Hello from book tour! I’ve been having the best time roaming the country talking about The Summer Country (if I saw you on the road this week, hi! And if you’re in Chicago, come see me tonight at 57th Street Books! But I digress).
The other great thing about book tour? Tons of travel time to read.
This week, I re-read Mary Stewart’s Wildfire at Midnight, one of her classic 1950s stories of romantic suspense, set in Scotland in the outer Hebrides. I adore her writing, as always, but I do have some issues with the heroine’s relationship with her ex-husband (i.e. why she immediately suspects him of murder). Fellow Mary Stewart fans, discuss?
Then I moved on to the new novella from Ben Aaronovitch, October Man, which is sort of like Rivers of London in Germany, with Rivers, but no London. It’s as fun and clever as the books, once I got used to the idea that the viewpoint character wasn’t Peter Grant.
Right now I’m reading Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus and wondering what on earth took me so long.
Thinking ahead, for my long flight home from Arizona on Sunday, I have Karen White’s The Christmas Spirits of Tradd Street stashed away in my bag (please do not try to rob my luggage, serious Karen fans– I’ll do a give away when I’m done reading it!)
What have you been reading this week?
If you’re at a loss for books, good news! The English Wife, my last stand alone novel, set in Gilded Age New York, is currently on sale for $2.99 across all e-book platforms. I’m not sure how long the sale will last, so get ’em while they’re reduced! You can find it on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Google Play, Apple i-books, and wherever else e-books are sold.
Meanwhile, if you happen to be in Chicago, Scottsdale, or New York over the next few days, I’ll be speaking in Chicago tonight (57th Street Books in Hyde Park at 6:00), Scottsdale AZ tomorrow (The Poisoned Pen at 2:00), and my hometown New York on Monday (86th Street B&N, 7:00).
Hope to see you on the road or on the internet!