Happy Friday, all! With rain and mist and that creeping October chill, it’s been time to break out the sweaters and the whodunnits. After all, there’s nothing like a cup of tea and a murder– or perhaps the odd ghost– to make a rainy autumn day complete.
I started out in the surprisingly dangerous English countryside with Caroline Graham’s A Place of Safety, the sixth of her Inspector Barnaby books. And if you’re thinking this sounds familiar… yes. Yes, it is that Inspector Barnaby. It is eerily like reading a Midsomer Murders episode. Perhaps because it actually is a Midsomer Murders episode.
Moving back to the source, I picked up Agatha Christie’s After the Funeral, one of her later (post World War II) Poirot books, in which the old detective no longer enjoys the renown he once did– but the little grey cells are still working away.
Right now, I’m going full-on Halloween with Tess Gerritsen’s The Shape of Night, in which a woman fleeing from her past takes a lease on an old Maine sea captain’s mansion that’s mysteriously become vacant– possibly because the ghost of the old sea captain hasn’t quite vacated the premises?
What have you been reading this week?
p.s. in case you’ve missed it, there’s a Goodreads give away up for one hundred advance copies of the next Team W book, All the Ways We Said Goodbye! If you haven’t already, pop on over to Goodreads to toss your name in the hat.