Happy Friday, all!! I hope everyone has been having a very merry (and healthy) holiday!
On my twelfth day of Covid (and fourteenth day of Covid house arrest– not that I’m counting or anything), I decided it was really time to break out some of the books I’ve been saving for a time of need and finally treated myself to the latest of Francine Mathews’s Merry Folger mysteries, Death on a Winter Stroll. In this installment of the Nantucket-based mystery series, the estranged ex-wife of the husband of the Secretary of State is found murdered on Stroll weekend, leaving police chief Merry Folger to negotiate tricky politics as well as another murder involving Hollywood types on the estate next door. Who doesn’t love a good festive murder?
I tried to revisit some of my usual comfort reads, from Georgette Heyer’s Envious Cascia to Charlottle MacLeod’s Janet and Madoc Rhys mysteries, but I found myself doing a lot of picking up and putting down. I did manage to make it through a re-read of Hercule Poirot’s Christmas and one of the lesser Patricia Wentworth stand alone novels, Run, but there may have been a fair amount of skimming involved. Apparently Covid brain and Golden Age mysteries don’t go together. Or maybe it’s Covid brain and re-reads that don’t go together.
What have you been reading this week?
I want to wish everyone a very happy last two days of 2022 and all the best for 2023! May the coming year bring everyone health, happiness, and lots of good books!