I finished the first two books in Ben Aarnovitch’s Rivers of London series, Midnight Riot and Moon Over Soho. These feature Detective Chief Inspector Nightingale and Constable Peter Grant. Besides being coppers, Nightingale is a wizard and Grant is his apprentice. I liked these books a lot; the characters, setting, humor, plot, jazz references, all of it. The second book was a little weaker than the first, but there are several more in the series and I plan to read them. Good fun. I’ll probably switch to something else next, then return to these later.
Barbara finished Henning Mankill’s Sidetracked and is well into Steel Kiss, by Jeffrey Deaver, a Lincoln Rhyme novel. Deaver is one of her favorite authors, and his Rhyme books the ones she likes best.