I tend to write best when I’m reading something I can read a lot of, preferably a mystery series. But I’ve re-read my favorites so many times… so I went to the best book guru I know, Barbara Peters of The Poisoned Pen. (If Barbara recommends it, you read it.)
Thanks to Barbara, I just happily finished the first in Martin Walker’s French-set crime series, Bruno, Chief of Police, and am about to move on to book II, The Dark Vineyard. I’ve described them to my husband as French Longmire, the lone police chief in a small town who knows everyone and has to deal with annoying interference from overlapping jurisdictions. They’re charming and immersive and they’re just what I need right now as I finish up book tour and get going on my–eep– twenty-first book.
Speaking of book tour, if you’re in Houston, the amazing Katherine Howe and I will be at Murder by the Book on Monday night, talking The Summer Country and The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs. If you’d like a personalized copy (with palm tree bookmark!) just call the folks at Murder by the Book prior to the event at 713-524-8597.
What have you been reading this week?