Happy Friday, all! These past few weeks have been a crazy whirl of planes, trains, and bookstores, but I’m finally back at my computer and back to our regularly scheduled Weekly Reading Round-Ups (and the book I’m meant to be writing!).
Thank you so much to everyone who celebrated the launch of Two Wars and a Wedding with me! I’ll post some book tour photos later, but, in the meantime, here’s some of what I’ve been reading while I’ve been on the road….
— Deborah Goodrich Royce’s Finding Mrs. Ford, a twisty thriller set between Detroit, Watch Hill, and NYC, in which a woman’s carefully constructed life falls apart as her past comes to find her. (This was definitely of the “just one more chapter– wait, how is it 3am?” variety of read.)
— Sarah Caudwell’s The Sirens Sang of Murder, the third in her Hilary Tamar mystery series, which can best be described as “madcap Rumpole of the Bailey with murder”, in which an Oxford don avoids his studies by hanging about Lincoln’s Inn with a group of young barristers and invariably finds himself drawn into solving murders. I’d been obsessed with these in grad school and forgotten just how hilarious they are.
— P.D. James’s The Skull Beneath the Skin, in which a private investigator is hired to spend the weekend on a private island with a famous actress who has been receiving poisoned pen letters (this is not Dalgliesh, but P.D. James’s short-lived Cordelia Grey series).
— And right now I’m reading Jenny Jackson’s Pineapple Street, a slice of life look at an affluent family in Brooklyn, as each character wrestles with her own ups and downs.
What have you been reading this week?