Happy Friday, all!
I’ve been jumping down all sorts of research rabbit holes this week, from Sophia Schliemann’s role in excavating Tory to exactly where various trains of Rough Riders were on the evening of June 2, 1898 (the answer is on the one rail line leading to Tampa– but where exactly on that line? That’s the question) and the activities of the Vassar College Relief Unit (which unlike the previous two is not for the new book, but for a talk I’m giving tomorrow to the Vassar Club of the Hudson Valley), so I’m having a strangely hard time remembering what I read that wasn’t research related. I know there was something earlier in the week, but it clearly didn’t stick with me.
The one that did stick is the book I’m reading right now, Anthony Horowitz’s The Moonflower Murders, the sequel to The Magpie Murders, in which our intrepid editor heroine returns from managing a hotel in Greece to wade into another murder investigation with the dubious help of her now-dead author’s books, into which he wove secrets and clues.
Like Magpie Murders, this is a book within a book. As a longtime Agatha Christie fan, I so enjoy Horowitz’s Poirot knock-off character, Atticus Pund, and his really very convincing Christie read-alike novel that sits at the center of the modern story.
What have you been reading this week?