what to read next…. All suggestions and recommendations welcome!