Wodehouse, Becky? Are you enjoying the Goodman book? I haven't read it, but it sounds very interesting. I've read some mixed reviews. Some readers don't seem to like the present tense.
It is a prequel to the Georgia Davis series. As does all of Libby's books, it hooked me right away! Aww, Kathy I need to read Mo Hayder. Everyone talks about her. Thanks for the reminder, Becky. Glad you found your way over. DId you read that, Sister? I've not yet read any Wodehouse, though I know I should. I'm enjoying the Goodman book. I've read her before, so I know I like the way she lets her stories play out.
I also like all of the thought and research that goes into her books. I don't know what's wrong with me! And since there is so much time between picking it up, I always have to start at the beginning!
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I'm kind of off the Nordics at the moment. Not in the mood for all that brooding. Maybe as the days get short that will change. Becky, thanks for posting. I love all the British writers you posted about, except I draw the line at psychological suspense. I couldn't even stay in the room when The Twilight Zone was on, so Mo Hayder and the like are definitely out for me. I picked up her second book at a book sale and it sat on my shelf for a year.
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Once I read it, I tore through the rest and since then I've waited impatiently for every new title in the series. Something happened last night while I was sleeping. Somehow my brain was drained of all lubricating fluids and I can barely think. Is it the changing seasons?
Sister, winter is the perfect time for reading the Nordics or books from any country with hard winters. When I'm shivering in a heavy sweater a book set in the scorching heat can make me feel sorry for myself. Henning Mankell's Wallander can be pretty gloomy but his pessimistic mood feels right when it's snowing.
It's good to know I'm not the only one in the world chilled to the bone. It's good having you here, Becky. Bibliophiles of the World Unite! Maybe your New Year's resolution should be to read a Wodehouse. Those books are a must. As are the Horace Rumpole books by John Mortimer. I'll faint dead away if you tell me you haven't cracked one of those open.
Libby, I'd like to hear what you're working on now. Your nose would be glued to a book when you weren't talking to the customers. I'm one of her fans. Books set in that city are a perfect by-the-fire read. Even if the book is set during the summer, knowing how horrible Chicago winters are makes me feel comparatively lucky.
Della, don't you know we don't allow visitors from November through the end of March in Chicago. It's the only way to preserve our reputation. Such as it is. What I'm working on? Short version: a young woman marries an Iranian, moves to Tehran, and the revolution happens around them.
He's killed half way through the book, and she's accused of the murder. It will be coming out next spring, and I'm very excited about it. I need to finish it. THen I'm going back to the 3rd Georgia Davis book. I left her on page 60, and she's beginning to complain. Thanks for asking! Dell, your mental gears have been making alarming squeaking and scraping noises for weeks. I prescribe a few hours in a comfy chair with a non-mentally taxing book. Wodehouse or John Mortimer.
Or, since you say you've been enjoying legal mysteries, and I know you like Paul Levine's humorous Jake Lassiter books and his Solomon vs. Lord series set in Florida, how about some Henry Cecil?
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British humor and law. It's a diamond mine of information, and I like reading it as much as the books Breen discusses. I guarantee you'll never feel cold again. Or, how about a book by one of our northern neighbors? Canadian Giles Blunt writes an excellent police procedural series featuring John Cardinal. You'll taste the snow flakes on your tongue. Hi All, Congratulations Material Witnesses for creating one of the most interesting and entertaining mystery reader websites I've seen, I could get lost here for hours.
Hi Libby, How are you? I can't help commenting on the books you're planning to read and hope you don't mind if I change the order you read them in, lol. I'm looking forward to seeing you at Bouchercon next week and hope you have time to sign a few books for me and Jane Britt. Hi Susie, You really know your Nordic authors, but I never thought the day would come when you would post with out a wee mention of Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander.
Before as well as after the publication of Stieg Larsson trilogy He is one author who has been held up as an example of the ideal Nordic writer of mysteries. I'm afraid that's about to change next week. I asked Maine to recommend some audiobooks for my road trip to St. Hi Kathy, There's nothing wrong with you! Maybe you should start at the middle. I was so desperate to read it, starting at the middle got me through it. I had to stop by the library today to pick up a reference book and, as usual, despite the fact that I have over books on my to-be-read shelf, I looked at the new books.
Has anybody read these?
I have read the first three Dandy Gilver novels and have sound them interesting and amusing. There is a good sense of time and place with a feeling of nostalgia for an era long gone. Dandy is living in a decade of rapid and substantial changes in most of the aspects of British country life. Her relationship with her husband, who appears mostly to be a monosyllabic country gent, is an interesting study of a very unromantic marriage. This works in Gilver's favor when she needs to go a sleuthing.
MC, thanks for telling me about the Dandy Gilver books. My husband swiped the Paul Malmont book, so Dandy Gilver might be next for me, after I finish my current book. Hi everyone, this is my second attempt to say "I'm here". Seems my first comment 'got lost'. It happens. Anyway, I'm looking forward to reading this blog and getting ideas on good books ebooks included.
Hi cave76, glad you could make it! In spite of groaning TBR shelves, I think we all look forward to good book recommendations. Right now, though, I have to go balance my checkbook. A mystery, but not one I'd recommend. At Chapter 39 I became very angry with one of the characters, and he hasn't redeemed himself yet. I promise to report when I'm finished! Isn't that the mark of good writing?