The beautiful Fall weather we’ve been having has been a treat. Saturday we had light rain, some fog, light breeze; just about perfect for reading, sitting on the deck watching the geese fly south, enjoying the beginnings of color on the trees.
I got the fifth Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis novel by Jeffrey Siger, Mykonos After Midnight. To my thinking, it’s the best one yet. If you’re not reading this series, you should be. Start with the first one, Murder on Mykonos, as there is a lot of character development as the series progresses. We saw Siger on a panel at Left Coast Crime in Monterey last Spring, and were intrigued enough to try the first book. Now it’s one of our favorite series.
After that I read Our Jubilee is Death, a new arrival, which was pretty typical of the Carolus Deene series. I enjoy these books, and I’ll have a review of this one soon, either as a mid-week review or a Friday Forgotten. Stay tuned.
Finally, I started The Remains of An Alter, Phil Rickman’s 8th Merrily Watkins novel. I read a dozen pages the first afternoon, 30 more in the evening and quit. I didn’t like the writing, setting or characters. I guess there would have been a story / plot sometime, but I saw little evidence of it and didn’t want to wait around for it. So the book was a DNF (did not finish) and I doubt I’ll try another by this author.
Next up? Possibly a cozy suggested by Bill Crider that I have on hold at the library. I don’t read a lot of cozies, and especially avoid the cutesy ones, so we’ll see, but at least it’s good weather for one.
Barbara finished Final Notice by Jonathan Valin, second in his Harry Stoner series. This is the second Valin she’s read and she’s enjoying the characters as they develop. She is now reading Above Suspicion by Lynda La Plante, another new author recommended to her.
What have you been reading lately?