Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy New Year!

I rang in the New Year with a rather dark mystery, Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, in which a bookseller finds one of her regular browsers dead in the store.  When she discovers a picture from her tenth birthday in his pocket, she begins to unravel his connection to the unsolved murders that turned her childhood upside down.

For a little something lighter, I went back to some old friends that I hadn’t visited in a very long time: Charlotte MacLeod’s Janet Wadman and Madoc Rhys.  There’s just something so comfortable about a Charlotte MacLeod mystery, like reading vintage Elizabeth Peters, light and gently snarky.  This week it’s been A Pint of Murder and the seasonally appropriate Murder Goes Mumming, although I think my favorite may still be the memorably titled The Wrong Rite.

What have you been reading this week?


  1. Dianna on January 3, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    I remember reading several of Charlotte Macleod’s books but never heard of the Janet Wadman and Madoc Rhys series???

  2. Pat Dupuy on January 3, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    I read a wonderful ARC by Natalie Jenner called The Jane Austen Society. How Jane influences some villagers after WW1 through WW2. I also read Death at Brighton Pavilion by Ashley Gardner, the latest Capt. Lacey mystery. Fields’ Guide to Fog by Julie Mulhern. Blind Search by Paula Munier. All winners!

  3. Karlene on January 4, 2020 at 1:07 am

    I’ve been reading A Useful Woman by Darcie Wilde.

  4. DJL on January 4, 2020 at 1:37 am

    In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer Fleming, good so far!

  5. Rebecca Pool on January 4, 2020 at 8:52 am

    Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel and Midnight in Chernobyl.

    • Tara on January 9, 2020 at 5:01 am

      Bring up the Bodies and its sequel or prequel are so good!

  6. Kristen A. on January 4, 2020 at 11:03 am

    I read a great ARC called Conjure Women by Afia Atakora.

  7. Joan on January 4, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    I just finished The Widow by Mary Kingswood set in early 1800’s England which I enjoyed very much and look forward to book two in the series The lacemaker.

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