I finished Louise Penny’s A Great Reckoning a few days ago, and it’s always good to visit with the familiar characters of the Gamache / Three Pines books. This one has a plot involving the Sûreté Academy, and Gamache, now out of retirement, is a Commander. There’s an interesting sub-plot about an old map found in the wall of the Bistro during remodeling and the whole thing, including tying the two plots together, winds up quite nicely. Recommended.
Also read was A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd, the first in his Bess Crawford series about a nurse during World War I. In it, she carries a dying message from a soldier back to England and gets involved in problems the family has including an older son who, at the age of 14, murdered a house maid. I liked the character quite a bit, and though the story got a little slow in the middle, it wraps up nicely.
I finished Vermillion Drift, the 11th in William Kent Krueger’s Cork O’Conner series. I’d started it before but bogged down after only 15 pages or so. At the time, I had other books to read and wasn’t “in the right place” for it, I guess.
This time I went past that spot and read it right through in a few days. I liked it a lot, as I seem to always do with this series. I have four more in the series before I can get to Krueger’s latest (16th) book in the series, which arrived last Tuesday. I’ve gone on to the next book in the series, Northwest Angle.
Barbara finished A Time of Torment by John Connolly, and went straight on to the Louise Penny, which she has also finished. She’s now reading The Black Country by Alex Grecian, follow-up novel to The Yard. These are the first two books in the Murder Squad series, about early days of Scotland Yard.
The minute she finishes Black Country, she’ll start on that new Krueger, Manitou Canyon.
How about you?
What are you reading?