I took a break from Krueger to read a quite different book, The Methods of Sergeant Cluff by Gil North. This 1961 novel is the second in the Cluff series, and I wish I’d gotten the first one, Sergeant Cluff Stands Firm and read it instead, as there are amny references to it here. I’ve ordered it and will read it soon.
The reason I read those two books is I’m having slow going reading Kent Krueger’s Vermillion Drift. It’s just not grabbing me, yet, though I’m plugging away. From a bookmark I found I realize I stopped at the exact same spot once before. He’s a favorite author, so I’m sure it will pick up soon. Meanwhile I’m reading short stories until the new Louise Penny shows up sometime Tuesday.
Barbara finished and liked The Yard by Alex Grecian. It’s not her usual fare, but she enjoyed it and she’s planning to read the next book in the Murder Squad series, The Black Country. It’s on hold at the library.
She also just finished Mark Billingham’s Die of Shame. This one’s about a therapy group, one of whom is murdered and the rest are all suspects. Billingham has long been a favorite of her’s, so she’s liked this stand-alone novel a lot.
Next up – she may be already reading it, depending on when you’re seeing this – is the latest John Connolly, A Time of Torment, which is a Charley Parker mystery. I think one or two of the readers of this blog have already read it, but there was a long waiting line at the library for it and it’s just now popped up.
How about you?
What are you reading?