I read The Very Best of Kate Elliot, a short story collection plus four of her essays. The stories were well written, though I admit not all of them interested me. I found the essays a little too laden with issue politics for my taste, but many will enjoy them. The cover art by Julie Dillon is great. Reading this, along with finishing Christie’s The Thirteen Problems, got me caught up on my short story reading.
I also read Murder At the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver, which had a little too much fashion and heavy breathing for my taste, but I skimmed through it, just to see if I had guessed rightly about the villain. (I did). I started Pale Death by Barbara Cleverly, (after reading a review in Mystery Scene) then realized it was #12 in the series so I have requested the first one from the library. I haven’t read any of her books, but the first two chapters of Pale Death were good and I do try to read a variety of things; one never knows what might be discovered.
Barbara’s reading was slowed by some tooth work, but she finished Jo Nesbo’s The Snowman and is now reading Firewall by Henning Mankell, a Kurt Wallender mystery, and her first try on this author. She has enjoyed some, but not all, of the Scandinavian authors she’s tried.
What are you reading?