In a world gone mad, thank goodness for books.
In between fighting my way through the last third of the Smith book and compulsively reading every single article about the current world health situation, I’ve been hiding in the classic mystery novels of Mary Roberts Rinehart, most recently The Great Mistake, in which pithy first person narrator Miss Pat Abbott finds her job as social secretary to a wealthy widow proving far more harrowing than expected when a murdered man is found by the pool, and The Yellow Room, in which we see the homefront side of World War II, as a summer colony in Maine is rocked by murder and scandal.
I also discovered– and I wish I remembered where!– the absolutely charming Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts, which is basically The Westing Game for adults, set in modern Boston, in which an eccentric billionaire sets up a treasure hunt at his death. But what’s the real prize of the game– and the real purpose?
What have you been reading this week?