Just one new book and one library book. I’m expecting a couple of things, but not for another week or two.
The Doctor of Pimlico by William Le Queux [Oleander Press 2013 UK jacketed trade paperback, new] – mystery novel, reprint – originally published in 1919 – one of the volumes in Oleander’s “London Bound” series of reprints. From the publisher’s website:
“The Doctor of Pimlico is Dr Weirmarsh, by vocation a practicing surgeon on the Vauxhall Bridge Road, close to Victoria Station but by avocation, controller of an international gang of master criminals, engaged in schemes of remarkable ingenuity, unscrupulously using General Sir Hugh Elcombe to his own ends with Elcombe’s step-daughter, Enid, unable to escape his hypnotic clutches too. Who is the mysterious doctor of Pimlico, and what is the strange hold that he has over people?
The Honey Thief by Elizabeth Graver [Mariner Books 2000 trade paperback, from the library] – general fiction, coming of age – Elizabeth Graver’s first novel. After hearing – on Public Radio – a quite fascinating interview of Graver about her newest book, The End of the Point, I decided to try this. Other than the interview, I know nothing about her or her writing.
Feels like I’m reading a lot but not getting anywhere. It’s probably a combination of distractions and chores. I’m working my way through library books, the one listed above, The Honey Thief, plus Hammett Unwritten and I’m on the third book (of 4) in the Chronicles of the Enchanted Forest YA series.
Barbara read Robert Crais’ Demolition Angel and Bill Pronzini’s Shackles, enjoying both very much.
What did you get, new, used or from the library, and
what have you been reading?