Happy Friday, all!
It’s a particularly happy Friday for me because I turned in the revisions for the Manhattan Well Murder book this week! And Team W finally came up with a name for our latest collaboration. So it’s been a banner week for upcoming books: the Team W book coming out autumn 2024 and my Manhattan Well Murder book coming out January 2025. I’ve also started work on the next book– which isn’t at all the book I had thought I was going to write, but I’ll tell you more about that next week.
To keep me going through the end of revisions, I reread Heather Fawcett’s Emily Wilde’s Encyclopedia of Faeries, which I adore. It’s a bit like Margaret Rogersen’s Enchantment of Ravens crossed with Laurie King’s Mary Russell: an Oxbridge specialist in the field of faerie who goes to the frozen north to conduct field research and finds her wits and her emotions tested.
After that, I celebrated Halloween with Elizabeth Hand’s sequel to The Haunting of Hill House, A Haunting on the Hill, in which a playwright rents out Hill House to rehearse her new piece, which goes pretty much as well as you would expect.
Right now, I’ve just started Mother-Daughter Murder Night, which I’m very much enjoying. I have a few more new books in the queue: my reward to myself for having just turned in my own book.
What have you been reading this week?