I’ve been very dull this week and reverted to reading mid-century mysteries again: Mary Roberts Rinehart’s The Door, which ranks low on my list of Rineharts for a variety of reasons, and Patricia Wentworth’s Dark Threat (I prefer the older title, Pilgrim’s Rest), which is number 9 or 10 in the Miss Silver mystery series, and a good read up until you get to the end. A friend had warned me, “the guy doesn’t get the girl AND the villain gets away!” I didn’t quite believe her. I should have believed her. One has to wonder if the author was just feeling generally annoyed that week…. Or if we’re going to see that particular villain come back in some particular way. Or both.
At any rate, I may have to go and re-read my old Elsie Lee novels to console myself. The villain never gets away in an Elsie Lee.
What have you been reading this week? And what should I read next?