Happy Friday, all!
I’ve spent another week immersed in the late 18th/early 19th century with the Manhattan Well Murder– but I did sneak away from 1800 New York to 1960s England with the latest in Elly Griffiths’s Brighton Mysteries, The Midnight Hour, in which an aging theatre impressario is murdered with rat poison and the police and the brand new Holmes and Collins detective agency are both on the case.
After that, I started Elizabeth Daly’s 1940s Maine and New York set Henry Gamadge series, which was recommended to me by the same friend who tipped me off about Patricia Wentworth’s Miss Silver books. Something about the tone and setting reminds me a great deal of Mary Roberts Rinehart– it’s a window into that same world.
After that… I’m not sure what to read next. Another Gamadge? Something entirely different? All recommendations welcome!
What have you been reading this week?