Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!

I have to confess to being very boring this week.  I’m deep in the writing cave for the 1890s book (aka the Cuba Book, aka Smith II: the Resmithening), so I’ve been leavening my labors with comfort reads: more of Charlotte MacLeod’s Sarah Kelling series.  Right now I’m up to Book 7, The Recycled Citizen, in which Sarah and Max stumble on a drug ring being operated out of a senior citizens’ recycling center.  As one does.

I have a number of new books I’m very excited about waiting for me on my Kindle once I’m able to cobble together the brain power to focus on them.

Oh, and I’ve also pulled out my old copy of Beatriz Williams’s The Wicked City in anticipation of our Zoom event on Monday night!  If you can, come join me, Beatriz, and Karen on Zoom as we discuss the first book in Beatriz’s riveting 1920s series, featuring flappers, bootleggers, Prohibition agents and so much more.

The event is being hosted by Left Bank Books and it’s free and open to anyone.  You can register here.

What have you been reading this week?


  1. Joan on September 17, 2021 at 1:02 pm

    I’m reading Karen Rose Smith’s tea garden mysteries set in Amish country Pennsylvania. I am reading the 3rd in the series Murder With Cucumber Sandwiches and enjoying very much.

  2. Elizabeth (AKA Miss Eliza) on September 17, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    I blame you for making me addicted to the Mystery Men/Brighton Mysteries by Elly Griffiths. I SHOULD probably be reading either of my book club books… but ‘Blood Card’ just arrived in the mail… it was a 13 week wait on a library copy and I COULD NOT WAIT after devouring ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ which was pure genius. I also read my friend Paul Magrs’ book ‘The Panda, the Cat and the Dreadful Teddy: A Parody’ which was hilariously rude.

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