Happy Friday, all!
I’ve been deep in revisions for the Manhattan Well Murder book (coming your way, hopefully with title, in January 2025!) so mostly I’ve been reading my own manuscript. Repeatedly. But for sanity’s sake, I did carve out some time to read other peoples’ books, starting with Kate Racculia’s Bellweather Rhapsody, a mystery (and sort of ghost story) set at a crumbling hotel upstate during a convention for student musicians. I loved Racculia’s Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts, which felt like The Westing Game for grown ups, and this had the same exuberant charm.
After that, it was back to an old friend, Georgette Heyer’s Talisman Ring, which may possibly be my very favorite Heyer (there’s tough competition for that title). When Eustacie de Vauban tries to run away from an arranged marriage and runs straight into her falsely-accused-of-murder cousin turned free trader, Ludovic Lavenham, Miss Sarah Thane and Sir Tristram Shield have to step in to save the impulsive pair– and discover who framed Ludo in the first place. Hijinks and banter ensue.
What have you been reading this week?