Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy October, all!

It’s been a week of knitting spinster detectives for me, from Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple to Patricia Wentworth’s Miss Silver (you wonder– would the two be besties or suspect each other on sight?).

I started the week At Bertram’s Hotel, in which the illusion of Edwardian comfort masks a darker reality in London’s postwar world, fooling everyone except, of course, Miss Marple.

From there it was off to the seaside with Patricia Wentworth’s goodness only knows what number Miss Silver novel, Out of the Past, featuring a ruthless young man who learns the hard way that blackmail has consequences– fatal ones.

In keeping with the October chill and changing leaves and whatnot, I’ve got a Riley Sager novel lined up for this weekend for thrills and chills.

What have you been reading this week?


  1. Pat Dupuy on October 2, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    I read the almost latest Dresden book, Peace Talks, by Jim Butcher. The latest Deadwood Undertaker book by Ann Charles and Sam Lucky. I’m very fond of those cowboys, Boone and Jack! Then I found myself back in Singapore, this time in 1910. The Singapore Sapphire by A M Stuart. Must read the next one!

  2. DJL on October 2, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    Enjoyed the first in the Comoran Strike series, The Cuckoo’s Calling, enough to continue, so have started #2, The Silkworm. Contemporary London criminal investigation by PI Strike & able assistant Robin, take 2 🙂

  3. Patti Fore on October 2, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    I recently discovered Shari Lapena! Edge of your wear thriller…and today I am reading Love Sold Separately by Ellen Meister.

  4. Joan on October 3, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    Just finished A Convenient Fiction which is the 3rd Parish Orphans of Devon series by Mimi Matthews and have now started the 4th of the series called The Winter Companion.

  5. Julie on October 6, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    Just got my preordered copies of The Searcher by Tana French, and Return of the Thief by Megan Whalen Turner (final book in the Queen’s Thief series, so I am really hoping for a satisfying conclusion).
    Both are books I have been eagerly awaiting, and have been doing my best to avoid any spoilers. I will wait to read any reviews until after I finish reading the books myself:)

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