The final Duncton book has arrived, and that’s the end to them, except for the reading. Also a classic mystery for me, a couple of dark thrillers for Barbara’s birthday, and a gift from afar.
Duncton Stone by William Horwood [Century Hutchinson 1993 hardcover, purchased used] – fantasy-adventure. This is the last of the six Dunction hardcovers I’ve been seeking. Now to read the two trilogies.
The Lake District Murder by John Bude [The British Library 2014 paperback, purchased new] – mystery, originally published in 1935. I enjoyed The Cornish Coast Murder by this author (a new arrival last week) so I ordered this. Another classic village mystery.
Hanging Hill by Mo Hayder [Grove Press 2011 trade paper, purchased new] – mystery. An author Barbara likes, this was a birthday gift.
The Leopard by Jo Nesbø [original (c) 2009, translation to English, 2011, Vintage Crime 2012 trade paper, purchased new] – thriller/mystery. Barbara likes Nesbø’s dark thrillers.
Well-Read Women by Samantha Hahn [Chronicle Books 2013 hardcover, gift] – literate interest. Color sketches accompanied by a quote, of 160 women characters from literature. Sort of a mini-coffee table book.
I started reading the third book in Jeffrey Sigel’s Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis series, Prey on Patmos, but Barbara finished the second book, Assassins of Athens, and wanted to continue on, so I handed it over and read The Cornish Coast Murder by John Bude which I very much enjoyed. Since she finished Patmos, I’ll now continue on with it. Then I plan to go back to Bude’s second book, which came this week.
Meanwhile, Barbara now has the two books she got this week plus there’s something for her at the library but I don’t recall what it is.
What new did you get, what have you been reading?