I finished A Murder Coming, a collection of mystery short stories by James Powell. The stories are full of humor and quite well written, but there is a bit more zaniness than I prefer. “The Maze In The Elevator” is a good example, in which a man steps into an elevator already occupied by another man. When the elevator stops between floors, the second man confesses to a murder, and that’s just the beginning of the strange conversation. It’s almost science fictional in feel.
In the mood for a Summer Reading type book, just for a change, I came across Sullivan’s Island by Dorothea Benton Frank. This is straight best-seller general fiction, (it was on the NY Times Best Seller lists in 2000) not at all my usual reading, but I enjoyed it. It tells the story of a family growing up on a South Carolina barrier island in 1963.
Barbara finished Before He Finds Her Michael Kardos, which she liked pretty well, though she’s not going to add Kardos to her favorite author list. Now she’s reading Pretty Little Things by Lori Rader-Day. Next up for her is The Fifth Woman by Henning Mankill.
How about you?
What are you reading?