Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! It’s been a relentlessly busy week, on both the personal and professional front, so there’s only one book on my list this week.  Confession: if there were other books I read this week, it’s all been such a blur that I’ve completely forgotten them.  But the one I do remember is Claire…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! I was lucky enough to get my hands on two recent mysteries this week, one that’s already out and in ARC form. How to Solve Your Own Murder is an adorably daffy British village mystery with deliberate nods to Midsomer Murders in which the heroine is summoned from London by her reclusive…

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Pinkorama #1: Betsy Helpeeping at the Front

It is my great honor to bring you the 2024 Pinkoramae! For our first Pinkorama of 2024, the mother and daughter team of Carla and Rowan bring us a harrowing scene from Two Peeps and a Wedding.  It’s 1898 and the height of the Spanish-American War.  A Red Cross nurse (Betsy!) assists a gravely wounded…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! I’ve continued my Louise Penny-a-thon with books three to five of the Inspector Gamache series: The Cruelest Month, A Rule Against Murder, and The Brutal Telling. I’m currently on book six, Bury Your Dead, and finding it a fascinating departure from the earlier books in the series. One of the things that’s…

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Newburyport– this Saturday!

I’m so delighted to be attending the legendary Newburyport Literary Festival this weekend with my fellow W, Beatriz Williams!  (Sadly, no Karen White this time.  Karen has strong feelings about going North in cold months.) Beatriz and I will be speaking at 9am at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 26 Pleasant Street about “Captivating Historical…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! For years, friends have been recommending Louise Penny’s Quebec-set Gamache books to me (some went beyond recommendation and actually mailed them to me).  Because so many discerning readers couldn’t be wrong, a few years ago I picked up the first one, Still Life— and bounced off it.  Two days ago, I picked…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! This week, after bouncing off a couple of recent releases that were perfectly fine books, but just not for me, I decided it was time to revisit some old favorites: Elizabeth Peters’s Jacqueline Kirby books. The Seventh Sinner is set among artists and archaeologists in Rome; The Murders of Richard III at…

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Team W Book V: Coming Your Way November 2024!

Team W’s fifth (!!) collaborative novel, THE AUTHOR’S GUIDE TO MURDER, is headed your way on November 5th, 2024! We call this our “Monarch of the Glen meets Murder She Wrote” book.  It’s a madcap mystery set in a castle on a remote Scottish island where a male author is found murdered multiple ways.  Suspicion…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! What with finishing proofs for the Manhattan Well Murder book (now officially titled THE WOMAN IN THE WELL, coming your way January 2025!) and a cover reveal for the latest Team W book (THE AUTHOR’S GUIDE TO MURDER, coming to a bookstore near you November 5, 2024!), it’s been a bit of…

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