Happy July 4th weekend everyone!  This may not be the 4th we were all hoping for, but one thing stays the same: there will always be books. This week, I continued my Jodi Taylor and Patricia Wentworth marathons with the St. Mary’s adventure A Second Chance (book #3) and the Miss Silver mystery The Clock…

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I won’t lie, I’ve still been having my Patricia Wentworth Genteel-British-Murders-of-the-Midcentury-athon (wouldn’t that make a wonderful German compound noun?), but I’ve finally branched out to some other books that have been on my TBR forever and kicking myself for having waited so long. Thank you to everyone here who has (repeatedly) recommended Jodi Taylor’s St.…

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Don’t you hate it when a new book comes out in a series you love and you don’t realize it?  And then you do and it’s both wonderful and also annoying.  Annoying because you could have read it a month ago.  But wonderful because you have it now.  And then you go and double-check all…

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It’s been rather a week around here, so there’s not much new to report on the reading front, other than that I finished the latest in Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London series, False Value, which was the first book other than mid-century mysteries to hold my attention in quite some time. If you haven’t read…

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Happy Friday, all!  Most of my reading this week has been research for the next book (currently cunningly titled Smith Book #2), but I did finally break out a new book I’ve been wanting to read for ages: the latest in Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London series, False Value. If you haven’t read these yet–…

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I’ve been happily living in the post-World War II era all this week with more mystery novels by Mary Roberts Rinehart and Patricia Wentworth. This week, it was Mary Roberts Rinehart’s ominously titled The Swimming Pool, in which the descendant of a once wealthy New York family, now eking out a living writing novels at…

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Now that the revisions for the Smith book are in– yay!– I’ve found I can finally read new books again. I ventured into pure Gothic with Rebecca James’s The Woman in the Mirror, in which a present day gallery owner and a World War II era governess both lose themselves in a Cornish mansion by…

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In the midst of the madness that is life right now, I’m taking solace in the incredibly orderly world of the Golden Age British Mystery Novel, in which even murder manages to be frightfully, frightfully civilized. I’ve been jumping around and reading books in Patricia Wentworth’s Miss Silver mystery series out of order for the…

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So many apologies for the big gap between Weekly Reading Round-Ups! With a two year old and a six year old confined in an apartment, what little computer time I could wrangle was devoted to finished up the next book, Band of Sisters, which will hopefully be coming your way in Spring 2021.  (And, yes,…

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In these alarming times, thank goodness for all the other worlds we find in books. When I haven’t been fighting in the Somme with the women of the Smith College Relief Unit (much more about that soon, I promise!) I’ve been escaping to the England of country house mysteries and spinster sleuths with Patricia Wentworth’s…

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