Happy Friday, all! It’s been another jam-packed week of Band of Sisters book events for me, some going late into the night, so I’ve been back to vintage mysteries, because they’re so easy to pick up and put down at odd moments.
I gobbled up Charlotte MacLeod’s Janet Rhys and Sarah Kelling series growing up, but I never branched out into her Peter Shandy mysteries, about a professor at an agricultural college in Massachusetts where half the characters seem to be improbably Scandinavian– so I’ve been remedying that now, and finding them remarkably soothing and entertaining reads in between book events. The latest was The Luck Runs Out, in which a farrier is murdered and a group of Vigilant Vegetarians are suspected of kidnapping a prize pig.
Right now, I’m revisiting one of my all time favorites, Dorothy Sayers’s Busman’s Honeymoon, in which Harriet and Peter, finally together after many books, find their romantic idyll interrupted by– what else?– murder.
I have so many good books waiting for me– Karen’s White’s upcoming The Last Night in London and Jane Healey’s World War II adventure, The Secret Stealers, among others– and I am so looking forward to reading them when the dust finally settles on the Band of Sisters tour.
Which won’t be for a few more weeks yet! If you’ve been following me around the web (and I hope you have), you’ll find I have five brand new events coming up this week, starting with the Back Room with Tasha Alexander, Renee Rosen, and Heather Webb on Sunday night.
What have you been reading this week?