This is the final Current Reading post of 2015.
It’s snowing as I type this late Sunday afternoon, it’s the first snow of the Winter. I feel like curling up by he fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa and a book.
I hope everyone had a terrific Christmas holiday and that you found some books under the tree. I know we did! I’ll put up a “Christmas Goodies” post in a day or two, but for current reading here’s what I have.
Christmas week I read The Corpse in the Snowman by Nicholas Blake. Written in 1941, it’s a classic golden age British country house mystery, and so it’s everything, good and bad, you might expect therefrom. Lots of theorizing, lots of “if X was in the library at 7:10, then the drinks had to have been poisoned before that, which means that Y could…” You get the idea. Possible suspects are added and removed from consideration as Nigel Strangeways works with Chief Inspector Bolton to solve a murder. I don’t read many of these type of books, but I knew what to expect. The solution was acceptable, the ending not so much so. I found some humor, some silliness and the plot got thin in spots, but I don’t regret reading it.
Before I start on Everybody Had A Gun, a Shell Scott mystery by Richard Prather for that forthcoming Friday Forgotten special, I’ll spend some time with Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Volume Three, which was a gift.
Barbara finished The Dark by V. M. Giambanco, which she enjoyed. Speaking of gifts, Barbara got the latest Val McDermid, Splinter the Silence. Since McDermid is a favorite, she’s eager to get started on it.
I hope you have enjoyed this series of posts through the year, both seeing what we’re reading and sharing your own reading in the comments. It was a fine year, and hopefully the coming one will be even better.
Have you read these books or authors?
What have you read recently, or are reading now?