Happy Friday, all!
It’s been a bit of a rough week with all the plagiarism drama, which continues. My solace (in addition to all the lovely messages and support– thank you so much to everyone who reached out!) was Deanna Raybourn’s Killers of a Certain Age, which I’d been saving either as a reward for chapters written or for a time of need.
Four assassins for a top secret organization go on a cruise in honor of their retirement– and discover that someone means to retire them. Permanently.
If The Rook and The Thursday Murder Club had a love child, Killers of a Certain Age would be that book. I’ve told Deanna that I think it’s the book she was always meant to write and it’s spoiled me for all other books this week, because it was just SO good.
Of course, nothing could top that, so I’ve gone back to the oldies but goodies pile for some vintage Helen MacInnes, Above Suspicion, published in 1941, in which an Oxford don and his wife undertake a secret mission in Nazi Germany. It’s just what I needed right now: good old fashioned well-crafted writing and sensible characters. It’s a curl up in a warm chair with a cup of Earl Grey sort of book.
What have you been reading this week?