I’m running behind on these posts, what with the holidays and
(so much) football, so these were read in December.
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries edited by Otto Penzler, mystery anthology. I did a Friday Forgotten review of this on November 29, so there isn’t much to add. If you only have one Christmas Mystery short story anthology, this is the one to have.
Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny, mystery, Armand Gamache (Three Pines) series. One of my very favorite series, characters, settings. I drop everything and read her books when they appear, as I did with this one. The story picks up immediately after the previous book, Glass Houses so it’s recommended you read that book first, or at least, if you’re rereading, refresh your memory of the last 50 pages or so. I didn’t do either, but kinda wished I had until I remembered some details I’d forgotten. Many of Penny’s books can be read as stand-alone novels, but this isn’t one of them
Gamache is still being investigated for decisions he made regarding a drug shipment, letting some in in order to bust a major drug ring. But not all the drugs were captured, some is missing, and that’s a problem. That’s all I’ll say. This is a strong, tough, riveting novel. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
So how about you?
What have you been reading?