I’m reading Montalbano’s First Case and Other Stories by Andrea Camilleri, which collects 22 stories, one of which, the titular story, is 122 pages, another is 60 pages, the rest more usual short story lengths. I’m about half way through, and I’m absolutely delighted.
I’ve read just the first of Camilleri’s Montalbano novels, The Shape of Water, and liked it well enough, but this story collection has me smitten by the author’s wit and the character’s intelligence, intuition and charm. You can be sure I’ll be reading the next novel in the series soon after I finish this collection.
Barbara finished Beijing Red by Alex Ryan, a political espionage thriller, and a little off-center of her usual reading tastes, but she liked the way the author wrapped things up and there were interesting characters and a twist or two.
Now she’s reading Police by Jo Nesbo, one of her favorite authors. Nesbo’s books are real page-turners, as Barbara puts it, and she always enjoys them.
How about you?
What are you reading?