Happy Friday from the frozen Hudson Valley where I’ve been working on Cuba book revisions and supervising Zoom school!
Between revisions and remote school, I’ve been going in heavily for comfort reads this week. I kicked off the New Year with a theme read of Patricia Wentworth’s The Clock Strikes Twelve, in which Miss Silver must get to the bottom of a murder on— you guessed it!— New Year’s Eve.
Right now, I’m peacefully reading my way through Ngaio Marsh’s Inspector Alleyn series, which she began writing in the early 1930s and continued straight on into the 1980s. I’m fascinated by the way the series is evolving as I read it. I’d found the first one a bit meh, but it’s growing on me book by book (although nothing will ever challenge Dorothy Sayers or Josephine Tey for me!). I’m currently off to New Zealand with book five in the series, Vintage Murder, and I’m very curious to see if the tone of the book will change away from the traditional London setting.
What have you been reading this week?